Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran, who was appointed as the new Rector of IZTECH by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, took over from Prof. Dr. Mustafa Güden.
Rectorate Handover Ceremony was held in the Senate Hall of the Institute. During his speech, Rector Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran stated that, “I would like to thank our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who deemed myself worthy of this duty. I would also like to express my gratitude to the President of the Council of Higher Education and the members of the Council of Higher Education. I wish that this shift of duty will bring good to our country, our region, Izmir and our institute. In the forthcoming period, I will try to bring our institute to a much better place. I will lead our institute in accordance with the principles of justice, equity and merit.
My main goals are to train individuals in order to ensure that our country reaches and exceeds the level of contemporary civilizations, to maintain our institute’s journey to achieve excellence in education and research, to provide maximum contribution to society, to increase our national and international achievements, to reach our country’s short and long-term goals, and to contribute to our regional and national development.
I am aware of the responsibilities that this duty brings about. May Allah be with us and help us with our righteous deeds.”
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Güden, who handed over the rectorship to Prof. Baran, stated “Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran is a valuable colleague and a teaching fellow. I firmly believe that he is going to carry IZTECH further with excitement and I wish him best of luck on his new post.” Prof. Dr. Mustafa Güden also stated as an IZTECH member he would continue to work hard to help IZTECH to achieve its aims to be an internationally recognized university.
Rector Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran and Prof. Dr. Mustafa Güden presented each other flowers to commemorate the day.
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Güden, who was bid farewell by Rector Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran, said his goodbyes to administrative staff and left the hall. Rector Baran accepted good wishes and left the conference hall for his office.