We continue to create value in our cooperation with universities
As part of TÜBİTAK's 2244 Industrial PhD Program Call in 2019, the project proposal submitted jointly by Toros Agri R&D Center and Mersin University was awarded a grant.
Establishing the first R&D center in the field of plant nutrition in Turkey in 2017, Toros Agri continues to cooperate with universities on projects that will support agricultural development in line with its vision of sustainable agriculture. With university-industry collaborations, Toros Agri also provides opportunities for young researchers in the fields of fundamental sciences and engineering.
Toros Agri R&D Center applied with - and was awarded grants for - two projects to TÜBİTAK's first 2244 Industrial PhD Program Call in 2018, which aims to encourage the recruitment of much-needed researchers who will work to address the needs of private sector companies. As part of the PhD studies led by Doc. Dr. Suna Ertunç from Ankara University Chemical Engineering Department, and Prof. Dr. Hakan Arslan from Mersin University Department of Chemistry, teams aim to develop and produce new types of fertilizers that will contribute to agricultural practices, while at the same time following and applying state-of-the-art scientific and technological developments to protect company and country interest and to ensure sustainability.
With the new TÜBİTAK 2019 call this year, only 188 projects out of a total of 330 that applied to TÜBİTAK were accepted, including the project submitted jointly by Toros Agri R&D Center and Mersin University. The project, which will be led by Prof. Dr. Bahadır K. Körbahti from Mersin University Chemical Engineering Department and Prof. Dr. Recep Özen from the Department of Chemistry, will be financed with contributions from TÜBİTAK (75%) and Toros Agri (25%). As part of the abovementioned cooperation, three additional PhD students will be participating in projects much needed in the industry.