Collaboration Protocol Between ITU and NTU Ukraine
Jul 19, 2017

The university of firsts, ITU, has signed an education, research, and development collaboration protocol with the Ukrainian National Technical University, Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute (NTU 'KhPI')

Istanbul Technical University has added another innovation to its partnership agreements with international universities. Our university continues to strengthen its scientific, technical, academic and cultural ties with the world's leading universities. On July 10-11, 2017, ITU Rector, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca, ITU Informatics Institute Head, Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Karaçuha, and Electronics and Communication Engineering Department Head, Prof. Dr. İbrahim Akduman visited the National Technical University Kharkiv Institute (NTU "KhPI"), known as the oldest university in the area.

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“They are combining theory and practice”

ITU Rector, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca pointed out the importance of international cooperation between universities and stated that ITU could be found all over the world as ‘global ambassadors’. He said that Istanbul Technical University is a global university that thinks globally and that they are collaborating on education together with Ukrainian National Technical University Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute. ITU’s Rector, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca continued his words with:

"Perhaps the most distinctive feature of Ukraine, a former Iron Curtain country, is that they have developed their own knowledge in a serious way, concentrating on specific areas. The National Technical University Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute is the oldest technical university in Ukraine. We want that intellectual capital to meet our intellectual capital. With this protocol, we have agreed on the following: exchange of undergraduate and graduate students, exchange of faculty members, joint research activities, sharing of scientific material and information, the establishment of a center based on NTU "KhPI" for the introduction of scientific developments, and collective reasoning in product-oriented patent applications.”

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An integral part of Ukraine

Rector Prof. Dr. Yevgen Ivanovych Sokol stated that universities founded in 1885 were an integral part of Ukraine's scientific, technical, intellectual and cultural history. He said that these universities have been educating in the fields of mechanics, force theory, electric and electronics, theoretical and applied physics, applied chemistry, aeronautics, nuclear physics, heat and power engineering, tractors, tank and diesel locomotives, and similar fields. Rector Prof. Yevgen Ivanovych Sokol added that they were ready for any kind of collaboration with Istanbul Technical University.

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We will transfer knowledge to industry

ITU Information Institute Head, Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Karaçuha, who emphasized the importance of collaboration said:

“Universities and institutes in Ukraine have considerable experience in technical sciences, space technology, and military technology. They have difficulties transferring this knowledge to industry, i.e. converting it into a sellable product. We have also communicated with the university on how to transfer these studies to industry and how we can contribute to the competitiveness of our country. We would like to be part of initiatives that will be able to transfer their projects to industry. We can initiate collaborations on how to transfer these projects to industry. This is why we have signed a protocol between the two countries. We would like to further develop this collaboration."