Agreement with Transilvania University, Brasov, Romania

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Oklahoma State University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) wth Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, on July 15, 2009. OSU professor Dr. Salim Hiziroglu was in Romania for the signing ceremony.

The relationship between the two universities started more than 15 years ago, when Dr. Hiziroglu began correspondence with Transilvania University professors Dr. Lidia Gurau and Dr. Marius Barbu, based on their shared specialties in wood products and technology. Dr. Hiziroglu and Dr. Barbu have also worked together since 2000 to organize international conferences for the International Union Forestry Research Organization (IUFRO).

Potential benefits of the MOU include research collaboration, as well as student and visiting scholar exchanges.

“Transilvania University of Brasov is well-developed and one of the most established research institutions in Romania,” said Dr. Hiziroglu.

Photo: OSU professor Dr. Salim Hiziroglu with Transilvania University’s Vice-Rector, 
Dr. Marina Cionca, and professor Dr. Lidia Gurau (left to right) in Brasov, Romania.
Photo: OSU professor Dr. Salim Hiziroglu with Transilvania University’s Vice-Rector, Dr. Marina Cionca, and professor Dr. Lidia Gurau (left to right) in Brasov, Romania.