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Capitol Technology University Signs New MOU with Istanbul Aydin University, Strengthens International Cybersecurity Presence

Capitol Technology UNiveristy

June 25, 2019


On May 31, 2019, at the historic Middleton Tavern in Annapolis, Maryland, Dr. Bradford Sims, President of Capitol Technology University, signed an MOU with Dr. Mustafa Aydin, President of Istanbul Aydin University. The official signing was held following a meeting with the university presidents, along with Mr. Gunay Evinch, Co-chairman of the Board of the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC), and Maryland’s Secretary of State, Mr. John Wobensmith.

The MOU was established to capitalize on areas of mutual benefit between the two universities. The Middleton Tavern has been host to the nation’s founders, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, among other distinguished patrons.

“As a follow-up to the visit of the Maryland delegation to Istanbul, and Istanbul Aydin University in particular, we are delighted to further our collaborations with Maryland universities,” said Dr. Aydin. “As one of the leading universities of Turkey in the fields of cybersecurity and blockchain technology research, we are delighted to sign an MOU with Capitol Technology University to conduct joint summer school, research, conferences, and publications in the following days. We look forward to extending our relations with other Maryland universities and continue to be the proud partner at the Sister State Program between Istanbul and Maryland. We also thank Secretary of State Wobensmith for his support despite his busy schedule,” he added.

The partnership between the universities began in September 2018, when Dr. Sims met Dr. Aydin on a trip to the Republic of Turkey, sponsored by the Turkish American National Steering Committee and Turkish Airlines, where several representatives from Maryland universities came together to discuss opportunities for possible educational collaborations.