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17 February 2020, Monday - 11:21
The European University Of Benelux in Brussels, which has signed the “International Cooperation Protocol” with Ondokuz Mayıs University (OMU) on December 24, 2019, welcomed Prof. Dr. Sait Bilgiç, Rector of OMU, and Prof. Dr. Metin Yılmaz, Dean of the Faculty of Divinity.
Rector Bilgiç and Dean Yılmaz held a meeting with Prof. Dr. Mohamed El Sayed, Rector of the European University Of Benelux, Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Essam Serry and other deans. Then they participated in the reception ceremony after Master’s Degree Thesis Defenses.
Rector Prof. Dr. Sait Bilgiç made the opening speech of the meeting. In his speech, Rector Bilgiç stated: “We would like to make a contribution to the elimination of the problems encountered in the higher religious education process of all Muslims and especially Turkish students living in Europe. Anti-Muslim acts in the West and the threats of radicalism and racism against Islam urge the young population to join the terrorist organizations involuntarily. Wrong doctrines in the religious education trigger these extreme acts. We believe that this significant problem can be solved through transparent and controllable education and that our approach may contribute to the world peace. OMU’s Faculty of Divinity possesses the necessary infrastructure for such contribution and I would like to underline that we are ready to give all supports in this sense”.
Prof. Dr. Mohamed El Sayed, Rector of the European University of Benelux, remarked that there are numerous branches of their university in various countries of Europe such as England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. He also emphasized that they provide religious education to 600 Muslim students only in Europe. He indicated that OMU is a strong university in this sense, that they need the help of OMU and the Faculty of Divinity. He also remarked that they had great expectations in this process and that they would be delighted with the supports of OMU.
Rector Bilgiç and Dean Yılmaz made explanations for the press after the meeting. Then Prof. Dr. Mohamed El Sayed, Rector of the European University of Benelux, presented plaques to Rector Prof. Dr. Sait Bilgiç and Dean Prof. Dr. Metin Yılmaz. Afterward, Rector Bilgiç and Dean Yılmaz visited the European Parliament and made evaluations at this institution.
This productive visit is expected to pave the way for new initiatives on behalf of OMU and the Faculty of Divinity.
Last Update: 17 February 2020, Monday - 11:21