Vice Chancellors' Forum 2017

The Vice Chancellors' Forum 2017 is a platform aiming to encourage collaboration; promote the quality of education; and discuss the current issues in the field of higher education in the universities of the Islamic world.

The Forum was successfully held in 2012, 2013 and 2015 in Pakistan. The fourth of these forums, VC Forum 2017 was held in Ankara on the 26th and 27th of July with the theme "Forming the Higher Education Area of the Islamic World". 334 Rectors/Vice Chancellors/Presidents from 37 countries attended the forum.

VC Forum 2017 welcoming ceremony took place at the Presidential Palace under the auspices of our President Hon. Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN. The rectors/vice chancellors/presidents of the Islamic world came together at the lunch at the Presidential Palace after the welcoming ceremony.

The titles of the panel sessions, which are of great importance for the forming of higher education area of the Islamic world, held in the afternoon of the 26th of July was as the following:

  • Qualifications Framework and Quality Assurance
  • Credit Transfer System and Mobility
  • QA Agencies and Recognition & Equivalence
  • Joint/Dual/Double Degree Programs

The outcomes of the panel discussions were evaluated at the final session on the 27th of July and Ankara Declaration 2017  was published as a road map in forming the higher education area of the Islamic world.