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Published: 11 March 2015
Lucien Arkas honoured
The Chairman of Arkas Holding has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate
The Senate of Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir has awarded a Doctorate honoris causa to Lucien Arkas, Chairman of Arkas Holding, a leading private sector shipping ports and logistics group. The title was conferred upon Lucien Arkas by the Rector, Professor Dr Mehmet Füzün at a ceremony last month. The picture shows the Rector (left) and Lucien Arkas (right) at the award ceremony.
The Rector reminded the audience that the Doctorate honoris causa had been given to just 15 people before Lucien Arkas, including the 9th President of the Republic of Turkey, Süleyman Demirel, and the former President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Rauf Denktaş.
Arkas Holding sponsored in 2008 the building, construction and equipment for the Arkas Application Centre at the Machinery Department of the Dokuz Eylul University Maritime Operation and Management Vocational School and supported in 2011 the Marport Port Operations Laboratory established at the Maritime Faculty.
Among the reasons given by the commission for awarding the degree to Lucien Arkas were his support of and contributions to the Dokuz Eylül University Technology Development Zone, his direct contributions to maritime education, the scholarships he awards to students, his role model of entrepreneurship and innovation, enrichment of education, arts and culture in Izmir with schools, museums, exhibitions, collections and classical music and finally the fact that he values sports with a volleyball school and successful volleyball teams.
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