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 …

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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.

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The Science Academy Statement on the Appointment of a new President to Boğaziçi University

Please click to read The Science Academy Turkey – Bilim Akademisi executive board’s statement on the appointment of a new president to Boğaziçi University.

An addendum was released on February 8  to The Science Academy statement of February 3 on the appointment of a new president to Boğaziçi University addressing thedevelopments since then, namely allegations  concerning Science Academy member Prof. Dr Ayşe Buğra and the abrupt establishment of two new faculties at Boğaziçi University.

 

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The Science Academy endorses statement by WHO Director General

The Science Academy – Bilim Akademisi – Turkey endorses  the statement made by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization, in his opening remarks  at the 148th Session of the WHO Executive Board.

The statement from Dr. Tedros makes clear the moral as well as scientific, indeed common sense, arguments for a proper international vaccination effort. To quote:

“It’s right that all governments want to prioritize vaccinating their own health workers and older people first. But it’s not right that younger, healthier adults in rich countries are vaccinated before health workers and older people in poorer …

By |25/01/2021|Comments Off on The Science Academy endorses statement by WHO Director General