Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, announced it signed a protocol to extend cooperation with Atlas University in Istanbul, Turkey, through its distributor, Esri Turkey. In doing so, Atlas University seeks to enable students to learn and develop the application of geospatial technology in all their activities.
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“At Esri Turkey, we are working to spread Esri’s vision and technology in the country, especially for our young people to bring together individuals from all walks of life. We believe in breaking new ground in Turkey and hope that this cooperation will be beneficial to everyone here.”
Atlas University was established in 2018, and it aims to use geographic information system (GIS) solutions in its related units, especially in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences. For this purpose, the Continuous Education Center (AtlasSEM) in the university will also serve as a GIS base. This center will be allocated to provide training on GIS, using Esri technology, and courses will be included in the online training contents offered by AtlasSEM. Additionally, the institution will jointly conduct research and development activities in the field of GIS.
Evaluating the protocol, the president of the Board of Trustees of Atlas University, Dr. Yusuf Elgörmüş, emphasized the cooperation between Atlas University and Esri Turkey, and commented, “Moving forward, I firmly believe that R&D studies will contribute to the transformation of our university’s scientific potential into economic value.” He continued that he hopes the cooperation will help Atlas University develop in order to commercialize intellectual property rights and increase industrial research and the entrepreneurship and innovation index.
“We did not hesitate for a minute to cooperate with Atlas University, a progressive and dynamic university in the fields of education and R&D,” said Barış Uz, Esri Turkey CEO. “It is an institution that realizes the importance of GIS and supports all kinds of efforts and studies in this regard, aiming to increase geographical literacy in our country.”
For the first academic year, nearly 1,000 students joined the on-site ArcGIS training, and many more are expected to join remotely.
“We continue to work enthusiastically toward the goals we have set together,” continued Uz. “At Esri Turkey, we are working to spread Esri’s vision and technology in the country, especially for our young people to bring together individuals from all walks of life. We believe in breaking new ground in Turkey and hope that this cooperation will be beneficial to everyone here.”
With more than 50 years of experience supporting the use of geospatial technology in academic institutions, Esri aims to ensure that GIS is used effectively at all levels of education as part of the company’s “Lifelong Learning” vision.
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