ŞEHİR Graduated More Than 1000 Students From 45 Different Countries This Year
7/1/2019
More than 1000 students from 45 different countries got their diplomas in the Commencement Ceremony, held in Dragos Campus on 28 June 2019.
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​İstanbul Şehir University, established by Foundation for Sciences and Arts contributing to the education and thinking life since 1986 and having various successful works since its establishment with its programs in international standards, graduated its 6th term students in the 2018-2019 Academic Year Commencement Ceremony, held in Dragos Campus on 28 June 2019.

In the commencement ceremony, whose opening speeches were given by Prof. Ömer Dinçer, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees in İstanbul Şehir University, Dr. Ahmet Okumuş, the Chairman of the Executive Board in the Foundation for Sciences and Arts, and Prof. Peyami Çelikcan, İstanbul Şehir University President, there were Gökhan Yüksel, the Mayor of Kartal, and Faik Kaptan, the District Director of National Education, and many parents and students among guests.

Prof. Dr. Ömer Dinçer: “What keeps you alive is to compete with yourselves.”
Prof. Ömer Dinçer, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees in İstanbul Şehir University, emphasized that diploma is not enough to be successful in life and to survive and added, "The power given by possession of correct and valid information cannot be found in any place, fortune or physical strength. The power of correct and valid information is specific to itself. You can be a general manager, minister or rector. You should know that these don’t give meaning to your life. Don’t focus on a certain position, work or money in your life. What keeps you alive is to compete with yourself and this competition gives meaning to your life, which adds value to you."
 
Dr. Ahmet Okumuş: “Be the person of right decisions.”
Dr. Ahmet Okumuş, the Chairman of the Executive Board in the Foundation for Sciences and Arts, stated that graduates will be players of an ever-changing world, and added, "The use of big data and new technologies in many areas of life will increase. Expertise, robotic technologies, mechanization will be at the center of our life processes and social interactions. However, in spite of these changes, human beings are always going to be responsible for making decision. To judge, to decide, and to have a vote are responsibilities that people never escape. Any technological innovation does not prevent us to be responsible for making decision. Be the person of the right decisions. May your future bright."
 
Prof. Dr. Peyami Çelikcan: “It is a young university which has different, innovative and original programs.”
Prof. Peyami Çelikcan, the President of İstanbul Şehir University, emphasized that the quality of universities must be measured by the successes of their graduates, and added, "İstanbul Şehir University, started its education in 2010, is a young university which finds an important place for itself in Turkey’s higher education system for 9 years with its different, innovative and original programs. Despite its short history, our university educates its students in the best way with its qualified education system. The fact that this claim has many concrete indications gives us justified pride and happiness." Çelikcan stated that one of the main and crucial duties of universities is to educate individuals who are competent to make correct decisions at critical moments as well as the duties of education, research and employment, and advised students, "Acting with this awareness, the most valuable work of İstanbul Şehir University is our students who are able to make good, right and beautiful decisions in line with our mission. Don’t forget, good decisions nurture our personality, our personality nurtures good decisions. You are now in the process of making decisions whose results will affect you and others. Even if you walk in different directions, your decisions will also affect the shaping of our common future. Your responsibility in this regard is great. A key to successful and meaningful life is ‘good decision.’ I would like to congratulate all of you, hoping that you will make good and broad-horizon decisions for yourself and your environment."

Click​ for the full text of the speech given by President of İstanbul Şehir University Prof. Peyami Çelikcan.
 
İstanbul Şehir University graduated its first PhD student
In the commencement ceremony, the top students of the colleges got their awards. The top student became Selma Slocum in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; İsmail Tigrek in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences; Merve Özer in the School of Management and Administrative Sciences; İbrahim Bayraktar in the College of Communications; Fatımatüzzehra Tula Kotan in the School of Law; Rıdvan Talha Yücedağ in the School of Islamic Studies; and Sena Nas in the Vocational School. Onur Öner, the first PhD graduate in İstanbul Şehir University, got his degree from his advisor, Prof. Cem Behar, the lecturer in the School of Management and Administrative Sciences, and Prof. Ömer Dinçer, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of İstanbul Şehir University. The ceremony ended with the convocation.​​

Click to read the İstanbul Şehir University 2018-2019 Academic Year Commencement Ceremony Motto >> "Good Decisions - Successful and Meaningful Lives"​​

 


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