Turkish scientist gets award from US president

Aydogan Ozcan, Assistant Professor of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has been named as one of the 94 winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. Professor Ozcan received the award due to his development of a new microscope that works alongside a mobile phone. The device is designed to … Continue reading

Turkey to totally end university exam coefficient injustice by 2012

The president of Turkey’s Higher Education Board (YOK) has stated that the system that uses a lower coefficient to calculate university admission exam scores of graduates from vocational high schools will be totally dismissed in 2012. Yusuf Ziya Ozcan said: “We are planning a pro-equality and a fair amendment. I hope politicians will also support … Continue reading

More autistic children to be given chance to gain University education

The Higher Education Board of Turkey (YOK) has revealed that a new policy is to be implemented that will gift more specially talented autistic children the chance to study at University. This happened after officials met a boy with rare musical talents who also had autism. 17 year old Bugra Cankir recently performed at a … Continue reading

Turkey to give 15 million free tablet PCs to students

According to press reports, the Turkish government is eyeing the production of 15 million tablet PCs which will be given to Turkish students free of charge. The domestically produced PCs will cost an estimated 7.5 Billion USD and according to Minister of Science, Industrial and Technology – Nihat Ergun, the basic idea is to support … Continue reading