Yeşim Atamer awarded degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa by University of Hamburg

On occasion of its centenary the University of Hamburg has awarded Yeşim M. Atamer, professor at İstanbul Bilgi University and Bern University Faculty of Law and member of Bilim Akademisi, (The Science Academy) the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (Dr. iur. h.c.).

Professor Atamer was also recently elected full member to the Academia Europaea.

 

 

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Erol Gelenbe Awarded “Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite”

The Science Academy, Turkey – Bilim Akademisi member Prof.  Erol Gelenbe  has  been awarded “Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite” (Commander of the National Order of Merit of France) by decree of President Emanuel Macron, dated 29th May 2019, for services to higher education and research. Prof. Gelenbe is one of only two academics who were recognised with this honour in 2019. The Order of Merit of France is a distinct honour from the “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” that Erol received in 2014.

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Zehra Sayers – New Honorary Member of the Science Academy

The 16th General Assembly of the Science Academy was held on April 6, 2019.

Prof. Zehra Sayers has been elected as Honorary Member.

Prof. Dr. Zehra Sayers is a molecular biophysicist working on structure-function relationships in biological molecules using synchrotron radiation X-rays. She is a founding member of the Genetics, Molecular Biology and Bioengineering programme at Sabanci University in Istanbul. She is also Director of the Foundations Development Programme at Sabanci University. Since 2002 Dr. Sayers has been the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of SESAME.

Dr. Sayers obtained a BSc in Physics from Bogazici University in Istanbul and …

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ALLEA, EUA and Science Europe Joint Statement on Academic Freedom and Institutional Autonomy

The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA),  the European University Association (EUA) and Science Europe issued a joint statement  on the urgent need to back commitments to academic freedom and university autonomy with solid actions.

Please click to read the press release.

Please click to read the full statement. 

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ALLEA Statement on Hungary ( February 2019)

In response to the latest actions taken by the Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology concerning the allocation of funding to the research institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, ALLEA  reinforces its calls to protect the institutional autonomy and academic freedom of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The Science Academy, Turkey endorses this ALLEA statement. To read the full statement, please click.

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New Members of the Science Academy (December 2018)

The following scientists were elected as Science Academy, Turkey  members at the General Assembly on  1.12.2018.

HONORARY MEMBERS

Yoshinori Asakawa – Tokushima Bunri University

Timur Kuran – Duke University

Günter Stock – Einstein Foundation

 

MEMBERS

Sevtap Arıkan Akdağlı – Hacettepe Üniversitesi

Altan Baykal – Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi

Edhem Eldem – Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Ayşe İmrohoroğlu – University of Southern California

Asuman Özdağlar – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ramazan Tuğrul Senger – İzmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü

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David Pines (1924 – 2018)

David Pines, Honorary Member of Bilim Akademisi, passed away on 3 May 2018, at the age of 94 years in his home surrounded by loved ones.

He was a distinguished professor of physics, University of California, Davis, research professor of physics and professor emeritus of physics and electrical and computer engineering in the Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and a staff member in the office of the Materials, Physics, and Applications Division at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and was associated with many universities around the world. In Turkey, he was an adjunct professor and one …

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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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