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Source: Lomonosov Moscow State University – Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov –

On January 10, 2024, the rector of Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, President of the Russian Union of Rectors Academician V.A. Sadovnichy met with the delegation of Ibn Khaldun University (Turkey) and the Ambassador of the Turkish Republic to the Russian Federation Tanju Bilgic.

The delegation of Ibn Khaldun University included: President of the University Atilla Arkan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees Bilal Erdogan, Associate Professor Zeynep Arkan, Director of the Center for Eurasian Studies Yasar Sari, Deputy Director of the Center for Eurasian Studies Najiba Mustafayeva, Head of the Language School Furkan Alpat, Director of the International Office Enes Yalman .

At the beginning of the meeting V.A. Sadovnichy spoke about Moscow University: about the history of the Main building of MSU, the Innovative scientific and technological center of MSU “Sparrow Hills”, which is currently actively being built, about preparations for the 270th anniversary of Moscow University in 2025, as well as about the main major projects of the university, which are discussed and supported by the Moscow State University Board of Trustees, headed by the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin. MSU is actively developing cooperation with Turkish partners; Viktor Antonovich has visited Turkey more than once and told the guests about one of his visits to Turkey.

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ibn Khaldun University Bilal Erdogan thanked the rector of Moscow University for the hospitality and noted that it was a great honor for the delegation to be at the oldest university in Russia – the “progenitor” of all Russian universities. Mr. Erdogan spoke about Ibn Khaldun University, noting that the university is young, but very dynamically developing. When creating the university, ambitious goals were set – to create a university of international level, which would be, first of all, a research center where disciplines are taught in different languages of the world, and also to make the university famous throughout the world.

Today, Ibn Khaldun University ranks first among Turkish universities in terms of the number of foreign students, as well as first place in the number of graduate students. 90% of university students study on a budget basis. At the university, teaching is conducted in three main languages – Turkish, English and Arabic.

President of Ibn Khaldun University Atilla Arkan noted that the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and pays great attention to the scientific and educational development of Turkey. He also emphasized that digital technologies and artificial intelligence are being actively introduced in the country, and distance education is developing. Ibn Khaldun University keeps up with general trends and reaches the international level.

An important component of developing cooperation with foreign partners is language. In terms of bilateral cooperation, this means that for the development of relations it is necessary that Turkish and Russian languages be common in both countries. Atilla Arkan also emphasized that they are very interested in developing educational and scientific cooperation with Moscow University, and invited the rector of Moscow State University to visit Turkey again. Having talked about the activities of the Heydar Aliyev Center for Eurasian Studies, Mr. Arkan proposed creating a similar joint Russian-Turkish research center.

Academician V.A. Sadovnichy, in turn, proposed holding a forum of university rectors of Russia and Turkey, which, in his opinion, would lead to strengthening contacts and cooperation between our countries. Another proposal for Turkish colleagues could be the participation of their companies in the projects of the Moscow State University INTC “Sparrow Hills”. The rector of Moscow University invited Turkish colleagues and Turkish companies to join MSU Valley projects in current areas of research, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, high technology, drug production and many others.

Both sides agreed that the visit of the delegation from Ibn Khaldun University was an important step for the development of relations between the countries, in particular, for the development of scientific and educational interaction.

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