Rector Yarılgaç Attended UNIDOKAP High Council Meeting and 3rd International Black Sea Symposium
The Rector of Ordu University Prof. Dr. Tarık Yarılgaç participated in the 3rd International UNIDOKAP Black Sea Symposium and the first supreme board meeting of 2019 of Eastern Black Sea Project Regional Development Administration University Association.
Together with the Rector of our University Prof. Dr. Tarık Yarılgaç, the Rector of Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University Prof. Dr. Bünyamin Şahin, Eastern Black Sea Project Regional Development Administration Director Yusuf Mengi, the Rector of Ondokuz Mayıs University Prof. Dr. Sait Bilgiç, the Rector of Samsun University Prof. Dr. Mahmut Aydın, the Rector of Artvin Coruh University Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Tilki, the Rector of Gümüşhane University Prof. Dr. Halil İbrahim Zeybek, the Rector of Trabzon University Prof. Dr. Emin Aşıkkutlu and vice rectors of related universities participated in the meeting where issues related to the agenda were discussed.
The Rector of our University Prof. Dr. Tarık Yarılgaç stated “Social and regional development will be accelerated further by increasing the living standards of our citizens while strengthening our economy with the regular meetings of the Board of Directors held every year and in line with the objectives of the union. We have placed the policy of accelerating regional and local development with the priority of low-income regions as the focus of both our development efforts and our goals of increasing economic and social welfare throughout the country. With this understanding, the development of programs and projects in line with the needs and priorities of our region and the implementation of the developed projects will continue,” making explanations about the first supreme board meeting of 2019.
After the meeting, the rectors of the universities made observations in the greenhouses of Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University Agricultural Application and Research Center.
3rd International UNIDOKAP Black Sea Symposium
Rector Yarılgaç and related university rectors participated in the 3rd International UNIDOKAP Black Sea Symposium which was organised in order to contribute to regional development organized with the theme of “Sustainable Agriculture and Environment”.
The Assist. Professor Doğan Bozdoğan who delivered the opening speech of the symposium stated, “This year's symposium, which will be held with the theme of sustainable agriculture and environment, was attended by 160 academics and 4 poster posters. The symposium, which will host foreign participants from 6 different countries, will continue for 3 days.”
Eastern Black Sea Project Regional Development Administration Director Yusuf Mengi explained, “Our development agency aims to integrate the academic experience of our universities, which play important roles in transforming and developing societies, into our development efforts. In line with this aim, UNIDOKAP University Association, which is formed by the gathering of the universities in our DOKAP region and our Presidency, has carried out valuable works since the day it was established. In accordance with the decision taken by the Supreme Council of our Association, it was decided to organize an international symposium on sustainable agriculture and environment which is a very important issue for our region and our country. These potential sustainable development programs of the DOKAP region continue to operate both regionally and nationally. This is a workshop that overlaps with the DOKAP action plan that we have put into practice, which is a topic that needs to be further evaluated.”
The Rector of Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University Prof. Dr. Bünyamin Şahin mentioned, “UNIDOKAP is an important platform that enables regional universities to share the opportunities they have in the union and play an effective role in increasing the existing values as a result of this sharing. In addition, UNIDOKAP aims to contribute to the economy of the region and the country with its activities and projects. As of 2019, Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University has been the president of such an important platform.As it is known, Turkey is an agricultural country. However, agricultural production is not at the expected level for Turkey -so called an agricultural country- in recent years. Many factors, from ecology to agricultural policies, are important. Moreover, in developing countries, the main factor in decreasing dependence on foreign countries is their own production. In line with this goal in a way worthy of its name, Turkey must show the increased levels of crop production. It is important to realize sustainable agricultural and environmental activities, projects and studies. Both of our Black Sea and the International ÜNİDOKAP in revealing the importance of environmental factors in Turkey's agricultural economy. I believe both of our Black Sea and the International UNIDOKAP Symposium would be beneficial in revealing the importance of environmental factors in Turkey's agricultural economy."