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Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Marble and Natural Stone Technologies Application and Research Center has been established at 3 September 2013 and published in the Official Gazette No. 28754.
The main objectives of the Centre,

  • To support the marble and natural stone sector that is economically important for Burdur Province,
  • To contribute to existing marble and natural stone potential in an efficient way,
  • To determine the problems of industry and carry out research for solving sectoral problems,
  • To enhance the capacity of the sectoral labourer where necessary by regular training and  seminars,
  • To make a research, development and application studies in the field of marble and natural stone technology,
  • To contribute to the national know how and technological infrastructure by using the existing knowledge and experience in the field of marble and natural stone,
  • In order to improve university-industry collaboration, the Center aiming to develop new ideas and projects that will increase competitive capacity of the sector which is the region’ s largest economic power.

In addition to above mentioned main objectives, the Center will search for new funding opportunities for the university and produce information and services to improve the national and international collaboration.