11-14 October 2012 - ABTA organised a series of workshops on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Medicine and Biological Sciences, and Social Sciences with Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey.
Academics, researchers and PhD students from the UK institutions, including University of Oxford, University of Surrey, Loughborough University and King's College London, received a warm welcome by academic staff and students at Dokuz Eylul University on the 11th and 12th of October, 2012. The visiting group gave presentations and shared their academic and research interests with participating students and academic staff during the workshops.
Later on, the group had the opportunity to explore the natural and historical heritage of Izmir and the region, which included a tour to the ancient city of Ephesus. The visit ended with a day in Istanbul for sightseeing before returning to the UK.