The Council of Higher Education (CoHE – YÖK), leaving 39 years behind, is preparing to do the innovative works that prioritize quality and merit in universities with the motto “the New CoHE”.
The council has brought all higher education institutions in Turkey under the same roof and as of today, there are 207 higher education institutions, 8 million students, and 175,000 instructors in Turkey. CoHE is conducting studies and coordination works for a great number of people and institutions.
The goal-oriented plans made by CoHE in the field of internationalization have also started to blossom forth. With the preparation of the “Internationalization Strategy Document in Higher Education”, the number of international students from 182 countries exceeded 200,000. It should be noted that this rate of increase has not been seen in any European country in the last 3 years.
For the global coronavirus disease epidemic would not adversely affect the coming of international students to the country, CoHE organized a virtual higher education fair named the Study in Turkey YÖK Virtual Fair 2020. At the fair, visitors from 165 countries had the opportunity to meet with the representatives of higher education institutions and get detailed information online, without paying any fees.