To plan the infrastructure of an art university and construct all educational and productional circumstances based on ideal artistic values requires a completely different way of thinking. At a university focused on art and design, the best way for students to be educated is both theoretically and practically. Students should have the chance to apply their theoretical knowledge. To form such a balanced system requires devoted work and economic burden.
In that respect, it is not difficult to recognize how risky it is to have such high aims given today’s conditions. If we believe that art and civilization are one, we have to be aware that civilization consists of so many risks taken in the name of creating the difference. When awareness, courage and enthusiasm come together, it is possible to overcome all obstacles. ARUCAD is not only a university, but also an ideal.Asst. Prof. Dr. Sinan Arkin
Chairman, Board of Trustees