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Istanbul-Day at the TU Berlin

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10:00 - 21:00hrs

Location: TU main building, artrium and rooms H1035 and H1036

On December 11, 2014, the TU Berlin focused on Istanbul with its various scientific, economic and cultural facets.

After a musical introduction by musicians of the TU IstanbulTU-president Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen and the Turkish Ambassador HE Hüseyin Avni Karslioglu opened the event at 10.00 a.m.

lecture on "The Higher Education System in Turkey and Scientific Cooperation between Universities in Istanbul and Berlin" held by Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca, Rector of TU Istanbul was following.

Afterwards, Dr.-Ing. Süleyman Yüksel, Turkish graduate of TU Berlin and successful building contractor in Berlin and Istanbul lectured on Turkish-German start up companies and economic relations.

This lecture was followed at 11.50 a.m. by a Panel Discussion about Turkish-German Scientific Cooperations between Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca, Rector of TU Istanbul, Prof. Dr. Halil Akkanat, Rector of Turkish German University, Dr.-Ing. Süleyman Yüksel, founder of Bateg Construction Company, Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Secretary General of DAAD, Min. Rat. Peter F. Webers , Head of Division International Cooperation of German Ministry for Education and Research, Brigitte Göbbels-Dreyling, Deputy Secretary General of the German Rectors’ Conference and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Sahin Albayrak and Dipl.-Ing. Cem Avsar of the TU Berlin.

After a musical interlude by musicians from TU Istanbul, Gebhard Reul, Head of Section Southern Europe/Turkey of DAAD and Dr. Carola Beckmeier, Head of International Students Office of TU Berlin gave a lecture on "Student Exchange with Turkey: Tips for Planning and Financing Exchange Semesters in Turkey" at 2 p.m.

This was followed by the reports based on the experiences of students completing a semester abroad in Istanbul. Afterwards a Turkish movie was shown in German.

At the end of the event everybody was invited to join our Istanbul Party with the Turkish Band "Gloria" starting at 5.30 p.m. There was a raffle with attractive prices such as a trip to Istanbul for two people. Turkish food and beverages could be bought at reasonable prices.

An Info-Market was installed in the Central Courtyard during the event with  tables and exhibition walls to gather information all day.

Please find the detailed program here.

The Istanbul Day at the TU Berlin was supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the German Rectors Conference (HRK), the Senate Chancellery of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, the Embassy and the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey.

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