About SUFtalks

SUFtalks is one of the initiatives of “Smart University Foundation”, S-U-F.  It is a one day event which brings together S-U-F stakeholders, representatives from the Smart University Foundation Secretariat, and S-U-F “Success Partners”. 

SUFtalks is an opportunity to learn more about what makes a university “Smarter”, ongoing initiatives, projects, and focus areas in the different domains of a “Smart University”.  

You will also meet with counterparts and colleagues in the region, in addition to other S-U-F founders and partners to discuss and review ideas and potential initiatives.

Participants of SUFtalks share lessons and experiences from development and implementation of “Smarter” projects and their integration within local and regional educational policy frameworks.

SUFtalks Ankara

SUFtalks-ِankara is a one-day event by “smart University Foundation”, S-U-F, held in Ankara, Turkey on the 28th of august 2019 at Swissotel, Ankara. SUFtalks-Ankara started at 1:30 pm and ended at 18:00.  

More than 20+ participants from higher education institutions (Universities, NGOs, and Research centers) in greater Ankara area participated. S-U-F have invited distinguished speakers engaged in the “Smart University” domain to speak at SUFtalks-Ankara. 


Smart University Foundation and its “Success Partners” are cordially inviting you to join SUFtalks-ِAnkara.  Join Academicians and University Leaders and Executives in addressing the current and future trends in higher education.

The Program

Date: Wednesday, 28th August, 2019
Time: 13:30 - 18:00
Venue: Swissotel 
Location: Ankara, Turkey

13:30 – 14:30 Coffee Break & SUFtalks Registration

14:30 – 14:45 Opening and agenda & speaker introductions

14:45 – 15:15 SUF briefing, introducing the new foundation

15:15 – 16:00 SUF Turkey Chapter, Why, How, and When

16:00 – 16:30 Q &A

16:30 – 17:30 Guest Speaker: “Open Access & the Future of Universities”

17:30 – 17:45 Concluding remarks and next steps

17:45 – Coffee Break, Networking,

17:30 – 18:00 Concluding remarks and next steps 

18: 00 – Networking, Comments, and Certificates

The Promo



SUFtalks-Ankara Moments

SUFtalks-Ankara Testimonials

Out of 200+ universities,  Turkey has only one university in the ranking of the top 500 universities in the world, and 11 universities in the top 1000.  Thinking and acting smart is the way to enhance this situation.  read more

Dr. Nurgul KarahanDepartment Chair

Smart University Foundation is envisioned to become a global membership-based foundation to focus on “Lead, Improve, and Serve” the ecosystem of higher education world-wide.  It is a great ambition and worthy endeavor. read more

Dr. Bassem K. KhafagySecretary General

Success Partners



Venue Address

Swissôtel Ankara
Yıldızevler, Jose Marti Cd.
No 2, 06550 Çankaya/Ankara


Free Parking for VIPs and SUF Members
Vale is also available with charge


+1 (858) 221-8559
+90 (552) 268-8399


SUFtalks Date

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019, 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM


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S-U-F Initiatives

  • UiQ         (University Index of Quality)
  • WSU       (World Summit on Universities)
  • UOAB      (University Open Access Books)
  • MfU          (Media for Universities)
  • JASUR    (Journal for Applied Smart

University Research)