Eastern Mediterranean University Engineering Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın has been appointed as a member of the Engineering Deans Council Executive Board. Having taken place under the auspices of Balıkesir University Engineering Faculty, the 34th Engineering Deans Council hosted the formation of a Candidate Determination Board in line with Article 6 of the directive for the formation and operation of the said council. As a result of a voting session, Prof. Dr. Hocanın received the Candidate Determination Board’s unanimous approval and was appointed as a member of the Engineering Deans Council Executive Board.
Established in line with a decision taken at the Engineering Deans Meeting which took place at the Middle East Technical University on 19 January 2001, the Engineering Deans Council formed by the deans of engineering and engineering-architecture faculties of universities in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is a strong platform of information exchange where experiences are shared, good practices are discussed and strengths and weaknesses are analysed.
The Engineering Deans Council currently boasts the membership of 183 engineering faculties in 166 universities (116 state universities, 60 foundation universities, 5 TRNC universities and 2 universities with private status). The primary aim of the council is to exchange information on the problems faced in engineering education, to develop proposals ensuring the effective and productive delivery of the engineering education, to spend efforts in the actualisation of the said proposals, and to take necessary steps in the aforesaid areas as and when necessary.