Universities named after conservative politicians score highest state payments: report
Rize University before name change. DHA PhotoUniversities that adopt the names of conservative political leaders have seen an increase in monetary support by way of high state payments that may rise above 800 percent, daily has Hürriyet reported.
Newly-named Necmettin Erbakan University, formerly known as Konya University recently received a 838 percent increase in state payments, multiplying its share by 9.4 times.
Kayseri University also saw skyrocketing monetary state payments with an increase of 159 percent, rounding the university’s budget up from 18.5 million Turkish Liras to 47.7 million liras.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University received a 16 percent increase in funds.
Süleyman Demiel University, Atatürk University and Gazi University each scored increases of 19.2 percent, 17.3 percent and 19.5 percent respectively.