On 18.10.2018, his Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey H.E.Mr Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu honored the Maarif International Schools | University of New York Tirana with his presence in the opening ceremony of the new academic year 2018-2019.

The Maarif International Schools | University of New York Tirana also had the pleasure to receive the presence of his Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Tirana H.E.Mr. Murat Ahmet Yörük, the representative of Turkish Maarif Foundation Mr. Osman Nuri Kabaktepe, the representative of State University of New York/Empire State College Dr. Sheila Marie Aird, the rector of the university Prof.Dr. Fatos Tarifa, Member of Parliament Miss. Reme Lala, an UNYT alumni student, academics, as well as, school directors, teachers, representatives of unions and NGOs, families and our dear students.

During the opening ceremony, the representative of the Turkish Maarif Foundation, Mr. Osman Nuri Kabaktepe, emphasized that the aim of the foundation is to create and maintain a solid and trustworthy international brand in education through the International Maarif Schools in order to provide access to high quality education for all. With the Turkish Maarif Foundation’s involvement in the management of UNYT, NYHS and NYBE, now part of the International Maarif Schools family with schools operating in 32 countries and with partnerships in more than 70 countries, he was certain that these institutions will provide a high standard of education.

The keynote speaker, his Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey H.E.Mr Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu emphasized on the inter-ethnic and institutional cooperation and the significance of a good education. He congratulated the students on further success for the academic year 2018-2019.

During the ceremony, the Minister thanked the SUNY/ ESC representative for honoring UNYT and the Turkish Maarif Foundation with her presence. In addition, the Minister appraised the fact that the co-operation with other international universities in the Balkans, Turkey, America and Europe is providing opportunities to our students in receiving a degree at bachelor, master and doctorate level in various academic and professional expertise fields as indispensable for their successful careers.