Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Maritime Graduation Ceremony was organized on July 1st, the same day as the traditional Maritime and Cabotage Day just like it had been in the previous years. The ceremony was held at ITU’s Tuzla Campus and 8 ITU North Cyprus students had the joy of graduating after successfully completing the 2017-2018 Academic Year.
ITU North Cyprus’s Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Serdar KUM gave the diplomas to the graduates at the ceremony where ITU Faculty of Maritime students and their families attended.
During his speech at the ceremony where 111 students graduated, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affaires and Communications Undersecretary Suat Hayri AKA said that language is the most important thing in the field of maritime.
While mentioning that by pursuing their own career in the best way possible a person can improve themselves, he went on to say; “You should work by improving yourselves and the rest will come on its own. One thing that you certainly need to focus on is learning a language. The Maritime Sector is developing and advancing every day. There are a lot of different braches in the field of maritime commerce and there is a significant need for seamen who know the ship, and who have lived and worked in a ship.”
ITU Faculty of Maritime Dean Prof. Dr. Oğuz Salim SÖĞÜT said "I have no doubt that the work we are putting into ITU’s Maritime Faculty will gain momentum with your success.”
SÖĞÜT said "We are sending you on your way as qualified marines who possess high morals, are environmentally-conscious, have the makings of a leader and follow Atatürk’s principles and reforms of the Republic of Turkey. You have become individuals that can make analytical decisions by relying solely on knowledge and science. Just like a marine proverb says; “A ship is not a spine, body, deck and sails. These are what a ship requires. A ship is in actuality, freedom.” I wish all the best to all the marines that will sail away on this ship and hope they are blessed with liberal ideas, conscience and knowledge.”
Ayazağa Campus Graduation Ceremony
Graduation ceremony for the 2017-2018 academic year was held on Friday, June 29, 2018 at ITU Stadium. The festive ceremony, which was attended by 5 new ITU-TRNC graduates, was held at Ayazağa Campus with the theme of “ITU at the Peak”.
At the opening of the ceremony İTÜ academicians and entrepreneurship centers were honored. İTÜ Çekirdek, which was selected as the 2nd best entrepreneurship incubator center in Europe and the 3rd best entrepreneurship incubator center in the world by the international UBI Global index, and ITU Arı Technocity, which was selected as the 1st in the Category of Incubation Stage Technology Development Zones, were awarded by TR Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. The scientists who took part in the 2nd National Antarctic Science Expedition and waved the Turkish flag at Antarctica were greeted with a round of applause when they appeared on the stage. The team opened the flag they brought from Antarctica on the stage and presented it to ITU Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet KARACA.
Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet KARACA started his speech by congratulating ITU students and said: “We are sending our students, who are privileged to be from ITU, to join the business world. You will be working for the future of our country hand in hand with our previous graduates working in the government and in the business world. We are proud of you.” Rector KARACA thanked the academic and administrative personnel for their contribution in students’ education and said: “I congratulate our instructors who add a great value to our university with their national and international success. Our instructors brought science in many different fields including but not limited to aviation, environment, architecture, and music to different corners of the world and they dedicated their lives to science. ITU is a great family with its academic staff, administrative personnel and students. I thank to each member of this family.”
A 1972 Engineering graduate and GTE Industry Systems Inc. Executive Board Chair Dr. Hüsamettin KAVİ gave a speech on behalf of graduates while a Civil Engineering Graduate Shokrullah SOROSH, İTÜ’s top student this year, gave a speech on behalf of ITU students.
After the speeches, School of Maritime marching band, comprised of 1st year students, fulfilled an ITU tradition by marching at the ceremony. Graduates made their ITU Graduation Oath and threw their caps in the air. The evening continued with spectacular shows and music performances.
Thirteen ITU-TRNC students received their diplomas at ITU Ayazağa and Tuzla Graduation Ceremonies. We are wishing success to our students.