January 23, 2011

Sabancı University, MIT sign partnership deal

The prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, and Istanbul-based Sabancı University’s school of management signed an academic partnership agreement Friday.

For Sabancı University, the opportunities of forming such ties with international universities are important to facilitate growth in the educational sector, said Nakiye Boyacigiller, dean of the university’s school of management. ”We can really become a regional center for management and higher education, which is important for Istanbul in its aims of becoming an educational hub of the highest caliber,” she told the Daily News.

The international partnership between the business schools will create an educational exchange program, allowing 50 Executive MBA students from Sabancı to spend several weeks at MIT every year.

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