Gebze Technical Education and Research Foundation’s Board of Trustees Assemble for Fall Meeting

The second Board of Trustees meeting for Gebze Technical Education and Research Foundation, which has been founded to increase the research capacity of the university and to conduct activities to make studying here easier for competent students, recently took place over the weekend at GTU. The meeting was attended by Fikri Işık, Deputy Prime Minister; Hüseyin Aksoy, Kocaeli Governor; Cemil Yaman, Kocaeli MP; Adnan Köşker, Kocaeli Mayor; Şevki Demirci, Çayırova Mayor; Şükrü Karabacak, Darıca Mayor; and the Board of Trustees. The meeting started with a moment of silence and the Turkish national anthem, and Prof. Haluk Görgün, GTU Rector and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Gebze Technical Education and Research Foundation, made the opening speech.


In his speech, Prof. Görgün mentioned GTU’s recent academic achievements and informed the participants on the recent developments related to the university-industry collaboration. Görgün then talked about the decisions made by the Foundation all period long. Next, Ayhan Zeytinoğlu, President to the Kocaeli Chamber of Commerce and Deputy Chairman of Gebze Technical Education and Research Foundation, read out the Foundation’s activity report. Following this, members of the Board of Trustees exchanged their views with one another.


Making a speech at the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Fikri Işık said “We should be proud as a world-class university like GTU is located in our region and must do everything we can so that GTU can work harder and better to meet the region’s, the industry’s, and therefore the whole country’s needs. For this reason, we must support and protect this university, be it personally, or corporately. I thank the Board of Trustees for their sensitivity in this matter so far.”

The proposal to include Kocaeli Mayor Hüseyin Aksoy and Gebze District Governor Mustafa Güler in the Board of Trustees was approved by unanimous vote at the meeting.

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