Universities mobilise resources to help quake victims

Chairman of European Higher Education Organization Igor Kiselev talks about earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

Turkish and Syrian universities suspended exams and classes and joined forces to mobilise resources and personnel after earthquakes that struck south-eastern Turkiye and north-west Syria.

A number of student associations across the world have issued helpline numbers to assist their students in Turkiye, including, for example, Jammu and Kashmir Students Association.

The Turkish Council of Higher Education issued a statement on 6 February saying education was suspended until further notice in Turkish higher education institutions in the provinces of Kahramanmaras, Adana, Malatya, Adiyaman, Hatay, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Kilis and Osmaniye, which were affected by the Kahramanmaras-centered earthquake.

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