Dogus / Piri Reis Universities – Establishment of New Universities
C4FF has also been involved in major international projects developing new
universities and colleges in Europe, Asia and the Middle-east.
Most recent developments include C4FF supporting Dogus Group of Schools to
establish the Dogus Institute of Higher Education. In 1995 Professor Ziarati, C4FF
Chairman became the Academic Director of Dogus Institute of Higher Education in
collaboration with Oxford Brookes University in Istanbul, Turkey, leading
to the Institute becoming a university two years later called Dogus University (www.dogus.edu.tr). Professor
Ziarati was seconded to the University as the Dean and continued with his role as
the Principal of Dogus Institute of Higher Education.
In 2003 C4FF become involved in establishing a major maritime education partnership
called MarEdu (www.maredu.co.uk)
which entails the development of TUDEV Institute of Maritime Studies (www.tudev.com.tr) in Istanbul with the Institute receiving
approval to become a university from the Turkish Higher Education Council in 2008.
The name of the new university is Piri Reis (www.pirireis.edu.tr).