Marmara University Rector and Vice-Rector visit FSTC

Published Date: 
20 March 2012

As part of their visit to UK, Marmara University rector Prof. Zafer Gül and vice-rector Prof. Hamza Kandur visited the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation on 20th March 2012.

Prof. Gül and Kandur were welcomed and hosted by the Prof. Salim Al-Hassani, President of FSTC, Prof. Mohamed El Gomati, Chairman of FSTC, and FSTC trustees.

In appreciation of Marmara University and Prof. Zafer Gül for hosting the MHANT meetings over the last three years, Prof. Mohamed al Gomati presented an elephant clock of famous Muslim engineer Al-Jazari to Prof. Gül.

To discuss collaboration between Marmara University and FSTC, a meeting was held, where the following subjects were discussed:

  • Continuation of hosting the MHANT
  • Discussion on memorandum of understanding between FSTC and iGETEV
  • Debate on educational curricula
  • The organization of an international conference
  • Development of a manual  for university lecturers for use in STEM subjects.

In the meeting, it was agreed that the existing collaboration should be continued and improved by implementing these projects. After the meeting, a lunch was given in honour of Prof. Gül and Prof. Kandur.

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