President John B. Simpson recently traveled to Turkey to visit Bilkent University and Istanbul Technical University, two of UB’s institutional partners, during a trip that included meetings with university alumni in the country and the renewal of an exchange agreement with ITU.
Simpson was accompanied on the trip by his wife, Katherine, and Stephen Dunnett, vice provost for international education.
Turkey is an increasingly important country, not only for the United States but also for SUNY and UB, Dunnett notes. “It is one of our leading source countries for international students outside East and South Asia,” he says. Moreover, SUNY’s collaboration with Turkish higher education through dual-diploma programs “involves a unique and unprecedented level of institutional cooperation.“
“As a cultural crossroads with an extremely rich and varied history, Turkey is a great destination for UB students and offers many excellent institutions of higher education,” Dunnett added. “We are confident that in the years ahead we will be seeing more of our students seeking opportunities for study and research in Turkey.”