AS A STRANGER, WHY ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY FOR PhD.


PETROVAS G., ARICI R., ALKAN S.

4th International VETIstanbul Group Congress 11-13 May 2017 Almaty KAZAKHSTAN, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 11 - 13 May 2017, pp.66

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Almaty
  • Country: Kazakhstan
  • Page Numbers: pp.66

Abstract

4th International VETIstanbul Group Congress 11-13 May 2017 Almaty KAZAKHSTAN

AS A STRANGER, WHY ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY FOR PhD.

PETROVAS G.1, ARICI R.2, ALKAN S.2  


As a stranger who has born in Greece and grown up there, who has graduated from the Veterinary Faculty in Bulgaria, why Istanbul University Veterinary Faculty is preferred for the PhD study. For a Greek, to be in Istanbul is a special experience. Since, Istanbul has always been a special place for Greeks. This can be considered as one of the reasons of my preference.  During my studentship in Bulgaria, I have been to Istanbul for several times to attend to the International Student Congress, to participate the Erasmus Student Exchange Programme etc. The starting point of this adventure were those visits.  Istanbul is a tremendous city. She is a mega metropolis where a European or a stranger finds attractive at any corner or in any street. The Istanbul University has several points also to be preferred. Firstly, it is in Istanbul. In addition, it is the biggest, oldest and most famous in Turkey and one of the oldests and successfuls in Europe. There are so many "Firsts" in the Istanbul University. 
Istanbul is unique among the world's cities in connecting Europe to Asia. Yet, the Istanbul University also is unique in hosting so many strangers and make them feel home. 
In this presentation, I will try to show you what is it to be a stranger in Turkey.