European Research Council Funding for Tolga Mete Duman and Ömer İlday

The Science Academy, Bilim Akademisi  members; Prof. Tolga Mete Duman of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Assoc. Prof. Ömer İlday of the Departments of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics, the Neuroscience Program and UNAM have had their projects selected for funding under the EU’s Horizon Europe research and innovation funding program, after submitting proposals in response to the European Research Council (ERC) 2021 advanced grant call. The total budget for the two projects will be nearly 5 million euros.

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By |28/04/2022|Comments Off on European Research Council Funding for Tolga Mete Duman and Ömer İlday

Science Academy, Turkey – Statement regarding the Military Attack of Russia on Ukraine

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 …

By |07/03/2022|Comments Off on Science Academy, Turkey – Statement regarding the Military Attack of Russia on Ukraine

The Science Academy Executive Board’s Announcement Regarding Its Academic Ethics Values

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 …

By |21/10/2021|Comments Off on The Science Academy Executive Board’s Announcement Regarding Its Academic Ethics Values

New President of Bilim Akademisi

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 …

By |19/07/2021|Comments Off on New President of Bilim Akademisi

Addendum on developments at Boğaziçi University

This note, added to The Science Academy statement of February 3  on the appointment of a new president to Boğaziçi University addresses developments since then, namely allegations   concerning Science Academy member Prof. Dr Ayşe Buğra and abrupt installments of new Faculties of Law and Communication at Boğaziçi University.

By |08/02/2021|Comments Off on Addendum on developments at Boğaziçi University