In Granada University, Mediterranean Universities Union Conference was held with 150 attendants from 9 countries. After the opening speeches of Granada University Rector Pilar Aranda Ramirez, UNIMED President Francisco Matte Bonne and UNIMED General Secretary Hmaid Ben Aziza, many presentations in the simultaneous sessions were made.
UNIMED Board Member and İstanbul Aydın University President Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın also made a presentation themed “The Role of Universities in Earthquakes and Natural Disasters”. In his presentation, he mentioned that the consequences of the earthquake disaster that took place in our country and involved many provinces on 6th February 2023, the impact of the earthquake on education and the work of IAU in the earthquake area.
In his speech, Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın emphasized “It is essential that universities are not limited to desk job work in the projects in the field of disaster preparedness, joining the society to increase the interest of citizens, evaluate how good practices in this field in the world will be realized at the national level, develop functional projects and provide academic support in line with the vision they will ideally determine on how to prepare for disasters.”
At the end of the presentation, Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın said “I present my gratitude UNIMED to bring us together today with the principle of strengthening academic alliances for peace and security and to Granada University which is the one of oldest and most established universities in the world for hosting this precious organization.”