On December 5, Elnur Nasibov, Advisor to the Minister of Science and Education, Chairman of the Board of the Education Development Fund, met with Selcuk Pahlivanoghlu, the General President of the Turkish Education Association (TED) in Ankara, the capital of Türkiye.
At the meeting, prospects of future cooperation between both institutions were discussed, and opinions were exchanged on issues of cooperation in the professional development of teachers and education administrators, experience exchange programs, social responsibility projects, and other areas.
Elnur Nasibov, Chairman of the Board of the EDF gave information about the activities and goals of the Fund, including the educational reforms carried out in Azerbaijan, the goals set for education by the requirements of the 21st century, which are reflected in the document “Azerbaijan 2030: National Priorities for Socio-Economic Development”. He said that the Education Development Fund under the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan, a public legal entity, was established according to the decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Elnur Nasibov pointed to the “Changes in higher education: new trends and applications” seminar held in Baku recently with the broad presentation of Professor Ihsan Sabuncuglu, the Rector of TED University as an example of the EDF and TED cooperation, and expressed his belief that effective cooperation will continue.
At the same time, Selcuk Pahlivanoglu, a member of the Council of Education and Training Policies of the Presidential Administration of Türkiye, the founder of the TED Higher Education Foundation, the chairman of the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees of TED University, expressed his satisfaction with the meeting and thanked the Chairman of the Board of the EDF for the visit. Selcuk Pahlivanoglu said that he is always ready to support the work to be done regarding the development of education.
The meeting was attended by Bulent Bagdatli, one of the founders of the TED Ankara school, Ayshe Nalan Kaskan, the Deputy General Director of the TED Ankara school, Tamer Atacan, the Director of the school, and Berkay Orhaner, the Advisor of TED University.
Elnur Nasibov got acquainted with the experience of TED Ankara school.
It should be noted that the Turkish Education Association was founded in 1928 by the initiative of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founding father of the Republic of Türkiye. Currently, TED operates with 41 schools and the university of the same name, the Higher Education Foundation, TEDMEM think tank, the symphony orchestra, and other organizations.