President Erdoğan Announces The Names of Universities Selected as Research Universities

September 26, 2017/ Presidential Complex-Ankara

 

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the names of the universities that were chosen as research universities within the scope of the "Mission Differentiation and Specialization Aimed at Regional Development Project".

 

He presented certificates to the rectors of the research universities in the opening ceremony of the 2017-2018 academic year.

 

Ankara University's Rector Prof. Dr. Erkan İbiş, Boğaziçi University's Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmed Özkan, Erciyes University's Rector Prof. Dr. Muhammet Güven, Gazi University's Rector Prof. Dr. İbrahim Uslan, Gebze Technical University's Rector Prof. Dr. Haluk Görgün, Hacettepe University's Rector Prof. Dr. Haluk Özen, Istanbul Technical University's Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca, Istanbul University's Rector Prof. Dr. Mahmut Ak, Izmir Institute of Technology's Rector Prof. Dr. Mustafa Güden and Middle East Technical University's Rector Dr. Mustafa Verşan Kök received their certificates from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

 

As is known, the Council of Higher Education started to work on the concept of research universities after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gave instructions about it in the opening ceremony of the 2016-2017 academic year.