STAFF REPORT ISB: An exclusive discussion on “Higher Education and Current Trends in Turkey” has recently been held by the Rumi Forum, an international intercultural and peaceful coexistence organization, at its Islamabad Center. M. Ahsan Raja, Secretary Education and Training, was the chief guest. Prof. Dr. Serif Ali Tekalan, Rector, Fatih University (Istanbul), delivered the speech. Highlighting the increasing availability of state and private higher education scholarships such as the Mevlana and Erasmus schemes, Prof. Dr. Tekalan expressed that Pakistani students valuably contribute to the academic and cultural environment of the Turkish universities. He also highlighted the need for a value-based education that appeals to students academic and spiritual developments simultaneously to educate them as whole human beings and accomplished individuals.