Caravanserai’ project receives a scholarship from USA
‘Caravanserai’ project receives a scholarship from USA
Assoc. Prof. Güzden Varinlioğlu, Faculty Member, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), Department of Architecture, was awarded a scholarship by the United States of America (USA) for her project, which aims to reveal historical city connections around the world such as the Silk Road through caravanserais. Assoc. Prof. Varinlioğlu, one of the few academicians who qualified to receive Fulbright, USA's most prestigious scholarship program, in Turkey, will complete her research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Assoc. Prof. Varinlioğlu, who will go as a visiting researcher, will also teach students and return to Turkey by finishing her research in one year.
Assoc. Prof. Güzden Varinlioğlu, Member of IUE Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Architecture, previously had the opportunity to go to the USA by receiving two different scholarships. Izmir resident Varinlioğlu, who is a graduate of Middle East Technical University (METU) and has works that make a difference with 20 years of academic experience, was awarded a scholarship by Turkish-American Association of Scientific Research and the Academy of Sciences in Turkey, and carried out successful works in the USA.
COMBINED BIOLOGY AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Noting that the project she prepared on caravanserais by combining biology and artificial intelligence was found remarkable, Assoc. Prof. Varinlioğlu said, “I applied for the Fulbright scholarship program last November. I sent the project, I prepared to reveal the historical city connections through caravanserais, to two academicians who were previously entitled to receive the same scholarship in our country. They studied the project thoroughly. My project caught the attention of the authorities both in our country and in the USA. I was invited to the USA. Under normal circumstances, I could have been in the US right now. However, I had to wait due to the coronavirus epidemic that affected our lives.”
I AM VERY PROUD
Assoc. Prof. Varinlioğlu stated the following: “The Fulbright scholarship program is a very valuable scholarship that about 20 people from Turkey receives each year. Being among these people makes me very proud. I will not only do research but also teach in the USA, where will be staying for a year. All my research and living expenses there will be covered by the US authorities. I aim to complete my project by making the best use of this opportunity provided to me.”