UWS Enters Into Partnership with School in Turkey

The University of Wisconsin-Superior and Kafkas University in Kars, Turkey are proud to announce that they will be entering into a new international partnership with the signing of an articulation agreement between the two schools Wednesday.

A delegation from Kafkas University was on the UW-Superior campus and joined Chancellor Renée Wachter and other university officials for an official signing ceremony.

This partnership is a result of the global recognition of UW-Superior’s Math and Computer Science Department. Dr. Hami Oz, Head of the Department of Computer Engineering at Kafkas University, contacted UW-Superior professor Dr. Chad Scott, who is chair of the Math & Computer Science Department, about potential interest in the Comprehensive Computer Science Major, which led to on-going disucssions and an agreement between the programs and schools.

Qualifying Kafkas University students will enter UW-Superior as junior status, after a year of English Language Immersion, to complete their remaining two years of a bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science.

Given the Turkish Higher Education System, students signing up this year would likely arrive on UW-Superior campus in 2018 or 2019.

Dr. Hami Oz is spearheading this effort from Kafkas University and is very familiar with the higher education system in America.

After graduating from Istanbul University, he earned his Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, and worked as Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University for two years. 

While visiting UW-Superior Wednesday, the Turkish Delegation will also be meeting with faculty and staff in other departments including: Elementary Education, English Literature, Secondary English Education, and Business and Economics to explore potential additional articulations in the future.

Kafkas University is a public higher educational institution established on July 11, 1992, in Kars, Eastern Anaolia in Turkey.

It has six faculties, three institutes, three colleges, four vocational colleges and several research and application centers.

The university campus is situated 3.5 km (2.2 mi) southwest of Kars. Kafkas is Turkish for Caucasus.

Established in 1992, it is a Public University with 40,000 students. http://www.kafkas.edu.tr/kau/en
 

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