16th Conference of Rectors from the Black Sea Region BSUN 2024 Congress
“Summit of the Future for the Black Sea Region”
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Invitation
DEAR COLLEAGUES

It is of great pleasure to invite you to the "BSUN 2024 Congress and the16th Conference of Rectors from the Black Sea Region". The Black SeaUniversities Network (BSUN) is the largest platform for inter-universitycooperation in the extended Black Sea Region involving 120 Universitiesfrom the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) member states. It has been established in 1998 based on aRecommendation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) General Assembly and from the beginning ithas been supported by our country at all levels including YOK, TUBITAK,The Parliament, Government and Presidency. At present, 14 Universitiesfrom Turkiye are members of the organization. The InternationalPermanent Secretariat is established in Romania and has the support ofthe Romanian Government and the Presidency of the Network is rotatingevery two years. Based on the decision of the BSUN Executive Board, thisyear, the Congress will be organized by Istanbul University between 11and 12 of July on the premises of Conference Centre.

Scientific Program

Day 1
2024-07-10
Istanbul University Rectorate Central Campus International Academic Relations Unit 34452
Day 2
2024-07-11
Istanbul University Rectorate Central Campus International Academic Relations Unit 34452
Day 3
2024-07-12
Istanbul University Rectorate Central Campus International Academic Relations Unit 34452
Day 4
2024-07-13
Day 5
2024-07-14
Istanbul University Rectorate Central Campus International Academic Relations Unit 34452
Istanbul University Rectorate Central Campus International Academic Relations Unit 34452
Istanbul University Rectorate Central Campus International Academic Relations Unit 34452
Arrival of participants image
Arrival of participants

July 10th, 2024Arrival of participants

Registration of the participants image
09:00 - 09:30
Registration of the participants
  • 09:00 – 09:30 Registration of the participants
Welcome speeches image
09:30 - 10:30
Welcome speeches

09:30 – 10:30 Welcome speeches

  • Sorin COSTREIE President, UNICA
  • E. Asaf HAJIYEV Secretary General, PABSEC
  • Erol ÖZVAR President, Higher Education Council, Turkiye
  • Hasan MANDAL President, TUBITAK, Turkiye
  • E. Lazăr COMĂNESCU Secretary General, BSEC
  • Jean-Marc PLANEIX Vice-President, EPICUR Alliance
  • Marian PREDA Rector, Bucharest University
  • Osman Bülent ZÜLFİKAR Rector, Istanbul University
Keynote Speech image
10:30 - 11:00
Keynote Speech

10:30 – 11:00 Keynote Speech

  • E. Mr. Recep Tayip ERDOGAN, President of the Republic of Turkiye (TBC)
Keynote Speech image
H.E. Mr. Recep Tayip ERDOGAN
President of the Republic of Turkiye (TBC)
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing image
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

11:00– 11:30 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

Plenary Session on “Promoting Science-based Decision Making in the Society” image
11:30 - 12:30
Plenary Session on “Promoting Science-based Decision Making in the Society”

11:30 – 12:30 Plenary Session on “Promoting Science-based Decision Making in the Society”

 

Moderator: Prof. Jean-Marc PLANEIX, Vice-President, EPICUR Alliance

 

Keynote speaker: Prof. Mychailo ZGUROVSKY, National Technical University of Ukraine

 

Panelists:

  • Prof.Artan HOXHA, Rector, University of Tirana, Albania
  • Prof.Davit GURGENIDZE, Rector, Georgian Technical University
  • Prof.Elmar GASIMOV, Rector, Baku Higher Oil School, Azerbaijan

 

Moderated discussion

Lunch and Poster Viewing image
12:30 - 14:30
Lunch and Poster Viewing

12:30 – 14:30 Lunch and Poster Viewing

 

Parallel Sessions image
14:30 - 15:30
Parallel Sessions

14:30 – 15:30 Parallel Sessions

 

Parallel Session on “Pathways for Promoting Young People in Regional and Global Decision Making”

 

Moderator: Prof. Osman Bülent ZÜLFİKAR, Rector, Istanbul University

 

Keynote speaker: Mila POPOVICH, Evolving Leadership

 

Panelists:

  • Prof.Christos J. BOURAS, Rector, University of Patras
  • Prof.Dan Marcel ILIESCU, Rector, “Ovidius” University of Constanta
  • Prof.Mazur Viktor ANATOLIYOVICH, Rector, Vinnytsia National Agrarian University

 

Moderated discussion

 

Parallel Session on “Peaceful and Sustainable Use of Outer Space”

 

Moderator: Prof. Eden MAMUT, Secretary General, BSUN

 

Keynote speaker: Dumitru PRUNARIU, Astronaut

 

Panelists:

  • Prof.Viorel BOSTAN- Rector of Technical University of Moldova
  • Prof.Vladan DJOKIC- Rector of University of Belgrade
  • Prof.Hamdullah ÇUVALCI- Rector of Karadeniz Technical University

 

 

Moderated discussion

 

 

Parallel Session on “Reform of the International Financial Architecture”

 

Moderator: Prof. Nicolae ISTUDOR, Rector, Bucharest University of Economic Studies

 

Keynote speaker: Kristalina GEORGIEVA, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

 

Panelists:

  • Prof.Adalat MURADOV, Rector, Azerbaijan State University of Economics
  • Prof.Dimitar Panayotov DIMITROV, Rector, University of National and World Economy
  • Prof.Liviu George MAHA, Rector, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi

 

Moderated discussion

 

 

Parallel Session on “BSEC 2.0 – the Reform of Regional Cooperation Institutions”

 

Moderator: Prof. Remus PRICOPIE, Rector, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration

 

Keynote speaker: Dr. Chantal Line CARPENTIE, United Nations

 

Panelists:

  • Prof.Kürşat AYDOĞAN, Rector, Bilkent University
  • Prof.Nicholaos THEODOSSIU, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Prof.Nino DOBORJGINIDZE, Rector, Ilia State University

 

Moderated discussion

Plenary Session on “A new Agenda for Peace in the Extended Black Sea Region” image
14:30 - 15:30
Plenary Session on “A new Agenda for Peace in the Extended Black Sea Region”

14:30 – 15:30 Plenary Session on “A new Agenda for Peace in the Extended Black Sea Region”

Moderator: Prof. Marian PREDA, Rector, University of Bucharest

 

Keynote speaker: Dr. Gerry JACOBS, President, WAAS

 

Panelists:

  • Prof.Georgi VALCHEV, Rector, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
  • Prof.Jaba SAMUSHIA, Rector, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
  • Prof.Erhan TABAKOĞLU, Rector, Trakya University

 

Moderated discussion

Coffee Break and Poster Viewing image
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

15:30– 16:00 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

Plenary Session on “A New Role of Education in the Society” image
16:00 - 17:30
Plenary Session on “A New Role of Education in the Society”

16:00 – 17:30 Plenary Session on “A New Role of Education in the Society”

 

Moderator: Prof. Sorin COSTREIE, President, UNICA

 

Keynote speaker: Prof. Ivanka POPOVIC, Vice-President, EUA

 

Panelists:

  • Prof.Atanas GERDJIKOV, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
  • Prof.Mustafa BABANLI, Rector, Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University
  • Prof.Dimitrios PAPAGEORGIOU, Rector, University of the Aegean

 

Moderated discussion

Dinner image
18:00
Dinner

18:00 – Dinner

Reports from the Parallel sessions image
09:30 - 10:30
Reports from the Parallel sessions

9:30 – 10:30 Reports from the Parallel sessions

  • Prof.Jean-Marc PLANEIX, Vice-President, EPICUR Alliance
  • Prof.Marian PREDA, Rector, University of Bucharest
  • Prof.Osman Bülent ZÜLFİKAR, Rector, Istanbul University
  • Prof.Eden MAMUT, Secretary General, BSUN
  • Prof.Nicolae ISTUDOR, Rector, Bucharest University of Economic Studies
  • Prof.Remus PRICOPIE, Rector, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration
  • Prof.Sorin COSTREIE, President, UNICA
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing image
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

10:30– 11:00 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

Session of the Conference of Rectors from the Black Sea Region – BSUN General Assembly image
11:00 - 12:00
Session of the Conference of Rectors from the Black Sea Region – BSUN General Assembly

11:00 – 12:00 Session of the Conference of Rectors from the Black Sea Region – BSUN General Assembly

 

Opening remarks:

  • Prof.Osman Bülent ZÜLFİKAR, Rector, Istanbul University
  • Prof.Marian PREDA, Rector, Bucharest University
  • Report on the activity of BSUN between 2022 and 2024, Prof. Marian PREDA

 

Country reports:

  1. Albania, Prof. Artan HOXHA, Rector, University of Tirana
  2. Armenia, Prof. Hovhannes V. HOVHANNISYAN, Rector, Yerevan State University
  3. Azerbaijan, Prof. Elmar GASIMOV, Rector, Baku Higher Oil School
  4. Bulgaria, Prof. Georgi VALCHEV, Rector, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
  5. Georgia, Davit GURGENIDZE, Rector, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
  6. Greece, Prof. Christos J. BOURAS, Rector, University of Patras,
  7. Moldova, Prof. Viorel BOSTAN- Rector, Technical University of Moldova,
  8. Romania, Prof. Dan Marcel ILIESCU, Rector, “Ovidius” University of Constanta
  9. Serbia, Prof. Vladan DJOKIC, Rector, University of Belgrade,
  10. Türkiye, Prof. Hamdullah ÇUVALCI, Rector, Karadeniz Technical University
  11. Ukraine, Prof. Mykhailo ZGUROVSKY, Rector, National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky KPI”
Lunch and Poster Viewing image
12:00 - 14:00
Lunch and Poster Viewing

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Poster Viewing

Session of the Conference of Rectors from the Black Sea Region – BSUN General Assembly image
14:00 - 15:30
Session of the Conference of Rectors from the Black Sea Region – BSUN General Assembly

14:00 – 15:30  Session of the Conference of Rectors from the Black Sea Region – BSUN General Assembly

Debates and adoption of the Declaration of the Conference of Rectors from the BSR

Coffee Break and Poster Seeing image
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break and Poster Seeing

15:30– 16:00 Coffee Break and Poster Seeing

Session of the Conference of Rectors from the Black Sea Region – BSUN General Assembly image
16:00 - 17:30
Session of the Conference of Rectors from the Black Sea Region – BSUN General Assembly

16:00 – 17:30  Session of the Conference of Rectors from the Black Sea Region – BSUN General Assembly

 

  • Election of the BSUN President for the mandate 2024-2026
  • Election of the BSUN Executive Board members
  • Nomination of the Future BSUN President for the mandate 2026-2028
Social Programme: Istanbul & Bosphorus Tour image
Social Programme: Istanbul & Bosphorus Tour

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Departure of participants

Departure of participants

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