2017 IAESTE Representatives Meeting Was Held at our University
Oct 31, 2017

Istanbul Technical University (ITU) hosted the plenary meeting of the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, National Committee of Turkey.

Representatives from each of the participating universities attended the meeting where IAESTE Turkey’s (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience - Turkish National Committee) 2016 activities were reviewed, and important decisions were made for the coming term.

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IAESTE Meeting in Germany

The event opened with an opening speech by ITU Department Chemical Engineering Chair and IAESTE Turkey National Secretary Prof. Dr. Gülhayat Saygılı in the ITU Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Management Institute Prof. Dr. Remzi Ülker Conference Hall.

The meeting continue with a presentation by IAESTE Turkey’s Head of Office Spec. Çiler Öztunca, acting as a moderator for the event, IAESTE Turkey’s 2016 activities were revisited and key decisions were outlined for future work. Committee member university’s representatives came to a consensus and took notes on how to make progress. At the meeting, potential future events were planned for next year, and representatives of Turkey who will attend the 71st IAESTE General Conference that is planned to take place in Germany on January 19-25, 2018 were also determined.

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What are IAESTE and IAESTE Turkey?

IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience), founded in 1948 in London with the initiative of 10 countries, it is a confederation of academia, industry groups, and a combination of national committees representing the common interests of university students. IAESTE, which aims to build strong cooperative relationships between companies, universities and university students across geographical boundaries, enables qualified engineers and scientists to gain new experience in different parts of the world.

While continuing to operate in about 85 countries and with over 3,000 trainees passing through the organization each year, Turkey’s headquarters, IAESTE Turkey, was formed by our university in 1955. The Rectorate-affiliated legal entity, IAESTE Turkey, operates as an institution. With more than 60 participating universities, IAESTE Turkey, identifies student candidates through local committees and provides internship opportunities to students coming to our country from abroad.