The Science Academy Report on ACADEMIC FREEDOMS (2018-2019)

The Science Academy’s fifth 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.

2015 Report

 2015-2016 Report 

2016-2017 Report.

2017-2018 Report

 

Turkish academics sound alarm over gender segregation plans

David Matthews – Times Higher Eduation, November 6, 2019

 

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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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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.

To read the full statement please click.

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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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