Monday, 1 July 2019
Prof. Dr. Bassem K. Khafagy today met with Prof. Dr. Ziya Selcuk, Minister of National Education, Turkey. The meeting was to introduce “Smart University Foundations, S-U-F”, and to discuss how Turkey is addressing and dealing with internationalization issues, and its ambitions to become a global education hub.
The meeting took place at the National Education Minister’s office in Ankara, Turkey where Dr. Khafagy also explained how Smart University Foundation, S-U-F is becoming the first global academic community representing the ecosystem of world-wide higher education. Prof. Khafagy also introduced some of the current initiatives at S-U-F, and how they can be useful to Turkey.
Prof. Selcuk accepted the invitation of S-U-F to join the VIP Keynote Speakers of the upcoming SUF20 Forum and Global Expo on the future of higher education which will be held in Ankara, Turkey, on 16-18 of June, 2020.
Prof. Khafagy stated that Smart University Foundation, S-U-F attaches great importance to cooperation with the Ministry of National Education.
Both Prof. Khafagy and Prof. Selcuk discussed the significance of education on the future of the world, and agreed in principle to work on a joint global initiative which would be announced -upon acceptance of the ministry and the foundation – at a later date.
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.