Higher education in Turkey is a centralized system operating under the Council of Higher Education (CoHE). The country has been attracting a multitude of international students to pursue higher education in various fields. In this issue, we have focused on this educational ecosystem. The cover story of this issue features Biruni University which is one of the leading names in Turkish higher education and it is committed to offering world class education to its students. While many institutes across the world struggled with ensuring effective transfer of knowledge during the pandemic, Biruni University was using `BirDeha'- a web system for education to ensure a seamless teaching and learning experience. And with the help of this system, students can get the syllabus or other learning materials before classes happen. For students, there is also a pop-up online quiz before the lecture that can contribute to 10 percent of the final score. With the implementation of this system, the University ensured that its students can study in advance and clear their queries during the lecture. Also featuring in the issue is Bakent University. Bakent is the first University in Turkey with the International Standardization Organization (ISO) certification promoting a student-centered education system along with a global perspective. It is different from other institutions in terms of its capacity to design programs, curricula, and services according to the changing global demands.
After scrutinizing the colleges and universities in Turkey, we have selected the top performers who have showcased exceptional academic expertise. With the intent to transform the lives of students, these colleges have exhibited the acumen to adapt to the evolution of the educational field and help students emerge victorious.
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