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Statement of the Science Academy about the Ban on Wikipedia in Turkey

Blocking access to an encyclopedia that is used as a reference material at every level of education, and thus severing a channel of access to information deprives our society from information and open debate. Such an approach seriously undermines Turkey’s image in the 21st century.

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The Science Academy’s Statement on the Ministry of Education’s Draft Curriculum

The Science Academy is working on a detailed study of the new education curriculum drafted by the Ministry of National Education. In this statement, we would like to draw attention to the main features of this curriculum. Please click to read the full statement.

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Daron Acemoglu wins BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

The Science Academy, Turkey member Daron Acemoglu has won this year’s BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Economics, Finance, and Management, in honor of his prolific research contributions that have helped reshape his discipline over the last two decades.

The BBVA Foundation awards are high-profile prizes across a range of disciplines. The foundation honors recipients in eight intellectual and artistic categories for “contributions of broad impact for their originality and theoretical significance,” including “research work that successfully enlarges the scope of our current knowledge.”

 

Daron Acemoglu  is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at MIT.

 

Photo: Allegra Boverman

 

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Timothy Garton Ash, Istanbul Conference Video

The Science Academy welcomed world-renowned historian Prof. Timothy Garton Ash , in the second of its recently launched Annual Lectures. At the conference held on 16 February 2017 at Boğaziçi University, Prof. Garton Ash gave a lecture on free speech titles “Free Speech Under Attack”

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Nature 15.02.2017 – Two Articles on Turkey

Please click to read two articles published on the latest Nature Magazine (no 542)

Steps to help Turkey build a future on research

The Turkish paradox: Can scientists thrive in a state of emergency?

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New Statement on the Academics Dismissed under State of Emergency (13.02.2017)

The Science Academy deems it necessary to underscore once again its “Statement on the Academics Dismissed from Public Service under State of Emergency” issued on October 3, 2016.

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IHRNASS Statement on Executive Order Banning Entry to USA

The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (IHRNASS) released a statement on President Trump’s executive order banning entry to US for citizens of 7 countries.

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ICSU Statement on Executive Order Banning Entry to USA

International Council of Science released a statement on President Trump’s executive order banning entry to US for citizens of 7 countries.

 

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Academics Against Immigration Executive Order

Academics in the US have signed a petition against the Executive Order banning immigration from 7 countries. The signatories include 5honorary members and  3 members of the Science Academy. Please click to read the petition.

 

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Umut Şahin Among the 2016 Gilead Turkey Fellowship Award Winners

BAGEP 2016 winner molecular biologist Umut Şahin from Boğaziçi University is among the Gilead Turkey Fellowship Award winners in 2016.

The Gilead Turkey Fellowship Program started in 2013 to support innovative ideas and research projects in HIV, viral hepatitis, hematological malignancies and fungal diseases. Financial grants are awarded on a competitive basis to healhcare professionals and researchers in life sciences.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines. Gilead’s portfolio of products includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, cancer, viral hepatitis and cardiovascular conditions.

Umut Şahin (PhD), together with Fehmi Tabak (MD) from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine …

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