Nov 2019
Technical collaboration protocol signed between Alstom Turkey & ITU

Istanbul Technical University and Alstom Turkey have signed a Technical collaboration protocol with the aim of developing a cooperation in education.  The agreement was signed before Prof. Mehmet Karaca, ITU Rector, Ms. Arban Çıtak, General Manager of Alstom Turkey, and Mr. Mama Sougoufara, Vice Chairperson for Alstom Group Middle East and Africa Regional System and Infrastructure.

The focus of the protocol is to train ITU engineering students and new Alstom personnel in the field of “railway engineering. “  Those who start work will receive training from Alstom and ITÜ tutors, thus increasing the number of experts in sub systems such as line work and energy procurement.  Within the scope of the partnership, Alstom experts will introduce the railway sector to ITU engineering students and provide information about Alstom’s worldwide experiences and substantial project references.  This collaboration will also include joint seminars, workshops, conferences, symposiums, conventions, meetings and introductory activities.  

At the ceremony, Prof. Mehmet Karaca quoted “ITU, since its establishment has become an academic establishment that possesses the most privileged background in the field through working on the issue of transportation systems and its resolutions.  This background is also a directive for shaping the future of our university.  Accordingly, besides providing the training of an expert workforce, steps which shape the sector through innovative resolutions have been taken.  The duty which ITU has assumed in the various stages and levels of the transportation sector is developing with the experience of the distinguished project partners.  These comeback as studies which raise the lifestyle of communal living in our country and are technologically superior.   
Followed by Rector Karaca’s speech Ms. Arban Çıtak, Alstom General Manager for Turkey stated “This partnership will encourage young and talented ITU Engineers to be a part of the sector and thus will help enrich the field by raising awareness in Turkey’s railway sector and qualified workforce  with  experts in their field and qualified Turkish Alstom engineers. 

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About Alstom 

Alstom has been active in Turkey for nearly sixty years.  Alstom, a supporter of sustainable mobility, develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the railway sector.   Alstom provides every kind of solution (from fast trains to metros and trams to electrical buses), passenger solutions, and privatized services (maintenance, modernization), infrastructure, signalization and digital mobility solutions.  Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems.  The company reported a sales of 7.3 billion Euros in the 2016-2017 fiscal year and received an order totaling 10 billion Euros.  Alstom’s head office is based in France and is active with 32.800 personnel in over 60 countries.
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