Written by Athanasia Safitri
Following the visit made by University of Gadjah Mada Rector Prof. Dr. Ova Emilia, M.Med.Ed., Sp.OG(K)., Ph.D. to Kirikkale University in Turkey on 4-6 July 2022, a team from Kirikkale repaid the visit to UGM accompanied by the son of the President of Turkey, Necmettin Bilal Erdogan and the delegation from Prof. Fuat Sezgin Research Foundation for the History of Science in Islam, on 20 December 2022. The visit was not only to continue mutual cooperation in education and research programs between these institutions but also to give a public lecture entitled “Scientific Development: Past, Present, and Future Trajectories”. The signing of an MOU for collaboration on education, technology, and communication service in Islamic and religious studies was completed by UGM Rector Prof. dr. Ova Emilia, Kirikkale University Rector Prof. Dr. Ersan Aslan, and President of the Board of Directors for Prof. Fuat Sezgin Research Foundation for the History of Science in Islam Mecit Çetinkaya. The event was also attended by academic scholars, lecturers, Director of ICRS Dr. Zainal Abidin Bagir, Director of CRCS Dr. Samsul Maarif, and Prof. Dr. Siti Ruhaini Dzuhayatin from UIN Sunan Kalijaga. Dr. Dicky Sofjan of ICRS UGM also delivered a lecture as part of the occasion.