University Without Borders Prize for Yaşar
17 May 2018 Share

University Without Borders Prize for Yaşar

To raise public awareness of people with disabilities, Turkish Council of Higher Education has presented University Without Borders Awards to universities for their efforts to allow students with disabilities to be fully, effectively and equally involved in education on campus.

Yaşar University became one of the sixteen universities that were awarded Space Accessibility prize (Orange Flag) and one of the seven universities awarded Accessibility in Education prize (Green Flag) among a total number of 185 universities.

A TOTAL OF 14 FLAGS

  Prof. Ali Nazım Sözer, Yaşar University Vice Rector and President of the Center for Students with Disabilities, expressed that they are pleased that the university has been awarded 7 orange flags and 7 green flags. “At Yaşar University, it is our priority to come up with lasting solutions so students with disabilities or special needs enjoy their right to equality in education, without being exposed to positive or negative discrimination. To do so, we are putting our efforts into arranging the available campus space so the campus area can be accessible and reachable for our students. We are working to raise awareness of this issue both among public and among our students and staff. We are organizing seminars, conferences and similar events to this end. We are an active supporter of the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality’s Project for Employment of People with Disabilities. As part of our works for restructuring the campus, it is our intention to make sure that the new buildings are going to be constructed in a way fulfilling the needs of students with disabilities,” noted Sözer.

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