January 23, 2011

Queen’s Creating Partnerships Between Kingston and Istanbul

Ariel Salzmann’s prestigious interdisciplinary fellowship at Koç University’s Research Centre for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul adds another connection between Queen’s and academic institutions in Turkey.

Queen’s currently has partnerships with three universities in Turkey: Koç and Boğaziçi universities in Istanbul and Bilkent University in Ankara. Undergraduate student exchanges are available for students in Arts and Science (all three universities) and Engineering and Applied Science (Bilkent University).

“The establishment of these exchange and study-abroad agreements, together with an increased emphasis on Near East studies, demonstrates Queen’s commitment to developing closer academic ties with institutions, faculty and students in the region,” says Vice-Provost (International) John Dixon.

Dr. Salzmann will have the opportunity to conduct research at numerous archives in Turkey, including the Prime Minister’s Archive in Istanbul, one of the largest archives in the world with millions of documents spanning the half millennium of history of the Ottoman Empire.

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