IPDS inks MoU with Istanbul Okan University, Turkey

By Our Staff Reporter

Islamabad: Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies(IPDS), Islamabad, and Istanbul Okan University signed an agreement of cooperation to promote academic cooperation to encourage collaborative research and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between both institutions.

Both institutions will organize exchange visits, share academic materials, collaborate on research and publication, organize joint conferences, seminars, and other academic meetings, jointly organize special technical and administrative programs and produce and deliver courses and programs together. 

Istanbul Okan University is founded by Okan Culture, Education, and Sports Foundation in 1999 and is based in Istanbul. The University is having 63 undergraduate, 41 master and 13 Ph. D. programs under eight faculties, two vocational schools, three graduate schools. The University provides education of vocational, undergraduate, and graduate programs as well as short- and long-term professional trainings. The motto of the university is being close to business life. In this respect, University has close relationships between national as well as international companies and organizations. 

İstanbul Okan University is home to both national and international undergraduate and graduate students, who have a wide choice of programs in both English and Turkish that offer internationally with the recognized diploma.Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies in Islamabad, Pakistan-based research, advocacy, and public diplomacy Think and Do Tank focusing on the thematic areas of Diplomacy, Public Diplomacy, Strategic Communications,  Leadership, and Peace  Studies. 

IPDS established in June 2014 and aims to provide strength to Pakistan’s effective role in global diplomacy through innovative and innovative research, effective advocacy, dialogues series, education modules, consultancy services, well-built & knitted public diplomacy initiatives, and engagements in the thematic areas.   

IPDS has established the Centre for BRI and China Studies, Centre for Eurasian and Central Asia Studies, Centre for Women Peace and Leadership, Centre for SCO Studies.

IPDS envision to be a Higher Education Institution in thematic areas.

The MoU was signed by Ms. Farhat Asif, Founder President Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan, and Prof. Dr. Guner Gursoy, Vice-Rector, Istanbul Okan University.  Mr. Asif Noor, Director, IPDS and Dr. Öğr.Üyesi Derya Yurdakul,  Assistant Professor at Istanbul Okan University, Director of International Programmes. Istanbul Okan UniversityIstanbul University was also present on the occasion. 

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