Wednesday 02 January 2019
Prof. Dr. Bassem K. Khafagy today visited Maarif Foundation (Türkiye Maarif Vakfı) in Istanbul, Turkey and met with Prof. Dr. Birol Akgün, the president of the Foundation to introduce “Smart University Foundation, S-U-F”, and to discuss future collaboration with the Maarif foundations in areas of common interests.
Prof. Khafagy and Prof. Akgün also discussed the ambitions of Turkey to become a global education hub, and the role of Maarif Foundation in achieving that.
Prof. Akgün accepted the invitation of S-U-F to be one of the VIP Keynote Speakers in the upcoming SUF22 Forum and Global Expo on the future of higher education which will be held in Ankara, Turkey, on 16-18 of June, 2020.
The meeting was part of a series of leadership meetings with officials in Turkey to explore potential partnerships as they relate to the ongoing and upcoming initiatives of the Foundation.