OECD Korea Policy Center paid a visit to TÜBİTAK TÜSSİDE (Turkish Management Sciences Institute) to improve bilateral relations and to seek collaboration opportunities on 16 November of 2015.
Director of TUSSIDE Mr. Tezer Battal, Director of TUBITAK Software Technologies Research Institute (YTE) Mr. Cemil Sağıroğlu, Director General of the OECD Korea Public Governance Program Mr. Park Deok-Soo and Ms. Jace Choi, a researcher within the Public Governance Program have attended to the meeting at TUSSIDE.
During the program, presentations of TUSSIDE and YTE were made by Tezer Battal and CemilSağıroğlu respectively. In the presentations, both Directors provided information about the working areas and expertise of TUSSIDE and YTE Institutes. Upon the end of TUSSIDE and YTE presentations, Park Deok-Soo provided information about mission of OECD Korea Policy Center and the activities that are conducted by the Center. Park Deok-Soo, expressed that they operate on four main fields including public governance program, tax program, competition program and health and social policy program. Additionally, they stated they aim at transferring their knowledge and researches to the OECD countries and the other Asian countries.
Both sides focused on future collaborations mainly being on exchange of specialists, their trainings and e-government. It was also agreed that a memorandum of understanding be signed within this framework. The program ended with exchange of gifts.