As part of their efforts to develop and promote international cooperation, the European University of Benelux, the University of Kairouan and Ondukuz Mayis University have signed a mutual recognition and cooperation agreement on the 24the December 2019.

 Delegations of the EUB and Kairouan universities visited Ondukuz Mayis University campus in Samsun, where they drove around the campus visiting the various faculties and the university online centre and media studios.

Delegation representing EUB included Consul Dr. M ElSayed – Chairman, Professor Dr. E. Serry – Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Professor Dr. Y. Sozer – Dean of Faculty of Arts. Representing the University of Kairouan, Miss Mahbouba Bellar – Head of International Cooperation and Mrs. M. Jebri – Tunisian Universities International Cooperation Manager – The Ministry Higher Education and Scientific Research – Tunis. 

The delegations were welcomed by Ondukuz University Rector – Professor Dr. Sait Bilgiç and Professor Dr. R. Kizilkaya  – Head of International Cooperation and Professor Dr. Metin Yilmaz – Advisor to Rector and Dean of Faculty of Theology. 

During their stay the delegations visited the University Arabic Language centre where they met students from all over the world studying he Arabic language and the university cultural centre  which is housed in the ancient listed building in downtown Samsun.

The Ondokuz Mayıs University was founded on April 1, 1975, but only recently, the university has been given the right for selection of foreign students in accordance with their own regulations which opened the doors to more cooperation with international universities such as the EUB and Kairouan. 

The signed agreement includes various cooperation activities such as student exchange, joint research, academic staff visits, conferences and other non academic projects in the various fields which benefits their students and staff and contributes to the progression of science and education.  The EUB and Kairouan universities have extended their invitations for the Ondukuz Mayis leadership to visit them in Belgium and Tunis.