Academic Visit to Istanbul, Turkey

Academic Visit to Istanbul, Turkey

We would like to thank all valued participants from the UK’s prestigious academic places for taking part in the Istanbul-Turkey trip organised by the ABTA between 16th April and 20th April, 2015. The trip included touring historical and touristic sites in Istanbul, also visits to, and meetings with the most prestigious Turkish Universities, Yildiz Technical University and Bogazici University - Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. In these academic meeting, the participants presented their research papers and academic opportunities in the UK and Turkey were discussed reciprocally. ABTA, also, provided the participants opportunity of observing unique Turkish tradition, such as cuisine, along with great academic experience.

This below objectives provides a brief description of what exactly we goaled from the trip.

  • To develop partnerships and academic links, in particular, with key Turkish universities as well as other educational establishments and voluntary sector organisations;
  • To develop a better understanding of Turkish society, politics and international relations;
  • Increase flows of knowledge and innovation between the U.K. and Turkey; and,
  • Contribute to the development of next generation Turkish and British academics.



The university and the people we met there were wonderful, very warm and helpful. I got the best impression of the city and I am truly very grateful for the opportunity of meeting the Turkish culture and its people.

-Pamela Villamar

I consider this trip as the most successful trip I have ever got, starting from the excellent guide, passing through the courteous organizers at the, and ending with the generous host families and their wonderful hospitality. Definitely, I will not hesitate to participate in any future trip organizes by the ABTA.

-Saddam Hussein Fadhil Almudhady

The trip was excellent. I hope that ABTA will continue providing this academic trip in future as it has been a very fruitful one for me and I believe for other participants, too!

-Radzuwan Ab Rashid

I would like you to thank you as well for arranging such a wonderful trip! I really appreciated very much the arrangement of this trip by ABTA!

-Andinet Aynalem

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