The First TABIP Science Summer School Is Over

Training sessions on space and aviation offered for the first time by TABIP in collaboration with leading universities and companies in Turkey is over. The event, participated by 14 students from 9 countries, was organized in 3 stages, namely İstanbul, Ankara, and Kayseri, between July 22-August 4.

The subject topic of the first day held at the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at İstanbul Technical University was the “Control Theory” and drone flight tests were carried out to put the theory into practice.

On the second day, TABIP Science Summer School was hosted by the Altınay Technology Group and the participants had the opportunity to visit first Altınay Robot Technologies Inc. located at İstanbul Technopark and see the work done on-site and then Altınay Robot Technologies Inc. and listen to the presentation on “Battery Management and Development Systems”. On the second day, TABIP Science Summer School was hosted by the Altınay Technology Group and the participants had the opportunity to visit first Altınay Robot Technologies Inc. located at İstanbul Technopark and see the work done on-site and then Altınay Robot Technologies Inc. and listen to the presentation on “Battery Management and Development Systems”.

After visiting the laboratories, the group witnessed the live drone tests conducted in the test field of the Altınay Technology Group and watched the air shows with interest.

The third day of the TABIP Summer School program continued at İstanbul Technical University Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Participants were informed about “Programming and Control Theories” by academics pioneering their field and were allowed the opportunity to observe the prototype model displaying the working principle of the helicopter. Participants were divided into working groups and had an irreplaceable experience in programming and flying drones.

At the end of the day, participants and the TABIP team were welcomed by Prof. Mehmet Karaca, Rector of İstanbul Technical University, and had a talk about the university and potential job opportunities. At the meeting held in a sincere atmosphere with students, Prof. Mehmet Karaca, President of İstanbul Technical University, highlighted İTU’s international outlook. He also mentioned the achievements of the project teams, formed by İTU students, in international contests and students’ efforts, who are getting prepared for Technofest 2019. Karaca invited the students enrolled in the summer school to the graduate programs offered at İTU and expressed his appreciation to Yunus Emre Institute and TABIP Science Summer School for their visit.

“A BRAKE AT SULTANAHMET” IN THE SUMMIT OF AVIATION

TABIP Science Summer School takes a pause to explore İstanbul’s cultural and historical fabric with 14 participants.

The team started its tour in Eminönü and visited Gülhane, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia museum, each being one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the world.

Very impressed by the Turkish culture and history, the students said:

Tensae Alemayehu (Ethiopia)

“I knew about the close ties and the cooperation projects being talked about between Turkey and Ethiopia. Such a hard work exerted by TABIP is thus of great importance both to my country and Turkey. I am currently enrolled at Mekelle University, one of the best universities in Ethiopia. I am planning to continue my education in Turkey for at least one year. This would be of utmost importance to my country. I would like to thank the Yunus Emre Institute and TABIP once again for this wonderful experience.”

John Bull (England)

“First of all, I am surprised. Before I came, I thought, “Yes, the food can be interesting.” But now I am fascinated by this country’s academic and scientific potential, historical fabric, culture and food I have experienced… I would like to thank TABIP in particular, who organized this academy, and then Istanbul Technical University for the applied aviation experience they offered us.”

TABIP SCIENCE SUMMER SCHOOL “TOOK OFF” IN NEVŞEHİR

TABIP Science Summer School, on its sixth and seventh day, was a guest at the third stage of Turkey Drone Championship organized by the T3 Foundation in Urgup.

The team had a talk with Ömer Kökçam, General Manager at T3 Foundation, and Ahmet Çağrı Özer, President at Turkish Air Sports Federation, about the championship and ongoing TABIP Science Summer School and also about the potential cooperation among TABIP, T3 Foundation, and Turkish Air Sports Federation.

TSA participants from abroad were observed that they could not hide their admiration in the face of scenic wonders they witnessed in Nevşehir.

Present on behalf of the Academic and Scientific Cooperation Project of Turkey and member of the team organized TABIP Science Summer School, Furkan Koca said,

“We gathered 14 successful students from 9 different countries in Turkey through the event we organized for the first time this year in the field of aviation. The progress made by our country in the field especially in recent years and relevant scientific and technological advancements has a great part in making aviation and defense industry the subject matter of the first science summer school we have ever organized. Turkey is a country that is already highly developed and continues to develop especially in the field of aerospace and defense industry. Our biggest goal is to ensure that also the students coming to Turkey see these opportunities and our capacity and get to know our country in the academic, scientific, cultural and technological sense. At TABIP, we aim to construct academic and scientific bridges between Turkey and world countries by way of carrying out science diplomacy activities and will continue to promote our country’s capacity in this field through new projects and programs based on Turkey’s 2023 goals and visions. Our biggest wish as a team is to render each and every participant of our individuals creating projects in favor of our country and transfer information and technology to Turkey from different countries over the world.”

TABIP SCIENCE SUMMER SCHOOL MADE AND FLEW AIRPLANES IN KAYSERİ

The program continued its eighth and ninth day at Kayseri Erciyes University. The team built a model airplane in the workshops organized at Erciyes University Technopark and, on the following day, paid a visit to Akçakaya Model Airplane Airfield of Talas Municipality to test it. Testing the model airplane they built through a day-long work after watching the model airplane show of expert pilots, the team had entertaining moments.

Ahmet Can Turgut, one of the organizers of TABIP Science Summer school said, “We gathered 14 successful students from 9 different countries in Turkey through the event we organized for the first time this year in the field of aviation. The progress made by our country in the field in recent years and relevant scientific and technological advancements have a great part in making aviation and defense industry the subject matter of the first science summer school we have ever organized. Turkey is a country that is already highly developed and continues to develop especially in the field of aerospace and defense industry. Our biggest goal is to ensure that also the students coming to Turkey see these opportunities and our capacity and get to know our country in the academic, scientific, cultural and technological sense. At TABIP, we aim to construct academic and scientific bridges between Turkey and world countries by way of carrying out science diplomacy activities and will continue to promote our country’s capacity in this field through new projects and programs based on Turkey’s 2023 goals and visions. Our biggest wish as a team is to render each and every participant of our individuals creating projects in favor of our country and transfer information and technology to Turkey from different countries over the world.”

TABIP SCIENCE SUMMER SCHOOL PAYS A VISIT TO THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY PRESIDENCY SOCIAL COMPLEX

TABIP Science Summer School paid a visit to the Republic of Turkey Presidency Social Complex on its tenth day.

Mr. Yalçın Topçu, Chief Advisor to the President and Former Minister of Culture and Tourism, welcomed the participants of TABIP Science Summer School and told them about Turkey’s and the nation’s stance by humanity in the face of global developments and pointed to the fact that development and advancement are possible only if one doesn’t forget their own values.

Mr. Topçu the Chief Advisor to the President and the students had enjoyable moments when he bestowed his tie to Amir İmran, a student participating in TABIP Science Summer School from Malaysia when his office was being introduced.

Afterward, taken to a tour inside the Social Complex, the participants of TABIP Science Summer School could not hide their admiration toward and inquired a lot about this magnificent structure.

The group completed their visit to the Presidency Social Complex having lunch with the Chief Advisor to the President Mr. Yalçın Topçu. Having a souvenir photo taken with the Chief Advisor Mr. Topçu, they completed their tour thanking and presenting their warm wishes to him.

TABIP SCIENCE SUMMER SCHOOL AT GNAT

The next day, TABIP Science Summer School became a guest at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (GNAT), accompanied by Mr. İbrahim Tutar, Advisor to Şanlıurfa Minister at GNAT and Vice-Chairperson of the Association of Parliamentary Advisers, and Mr. Oğuz Atalay, Chairperson of the Turkey Ethiopia Friendship Platform.

Initiating its tour on July 15, visiting the damaged parts of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, TABIP Science Summer School received information on the matter and had the chance to observe the seriousness of July 15th in situ.

Having lunch at GNAT, the group was offered tea at Şanlıurfa Minister Mehmet Ali Cevheri’s office, shown the convention and group halls, Assembly’s general assembly meeting room and informed about the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Participants of TABIP Science Summer School were observed to carefully listen to the information provided and be excited about being offered such a chance.

For the rest of the day, the group visited the Central Office of Yunus Emre Institute and had the opportunity to see TABIP’s workspace. Filled in the TABIP’s Guest Book, the participants put their TABIP Science Summer School and ongoing Turkey experiences on paper. Accompanied by Şeref Ateş, Chairperson of Yunus Emre Institute, the group exchanged ideas about the program and not only had fun but also learned new things. Following the shooting of a souvenir photo, the group went to and listened to a presentation on the mass calculation of celestial bodies delivered at Ankara University Kreiken Observatory in the evening and had the chance to observe Jupiter and Saturn through state-of-the-art telescopes. The participants could not hide their excitement.

On the 12th also the last day, the group visited Demirören Media, one of the biggest media companies in Turkey.

Summer school students, hosted by İrfan Sapmaz, CNN Turk News Coordinator, had the opportunity to meet CNN Turk employees and visit the news studios therein. Officials found the opportunity to explain the Academic and Scientific Cooperation Project of Turkey in the interview made by CNN Turk reporter Fulya Öztürk and pointed to the investments made by our country in the scientific and academic fields and the existing potentials.

Moreover, in the interviews they gave, the students attending TABIP Science Summer School expressed their happiness with having come to Turkey and said they had the biggest opportunity of their lives thanks to TABIP and they definitely will work to contribute to our country in the future.

Huda Sedaki, who fled from the war in Syria with her family and took refuge in Turkey and is currently studying Aeronautical Engineering at İstanbul Technical University, thanked everyone, especially our presidency, who extended their support to help her attend TABIP Science Summer School for the opportunities offered to the refugees in our country.

In the rest of the day, Cem Seymen and his team, who paid a return visit, hosted Prof. Şeref Ateş, Chairperson of Yunus Emre Institute, and TABIP team in his show “Başka Bir Dünya Mümkün” (“Another World is Possible”) and received information about the Academic and Scientific Cooperation Project of Turkey and the concept of science diplomacy.

A part of Yunus Emre Institute Chairperson Prof. Şeref Ateş’s statement is as follows:

“Yunus Emre Institute has been making Turkish culture known globally and teaching Turkish throughout the world for 10 years. Now, the Academic and Scientific Cooperation Project of Turkey enables us to let the world know about Turkey’s academic, scientific and technological capacity. Carrying out science diplomacy activities, we stand for a bridge between Turkey and the rest of the world and at the same time aim to provide support to our country’s value-added production capacity.

We cooperate with science producing bodies throughout the world, engage in necessary interactions to ensure that Turkish scientists living abroad contribute to our country and thus provide information and technology transfer to Turkey…”

One of the winners of #RotamTürkiye photo contest, Tensae Alemayehu, who attended TABIP Science Summer School from Ethiopia Mekelle University, left his mark on the rest of the closing program, where his emotional moments got imprinted on the memories. In addition, Johnny Remein from USA and Soukaina Tachfouti from Morocco, who were invited to the stage to deliver their speech, thanked Yunus Emre Institute Chairperson Prof. Şeref Ateş and TABIP employees for their efforts.

Maciej Cichoki and Janusz Poplawski from Polland, Mou’Azhzham Zamakhsyarie Bin Haji Marsidi from Brunei, and Cesar Mauricio Acuna Herrera from Germany were invited to the stage to be presented their certificates by Prof. Şeref Ateş, Chairman of Yunus Emre Institute.

Academic and Scientific Cooperation Project of Turkey (TABIP) is a project that is implemented by Yunus Emre Institutes under the auspices of the Republic of Turkey Presidency, each activity covered by which aims to improve the academic and scientific cooperation and contribute to the economy of Turkey, ensure know-how transfer, boost the qualification of the human resource, execute science diplomacy activities and organize value-added events and programs.