On the occasion of the new Graduate Academic Year beginning, last night at 17:00 was held a cocktail, attended by the Rector, academic staff and graduate students of all faculties within the University.
Students of master's and doctoral studies and academic staff from three faculties within the International Burch University were invited to a cocktail, organized on the occasion of the beginning of new academic 2011/2012.
Attendees were first welcomed by the Graduate Studies Unit (GSU) Coordinator, Assist. Prof. Dr. Uğur Ergün, who pointed out that the purpose of learning, is to make knowledge a guide for a life, and to illuminate the road to human perfection. On behalf of the Graduate Studies Unit, professor Ergün wished to the students’ good fortune as they pursue their advanced degree, and promised that GSU will help them along the way.
After the introductory speech, Rector Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Padem addressed, welcoming the guests and wished them a successful start to the year, and further studies. He emphasized that the University as an educational institution makes efforts to promote knowledge and continuous learning. Rector also expressed satisfaction with this year's great interest and enrollment in graduate studies and stressed that the management is always open to suggestions and initiatives by the students.
After a short addressing of the Coordinator and the Rector an informal gathering was continued.