Turkey's reputable Middle East Technical University (METU) will ask the Higher Board of Education and Finance Ministry to employ foreign researchers, new rector of the university said on Sunday.
Turkish universities are not legally allowed to hire foreign researchers, Professor Ahmet Acar said in an interview with the A.A.
Acar said his university would try to draw successful postgraduate students in Turkey and from around the world, stating that legislative arrangements should be made for that purpose.
"We have to attract most successful students. We can do it in Turkey but we can not do it internationally. We can not employ foreign students here as researchers and provide them with financial support. This issue should be discussed. I believe that Turkey missed a lot of opportunities because of this," he said.
Acar also said that METU held talks with officials to establish a campus in Kosovo, reminding the international campus in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
"We are experienced. We had preliminary talks about a campus in Kosovo but there is nothing formal yet. This matter should be discussed seriously," he added.
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