The Science Academy, Turkey, strongly condemns the military attack of Russia on Ukraine, a sovereign and democratic state, violating all rules of international law and causing unprecedented harm to the basic tenets of the United Nations Charter. The Preamble of the Charter states its objective as ‘to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights […] of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice …
The Science Academy Turkey- Bilim Akademisi’s seventh report on the situation of academic freedoms in Turkey is released. Please click to read the report.
Please follow the below links for the previous years’ reports.
Statement on the Rejections of the “Academics for Peace” Applications by the Inquiry Commission on the State of Emergency Measures
Please click to read the Science Academy Statement on the rejections of the “Academics for Peace” applications by the Inquiry Commission on the State of Emergency Measures.
The Science Academy has been publishing reports on academic freedom since the year 2015, summarizing the developments and sharing them with the public. The report we have drafted this year is once more a compendium of outstanding violations of academic freedoms in our country. Most of the violations stem from the authority accorded to the President of the Republic under the new laws or decrees, which make interventions and violations such as those enacted at Bogazici University possible, without any proper justification or dialogue with the university bodies before taking action in such critical matters as appointments or the creation …
Egalitarian and inclusive conduct of scientific research and teaching based on respect is an integral part of scientific merit and academic ethics. In an academic environment, the attitude and behavior reinforcing sexist prejudices, particularly depicting women as subordinate, incompetent and worthless beings is not acceptable. Statements praising, normalizing, and justifying hierarchical pressure, use of physical force and derogatory expressions for any reason have consequences beyond affecting their subjects. These statements toxify the scientific environment by transforming it into one riddled with discrimination, exclusion, intimidation, oppression, or asymmetrical power relationships. It has far reaching consequences in …
Please click to read the English translation of The Science Academy Turkey – Bilim Akademisi Executive Board’s statement on the latest developments at Boğaziçi University. The statement was originally announced on July 19, 2021.
Bilim Akademisi General Assembly (GA) that had been postponed three times due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the last 18 months, was finally held on June 17, 2021. Bilim Akademisi founding president Prof. Dr. Ali Alpar handed over the task to our new president, Prof. Dr. Canan Atılgan who was elected during the GA.
Prof. Atılgan has been a member of Bilim Akademisi since 2012. Her research interests are polymer and protein dynamics, theoretical and computational investigation of complex molecular systems. (http://people.sabanciuniv.edu/canan/)
We are grateful to Prof. Alpar for his leadership, patience, persistence. All his efforts have made Bilim Akademisi into the internationally recognized, reputable …
“Can Future Energy Needs be Met Sustainably?”
Prof. Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith
(Oxford University; Former Director, CERN))
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The webinar will also be live streamed at Bilim Akademisi Youtube.
Can Future Energy Needs be Met Sustainably?
Global energy consumption is increasing rapidly, driven by rising living standards in developing countries. Energy provided by burning fossil fuels still accounts for over 80% of the total, and is also growing, albeit slowly. This is unsustainable. Decarbonisation is imperative – to moderate climate change, and reduce air pollution – …
How can we tackle science disinformation? How is this type of disinformation different from others?
To read All European Academies – ALLEA’s latest report please click here.
Please click to read the first monthly Bilim Akademisi , Science Academy Turkey bulletin on Academic Freedoms in Turkey.