Rector’s Office

Prof. Dr. Melih BULU
Melih Bulu completed his bachelor’s degree at Middle East Technical University in the Industrial Engineering Department in 1992, and his masters and doctorate degree at Boğaziçi University in the Business Management Department. In the private sector, he worked as a project engineer for the CASA, ATAK helicopter and F16 programs in the Turkish Aerospace Industries. In P&G, he took charge, especially in productivity and cost saving areas, as the factory’s assistant manager. Likewise, he provided consultancy for strategy and management in several manufacturing and service sectors both as an entrepreneur and professionally. Prof. Dr. Bulu lectured at Boğaziçi, İstanbul City, İstanbul Trade, İstanbul Culture and Yeditepe Universities on the subject of strategy and management. His books on the competitiveness of cities, districts and sectors, which is his area of expertise, were published by prestigious publishers. His articles have been published in the world's prominent journals. He has participated as a guest speaker in prestigious conferences in his area of expertise and has presided over conferences.

Prof. Dr. Erdal Karaöz
After completing his graduate education at Dicle University in 1986, Dr Karaoz finished his “PhD” education in the Department of Histology and Embryology of the Medical Faculty of Gazi University. He achieved the title of “Associate Professor” in 1996 and “Professor” in 2002. He has conducted research in the fields of Stem Cell, Tissue Engineering and Gene Therapies from 2000 until present, Dr Karaoz also carried out studies on “Embryonic Stem Cell and Islet Transplantation” at Harvard University in the USA in 2005. Having published 4 books, 11 book chapter authorships – 7 of which were international, 158 published articles – 102 of which were international, Dr Karaoz founded the “Research and Application Center of Stem Cell and Gene Therapies at Kocaeli University” (KOGEM) as the first institutive R&D center of Turkey in this field in 2007. He organized 23 national and international courses about “Stem Cell, Tissue Engineering and Endometrium-Embryo Co-Culture” during his time at KOGEM. Within this period, he served as coordinator, researcher and consultant in many national and international projects, 30 of which were TUBITAK projects.

Şafak Ural
Prof. Dr. Hayri Şafak Ural
Academic Responsible
Assistant to rector

Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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Prof. Dr. Hayri Şafak Ural graduated from the Faculty of Language History and Geography Philosophy department in 1971. He achieved the title of doctor with his study called "An Essay on Determining the Principle of Simplicity in Positive Sciences" in 1978. Between 1979-1980, he worked at the Philosophy Institute of the University of Vienna. He served as the Vice Rector of Istanbul University between 2004-2009. He served as a faculty member in the Department of Logic of which he is the founder and chairman, Faculty of Letters at İstanbul University between 2000-2015; he established the Istanbul University Logic Application and Research Center in 2014 and served as the president of the center in 2015. He was head of the Philosophy Department between 1989 and 2015. He became the chairman of the Logic Implementation Association on 16 December 2014 and was elected as the first president of the Logic Association on 12 January 2015. He has been organizing Logic Employee since 2012 and Logic Summer School since 2014.



Responsible for Coordination with Private Sector
Assistant to rector

Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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After graduating from the Department of Sociology at Istanbul University, Şule Kılıçarslan completed her masters in "International Business Administration" at Istanbul University and an MBA in "Marketing Management" and "e-Business" at Yeditepe University. She is among the first 20 Turks to receive the title of 'Homeopath' by receiving a diploma from the British Institute of Homeopathy. She is currently studying politics at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government through distance education. Kılıçarslan, who was selected as “One of Turkey’s 10 most successful young people” by Junior Chamber International in 2000 and has a good command of English, is the chairwoman of the Form Strategic Communications Consultancy Co.Ltd, of which she has been the co-founder since 1995. Kılıçarslan participates in various radio and TV programs and gives lectures on women's issues, social development and branding in conferences in various countries, especially in the USA, attends various workshops and is a columnist for magazines. She is the Founding President of the National Communication Platform. She is a Member of the Board of Directors and Vice-President of the Propeller Club of the US . She prepares reports on media, advertising, public relations and investment consultancy as an expert in Istanbul Courts and gives consultancy to Judges and Prosecutors. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Business Administration in English. She is vice-president of the Security and Defense Strategies Application and Research Center (ISU GUVSAM) at Istinye University, the coordinator of the ISU SIO – Cooperation with Sectors Office, and the manager of ISU TTO (Technology Transfer Office) - University Industry Cooperation Division.