Istanbul Kültür University 2020-2021 Academic Year Opening Ceremony
Istanbul Kültür University held the opening ceremony of the 2020-2021 Academic Year at the Akıngüç Auditorium and Art Center, with a ceremony organized within the scope of coronavirus measures. IKU Head of the Board of Trustees Dr. Bahar Akıngüç Günver, IKU Rector Prof. Dr. Erhan Güzel, academic and administrative staff, students and parents attended the ceremony.
“Our Students Achieved a Difficult Goal”
IKU Head of the Board of Trustees Dr. Bahar Akıngüç Günver who spoke at the opening of the ceremony said, “Students showed resilience despite restrictions. Their achievements and loyalty to their goals are admirable. I am sure it was not easy to prepare for university exams under these conditions. They have achieved the hard. During this period, they experienced a very sudden change that deeply affected their lessons, their communication with their teachers and their friendship relations. They experienced all the sensitive processes of the transition to distance education with us. However, we overcame all these barriers altogether, and welcomed the new normal together. "
“In This Process We Need Solidarity Most”
Dr. Günver continued her words as follows:
“First of all, we dealt with many difficulties experienced not only in our country but also in the world with the responsibility and sensitivity of being an educational institution. We tried to work hard within our means in areas where we can contribute to improvement. Today, this time period, this experience is also a testimony, a threshold. In this process, we need solidarity more than ever. Let's keep our hope. We will heal together. Face-to-face education will have its own flow when the best possible conditions are met and matured. However, on the condition that we maintain our momentum regarding distance education regarding the use of technology in education and business processes.”
“We Mobilized All Our Opportunities For Our Students”
IKU Rector Prof Dr. Erhan Güzel, who explained that they made the academic opening this year face to face despite the pandemic, said, “We are used to this hall being filled with excitement and enthusiasm, but we do not lose our enthusiasm and excitement under these conditions.We will continue distance education in the first semester, we will not be face-to-face, but thanks to the technological infrastructure and structuring that our university has, we organize our education and training in the best way."
Prof. Dr. Güzel, who stated that they believe they will train pioneers of change in education, industry, diplomacy, politics and business life, said, “Especially in this period, we follow a deeper and more generous path. Distance education is applied all over the world with its positive and negative aspects. We know that there are people and managers who want to give up because of economic and commercial concerns. But human health has to be above these concerns. " Prof. Dr. Güzel, who said "We are aware of our duties for young people to achieve success." ended his speech by saying, "Health is our priority during the pandemic process, and you can be sure that we mobilize all our resources so that our students do not stay away from quality education and have a good future"
The ceremony that continued with the speech of Önder Kavakçı, Head of IKU Psychology Department, ended with the music concert of IKU Pop Orchestra.