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Expansion of Cooperation with Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta

A delegation from the Todor Kableshkov Higher School of Transport (VTU) visited the Suleyman Demirel University (SDU) in Isparta, Turkey for teaching mobility and staff training mobility within the Erasmus programme. With the assistance of Prof. Dr Mustafa Karasahin, Doctor Honoris Causa of the VTU, they were acquainted with the possibilities of the SDU for training 40,000 students in 11 faculties and other schools and academic units as well as for research in all scientific fields. The guests were shown around the two campuses and laboratories in building materials, road pavement, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and electronics, computer science and other subjects, Center of Technology Development, the library, the facilities of sports and recriation, a student hostel, a building site, etc. The delegation had meetings with deans, heads of departments, teachers, PhD students and students.

The rector of the Higher School of Transport (VTU) Prof. DSc Petar Kolev was given an official reception by the rector of the university in Isparta Prof. Dr Metin Lutfi Baydar. The meeting was attended by the vice-rectors Prof. Dr Vecihi Kirdemir and Prof. Dr Mehmet Ali Koyuncu, Prof. Dr Mustafa Karasahin and his former PhD students, now Assoc. Prof. Dr Serdal terzi and Assoc. Prof. Dr Mehmet Saltan. The participants in the meeting talked over the possibilities of expanding the cooperation by mobility of PhD students for studying and students for practical training under the Erasmus programme, establishment of joint MSc programs in English, development of research projects and participation in project consortiums.