BRIDGING WITH ONDOKUZ MAYIS UNIVERSITY, TURKEY
Two years back not many knew that organising a meeting between foreign universities could be easy and effective in many ways via online. Thus comes the pandemic where the new norm comes and after many months we have to adapt to the new approach and begin to work around it creatively.
Image: i-PUTRA bridging the Ondokuz Mayis University (OMU), Samsun Turkey with the Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Engineering UPM.
This week on 16th July 2021, i-PUTRA hosted another fruitful meeting with Ondokuz Mayis University (OMU), Samsun Turkey; bridging between the Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Engineering in exploring new potentials. Through the discussion, OMU wishes to offer various opportunities such as virtual lectures, mobility opportunities, scholarships through MEVLANA and ERASMUS+ which would benefit many UPM applicants.
OMU is an established State University founded in 1975 to make a contribution and bring a new breath to the Black Sea region (where they are located) of economic, cultural, and social life. Founded as a regional university and leaving behind 42 years in line with its mission; adopting universal values to bring about innovation to the benefit of individuals and society, working with intellectual rigor, it is one of the strongest researches and teaching institutions in the country.
Image: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Umut Sami Yamak (Vice-Dean & Vice-Head of IRO Faculty of Agriculture, presents OMU Agriculture faculty department establishment
The 120 minutes meeting were chaired by i-PUTRA’s Director Prof. Dr. Suhaimi AB Rahman and joined by The Dean of Faculty of Agriculture Assoc. Prof. Dr Nor Azura Adam, Head of Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Khair Hassan, and The Deputy Director of i-PUTRA Prof. Dr. Ir. Hasfalina Che Man. From OMU, we are delighted to have Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Said Kurşunoğlu (Head, International Relations Office), Assoc. Prof. Dr. İsmail Yaman (Vice-Head, Erasmus Institutional Coordinator), Mr. Tolga Arslan & Mr. Birol Kurt (International Relations Office), Dr. Serap karagöl (International Relations Office Coordinator of the partnership, Faculty of Engineering), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Umut Sami Yamak (Vice-Dean & Vice-Head of IRO Faculty of Agriculture) and Dr. Yılmaz Kaya.
Attending the meeting from the administration side of i-PUTRA is Mdm. Noraihan Noordin the Head of i-PUTRA, Mdm. Ida Suhaila Md Tahir the Head of Global Engagement Section and Ms. Nadia Zawani Hussin the Head of Mobility Section.
Prepared by Nadia Zawani Hussin