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ALLEA Statement on the Patentability of Inventions Involving Human Embryonic Stem Cells

ALLEA publishes statement on the patentability of inventions involving human embryonic stem cells in Europe.

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Celal Şengör Awarded the Arthur Holmes Medal & Honorary Membership of EGU

The Science Academy, Turkey member Prof. Dr. Celal Şengör was awarded the 2018 Arthur Holmes Medal & Honorary Membership of European Geosciences Union.

He will receive the medal at the EGU 2018 General Assembly, which will take place in Vienna on 8–13 April.

Here’s a list of all prize winners in 2018 and the list of past Arthur Holmes medal winners can be seen here.

By |10/10/2017|Comments Off on Celal Şengör Awarded the Arthur Holmes Medal & Honorary Membership of EGU

EASAC’s Statement on Homeopathic Products and Practices

EASAC, the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council published a statement on homeopathic products and practices.

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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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The Science Academy Report on ACADEMIC FREEDOMS – 2016-2017

The Science Academy’s third report on the situation of academic freedoms in Turkey is released. Please click to read the report

Please follow the links for the 2015 Report and 2015-2016 Report.

 

 

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The Science Academy Endorses “European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity”

The Science Academy endorses all value judgements and findings of ALLEA (All European Academies) regarding good research practices and violations of research integrity, as stated in its “European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity” in 2017.

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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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The Science Academy’s Statement on the Ministry of Education’s Draft Curriculum

The Science Academy is working on a detailed study of the new education curriculum drafted by the Ministry of National Education. In this statement, we would like to draw attention to the main features of this curriculum. Please click to read the full statement.

By |13/04/2017|Comments Off on The Science Academy’s Statement on the Ministry of Education’s Draft Curriculum

Daron Acemoglu wins BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

The Science Academy, Turkey member Daron Acemoglu has won this year’s BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Economics, Finance, and Management, in honor of his prolific research contributions that have helped reshape his discipline over the last two decades.

The BBVA Foundation awards are high-profile prizes across a range of disciplines. The foundation honors recipients in eight intellectual and artistic categories for “contributions of broad impact for their originality and theoretical significance,” including “research work that successfully enlarges the scope of our current knowledge.”

 

Daron Acemoglu  is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at MIT.

 

Photo: Allegra Boverman

 

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Timothy Garton Ash, Istanbul Conference Video

The Science Academy welcomed world-renowned historian Prof. Timothy Garton Ash , in the second of its recently launched Annual Lectures. At the conference held on 16 February 2017 at Boğaziçi University, Prof. Garton Ash gave a lecture on free speech titles “Free Speech Under Attack”

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