USF World News
Collaborating in Turkey
July 1, 2011
In association with the Turkish Cultural Center of Tampa Bay, USF faculty and community leaders have been visiting Turkey on dialogue tours where they travel to several cities across the country including the nation’s capital Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Konya, Cappadocia and Kayseri. Faculty have the opportunity to visit public and private universities and explore research collaboration and exchanges among faculty and students. As part of the tour, guests also visit many of Turkey’s most important historical sites.
Currently, the University of South Florida has formal agreements or Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with three prestigious universities located in Ankara, Turkey’s capital: Hacettepe University, the Middle Eastern Technology University, and Bilkent University. A formal agreement has also been signed with a newly established private university, Meliksah University, located in the city of Kayseri in central Turkey.
USF encourages faculty to establish working relationships with colleagues in Turkish universities to promote global collaboration and enable cross-cultural research linkages. Given that teaching and research collaborations do not require a formal agreement, faculty are welcome to explore universities across the country and are not restricted to universities that already have an established agreement with USF.
For more information, read the full report on Turkey’s university system including a list of the country’s top 10 major universities.