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Rector decries gov't on TÜBA, road project

ANKARA- Hürriyet Daily News | 9/26/2011 12:00:00 AM |

The rector of the Middle East Technical University, or METU, has condemned the recent decision by the government on the regulation concerning the appointment of members of the Turkish Academy of Sciences, or TÜBA, and said they were watching the developments while considering the negative impacts on the scientific world.

The rector of the Middle East Technical University, or METU, has condemned the recent decision by the government on the regulation concerning the appointment of members of the Turkish Academy of Sciences, or TÜBA, and said they were watching the developments while considering the negative impacts on the scientific world.

According to the new regulations, the government, the Higher Education Board, or YÖK, and TÜBA itself will each appoint one-third of the member body. Before this, TÜBA members were appointed independently by individual members.

Rector Ahmet Acar, during the opening ceremony of the university’s 2011-2012 academic year, said the statutory decree was a unique regulation that is not seen in any democratic country and its position was not shared with the scientific community, Anatolia news agency reported Monday.

Acar also commented on the inter-urban road that Ankara Metropolitan Municipality is planning to build through a university campus.“Eymir Lake is being protected as the most pure source of Anatolia,” Acar said, adding that the administration is not against the construction of the road that will allegedly be built by the municipality only because of ownership, but also for environmental reasonssays he is concerned about the developments of.

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