Dear Academic and Administrative Staff and Students!
We are entering 2017 with a new hope and enthusiasm, leaving behind 2016, where our country, our nation and our university experienced very important developments. I wish that the New Year will be instrumental to goodness for all mankind, especially our university, our city and our nation.
First of all, I wish mercy and gratitude to our martyrs who lost their lives within the past year in the attacks organized by terrorist organizations, which tried to harm the unity of our country and the harmony and co-existence of our nation.
I hope in 2017, terror will end and peaceful days for our country will begin thanks to the power of our State and the determination of our citizens. I hope, moreover, that all wars in the world, including the war in Syria, will end soon and new year will bring peace to the whole humanity.
Dear Academic Staff, in terms of both scientific production and educational activities, 2016 was a very successful year for our university. When we look at the year 2016, we see the increase in the number of academic publications and development in the quality of national and international publications. I wish your success will continue in terms of scientific production in the new year. I congratulate all of our staff who demonstrated academic progress in 2016, I wish their success to continue.
I would like to thank our Administrative Staff who have showed a great effort to ensure that our university is functioning and that the current system is successfully implemented. I wish to thank them for their enthusiasm during the year we have passed and wish them all the best while working on bringing our university to better places in the new year. We worked together in architectural and administrative projects which were very difficult to realize in 2016, and we will work with a greater determination and dedication in 2017 for new projects that will add value to our university.
Dear Students, I wish success to each of you in the final exams which will start in the first days of the new year. The achievements you will demonstrate in your courses will make us proud and carry our university to better places. During the past year, you set an example with your accomplishments and behaviors, and made us and your families proud. I hope you will continue to demonstrate the same human qualities and academic achievements in the coming year.
Honorable Family of Kocaeli University! I wish the year 2017 will bring healthy, peaceful and happy days in which the suffering of the previous year are left behind.
Prof. Dr. Sadettin HÜLAGÜ
Rector of Kocaeli University