Konya Technical University Rector Prof. Dr. Babür Özçelik, visited the General Manager Bülent Işık of ASELSAN Konya Weapon Sistems INC. at the factory facilities in order to develop possible projects for university-industry cooperation and to strengthen the dialogue between the two institutions.
Rector Prof. Dr. Özçelik said, “ASELSAN is one of the important defense industry companies of our country. In this enormous facility in Konya, weapon systems that will meet the needs of the country will be produced and in this sense, Konya will form the backbone of the defense industry. We had a productive meeting with our General Manager, which we believe will lead to new projects and partnerships between the two institutions in the future. As a university, we are very happy to support ASELSAN Konya Weapon Systems Inc. academically at this point. I believe that by strengthening the dialogue between the two institutions, we will carry out successful works in order to develop projects for the defense industry of our country and to take concrete steps in this sense.”
ASELSAN Konya General Manager Bülent Işık touched upon the improving aspects of university-industry cooperation for both parties, emphasizing that such collaborations should be made frequently. Then Rector Prof. Dr. Babür Özçelik and those accompanying him visited the facilities of ASELSAN Konya Weapon Systems INC. and received information from the General Manager Bülent Işık.
During the visit, Rector Prof. Dr. Özçelik was accompanied by Rector's Advisor for University-Industry Cooperation, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Karaman, Defense, Space and Aviation Technologies Application and Research Center Director Dr. Faculty Member Alper Kılıç and KTÜN TEKNOFEST Coordinator Assoc. Dr. Akif Durdu.