Swansea University hosts visit of the Turkish Ambassador
Swansea University increased its international links this week when it hosted the visit of the Ambassador for Turkey to the campus.
During his visit to the University, His Excellency Mr Ahmet Ünal Çeviköz Büyükelçi met senior managers, academic staff and 14 Turkish students who spoke to the Ambassador about life at Swansea University.
The delegation were given a tour of the campus and taken to the College of Engineering and shown the work our engineers are doing on the Bloodhound SSC jet engine powered car and to the Institute of Life Science, Wales’ leading centre for translational medical research.
Emma Frearson Emmanuel, Head of International Recruitment, said:
“ We are delighted that His Excellency the Ambassador for Turkey expressed a wish to include Swansea in his visit to Wales. Since its foundation Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The University is internationally active attracting students and staff from over one hundred countries. Our Academic Schools enjoy strong and productive links with partner institutions around the world, and much of the University’s teaching and research has global relevance.
“ Developing institutional links is important if countries wish to widen their academic horizons and exchange expertise and knowledge. Next month Swansea University will be leading a Wales International Consortium visit to Istanbul to meet with the British Council, Education Minister for Turkey and to visit Istanbul University. The visit is intended to lift the profile of Wales within Turkey and enable us to develop educational links.”
Swansea University has been working with Turkey over the last two years and the University visits the three key cities of Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, which is particularly popular for Maritime Law.
The University is also in the early stages of developing a link with Doga School, a school based on a number of campuses across Istanbul. A number of Swansea University’s academics will be visiting the school to give an introductory lecture to final year students and the university will be involved in a week long University programme in Istanbul in March 2012.
Next summer Swansea University will also be hosting a week long summer programme for Doga School for 24 students mixing academic lecturers and seminars with activities focused around the Swansea campus and Gower.
This news item has been posted by Janis Pickwick, Swansea University Public Relations Office, Tel: 01792 513245 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org