DEAN OF THE SELÇUK UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF MEDICINE PROF. DR. OKTAY SARI EXPLAINED THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF YHT TO THE ACADEMIC LIFE IN THE CITY.
The accessibility that was enabled by the High-Speed Trains in Konya is providing benefits in many fields. Dean of the Selçuk University Faculty of Medicine Prof. Dr. Oktay Sarı is one name that enlivens the academic life in Konya by taking advantage of YHT. Sarı, stating the importance of the Konya-İstanbul YHT trips being put into service in 2011 for both Konya and the Selçuk University, draws attention to the increase in the number of events that are organized by the university and the number of participants who take a day-trip from Ankara by means of YHT.
Symposiums are organized in two cities
“The Minds That Were Joined by High-Speed Trains Gynecology Symposiums” take an important place among the scientific events that are organized by Prof. Dr. Sarı. Prof. Sarı shares the information that the third one in the symposium series, which was held first in Konya and then in Eskişehir, is going to be held in Konya by the Selçuk University Faculty of Medicine and continues: “We shouldn’t stop there of course. By increasing the number of scientific events in all of our branches as a faculty, we are contributing to both sciences and the railway transportation.”
We can create an exhibit out of the selfies that were shot on YHTs
Prof. Sarı doesn’t limit his initiatives with academic fields to organize events by taking advantage of YHT. He has interesting ideas about using YHT for events of literature and culture-art: “I think the experiences of our students and academic staff might be worthy of collecting them in a book. In my opinion, we can create an exhibit out of the selfies and photographs that were shot on YHTs. YHT is a good opportunity for all of us. If I share all of my opinions for future, the excitement might drop down. I better leave it to time.”
Prof. Sarı says, “I am hoping that YHT is going to reach more locations in our country and the increase in the number of scientific and artistic events are going to accelerate by means of YHT. Speed means danger on highways but safety on railways. Where there is safety, sciences and arts find a nice platform to develop.”
YHT is good for our health
Considering the benefits of using YHT as a doctor, Sarı says, “Being enabled to walk during a travel is so important to our health. The scariest illness, which is especially seen in people who travel often due to inactivity for a long time during long travels, is deep vein thrombosis. We suggest to drivers taking hourly breaks to walk to reduce the risk of getting deep vein thrombosis. You have the privilege of being mobile on YHTs. Even if you don’t walk, thanks to the wide leg space, you can at least move your legs.”