Istanbul Gelisim University (IGU) 2022-2023 academic year Opening Ceremony was held. Rector Prof. Dr. Bahri Şahin, who made the opening speech, stated that IGU is advancing with the vision of a research university.
Istanbul Gelisim University (IGU) 2022-2023 academic year Opening Ceremony was held on 4 October. The ceremony, which started with a moment of silence and the Turkish National Anthem, continued with the opening speeches of Rector Prof. Dr. Bahri Şahin and Abdülkadir Gayretli, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. University Climate Ambassador Emir Dişçeken and Student Council President Talat Canberk Ötumlu also made speeches. Participating in the ceremony, TÜBA (Turkish Academy of Sciences) President Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker held the opening lecture of the new academic year on "Interaction of Science Disciplines".
“OUR PRIORITY IS TO DEVELOP THEMATIC RESEARCH AREAS”
Stating that internationalization is very significant for a university, Rector Prof. Dr. Bahri Şahin also remarked the following: “We are the university with the highest number of internationally accredited programs in Turkey. We want to accredit all our departments by increasing this number. Our university has a high number of international students and academicians. We will continue the success of our university. We have also implemented university and industry collaborations. It is very crucial for us to establish cooperation between the industry in our region and our university. We support renewable energy sources and we will pursue to support them as IGU. Our priority in the upcoming period is to develop thematic research areas. We will expand our vision of being a research university with our Satpark, Technopark and Sociopark structuring efforts.”
“WE WORK TOGETHER AND FOCUS ON SUCCESS”
Abdülkadir Gayretli, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Istanbul Gelisim University, stated, “We need to work together for quality education and quality generation. I consider all of our students as my own children. Their success is very crucial for all of us, for our future. We must focus on success by working together for quality life, quality education and quality generation.”
TÜBA (Turkish Academy of Sciences) President Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker gave the opening lecture of the new academic year on "Interaction of Science Disciplines". Şeker talked about the change of the world from the Industrial Revolution to Industry 4.0. He also added the following: “New technologies are advancing at a pace that humanity is not sure it can handle. The digital revolution is creating tensions between privacy, freedom and security. It is on the agenda to predict the potential outputs and effects by directly considering the application areas that are expected to provide solutions with the emerging technology trends.”
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