Our University is Deemed Worthy of the "IAESTE Academic Award"
Feb 02, 2017

The 70th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) was held in South Korea on January 20-26. The IAESTE National Committee of Turkey (under the presidency of Professor of ITU Chemical Engineering Department and National Secretary of the IAESTE Turkish National Committee, Prof. Dr. Gülhayat Saygılı) was represented at the conference by a delegation of four, including three persons from our university. At the event, our university was presented with an "academic award" for the active support we have given to institutional and international education since 1955.


What is the IAESTE Turkish National Committee?

The IAESTE Turkish National Committee, is a legal entity instiution affiliated with our Rectorate. In 1955, with the initiative of our university, Turkey became a full member of the union, enabling students primarily in the fields of engineering, architecture, science etc to perform their compulsory internships, which can be at least 6 and at most 52 weeks, in about 90 different countries through mutual exchange. IAESTE also continues to be responsible for the activities of international IAESTE A.s.b.l. in Turkey at the Ayazağa Campus Central Classroom.