29 Dec 2020

2020 End-of-Year Meeting at İTÜ

Our university made an assessment of 2020 in the End-of-Year Meeting, where new projects were discussed and the spirit of unity and solidarity was reinforced. Speaking at the event hosted by the İTÜ Rectorate, our Rector Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu shared with İTÜ Family the projects to be realized in 2021, which is declared the “Breakthrough Year” for İTÜ as our university takes firm steps toward its 250th year. Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, the President of Defence Industries under the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey and also our graduate, was the guest of honor of our End-of-Year Meeting and made a speech titled “Turkey of the Future and Engineering”.

News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office

At the meeting held at İTÜ Ayazağa Campus Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center, our Rector Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu started his speech by commemorating the İTÜ members who lost their lives during the pandemic. Koyuncu expressed that we are leaving behind a very tough year, which was very different from those we have experienced before and said, “Despite this, each of us duly performed our duty. We put in great effort to pass through these hard times as best we can together with our academicians, students, administrative staff and all our employees. As the İTÜ Family, we have achieved this together. I thank each one of you.”


A great and strong institution heading toward its 250th year: İTÜ

Koyuncu expressed that with its experience and knowledge gained from its past, İTÜ will continue to do good works and to add value to our country’s education quality with the dedicated efforts of all of usand stated that Istanbul Technical University is a great and strong educational institution heading toward its 250th year. Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu proceeded as follows: “As members of this family, we try to explain as best we can in a transparent way what we have done and what we plan to do. We, as the administrative staff, are always open to receive advice from our family members. You can always contact me, our Vice-Rectors, our General Secretariat or my friends at our Communications Directorate to tell about your suggestions and ideas. Feeling a sense of belonging to an institution, seeing it as our home is the most important indication of doing our job heartily. İTÜ will make it to much better places with all our efforts, that is, with the efforts of the İTÜ Family.”


2021 will be our breakthrough year

Koyuncu stated that İTÜ attaches great importance to internationalization in the new period and, therefore, institutionalization has been started and said, “As research universities, we should involve our students more in application and research with research centers and we should incorporate larger number of qualified international students and faculty members into the system. If we can do this, we will become one of the best. For this reason, as İTÜ, we declare 2021 the breakthrough year. Hopefully, it will be a breakthrough year for us in terms of education, R&D, institutional restructuring, and international relations.”