A Memorial Forest Dedicated to the 20th Year

20 September 2021

Memorial Forest Dedicated to the 20th Year

Istanbul Ticaret University celebrates its 20th establishment anniversary by planting saplings for each of its alumni, members of the board of trustees, academic and administrative staff, graduate students and current students.
A memorial forest will be created in the name of Istanbul Ticaret University within the scope of a protocol signed between the Regional Directorate of Forestry and Istanbul Ticaret University. In this memorial forest, one sapling will be planted for each and every member of the board of trustees, academic and administrative staff, graduates and current students of Istanbul Ticaret University. Within the scope of the said protocol, planting activities will be held together with the students of Istanbul Ticaret University.
Istanbul Ticaret University Rector Prof. Dr. Yücel Oğurlu, Regional Director of Forestry Mr. Yusuf Şahin, and Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Elçin Aykaç Alp attended the meeting held at the Istanbul Commerce University Senate Hall. Having taken the floor at the signature ceremony, Rector Prof. Dr. Oğurlu stated that they wanted to contribute to the development of Turkey’s vegetation and said that they were happy to be a party to such a protocol on a day when the university is celebrating its 20th establishment anniversary.
Regional Director of Forestry Mr. Yusuf Şahin thanked the Istanbul Ticaret University community in the person of Rector Prof. Dr. Yücel Oğurlu, for their contribution to the environment and vegetation.
After the protocol has been signed by both parties, Rector Prof. Dr. Oğurlu and Regional Director of Forestry Mr. Şahin symbolically planted saplings in the university garden.

20th ESTABLISHMENT ANNIVERSARY GRAND CELEBRATION CEREMONY
Istanbul Ticaret University will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an online ceremony on Tuesday, June 15th, 2021. Those who have worked for the university so far will also attend the ceremony.
Istanbul Ticaret University was founded in 2001 by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Education and Social Services Foundation. 73 students had enrolled in the university in its first year. During the course of its 20-year academic journey, Istanbul Ticaret University has graduated 19 thousand undergraduate and graduate students, achieved many academic successes and gained an important place among the universities in Turkey. Today, Istanbul Ticaret University continues to contribute to the academic life of Turkey with its more than 9.000 students and nearly 300 academicians.
Istanbul Ticaret University will celebrate its 20th anniversary online due to pandemic conditions. Among the guests of the program, which will be broadcasted on the university’s Youtube channel on Tuesday, June 15th, 2021, at 10.30 am, are Council of Higher Education (YÖK) President Prof. Dr. Yekta Saraç and Istanbul Governor Mr. Ali Yerlikaya. Additionally, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Istanbul Ticaret University Mr. Öztürk Oran, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce President Mr. Şekib Avdagiç, other members of the Board of Trustees of Istanbul Ticaret University, Rector Prof. Dr. Yücel Oğurlu and Vice Rectors Prof. Dr. Elçin Aykaç Alp and Prof. Dr. Abdul Halim Zaim, academicians and many other people who have worked for the university in the past will also attend the 20th anniversary celebration ceremonies of the university.
At the ceremony, a call for proposals will be made for projects that will be carried out specifically for the 20th year anniversary of the university, and new incentives for academic publications will be announced.

GRADUATION CEREMONY WILL ALSO BE HELD ONLINE
The graduation ceremony, which could not be held in the 2019-2020 period due to the pandemic conditions, will be held online on Tuesday, June 15th, 2021, at 14.00 pm, as well. The ceremony, which will be held at the Istanbul Commerce University Sütlüce Campus Conference Hall with limited participation, will be broadcasted live on Youtube.