New bill foresees establishment of 15 new universitiesHurriyet Daily News.
Education Minister Ismet Yilmaz told state-run Anadolu Agency on 20 April three new state universities will be founded in the south-eastern province of Gaziantep, the Central Anatolian province of Sivas and the Black Sea province of Samsun, while two new foundation universities will open in Istanbul and the Aegean province of Izmir. According to the proposed legislation, some of those planned 15 new universities will be created by splitting 10 existing universities.
Gazi University in the capital Ankara, Istanbul University, Inönü University in the eastern province of Malatya, Karadeniz Technical University in the Black Sea province of Trabzon and Selcuk University in the Central Anatolian province of Konya are expected to split. The legislation also foresees splitting Dumlupinar University in the Aegean province of Kütahya, Erciyes University in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri, Sütcü Imam University in the southeastern province of Kahramanmaras and Mersin University in the southern province of Mersin.
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