Marmara University's 135th Anniversary Celebration
Marmara University's 135th anniversary was celebrated with a ceremony held on January 12,2018 at the Sultanahmet Rectorate Building with the presence of our President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Ministers, Parliamentarians, Governors, District Governors, mayors were the guests of the ceremony.
Ceremony held at the Marmara University Sultanahmet Rectorate Building Ord. Professor Dr. Nihad Sayar Conference Hall on Friday, January 12,2018.İt started with the National Anthem and the Stand in Silence following the declaration of the ceremony program. After the demonstration of the documentary movie, titled History of Islamic Science and Technology, screened with the voice of Cahit Şaher,the Rector of Marmara University Prof. M. Emin Arat PhD delivered a speech. Rector started his speech by expressing his pleasure for the presence of our President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the ceremony. Rector Arat expressed that the coup attempt of July 15, 2016 reinforced the sense of unity and solidarity in our nationality and said that the citizens who died had offered their gratitude to our veterans by praying for Allah's mercy. Dedicated to our President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan; Rector Arat said the university has got a great attention as never before. "We always strive to be worthy of this love." Rector Arat said ,the name of the social complex that will be built in Maltepe, is decided unanimously to be Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Social Complex, by our University’s Board. Rector Arat, sharing details about the new project to be done, gave information about the university. Rector Arat said, "Our greatest support in the process of building the future Marmara University is the power we receive from our state, especially the President of the Republic of Turkey, and the faith that our people have in us. I would like to congratulate my University’s 135th Anniversary Celebration with this feeling and thought. I would like to extend my gratitude to all our guests, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, our President, who honored us with his presence. I would like to extend my thanks to all those who have contributed to the establishment of our University until the present day. I will bow to Allah Almighty for tomorrow to be a means to my university, to nationality and to all humanity, and to greet you with respect and love. "
President of Turkey Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, " Graduated from Marmara University I am honored to present at 135th Anniversary Ceremony ." President Erdoğan expressed his views on Marmara University as follows: "Marmara University, which is today's name after one year of graduation of my mine, has a distinguished place among the leading higher education institutions of our country with 84,000 students and 3277 faculty members. The Faculty of Sport Sciences, which many national sportsmen are raised, is also a brand in itself. I know you have very majör goals about our university. As a graduate and President, I gave support to my university in all matters. I follow closely the studies about our social complexes in Maltepe and Göztepe. Maltepe, on a land of about 2300 acres, I hope that we will see the last state of the project itself and when the place in Maltepe is over we will see the Marmara as a university that collects all units as a minaret and a complex. We have to make a lot of effort to reach the goals of our university. Turkey must be one of the world's top 500 universities along with the other institutions. In statements about the Associate Professorship title, President Erdogan said ‘’The title Associate Professorship had caused several complaints.I knww this was a scam and I knww that the Assistant Professorship was a political decision, so let's take a step so that we can get rid of the intermediate title and move directly from the postgraduate degree to associate professor.
Most likely next week it will be sent to the parliament . There will be no assistant professors after the doctorate degree. After the doctorate degree, the merited will be associate professor. "President Erdoğan said," I salute you with respect and love, I express my gratitude to everybody who has contributed to our school as an administrator and teacher and I wish mercy from Allah to those who passed away .’’
Marmara University PhD student Tünzale Mammadzade presented Quran to President Erdoğan, which was written with golden letters on pure silk, and completed in 3 years.Other plaques were presented and the program ended with photo shooting and discount.