President of Higher Education Council Prof. Dr. Erol Özvar Meets with PAU Students


On the second day of the '30 Years 30 Theme Events' organized by Pamukkale University (PAU) Rectorate on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its establishment, the President of the Higher Education Institution (YÖK) Prof. Dr. Erol Özvar, after paying an office visit to PAU Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kutluhan, met with PAU Senate Members.

Following the visit to the office, the delegation visited Pamukkale University Senate Hall to hold the Pamukkale University Senate Meeting. At the meeting, the Chairman of YÖK, Prof. Dr. Erol Özvar held talks with the deans of faculties, school and vocational school directors about their institutions.

After the Senate meeting, the program continued with the visits to the stands created in the foyer area at Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Yılmaz Congress and Culture Center. President of YÖK Prof. Dr. Erol Özvar, Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kutluhan and the accompanying delegation attended the 'Disappearing Professions' themed stands, which were created by Pamukkale University Denizli Vocational School of Technical Sciences faculty members to promote local occupational groups coming from various districts of Denizli, visited PAU teams representing PAU in TECHNOFEST competitions, and afterwards, they visited student societies' stands. After visiting the stands, the delegation went to the main hall and participated in the meeting with PAU students.

The president said: "Our aim is to enable our young people, who are more than four and a half million in formal education in Turkey and more than eight million including our students enrolled in open education, to obtain their knowledge, skills and competencies in related programs from higher education as much as possible and to receive a qualified education. On the research and development side, it is to take all necessary measures to encourage the scientific activities of university lecturers and to increase their academic productivity. There are approximately 208 higher education institutions in Turkey. When this number is compared with the figures of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in terms of the number of universities per million people, I can say that Turkey's ranking is low compared to other countries at this point. At this point, when viewed within the framework of international standards, it is that the number of university graduates has not reached the desired level in Turkey when it is compared to the population at the level of developed countries. Hopefully, we think and plan that the number of university graduates in our country will increase in the coming years compared to other countries, and that it should increase even more.”

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