Marmara University, Yıldız Technical University and Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, each one of them are among the most established and reputable universities in Turkey, have collaborated in the field of biotechnology, which is strategically important for the country's economy. Thanks to R&D activities to be carried out jointly by stakeholders, it is aimed to strengthen university-industry cooperation.
Signing ceremony of the academic cooperation was held in Yıldız Technical University Davutpaşa Campus on April 28, 2021, with the presence of the Marmara University Rector Prof. Dr. Erol Özvar, YTU Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Yılmaz and Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa Rector Prof. Dr. Nuri Aydın.
In his speech, Prof. Dr. Erol Özvar: “ We, as three well-established universities, join forces both to contribute to the economic and scientific development of our country and to contribute to the world science by bringing together the different competitive aspects of each university, I believe that this project is an exemplary cooperation in terms of generating synergy between higher education institutions in Turkey. " he said.
Within the scope of that academic cooperation protocol, a common structure will be created in which the knowledge and potential of competent scientists in the field of biotechnology are used. Thus, a unity of R&D and application in the academic field and systematic university-industry cooperation will be achieved. In this direction, joint studies will be carried out and internship opportunities will be provided to support the professional development of university students.
According to the protocol, it is aimed to establish academic collaborations in scientific fields including Diagnostic Therapy and Translational Medicine, Virology and Microbiology, Material Production, Tissue Engineering and Cell Culture, Bioinformatics, Human and Animal Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biomedical Device, Medical Robotic Systems and Artificial Intelligence Technologies and the like.
At the end of the protocol, a photo exhibition named "Codes / Codes" by Lütfü Kaplanoğlu in YTÜ Davutpaşa Campus Historical Bath was visited.