Having completed his undergraduate education at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in 1982, Prof. Dr. Erkan İbiş received the title of “Specialist” in 1989, "Associate Professor" in 1991 and "Professor" in 1997 from Ankara University Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Nuclear Medicine.
Between 1994 and 2005, he served as the Deputy Chief Physician and Chief Physician at Ankara University Faculty of Medicine’s Cebeci Hospital, as the Chairman of the Faculty of Medicine’s Nuclear Medicine Department and as the Vice Rector of Ankara University. In the final stage, Prof. Dr. Erkan Ibiş served as the elected Rector of Ankara University between 2012 and 2020.
In recognition of his career achievements and his many published articles, Prof. Dr. Ibiş has been honored with international state awards that include the Order of the State of Romania (Award of Merit), the Order of the State of Italy (Commendatore) and the Order of the State of Hungary (Magyar Erdemrend Tisztikeresztje).
Prof. Dr. Erkan İbiş has also served as the Chairman of the University Hospitals Association, the Chairman of the Turkish-Russian Societal Forum Education and Science Committee, and the Advisor to the President of the Council of Higher Education (CoHE). He remains a member of the Ethics Committee for Public Officials and the Ministry of Health Medical Specialization Board (TUK).
As of January 2022, Prof. Dr. Ibiş has served as the Rector of Istinye University.
Professor Dr. Engin Ulukaya, after graduating from Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty in 1987, completed his Medical Biochemistry specialization at Uludağ University. He completed his doctorate (PhD) at the University of Leeds (UK), School of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He is working on basic cancer research, cell death, cancer drug development, and personal oncology. In addition to being the chair of the Molecular Cancer Research Association (MOKAD), he is a member of the Council in EACR (European Association for Cancer Research) and a full member of the EORTC PathoBiology subgroup. He has published 137 articles in international journals (Google Scholar H index: 32, Number of citations: 3385). He received the “promising laboratory physician” award at the world pathology and laboratory medicine association (WASPALM) congress held in South Korea in 2003 and was awarded the WASPALM medal. He also has 32 awards in various categories, 3 of which are abroad. He is the Dean of Health Sciences at Istinye University. He is also the Director of the Molecular Cancer Application and Research Center (ISUMKAM) of the same university.
He was born in Ankara on 25.12.1961. In 1986, he graduated from the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema at Ankara University College of Communications. In 1987, he started working as a research assistant at the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema at Gazi University College of Communications. In 1988, he won the Scholarship of the Council of Higher Education for Graduate Education Abroad and went to the United States of America. In 1990, he received his M.A. degree in Communication Arts at University of West Florida. In 1994, he completed Stage and Performing Arts program and obtained his Ph.D. degree in cinema-television at 9 Eylül University Faculty of Fine Arts. He became an associate professor in 1996, and professor in 2004. After serving as the department chair, dean, and vice president in various universities, Peyami Çelikcan has recently worked as the President of İstanbul Şehir University. In addition to giving lectures in the field of communications at undergraduate, graduate, and PhD degree levels, Çelikcan also gave lots of lectures and seminars at the educational programs of various national and international institutions. He held several seminars and workshops for correspondents of Palestine Maan Agency titled “News Broadcasting”; and for programmers at state-run televisions in Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kosovo titled “Television Broadcasting” and “Documentary Production”. Çelikcan also participated in various projects about adult education and he directed some parts of two educational films, one broadcasted in TRT and produced on behalf of The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry as part of Farmer Education Project (YAYÇEP); and one produced for UNICEF as part of the Visual Parental Education (UNICEF-GABEP). While continuing his studies in the field of cinema and television, Çelikcan has produced many works as a document director and a scriptwriter. Having specialized in cultural and historical documentaries, Çelikcan shot various documentaries which focused on Central Asian, Anatolian, and Caucasian geographies by tracing the Turkish culture and history. He was both the director general and scriptwriter of one of these documentaries, Following Dervishes from Kazakhstan to Hungary, which consists of 13 episodes and was completed in 2000. Peyami Çelikcan directed the 3-episode documentary The Kyrgyz in 2006. In 2007, he worked as both the copywriter and co-director of the 13-episode documentary The Colors of Anatolia-Birth, Wedding, Death. As of 2011, he took part in the documentaries about The History of Caucasus and Central Asia Railways as scriptwriter and co-director. These documentaries are Trans-Caspian Railway (13 episodes), Trans-Siberian Railway (13 episodes), Trans-Aral Railway (13 episodes), and Trans-Caucasian Railway (13 episodes). Çelikcan also took charge as project advisor in projects carried out by the Radio Television Broadcasters Union (RATEM) in order to determine the professional standards and qualifications in broadcasting, and he conducted studies on professional standards and qualifications for the professions of Television Program Director, Assistant Director, and Chief Electrician and Assistant Electrician. In addition to his academic studies on media history, cinema history, popular music, and documentary cinema, Çelikcan continues his research on addiction and participates in international projects as project advisor. Finally, he served as the project advisor for Drug Awareness on Adults (DAWAP) project carried out by the Green Crescent in cooperation with NGOs from four countries that fight against addiction as part of the ERASMUS+ program. Peyami Çelikcan is also the Chair of Green Crescent Scientific Board, and member of International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS), and International Documentary Association (IDA). He is currently working at İstinye University as the Dean of Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences.
Hatice Gülen, born in Adana in 1967, graduated from Çukurova University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture in 1988. After she had MSc degree in 1992, she started her doctoral studies at the same university in 2004. She received her Ph.D. degree in 2000 after she carried out her thesis on plant molecular physiology at West Virginia University (USA) as a TUBITAK scholar between 1998-1999. In 1995 in Greece, in 2006 at the Hebrew University of Israel and in 2009 at West Virginia University she studied plant genetics and biotechnology. She started working at the Uludağ University in 2000 and became an Associate Professor in 2005, Professor in 2011. During this time, she founded Plant Biotechnology and Plant Molecular Physiology Research Laboratories. She took an active role in the establishment and execution of the Molecular Biology and Genetics Graduate Program between 2013-2016. Hatice Gülen served as the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and chaired many academic-administrative commissions in 2011-2015. She coordinated program accreditation (MÜDEK and ABET) process. She took place in continuous improvement and quality studies at the Rectorate. Hatice Gülen continued her academic studies at Istanbul Bilgi University after 2016. She founded the Plant Biotechnology Research Laboratory in the Department of Genetics and Bioengineering. During her tenure as the Head of the Department until 2021, she made the Genetics and Bioengineering Undergraduate Program the first Bioengineering program to receive the MÜDEK accreditation. Gülen, a member of the Bioengineering Platform, organized the 7th Bioengineering Summit in 2020. She was a member of the Faculty Board of Directors, the Faculty Board, the University Senate and the Accreditation Coordinator of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences. Hatice Gülen has been involved in many research projects related to her expertise; she recently carried out the interdisciplinary project ''TÜBİTAK-1003'' as PI in 2020. Since then she is being involved in interdisciplinary projects on green biotechnology applications. Hatice Gülen has the "Training of Trainers" certificate authorized by TPI on the subject of patent. Professor Gülen having certificates in 'Quality Management System', 'Process Management, Interaction and Improvement Techniques', and 'MÜDEK Program Accreditation Evaluator', is a MÜDEK Program Accreditation Evaluator. Gülen has supervised graduated thesis and published many papers and book chapters. She has also been included in international citation indexes with her works. Hatice Gülen holds 3 national and 1 international patents.
Graduated from Istanbul University Maritime Transportation And Management Engineering in 2000. He completed his master degree in Product Management and Marketing from Marmara University and he has an MBA degree from Istanbul Technical University. Cem Duran received his Ph.D after completing his thesis in Customer Experience Management from Istanbul Technical University. Dr. Cem Duran participated “Coaching Skills for Manager” certificate program in New York University after working 2 years as Marketing Specialist in Institute of Behavioral Sciences. In 2007, he worked 5 years in IDO (Istanbul Seabus Administration) as Business Development Manager and played an active role on privatization process of the company. In the same period he founded EDDRA, Turkey’s first & only Photo Marketing Agency which later become biggest player in its market. He took active role in many entrepreneur accelerating program’s assessment processes and provided mentorship to entrepreneurs in several projects. In 2014, he started working as Technology Transfer Manager and Deputy General Manager in Yıldız Technical University’s Yıldız Teknopark. During this time he consulted foundation of many Techno Parks and Technology Transfer Offices. From the beginning of 2017 to the end of 2018, he worked as Head of Department in Management Information Systems in İstinye University and founded and managed the university’s Technology Transfer Office at the same time. He was appointed Deputy General Manager of Teknopark İstanbul by 2018. He gives lectures on “Entrepreneurship” and “Strategic Marketing Management” in master programs of İstinye University and Istanbul Commerce University.
Following Üsküdar American Academy, she received her BS degree in Environmental Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1992 and MS and PhD degrees from Bogazici University Institute of Environmental Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey. Her PhD thesis was based on the “Thermodynamic Analysis of Treatment Plants for Producing Energy from Solid Waste” which she conducted in Germany with a joint scholarship from ForschungZentrum Jülich and TUBITAK (National Science Foundation of Turkey).
Defining herself as a pracademic, she has more than 25 years of experience not only in academia but also in private sector working on environment and sector-specific activities in Turkey and Dubai (UAE). She has extensive expertise specifically in Environmental Auditing according to World Bank Standards which is required for international financing especially during company M&As and greenfield projects. Working over the years in projects involving different stakeholder groups with different priorities, she has the proven capacity for establishing a dialogue between such stakeholder groups. Although coming from a technical background, her academic work focuses on involving sustainable development into the strategies of corporations including higher academic institutions and she teaches and leads funded research on sustainability / sustainable development especially focusing on industrial ecology and regional development. Furthermore, she is an editor and board member of the Springer’s ‘Encyclopedia for Sustainability in Higher Education Institutions' and ' Encyclopedia for Sustainable Development Goals'. Dr. Özuyar is also a member of the academic committee in the 'Journal of Sustainability of Higher Education' and 'International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management'.
Sebnem Ozdemir received her B.Sc. degree in Mathematics (Yıldız Technical University), as well as the M.A. in Mathematics Education and M.Sc. in Informatics (İstanbul University). She received her Ph.D. degree from İstanbul University (IU), İstanbul Turkey. She was a visiting researcher in Electronics and Computing Engineering Department (Worcester Polytechnic Institute- WPI) for her postdoc research, Worcester, MA, USA. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor and Head of Department in the Department of Management Information Systems, Istinye University, İstanbul, Turkey. Besides, she works for Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (MIT CSAIL). With the machine learning based model, she built, Mrs. Ozdemir was received the “Contribution to Human Development Award” by Koc University UNESCO Chair. Earlier this year (2018), she began to integrate a new and closely-related research stream with her students, which is called “Deep Projects,” that involves deep learning algorithms and methodologies. The first of these projects, “Deep Classical Art,” relates to pattern recognition and reproductions, which are hidden in the Anatolian and Ottoman art, such as marbling (Ebru), ornamentation (Tezhip), and tapis. Prior to the aforementioned projects, she used mathematical modelling to predict juvenile crime. Her work with others on a multidisciplinary project team led to the design and implementation of decision support systems that identifies at-risk children. She has many published papers, book chapters and patents related to data science and machine learning. Ozdemir’s research fields are artificial intelligence, data science, management information systems, decision making, mathematical modelling.
Tayfun Utas, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1998 and a master degree in MBA Turkish program at Istanbul University in 1994 and then he completed his master degree in Social Science Institute Faculty of Management Department of Production Management in Istanbul University with the dissertation of ‘’ "Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) in Lean Manufacturing and an Application" and with the dissertation of ‘’ 'Within the Scope of Hybrid Business Features Theory of Business Motivation of Blue-collars' he graduated from department of Business doctorate programme in 2016. Tayfun Utas has implemented projects on Toyota Production and Lean Manufacturing systems throughout his business life. He conducted a series of activities and has performed the leadership and application of many projects about Production Compund Systems. About Total Productive Management( TPM), he takes possession of the certificate "JIPM Instructor" certificate issued by JIPM Japan Enstitute Plant Maintenance organization. After these studies, he gained the reward ‘’World TPM’’. He trained Lean Sigma applications in Chamber of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul Chamber of Industry and various companies and he lectured about TPM and Lean Sigma. With Istanbul Chamber of Industry, he wrote manuals with co-workers about TPM and 5S for SMEs. Tayfun Utas who has a Six Sigma Black Belt certificate, as of 2012, has directed many projects. Tayfun Utas who started his business life in 1988 as a chief of production in a private Corporation, he worked as a manager in different units of private corporations between 1991-2017. Tayfun Utas works as an Operations Director in an international private company.
Esra Bayhantopçu completed joint international PhD study program and graduated from Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, Political Science Department and Galatasaray University, Media and Communication Studies Department in 2017. While she was doing her PhD research at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, she stayed at Paris between 2014-2016 with the support of Tübitak International PhD Fellowship Program and wrote her doctoral thesis on the subject of ‘marriage of underage girls problem in Turkey and its media discourse analysis on Turkish print and social media’. In the spring semester of 2018, she gave lectures at Bahçeşehir University Master Programme as a visiting lecturer. Esra Bayhantopçu completed her master degree in Galatasaray University, Marketing Communication Department in 2010 and her bachelor’s degree in Dokuz Eylül University, Management Department in 2004. Aside from her academic life, she has been working in professional business life since 2005. During her academic studies, she also has been working as a consultant in the field of Corporate Sustainability since 2010. She is among the first sustainability consultants of Turkey in this field and provides consultancy to leading national and international companies about on Corporate Sustainability strategy, process Management and reporting. Esra Bayhantopçu has been doing academic researches on sustainability, media and communication, gender and children's rights, and she wrote articles and book chapter in these areas.Esra Bayhantopçu completed joint international PhD study program and graduated from Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, Political Science Department and Galatasaray University, Media and Communication Studies Department in 2017. While she was doing her PhD research at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, she stayed at Paris between 2014-2016 with the support of Tübitak International PhD Fellowship Program and wrote her doctoral thesis on the subject of ‘marriage of underage girls problem in Turkey and its media discourse analysis on Turkish print and social media’. In the spring semester of 2018, she gave lectures at Bahçeşehir University Master Programme as a visiting lecturer. Esra Bayhantopçu completed her master degree in Galatasaray University, Marketing Communication Department in 2010 and her bachelor’s degree in Dokuz Eylül University, Management Department in 2004. Aside from her academic life, she has been working in professional business life since 2005. During her academic studies, she also has been working as a consultant in the field of Corporate Sustainability since 2010. She is among the first sustainability consultants of Turkey in this field and provides consultancy to leading national and international companies about on Corporate Sustainability strategy, process Management and reporting. Esra Bayhantopçu has been doing academic researches on sustainability, media and communication, gender and children's rights, and she wrote articles and book chapter in these areas.
İbrahim Elbaşı received a b achelor s degree in business administration both from Istanbul Technical University and State University of New York at New Paltz by participating International Dual Diploma Program and a master s degree in Strategy Science (Science and Technology Strategi es) from Gebze Institute of High Technology. After that, he continued his PhD. His interests are focused on strategic management, organization theory, innovation and entrepreneurship. Until he became founder, managing director of BTM Commercialization Ce nter of Istanbul (BTM Foundation) multi functional startup center, he worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers and Istanbul Commerce University. He also managed many national and international entrepreneurship projects.
Born in Ankara on May 16, 1954, O. Can Ünver graduated from TED Ankara College in 1972. He is a graduate of Ludwig Maximilian University (Political Science, Communication and Turcology)) with the title of Magister Artium (1981). Ünver received his PhD in 2003 from Hacettepe University’s, Institute of History of Atatürk's Principles and Reforms, with his thesis "The Place of Orientalism in Germany's Policies on Turkey - 19th-20th Centuries".