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USTM Signed Four MoUs with Various Universities in Turkey
A Brief Report

 

The University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) has moved one step further to work for development of education and research and signed several significant Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with four premier universities in Turkey during 9 to 12 July 2018 with the objective of academic and research collaborations.

The MoUs were signed by Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Rector, Uskudar University, Istanbul; Prof. Dr. Musa Duman, Rector, Fatih Sultan Mehmet University, Istanbul; Prof Dr Metin Dogan, Rector, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, and Prof Dr. Mustafa Sahin, MD, Rector, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey with Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM, India. Apart from these four universities, the USTM team visited Marmara University. The team also had a meeting with the President of Yunus Emre Institute, Ankara, Government of Turkey and another meeting with the President of the Council of Higher Education, Turkey.

Chancellor of USTM, Mahbubul Hoque stated that USTM is extremely grateful to Prof Gous Mashkoor Khan from Jawaharlal Nehru University who played a vital role in materializing the promising collaborations with the four Turkish universities. “We are also very thankful to Prof Suhail Sabir from Aligarh Muslim University and Prof Mohd Akhtar Siddiqui from Jamia Millia Islamia for accompanying the team and representing USTM”, he said.

USTM Signed MoU with Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey

USTM has signed MoU with Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey on Monday, 9th July 2018. The MoU was signed by Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Rector of Uskudar University and Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM at the Rector’s office in the university in Turkey. Vice Rector Prof. Mehmet Zelka and vice President Prof. Muhsin Konuk, Prof. Akhtar Siddiqui, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, Prof. Suhail Sabir, Aligarh Muslim University and Prof. Gous Mashkoor Khan of JNU, New Delhi were also present on the occasion.

MoU was signed by Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Rector of Uskudar University and Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM at Istanbul on Monday, 9 July

The MoU was signed in order to extend mutual cooperation and to promote mutual understanding between Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey and University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya, India. The two universities agreed to enter into the protocol on promotion of joint research works including exchange of faculty and research members, development of student exchange programme and organization of programmes granting duel diplomas in conformity with the legislation of both countries, exchange of academic research data and related materials, cooperation in publication activities and cultural activities, organization of joint academic and scientific activities such as conferences, seminars, symposiums and congresses. The MoU has been effective from the time of signing till five years, on the completion of which it could be extended further.

USTM Signed MoU with Fatih Sultan Mehmet University, Istanbul, Turkey

Fatih Sultan Mehmet University, one of the premier universities in Turkey, has signed MoU with USTM, India on 11th of July, 2018. The MoU has been signed by Prof. Dr. Musa Duman, Rector, Fatih Sultan Mehmet University and Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM in presence of high officials of both the universities. Prof. Akhtar Siddiqui from Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, Prof. Suhail Sabir from Aligarh Muslim University and Prof. Gous Mashkoor Khan from JNU, New Delhi were also present on the occasion.

MoU was signed by Prof. Dr. Musa Duman, Rector, Fatih Sultan Mehmet University and Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM on 10 July at Istanbul, Turkey

 The main focus of the MoU has been student cooperation, academic cooperation, and scientific research. Student cooperation between the two universities will be enhanced through encouraging students’ visit between the two institutions, student exchange opportunities to study at the respective institutions, organizing joint workshops and encouraging students to join the summer school programs organized by the two universities.

USTM Signed MoU with Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey

The Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University (AYBU), Ankara, Turkey has signed MoU with USTM on 12 July, 2018 for exchange of various programmes of the two institutions. The pact has been signed by Rector Prof Dr Metin Dogan of AYBU and M Hoque, Chancellor, USTM in presence of Vice Rector of AYBU Prof Dr M Fatih USAN and other high officials.

Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University signed MoU with University of Science & Technology Meghalaya on 12 July at Ankara, Turkey

The main objectives of the MoU have been, exchanging scholars, students, academic information and materials to enhance mutual understanding between the respective scholars through various exchange programmes. The exchange programmes based on the respective academic and educational needs include: exchange of faculty, exchange of undergraduate and graduate students, joint supervision of MS and PhD students, exchange of periodicals and other publications, organization of joint research programmes, joint conferences and joint language courses.

USTM Signed MoU with Selcuk University, Konya

With the objective of development of education and research, the Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey signed MoU with USTM on 12 July 2018.

The MoU was signed by Rector of Selcuk University Prof Dr. Mustafa Sahin, MD, and Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM in presence of Vice Rector Dr Ahmet Kagan Karabulut, Dean and other high officials. From India, Prof Gous Mashkoor Khan, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Prof Suhail Sabir from Aligarh Muslim University and Prof Mohd Akhtar Siddiqui from Jamia Millia Islamia represented USTM for signing of the MoU.

MoU was signed by Rector of Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey, Prof Dr. Mustafa Sahin, MD, and Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM on 12 July

The MoU has lead to collaboration between the two universities in areas of exchange of faculty members for lectures and short term visits, exchange of students for academic study, exchange of student and post doctoral fellows to conduct basic scientific research, participation in conferences and symposia, exchange of academic and research materials, publication, planning for joint explorations in academic matters.

It was decided that academic cooperation between the two institutions will be enhanced through establishing Joint Degree Programmes, exchange of researchers, appointing joint supervision and external examiners for masters and PhD thesis, joint review of scientific research, etc. Under scientific research collaborations, activities like organizing scientific conferences and workshops, enabling researchers to mutually benefit from the facilities and resources of both institutions and encouraging joint publications between the researchers of both institutions are included.

Other Official Meetings

Prof. Dr. Rahmi ER, Deputy President, the Council of Higher Education, Government of Turkey felicitated by M Hoque, Chancellor, USTM

Several high level meetings took place during the weeklong visit including the meeting with the President of Yunus Emre Institute, Ankara, Government of Turkey and meeting with the President of the Council of Higher Education where it was decided that concerned departments of respective universities will institute fellowship and scholarship for students to go for duel certification by the collaborative universities.

All the four Turkish universities have appreciated the effort of USTM for development in the field of education and innovative research. “USTM is determined to fulfill its promises and move forward firmly with its mission to make the University world class by 2030”, stated M Hoque, Chancellor of the University.

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