Turkey’s renowned university, Ankara University, attained a milestone by adding a course on NFTs to its curriculum. Through the course Introduction to NFT, Ankara University will be expanding awareness on non-fungible tokens. This is among the institute’s elective courses.
Ozgul Ozkan Yavuz, the Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister, said he is looking forward to seeing the results at the end of the academic term. He highlighted that they will exhibit all NFT works produced by the students that participated in the lesson. The deputy minister says NFT will trigger artistic creativity, skills, and talents among the youth.
Ali Taha Koc, the Head of the Turkish Presidency’s Digital Transformation Office, believes NFTs should not be looked at as just a matter of technology. He pointed out that the NFTs have a legal dimension and can affect business styles. The executive revealed that his colleagues were trying to coin a Turkish term for NFT and asked attendees of the course for their ideas and suggestions.
Koc will start a poll on social media platforms and everyone is welcome to give their suggestions, ideas for an alternative name to NFT. Ankara University’s initiative follows Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s push for the respective authorities in the country to look into cryptocurrency and the metaverse. The country is also set for a crypto law.