9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, 13 July 2018: With the objective of development of education and research, the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) has signed four MoUs with four premier universities in Turkey during 9 to 12 July for 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. The USTM team was also represented by Prof Gous Mashkoor Khan, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Prof Suhail Sabir from Aligarh Muslim University and Prof Mohd Akhtar Siddiqui from Jamia Millia Islamia.
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.
The MoUs with the four universities in Turkey focus on cutting edge research in the field of medical and health science, promotion of joint research works including exchange of faculty and research members, development of student exchange programme and organization of programmes granting duel diplomas, cooperation in publication activities and cultural activities, organization of joint academic and scientific activities such as conferences, seminars, symposiums and congresses. The pacts also emphasize on humanity and cultural diversity, Joint Degree Programmes, exchange of researchers, appointing joint supervision and external examiners for masters and PhD thesis, joint review of scientific research, joint language courses etc. Several other activities have been planned under scientific research collaborations.
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.