METU, CEE Launch Dual Degree Program-Civil and Environmental Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

METU, CEE Launch Dual Degree Program

CMU and METU Faculty in Ankara (left to right): CEE department head Jim Garrett, METU CE department head Guney Ozcebe, Dean Canan Ozgen,
Dean Zafer Dursunkaya, Prof. Aysegul Askan, Prof. Erdem Canbay, Prof. Lucio Soibelman, Prof. Talat Birgonul, Prof. Burcu Akinci, Prof. Irem Dikmen, and Prof. Ismail Ozgur Yaman

METU (Middle East Technical Institute) and CEE recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a dual PhD degree program. The MOU, signed by officials at Carnegie Mellon and METU and approved by the Turkish Higher Education Board, reflects a commitment of both universities for a joint education program, which enables PhD candidates at Carnegie Mellon and METU to earn a degree at each institution. A celebration of this MOU, involving faculty from both universities (including Carnegie Mellon Professors Jim Garrett, Burcu Akinci and Lucio Soibelman and CEE alumni and METU professors Aysegul Askan (CEE '07) and Semiha Kiziltas (CEE '08)) occurred in late June 2008 in Ankara, Turkey. 

Learn more about the dual degree program.