Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Prof. Dr. Bassem K. Khafagy today met with Prof. Dr. Hazim Tamer Dodurka, rector of Istanbul Rumeli University, to introduce “Smart University Foundation, S-U-F”, and to discuss future collaboration with Istanbul Rumeli University.
Prof. Dodurka introduced the concept of the university in serving a specific segment of the turkish society, and how this is shaping the vision and mission of the university, and its future plans. Prof. Khafagy commented on the importance of tailoring the mission of a university to the community it serves, and that in the world of 28000+ universities; “One Size Does Not Fill All”.
Prof. Dodurka accepted the invitation of S-U-F to join the “University Leadership Board” of the upcoming SUF19 Forum and Global Expo on the future of higher education which will be held in Ankara, Turkey, on 4-6 November 2019.
Prof. Khafagy and Prof. Dodurka agreed to consider potential collaboration between the foundation and the university in the area of “social Responsibility of Universities”.
The meeting was part of a series of leadership meetings with university rectors in Turkey to explore potential partnerships on ongoing and upcoming initiatives of the Foundation.