We Sign the ‘Youth and Volunteering Cooperation' Protocol with the Ministry of Youth and Sports


The ‘Youth and Volunteering Cooperation' Protocol was signed between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and our University on July 31, 2019. This important project aims to ensure more active participation in volunteering activities among university students. Project stakeholders include İstanbul University, Marmara University, Istanbul Technical University, Yıldız Technical University, and Istanbul Medeniyet University.  

Held on July 31, 2019, the Publicity Meeting for the Youth and Volunteering Cooperation Project brought together Youth and Sports Minister M. Muharrem Kasapoğlu, Rector Prof. Dr. Gülfettin Çelik, and the rectors of the other stakeholder universities. In his speech at the meeting, Minister Kasapoğlu said: “Through this cooperation project, we are going to instill in our university students awareness about social responsibility and volunteering and ensure efficient and effective use of their academic knowledge, skills, and competencies.”

Our Rector Prof. Dr. Gülfettin Çelik noted that this cooperation project will ensure active participation of our youth to meet social needs and significantly contribute to their personal and professional advancement and said: “Given the relationship of personal and professional advancement with social participation in the outer world of the future, we believe that this cooperation between our University and the Ministry will contribute to this purpose in all aspects. In this respect, we are grateful to the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the person of our Minister. I wish that the protocol will be auspicious for our university and country.”

Based on Article 184 of the Presidential Decree and organized under the guidance of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the protocol aims to support university youth in their contributions to solving social problems and rendering social services in their free time in a systematic manner using their knowledge, skills, competencies they have acquired through education, as well as their moral and material potentials.

The project will be in effect for five years after its entry into force. A “Youth Center Office” will be established in our campus for organizing educational, social, cultural, sports, and artistic activities in order to contribute to our students’ scientific, professional, personal, social, and physical advancement and support them in becoming individuals who are well aware of their social responsibilities.