Tentative Program

Monday, November 5, 2018

Venue and Registration

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

09:00-10:00 Registration  
10:00-10:30 Opening Ceremony
  • Prof. Dr. Durishah binti Idrus, Deputy Vice Chancellor, UTM International Students from the Middle East in Malaysian Universities: UTM Experience
11:00-12:30 Keynote speeches
  • Dr. Cemil Ertem, The Chief Economic Advisor to Turkey's president
  • Prof. Dr. Ensar Nisanci Department of International Relations, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Tekirdağ University, Turkey
  • Prof. Dr. Kamaruzaman bin Yusoff, Head of WAC-RG, FTI, UTM
  • The Concept of Moderation (Wasatiyyah) in Combating Extremism: A Malaysian Experience
12:30-14:00 Lunch  
14:00-15:30 Parallel Session  

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

9:00-10:30 Parallel Session 1
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Parallel Session 2
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Parallel Session 3
15:30-16.00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Parallel Session 4

Thursday, November 8, 2018

DAILY EDIRNE TOUR (Optional)

Edirne was the second capital city after Bursa. This short capital period (88 years) was left behind a lot of mosques, hamams (baths), bridges, covered bazaars, towers...etc. Now, Edirne is a border city and located the meeting point of the Tunca, Arda and Meric Rivers. The expenses for the daily tour which will be around €85 are not covered by the registration fee. Interested participants should contact the registration desk. The tour will include places such as:

  • Eski (Old) Mosque the oldest mosque in Edirne, is famous with big works of calligraphy on its front side.
  • Uc Serefeli Mosque is second biggest mosque after Selimiye, the name means "tree balconied mosque".
  • Selimiye Mosque is the most impressive monument of Ottoman architecture style. It was built by Mimar Sinan who described this mosque as "This is the work of my mastership".
  • Meric Bridge is 263 m lenght and connect between Karaagac village and the city center. It was built by Sultan Abdulmecit in 1842.
  • Beyazit Kulliye and Health Museum is near the Tunca River, the largest Ottoman spiritual and physical welfare complex. There was a medical center, which is converted into a "Health Museum", in the complex. You can get to know the development of medical science (especially mental illness) of Ottoman.
  • Tower Gate is also known as Makedonia Tower, Fire Tower, and Clock Tower. Actually, this monument was the one of four towers of Edirne Castle. Then it was converted into a clock tower which was burn by a fire.