Istanbul gets a new and ambitious reserch university project. A few weeks ago Istanbul Şehir University was officially opened. Several of my friends with great academic credentials begin to teach there. In some respects, this new university reminds me the early years of Bilgi U as it hired so many free spirited academicians. However, we will yet to see how much Islamic roots of this project will prevent or enhance it. The opening ceremony was colored by a freshman’s Cenk Arslan, speech in which he humorosly criticised Youtube ban in front of PM Erdoğan and the President Gül…
Senior government figures addressed the recent opening of the newly convened Istanbul Şehir University.
On Tuesday evening I witnessed a 15-year-old dream come true. This was the dream of Professor Ahmet Davutoğlu, the foreign minister of Turkey.