International students gathered at the Celebrating Africa Event
The "Celebrating Africa" event, which was held by Üsküdar University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Central Campus Nermin Tarhan Conference Hall, was celebrated with enthusiasm by international students. Üsküdar University, which hosts students from many African countries, was with its students on this joyful day.
President of Üsküdar University, Psychiatrist Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Rector Prof. Nazife Güngör, Vice Rector Prof. Muhsin Konuk, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Prof. Osman Çerezci and Head of the Department of Political Science and International Relations (English) Prof. Havva Kök Arslan and the Department of Common Courses (Foreign Languages) Instructor Olajumoke Elizabeth Ajala participated in the event.
President of Üsküdar University, Psychiatrist Prof. Nevzat Tarhan made the opening remarks at the event.
Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: "We care not only about their academic success, but also about their social and emotional success"
Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, who made the opening speech of the event, stated that “I would like to thank you for organizing such a beautiful event. Today we are all Africans. We care not only about the academic success of our international students, but also about their social and emotional success, therefore, we have implemented the target friend project. I hope that this ceremony will be included in this project. We used the relationship between African culture and Turkish culture with interest and cultural interaction in our project. Such events are very important because we interact with each other's cultures. I would like to express it again today that we are all Africans.".
Prof. Nazife Güngör: "Together we must work for world peace."
Prof. Nazife Güngör, who made her remarks at the event, said that "I am proud of all of you. You know that Üsküdar University is a great university. Thus, you are so lucky to be here, and we are also so lucky to have you here. Üsküdar University is the center of science with its qualified staff. Very high-quality works, very high-quality production and knowledge production and distribution… Therefore, we are all so lucky to be here together. Each of you is actually a representative of your culture, of your country, and when you return after graduation, you will be a delegate of our culture and a delegate of Türkiye. Together we must work for world peace. A peaceful, more peaceful world and a better humanity. So, I am proud of you. I am proud that you are all here, and together we are sharing knowledge, we are sharing culture, and we are sharing everything.".
The "Celebrating Africa" event organized by African students studying at Üsküdar University was the scene of very colorful moments. The positive energy of the students, who were studying miles away from their homes and families, was reflected in everyone. In the event where pleasant moments were experienced, African culture was shared with the audience. International students made presentations, dance performances and fashion shows about their own countries.
Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)