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UOIT expands international ties: signs agreement with Bahçeşehir University in Turkey

UOIT President Tim McTiernan (right) with Bahçeşehir University President Şenay Yalçın
UOIT President Tim McTiernan (right) with Bahçeşehir University President Şenay Yalçın

Students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) have new opportunities for international exchange and collaboration through an agreement the university has signed with Bahçeşehir University (BAU) in Istanbul, Turkey.

The International Academic Student Exchange Agreement between UOIT and BAU will provide for the mutual enrichment of students from an academic, scientific and cultural perspective. Students from a wide range of UOIT programs will be eligible for consideration for the exchange program.

Initially, two students from each university will be eligible for the exchange program. Participants will pay tuition at their home university, but enjoy all of the privileges afforded to domestic students at the host university. There may also be opportunities for work placement in the host country.

"This agreement advances the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s growing number of global connections and recognizes the importance our university places on providing international student opportunities," said Michael Owen, PhD, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International. “We look forward to working with Bahçeşehir University as we build this program and explore new areas of collaboration.”

Nominations and applications for the UOIT-BAU exchange program must be submitted to UOIT’s International office no later Sunday, March 15.

The agreement was signed on Friday, February 13 in UOIT’s Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre, by UOIT President Tim McTiernan, PhD and Bahçeşehir University President Şenay Yalçın, PhD.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology now has 37 international academic agreements with universities in 23 different countries, with another seven currently in development.


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