The Science Academy Statement on Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Science (February 2018)

The Science Academy sees it necessary to publicly express once again its concerns on the growing restraints on freedom of science and on its sine qua non condition, the freedom of speech. We sadly observe that the problems we have previously pointed out regarding the freedom of speech are still present. The absence of any significant improvements, on the contrary, an increase in negative practices have turned the problem into a systematic issue.

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New Members of the Science Academy (December 2017)

The following scientists were elected as Science Academy, Turkey  members at the General Assembly on  2.12.2017.

HONORARY MEMBERS

Takhmasib Aliev  – Physics – Middle East Technical University

Ayşe Çağlar – Anthropology – University of Vienna

MEMBERS

Şermin Genç – Biology- Dokuz Eylul University 

Murat Karaçorlu – Ophthalmology – Istanbul Retina Institute

Bülent Mengüç- Business Administration – Kadir Has University 

Aydoğan Özcan – Physical and Wave Electronics – UCLA

Sinan Özeren- Geology – İstanbul Technical University

Altuğ Özpineci- Physics – Middle East Technical University

Necmettin …

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Science Academy’s full membership to ALLEA confirmed

The Science Academy has been admitted as a full member of ALLEA, the ALL European Federation of Academies, in the General Assembly of ALLEA held on Sep. 4 2017, in Budapest.
The Science Academy will continue to uphold academic principles in Turkey and contribute increasingly to ALLEA projects and working groups where our members were already active since our associate membership in 2014.
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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.

Please click to read the Science Academy’s statement about the ban on Wikipedia in Turkey.

 

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New Members of the Science Academy (November 2016)

The following scientists were elected as Science Academy, Turkey  members at the General Assembly on  27.11.2016.

 

Honorary Member

Dan P. McKenzie, Geology, University of Cambridge

 

Members

Hüsnü Can Başer, Pharmacy, Near East University

Ayşe Çağlar, Anthropology, University of Vienna

Ömer İlday, Physics, Bilkent University

Nesrin Hasırcı, Chemistry, Middle East Technical University

M. Pınar Mengüç, Mechanical Engineering,Energy,  Özyeğin University

Marsel Meşulam, Neurology, Northwestern University

Ali Polat, Geology, University of Windsor

Yasemin Soysal, Sociology, University of Essex

Tarık Tihan, Pathology, University of California

Aslıhan Yener, Archeology, Koç University / University of Chicago

Kamil Yılmaz, …

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The Latest Intervention Against University Autonomy in Turkey

On October 29th, Day of the Republic, the Executive Decree no. 676 issued under conditions of State of Emergency has established a new system to designate university presidents. From now on, presidents of state universities will be appointed by the President of the Republic from among three candidates nominated by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK), and presidents of private foundation universities will be appointed again by the President of the Republic from among three candidates nominated by the board of trustees and approved by YÖK. Please click for the full text.

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