Ankara Statement for the Forum Entitled “Forming the Higher Education Area of the Islamic World” Announced

July 27, 2017 / Ankara


The panel entitled "Evaluation of the Panel Sessions and Future Prospects" was held on the second day of the "Vice Chancellors' Forum" which was organized by the Council of Higher Education with the participation of the university rectors of the Islamic countries with the aim of developing cooperation between higher education systems and universities in the Islamic world.


The evaluation of the panel sessions entitled "Quality Framework and Quality Assurance", "Credit Transfer System and Mobility", "QA Agencies and Recognition and Equivalency" and "Joint/Dual/Double Degree Programs" were discussed in the panel.


After the panel session, CoHE President Prof. Dr. M. A. Yekta Saraç read out the joint statement which contained a summary of the topics discussed in the meeting.


Click here to view the Ankara Statement for the forum entitled "Forming the Higher Education Area of the Islamic World". (In Turkish)


Following the announcement, Prof. Dr. M. A. Yekta Saraç answered the questions of the journalists.


CoHE President Saraç stated that they decided to form a working group after the statement of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan about assistant professorship and have started to work on the matter.


CoHE President Saraç noted that CoHE will pay the utmost attention to ensure that the current assistant professors will not be affected negatively by this change and said, "I would like to say here that a concrete proposal will be made in a short span of time. We will initially pay attention in order not to affect the current assistant professors negatively and to make a brand-new change in the higher education system. The words of the President on this matter in terms of making a brand-new change guided us."