Tel Aviv University (TAU) renewed its academic relations with Turkey this week following the historic summit conference held in March concerning Israeli President Yitzhak Herzog and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
TAU shaped ties with three of Turkey’s main universities Koç, Özyeğin, and Sabancı, after an agreement to advance the Tutorial Bridge initiative was arrived at amongst TAU president Prof. Ariel Porat and the heads of the three Turkish universities through a assembly held in Istanbul last week. The initiative is crafted on a series of several academic collaborations such as student and faculty trade packages and joint research initiatives.
The joint research projects are anticipated to deal with a large selection of regionally important matters which include local climate transform, entrepreneurship, archaeology, as perfectly the complex geopolitical condition in the Center East.
The assembly was also joined by TAU International’s VP Prof. Milette Shamir and resource improvement VP Amos Elad, Israel’s consul common in Istanbul Udi Eitam, leaders of the Jewish group in Turkey together with the chairman of the Jewish community Yitzhak Ibrahim Zada, as effectively as various other Turkish teachers, business people, and industrialists.
“The purpose of the initiative is to market academic research in both nations,” emphasized Prof. Porat. “Every calendar year TAU welcomes thousands of Moslem and Christian learners from Israel and all over the world, and we will be delighted to extend this collaboration to primary universities in Turkey as effectively. Academia is a bridge amongst nations, and a important to economic and social progress almost everywhere.”
“I sincerely hope that just after a long time of minimal get in touch with between Israeli and Turkish establishments, our pay a visit to heralds a new period,” said Prof. Shamir. “Israel and Turkey are powerfully connected by a loaded background, a array of both political and financial passions, and very similar problems in locations this sort of as local weather, overall health, and know-how. Hence, the educational bridge we are building has excellent prospective.”