UCAD Rector Mbaye Visited OMU Main Campus
16 August 2022, Tuesday - 10:54
Updated: 16 August 2022, Tuesday - 10:54
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Rector of Cheikh Anta Diop University (Université Cheikh Anta Diop / UCAD), located in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, and the oldest and most important public university in West Africa, Prof. Dr. Ahmadou Aly Mbaye got to know the Ondokuz Mayıs University (OMU), which he came as an invited guest, with a campus tour.

Rector Mbaye, the President of the Rector's Union of French-speaking African Countries, met with OMU Rector Prof. Dr. Yavuz Ünal at the Rector's Office. Possible international collaborations and academic and scientific joint studies were focused on during the meeting.

After the visit to the Rectorate, Rector Mbaye went on a tour of the central Kurupelit Campus of OMU in the company of Head of the OMU International Relations Office Prof. Dr. Mustafa Said Kurşunoğlu and Erasmus Institutional Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr. İsmail Yaman. Their first stop was Teknopark, where they met with General Manager Ekrem Altan and the employees.

General Manager Altan briefed Rector Mbaye on the activities carried out by the Teknopark Incubation Center. Afterwards, General Manager Altan hosted his guests in the Meeting Hall and held a meeting regarding the research and development (R&D) studies and innovative initiatives in Technopark.

The next stop of the visiting delegation was the Faculty of Agriculture. Rector Mbaye and his accompanying guests were welcomed by the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Öztürk. Following a meeting held at the Dean's Office, the group observed the research and production areas of the Faculty of Agriculture on site. Rector Mbaye, who closely examined the greenhouses and coops of the Faculty of Agriculture during the field trip, received information from Deputy Dean Öztürk and other academics about the crops and products obtained there.

The campus tour continued with the Laboratory Animals Application and Research Center (DEHAM). Rector Mbaye examined the Center under the guidance of DEHAM Director Prof. Dr.  Abdurrahman Aksoy. Rector Mbaye received detailed information on DEHAM from Director Aksoy.

Following the campus visit, the guest Rector Mbaye and his entourage went to the Kızılırmak Bird Sanctuary, located in the 19 Mayıs district.

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