15 Apr 2022
Our Rector’s Two-Day Visit to Nakhchivan
Our Rector Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu and the accompanying ITU delegation visited Nakhchivan at the invitation of Nakhchivan State University Rector Prof. Dr. Elbrus Isayev.
News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office
Our Rector Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu visited Nakhchivan at the invitation of Nakhchivan State University Rector Prof. Dr. Elbrus Isayev. During the two-day visit accompanied by our Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Lütfiye Durak Ata and ITU Turkish Music State Conservatory Director Prof. Dr. Ali Tüfekçi, consultations were held with Nakhchivan State University Rector Prof. Dr. Elbrus Isayev, T.R. Deputy Consul Necla Kaya, Nakhchivan Minister of Education Rehman Memmedov and Nakhchivan Minister of Health Niyazi Novruzov.
The extensive visit to Nakhchivan, in which Ankara University Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Ünüvar and Gazi University Rector Prof. Dr. Musa Yıldız also participated, lasted two days.
We are boosting our international cooperations
During the meetings held within the framework of the visit, in addition to the development of bilateral relations, steps that can be taken to further deepen the cooperation between the two universities, especially in the field of culture and arts, were discussed. Within the scope of the meetings, a protocol about student and faculty exchange and joint research projects was signed between Istanbul Technical University and Nakhchivan State University.
Within the scope of the program, the ITU delegation met with Vasif Talibov, Chairman of the Supreme Parliament of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, to discuss the academic education levels of the universities, and later met with the students of the Nakhchivan State University Conservatory. Our Rector, who watched the special performances prepared by the conservatory students, participated in the prepared concert program.
Visit to Heydar Aliyev Museum
Leaving carnations on the Heydar Aliyev Monument on the occasion of “31 March Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis”, Prof. Dr. Koyuncu said, “I commemorate those who lost their lives in the Genocide with respect and mercy.” In addition, the ITU delegation visiting the Heydar Aliyev Museum received information from the authorities about Heydar Aliyev’s personal belongings, books and many works of art on display. Visiting the cultural and historical places of Nakhchivan within the scope of the trip, the ITU delegation had the opportunity to see the natural and cultural fabric of the region.
Two university visits on return from Nakhchivan
On their return from their visit to Nakhchivan, our delegation had the opportunity to visit Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University Rector Prof. Dr. Abdulhalik Karabulut and Iğdır University Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Hakkı Alma in their offices, and exchanged views on R&D and potential education collaborations.