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STOU visits Anadolu University

On 2 October 2023, Asst. Prof. Dr. Gan Chanyawudhiwan, Acting Vice-President for Academic Services, Cultural Preservation and International Affairs, and Mrs. Rattip Phukkeson, Acting Director of the Department of International Affairs, visited Anadolu University, Turkiye, to meet with Prof. Dr. Fuat Erdal, Rector of Anadolu University. The goal of the visit was to exchange knowledge on university management.

The delegates had the opportunity to listen to a lecture on Educational Management from Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan Ucar and Asst. Prof. Dr. Erdem Erdogdu, Vice Deans from the Faculty of Open Education. They also discussed cooperation on faculty and knowledge exchange between the two universities with Asst. Prof. Dr. Ertugrul Gokcekuyu, Director of the Office for International Affairs.

The STOU administrators ended their study trip at Anadolu University with a tour of the studios and the R&D Department for Learning Technologies. Located in the center of Eskisehir, Turkey, Anadolu University was founded in 1958 as Eskişehir Academy of Economic and Commercial Sciences. Transformation was made in 1982, and distance education has been offered since then. The university is recognized as the third largest university in the world with over one million students in the distance education system, providing educational opportunities in over 30 countries around the world.