ISTANBUL: Pegasus Airlines and Turkey's Bahcesehir University are organising an international transport logistics conference.
Held on the university's Besiktas campus in Istanbul on October 08 2015, the conference will bring together both home-grown and international students and will cover topics relevant to air, sea and road logistics.
Presented in partnership between Pegasus Cargo and Bahcesehir University's Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, it will be of particular interest to students looking to make a career in these sectors as it will combine both education and experience.
Pegasus Airlines vice president-Cargo Aydin Alpa outlined the opportunity for students who attend the conference to combine academic education with actual professional experience: "At Pegasus Cargo we believe that hands-on education when learning a profession is vital.
"Students who attend this conference will be able to meet with and benefit from the experience of some of the international logistic sector's most seasoned professionals," he added.
Professor Necip Cakir (left of picture with Aydin Alpa), dean of Bahcesehir University's Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, said strong collaboration between universities and the world of business is important: "Universities are very important both from the point of view of the academic world and world of business. At Bahcesehir University we aim to be one of Turkey's leading providers of a university-level education.
"We want to give our students a complete education which ranges from A to Z and we are working on achieving this," he added.
"When Bahcesehir University's Faculty of Economics,Administrative and Social Sciences was founded our aim was to expose our students to strong collaborations between higher education and the business world in the best ways available.
"Thus the international transport logistics conference that we are presenting with Pegasus Cargo is of great importance to us in securing these aims," he noted.