On 11.02.2020, His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey H.E.Mr Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu honored Maarif International Schools | University of New York Tirana with his presence in the opening ceremony of the new office “Balkan Research Center”.
University of New York Tirana of Maarif International Schools had the privilege to also host the participation of his Excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Tirana H.E. Mr. Murat Ahmet Yörük, the Board Member of the Turkish Maarif Foundation Mr. Mahmut Mustafa ÖZDİL, the representative of the Turkish Maarif Foundation in Albania Mr. Fatih Cankurt, the Rector of the university Prof. Dr. Ismail Kocayusufoglu, UNYT alumni student, academics, as well as, school directors, teachers, union and NGOs representatives, and our dear students.
In his speech, Minister Çavuşoğlu emphasized the Turkish foreign policy priority on Balkans’ stability and prosperity. The BRC center aims to contribute to a prosperous collaboration by means of the exchange of academic opinions, research, and gaining expertise in the field of Balkan research. BRC aims to make significant contributions across different disciplines by using a transdisciplinary approach and insider’s perspectives. In line with its mission, vision, and objectives, the Center will organize a wide range of activities, including student exchange, research fellowships, lectures, workshops, seminars, symposiums, round-table discussions as well as international cooperation.