University of Gdansk and Turkish Yeditepe University signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding.
The agreement was signed on behalf of the University of Gdańsk by the Vice-Rector Prof. Piotr Stepnowski and on behalf of the Yeditepe University in Turkey by the Vice-Rector Prof. Ahmet Ince, represented by the Vice-Dean of Faculty of Administratice Sciences, Prof. Dr. Orçun Türegün. The whole cooperation was initiated by a Polish-Turkish couple which met thanks to Erasmus programme – Mehtap and Paweł Soroczyński. They also organize Turkish Days Culture Project in Gdansk.
Yeditepe University is similar to University of Gdansk in many ways e.g. in number of faculties or students. As a symbol of its innovative mindset, Prof. Dr. Orçun Türegün has brought interesting promotional materials developed by students, for example university pens made of fully recyclable materials. The unique fact about it was that in its cap there were a couple of tree seeds, encouraging students to plant them and promoting eco-friendly culture.
The universities will be involved mainly in the exchange not only of visiting professors but also students. The delegate visited the Baltic Campus of the University of Gdansk including a short guided tour around Faculty of Social Sciences, Library and Faculty of Biology, including the Museum of Amber.
The agreement was signed on 21 Novemeber at the UG’s Rector’s Office.