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2019-2020 Academic Year Spring Semester

Dear Students and Academics,

On 26 March 2020, The Higher Education Council issued a press release to announce that it has been decided to continue education at universities in the 2019-2020 Academic Year Spring Semester only through distance education, open education and digital facilities.

The coordination of the whole process is carried out by Higher Education Council, and the measures taken by the authorities, especially by Higher Education Council, and the activities to be implemented for these measures are carried out effectively and dynamically by the commission established within our University. Our students and members are periodically being informed through our official digital channels (E-mail, Web and Social Media announcements).

We kindly ask you to check your e-mails (e-mail addresses with Yildiz extension), our website and official social media accounts for latest updates.

The official document regarding the precautions taken by the Office of the Governor can be accessed here.

Please click here to access the circular notice on the additional precautions.

For Higher Education Council’s press release;

https://www.yok.gov.tr/en/Sayfalar/news/2020/Sarac-made-a-statement-on-the-distance-education.aspx

Within this context, in line with information by Higher Education Council, the most recent precautionary measures taken and implemented at our university are as follows:

2019-2020 Academic Year Spring Semester Examination Calendar has been updated. Please click here for the updated calendar.

YTU Senate Code of Practice on the Regulations regarding Online Final Exams

The regulations regarding online final exams which will be carried out through YTU Online Campus Exam Module were determined at the YTU Senate Meeting in accordance with the Measurement and Assessment Criteria set by the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK) for the COVID-19 Outbreak Period.

Please click here for the YTU Senate Code of Practice on the regulations regarding 2019-2020 Academic Year Spring Semester Final Exams. 

YTUYOS 2020 EXAM DATES

YTUYOS-2020 exams have been postponed due to international travel and visa restrictions in the world. The new calendar has been updated as follows;

Please click here for YTUYOS EXAM CALENDAR

For Further information, please visit International Students Unit 

Student Certificate, Transcript, Diploma

These documents can be provided electronically, they will not be handed over by our University for a period of time within the scope of COVID-19 measures. If you need any other documents except for these ones, you need to contact relevant divisions through email.

The return date of all borrowed books between March 16 and June 15, 2020, have been extended until September 21, 2020. During this period, there will be no delay penalty, as it will be automatically extended.

http://www.ktp.yildiz.edu.tr/duyurular/%C3%96d%C3%BCn%C3%A7-Al%C4%B1nan-Kitaplar-Hakk%C4%B1nda/549

-As of 16 Mar 2020, Davutpasa and Besiktas Libraries are temporarily closed for readers. http://www.ktp.yildiz.edu.tr/duyurular/Koronavir%C3%BCs-Tedbiri-Hakk%C4%B1nda/526

Based on the decision made by the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK):

The calls for the Foreign Language Education Abroad Programs, Mevlana Exchange Programs and Project-based Mevlana Programs were cancelled.

The higher education institutions will endeavour to make the necessary adjustments in order for the students who were abroad within the scope of Mevlana and Erasmus Exchange Programs and who cancelled their study and came back to Turkey not to suffer from loss of credits due to credit transfer procedures.

You can click on the following links by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Directorate of Communications regarding the arrivals of Erasmus students to Turkey.

https://www.iletisim.gov.tr/turkce/duyurular/detay/cumhurbaskani-erdoganin-talimatlariyla-cumhurbaskani-yardimcisi-oktayin-baskanliginda-gerceklestirilen-toplantiya-iliskin-aciklama

http://www.ytuinternational.yildiz.edu.tr/events/38/COVID-19-Bilgilendirme

 

It is of utmost importance that our students and staff comply with the rules announced by the Ministry of Health in the public. For this reason, all social, artistic and sports activities to be held in the indoor / outdoor areas on campus have been cancelled. These also include activities supported by the University, external stakeholder, and student activities.

In line with those measures, all the ongoing and upcoming indoor activities have been cancelled until further notice.

ISO 9001: 205 Quality Management System Internal Audits, which is planned to be held in the March-April period, have been postponed until further notification.

 

All sports facilities are closed for use. (Swimming pool, fitness, indoor gym, astroturf)

The catering services, which has been in the form of lunch boxes for some time now, will not be carried out as of April 13th, 2020, Monday until further notice.  

http://www.sks.yildiz.edu.tr/duyurular/Yemek-Hizmetimiz-Hakk%C4%B1nda-Zorunlu-A%C3%A7%C4%B1klama/272

Until further notice as of March 24th, 2020, staff transportation will arrive 09.40 the latest and will depart at 16.00 every day.

The Cevizlibağ and campus shuttle services will not be carried out as of April 13th, 2020, Monday until further notice.

http://www.sks.yildiz.edu.tr/duyurular/Ring-Servis-Hizmetleri-Hakk%C4%B1nda/273

The Davutpaşa Campus shuttle service will be carried out by the University official vehicles as of April 13th, 2020, Monday according to the schedule below:

Davutpaşa Campus Shuttle Hours:  09:45 - 10:15 - 12:00 - 14:00 - 15:15

http://www.yildiz.edu.tr/etkinlikler/7089/Ring-Ara%C3%A7lar%C4%B1n%C4%B1n-%C3%87al%C4%B1%C5%9Fma-Saatleri-Hk-

 

PTT Branch in Davutpaşa Campus is closed from 18 Mar 2020 to 30 Mar 2020.

Our academic and administrative staff are instructed against any international travel until further notice. For obligatory cases and emergencies, the request must be sent to the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK) for evaluation within the scope of the Notice by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey No. 2020/2 and Dated March 12th, 2020 with the decision made by the Executive Board of the University attached.

In the case that our students (both international and Turkish nationals) go abroad, they are advised that they may encounter problems such as cancellation of flights, not being able to attend courses, etc. when they plan to return to Turkey according to the conditions present as to the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

The Students and members of our University who coming from abroad in the last 14 days, have to spend this three-week period at their permanent addresses in Turkey and refrain from coming to the University. Our students/members to whom this case apply must visit their family physicians or go to hospitals and request health reports for a period of complementing 14 days from the time they entered Turkey based on the confirmation through their passports. Furthermore, our staff must send those reports to their respective departments and our students must send those reports to the respective units of their faculty to reserve their rights of re-sit exams and absence from courses.

 

-The application of the personal hygiene and hand washing rules proposed by the Ministry of Health in the office and home environment is very important for public health.

-In order to provide personal hygiene and reduce the risk of infection, the Ministry of Health's posters have been hung in the dormitories, faculties and other administrative buildings.

-Office Hygiene Rules: In the offices, windows should be kept open to let in fresh air for 5 minutes on the hour.

- Hygienic Maintenance of Campus Shuttles: On March 8th, 2020, the campus shuttles have been sterilized using Ultra Low Volume device (ULV equipment is designed to produce very small droplets, thus ensuring even coverage with low volumes.) with the intention to destroy the coronavirus and other seasonal viruses. The process was taken very seriously. The disinfection agent had a nano-silver volume of 80 PPM and was not chemical based with no hazards against human health at all thanks to its special formula. The agent did not also contain alcohol, ammoniac, antibiotics and such and any other carcinogen agent including perfumes with antiviral characteristics preventing the spread of the Legionella bacteria inside the ventilation systems.

- Sterilization activities at Our University: Due to occurrences of COVID-19 cases occurring in our country and many countries all over the world, tougher medical measures against the virus have been implemented. In line with those measures, since last weekend, sterilization activities have been carried out within all the facilities of our campuses. Thus, all administrative units, classrooms, laboratories and offices are being sterilized. In order to help facilitate those sterilization activities, all our administrative and academic staff are advised to keep their offices unlocked during the business hours and make sure their offices be accessible outside the business hours.

- The academic and administrative staff are advised against ordering take-away food to campus with the intention to minimize contact from outside campus.

- The ways to keep from the Novel Coronavirus and the ways to reduce the risk of infections have been announced on official web sites of YTU and shared through official social media accounts.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information:  You can get the latest information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) through the following addresses:

http://bit.ly/covid19yenisayfa

Please click on the following links in order to access the brochures that illustrate the ways the hands are washed and the ways they you can protect yourselves from infections:

http://bit.ly/elyikamabilgisi , http://bit.ly/enfeksiyonriskiniazaltin

http://www.sks.yildiz.edu.tr/sks/7/YEN%C4%B0-KORONAV%C4%B0R%C3%9CS-(2019-nCoV)-Bilgilendirmesi/14

The instructions above will stay in effect until further notice.

National and local precautions against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) which is causing worldwide unrest are growing stronger. As Yildiz Technical University, it our priority to help protect the health of our students and staff. For this matter, YTU is keeping up to date to the new announcements and regulations. 

YTU will continue to share the regular updates and instructions distributed by the government agencies for the sake of public health. For this reason, please follow our web sites and social media and please check your organizational e-mails regularly.

We would like to thank you for your consideration and cooperation toward the efficiency of the precautions taken in the fight against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

YTU RECTOR’S OFFICE

 

   

   

   

 

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