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Senior UTG staff attend 4th international congress on trends in higher education

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At the invitation of Fatih University, the vice chancellor of The University of The Gambia, Professor Muhammadou Kah and high powered delegation attended the 4th International Congress on Trends in Higher Education: Academic Entrepreneurship) from 6th to 7th June.   The congress was held in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul is a city uniting two continents with different cultures and civilisations, from the ancient Greek, Roman, and Ottoman empires to the modern Republic of Turkey

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The congress was organised by Fatih University and participants were drawn from top executives of universities and academicians from different countries. There were more than 300 participants from 45 countries including The Gambia, Haiti, Panama and Columbia. 

The congress examined the basic problems and challenges of higher education and came up with some innovative solutions and also provided a unique international forum that critically analysed the new trends in academic entrepreneurship.

The various speakers enlightened participants on how to achieve innovative and strategic perspectives in higher education and emphasized the need to adapt to existing realities. The sessions were anchored on industry and university collaboration, opportunities and challenges in higher education, prospect for future education and entrepreneurial academician.

Fatih University is one of the first universities to launch a master’s programme in innovation and entrepreneurship in Turkey. Fatih University had bilateral agreements with more than 230 universities in the world including the University of The Gambia. Fifteen percent of the student population at Fatih University are foreigners and has the highest foreign student ratio in Turkey. 

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