Khawarizmi International College (KIC) and Istanbul Aydin University (IAU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create an academic partnership that implies close educational and research collaboration.
In the presence of officials and partners from both sides, CEO of Khawarizmi Holding Company and President of KIC Dr. Assem Al-Hajj, and the IAU Rector, Prof. Yadigar İzmirli signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations.
The MoU aims to establish, and build up upon, long-term coordination and cooperation in Higher Education, Research and Executive Education. The agreement is built upon the commitment of IAU and KIC in pursuing shared and collaborative values, considering the set internationalization agendas.
‘In the last couple of months, we were able to sign MoUs with new partners and prestigious universities.’ stated Dr Al-Hajj, ‘I’m delighted that we will be able to sign this MoU to forge strong cooperation and collaboration between KIC and IAU. We share the same vision of going global and international with our education.’ He then outlined some of the collaboration pillars such as faculty and students exchange for study, teaching, and research, short-term programs, organizing joint seminars, conferences and other scientific events, organizing joint cultural activities designed to promote international understanding, and collaboration on training programs for faculty, staff and the general community.
Prof. İzmirli noted ‘We are a large and comprehensive university, delivering almost 400 programs in various disciplines. We are involved in research and innovation, especially in engineering and health discipline.’
‘We identified the health sciences and students’ cross-cultural activities as the main areas for partnership’ stressed Prof. Nabil El Kadhi, KIC VP for Academic Affairs, noting the strategic importance of such partnership in reinforcing Health and Medical Sciences department at the college.
As KIC, IAU is renowned for its practical approach in delivering applied education across various disciplines. Being an integral part of the community, KIC has secured strategic partnerships with leading local businesses and international organizations, allowing for a mutual exchange of knowledge, experience, and talents.