During last week, as part of the academic mobility program, International Affairs staff had an internship. Director of International Affairs Anna Sukhristina and Head of the Protocol Office of International Affairs Regina Verderevskaya visited Yildiz Technical University (YTU), which is one of the oldest universities in Türkiye, specializing in engineering. The university has two Institutes and 11 Faculties. During the visit, the KNRTU representatives visited the historical Davutpasa Campus.

At a meeting with Murat Turhan, Head of the International Relations Office, there were discussions about further prospects for cooperation between our universities, including the conclusion of an agreement, and the possibility of implementing international mobility of students and staff of KNRTU at Yildiz Technical University. At present, a student of the Industrial Safety Department is taking a short-term training in the Biotechnology Engineering and Microbiology module at the university. Representatives of the university respond well to her involvement, standing out from the many foreign students.

Yildiz Technical University is the fifth top research university of Türkiye. During the internship KNRTU staff got acquainted with the work of the largest Technopark in Türkiye, which functions on the basis of the university. The Technopark includes more than 500 research and development companies, carrying out research and development in many fields, such as software, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, food industry, etc. First-time entrepreneurs can find the infrastructure and facilities for research and development here.

Baran Kilicer, Director of the Technopark International Office, presented the incubators and the companies operating in them, which are present not only in Türkiye, but also in major world economic centers, such as Silicon Valley, Paris and Dubai. Yildiz Technical University attaches great importance to the use of clean energy in every field it comes in contact with, starting with its campuses. In turn, the Technopark has the right to evaluate and certify production facilities and companies for compliance with the requirements of sustainable development.

Source: KNRTU