Turkey, Ukraine to cooperate in technology, education fields
KYIVTurkey’s Higher Education Board (YÖK) and the Ukrainian Education and Science Ministry will sign a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the fields of nuclear technology and aviation-space technologies, regarded as strategic areas in which Turkey is aiming to advance.
The cooperation decision came during YÖK head Professor Yekta Saraç’s one-day visit to Ukraine on May 24. Meeting with Ukrainian Education and Science Minister Liliya Grinevich, Saraç and a YÖK delegation also held talks with Ukraine National Sciences Academy First Deputy President Anton Naumovets, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University Rector Leonid Guberskiy, Kyiv National Technical University Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Rector Mıhaylo Zgurovskiy, Kyiv National Aerospace University Deputy Rector Volodymyr Kharchenko, and Turkish Ambassador to Ukraine Yönet Can Tezel.
Officials also discussed the issues of student exchange programs, dual-diploma programs, and providing scholarships to students.
Upon Ukrainian Minister Grinevich’s statement that there is a rising demand for Turkish lecturers to meet the needs of Ukrainian schools teaching Turkish as a second language, the memorandum was expanded to include the provision of lecturers bilaterally for the development of the Ukrainian and Turkish languages in both countries.