Erzurum Technical University (ETU) Rector Prof. Dr. Bülent Çakmak attended the opening of the Erzurum Branch of the Istanbul Industrialists and Investor Businessmen Association (İSİYAD).
In addition to Rector Bülent Çakmak, Erzurum Metropolitan Mayor Mehmet Sekmen, Aziziye District Governor Metin Baskın, Aziziye Mayor Muhammed Cevdet Orhan, Erzurum Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Lütfü Yücelik, İSİYAD Chairman Cemal Çoban, 1. OIZ Board of Directors Chairman Murat Urkuç and İSİYAD Erzurum Regional President Kenan Kağanaslan, and many NGO representatives and citizens attended.
"We Are Ready to Give the Required Support to Every Work Performed"
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Rector Bülent Çakmak stated that he was pleased that a representative office of the Istanbul Industrialists and Investor Businessmen Association was also opening in Erzurum. Prof. Dr. Bülent Çakmak stated that defense industry in Erzurum made him happy and stated that ETÜ is ready to provide all the necessary support with its well-equipped infrastructure and qualified personnel. Emphasizing that various steps have been taken towards this end, Rector Bülent Çakmak said: “ASELSAN, one of the most important defense industry organizations of our country, continues its activities by using ETÜ's laboratories. He said ‘’As a university, we have accelerated this and similar studies for the defense industry’’.
Aerospace Engineering Department is to Be Opened
In his speech, Rector Bülent Çakmak emphasized that being at the center of production as a university has become a necessity in today's world: “Universities are structures that not only produce knowledge but also use this knowledge for the benefit of society. We aim to go beyond this routine and integrate an education model in which R&D activities are carried out and knowledge is transformed into value into Erzurum and the industry of the region. In this context, approval came from the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) to open the Department of Aerospace Engineering, which is one of the steps we have taken. I hope our new department will be beneficial for our university and city”.
Emphasizing that the projects produced in line with the vision determined as a university will continue to be implemented with determination, Rector Bülent Çakmak concluded his words as follows: “We will continue to exchange views with our internal and external stakeholders to encourage production. We continue to produce projects to bring our industry together with the academy. I wish good luck to İSİYAD Erzurum Branch, which was opened with these feelings and thoughts, and wish them to be successful in their work. "