Faculty Member, PhD

Ali Alper Akyüz

+90 212 311 5404

Santralistanbul / E4-109

A.Alper Akyüz has completed his Ph.d. on Organization Studies in İstanbul Bilgi University in 2010 and started as an Assistant Professor in Arts and Culture Management Department in 2011. Despite his academic background in Aeronautical Engineering, he’s been heavily involved in volunteering, activism and professional civil society work during and after his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in a variety of youth, human rights and environmental NGOs like TEMA Foundation, History Foundation, Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly, Buğday Association of Support To Ecological Living, Green Thought Association and AEGEE as well as Greens movement of Turkey. He also acted as advocacy, campaign and project coordinator, trainer, facilitator and moderator for several civil society activities and he was included in Training Pool of Council of Europe Directorate of Youth and Sports. He led the EU-wide advocacy campaign to include Turkey in EU Education and Youth Programs as well as holding information and preparation activities in Turkey. He took the role of one of the founding staff of Center for Civil Society Studies of Istanbul Bilgi University in 2003 and continued to be actively involved until 2018 as a trainer, training program coordinator, author and researcher. He aslo acted as Director of MA Program on Social Projects and Management of Non-Governmental Organizations between February 2014 and January 2018 and as research coordinator for Work Package 3 “Meso (organizational) dimension of youth participation in Turkey” of EU 7th Framework Program on Research and Development funded project (POWER2YOUTH). Currently he takes place in the boards of Centre for Environment, Energy and Sustainability and Centre for Business Ethics.


Ph.d. on Organization Studies (İstanbul Bilgi University, 2010)

M.Sc. on Aeronautical Engineering (İstanbul Technical University, 1997)

B.Sc. on Aeronautical Engineering (İstanbul Technical University,1994)



CAM 504 (Culture and Organization),

TECH 521 (Sustainability and Ethics),

CAM 555 (Reseach for Arts and Culture)

NGO 504 (Organization Theory and Organizational Management)

NGO 507 (Local and International Funding for Non-governmental Organizations)


GE104 (Contemporary Issues in Environment and Ecology)

GE401 (Ethics and Life Course)

EU426 (EU Funds and Projects)

MED306 (Seminar in Media and Communication Studies)

ENGR 400 (Ethics in Engineering and Science)

GE101 (Introduction to Applied Ethics (online course))

GE107 (Ecological Literacy and Sustainability (online course))

GE280 (Ecological Social Entrepreneurship (on-site summer school course in Küçükkuyu, Çanakkale, in cooperation with Buğday Association for Ecological Living)).

GE201 (Social Responsibility Projects I) and GE202 (Social Responsibility Projects II)

CAM412 (Non-Profit Organisations and Capacity Building).

Areas of Interest

Arts and culture organizations, organization theory, labour processes, human rights, social movements, ecology, youth, participation, project management and European Union funds.

Other Information


  1. Akyüz A. “Vital Obscurity: Climate Crisis and Food”, Toplum ve Hekim, Vol.34(5) (September-October 2019) pp.384-355 (in Turkish).

  2. Akyüz A., “Environmentalist, Ecologist and Green Movements as a Product of 1968” in Turan Ö. (ed.) 1968: Insurrection, Revolution and Freedom, Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yay, 2019. (in Turkish) (revised version of the former article with the same title)

  3. Akyüz A. and Demir Y., “Case of Buğday Association in Dissemination of Production and Consumption of Ecological Food Products”, beyond.istanbul No: 6 (July 2019) pp.129-135 (in Turkish).

  4. Akyüz A., “Environmentalist, Ecologist and Green Movements as a Product of 1968” Toplumsal Tarih, No:293 (May 2018 ) pp.52-57. (in Turkish)

  5. Akyüz A. “Editorial Introduction” in Yenisey K.D. and Kabakçı M., Volunteer Labour and Labour Law, Bilgi University Pub. 2017. (in Turkish)

  6. Akyüz A., Gümüş P., Yılmaz V., Çakaloz F.M., Yentürk N., Youth Exclusion and the Transformative Impact of Organized Youth in Turkey, Power2youth Working Paper No. 21. October 2016.

  7. Yentürk N., Aksakoğlu Y. and Akyüz A., Techniques for Project Development and Budgeting for European Union and Development Agencies, İstanbul Bilgi University Press, 2016 (in Turkish).

  8. Akyüz A. And Demir Y., “The Role Of A Civil Society Organization In The Development Of The Domestic Organic Market In Turkey”, İstanbul Üniversitesi Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi Dergisi, No: 54. (March 2016). pp.43-61.

  9. Akyüz A., "State of Turkish Public Institutions in Providing Services to and Representation of Young People - EU Offices of Universities (Mobility and Education Rights of Young People)" in Civil Monitoring Report of Youth Field, Magnifier to the Address Project, Community Volunteers Foundation, 2010 (in Turkish).

  10. Akyüz A., Civic Agency At Work - Sense making and Labour Process of Professionals in Issue-based Non-Governmental Organizations in Turkey, Ph.d. Dissertation (unpublished), 2010.

  11. Akyüz A., "History and Memory" in Mosaic - Training Kit on Euro-Mediterranean Youth Work, Directorate of Youth and Sports of Council of Europe, COE Publications, 2010.

  12. Akyüz A. (ed.), EU, Integration and NGOs, Series on NGO Training, Istanbul Bilgi University Publications, 2009 (in Turkish).

  13. Yentürk N. et al, “İstanbul Youth - Does membership in NGO's lead to a difference?” in Zeylan, U. Eğitimin Değeri ve Gençlik (Value of Education and Youth), İstanbul Bilgi University Publications, 2007, İstanbul (in Turkish).

  14. Akyüz A. (ed.), Project Cycle Management II: Budgeting, Reporting and EU Funds, Series on NGO Training, Istanbul Bilgi University Publications, 2007 (in Turkish).

  15. Akyüz A., "NGO Training and Research Centre's Approach In Adult Education for NGO Representatives", Proceedings of ISMEK Symposium on Adult Education, May 2007 (in Turkish).

  16. Akyüz A., "A Reflection from ‘Here’ to the Technologist Dreams of the West: Ömer the Tourist in Star Trek" in New Inclinations in Turkish Film Studies 6, Bağlam Publications, 2007.

  17. Akyüz A. and Yurttagüler L., Co-operation with Volunteers, Series on NGO Training, Istanbul Bilgi University Publications, 2006 (in Turkish).

  18. Akyüz A., Ciorbaru A., Hoti B., Restoueix J., "History and Education: Dealing With the Past" in The Region I Love - Youth and Intercultural Learning in the Balkans, Directorate of Youth and Sports of Council of Europe, 2005.

  19. Akyüz A., Raykova A., Slavova I., "The Balkans and Europe" in The Region I Love - Youth and Intercultural Learning in the Balkans, Directorate of Youth and Sports of Council of Europe, 2005.

  20. Akyüz A., ‘European Constitution in Crisis, what about European NGO’s?’, 3 Ekoloji, October 2005, İstanbul (in Turkish).

  21. Akyüz A., ‘Role of NGOS in Turkey-EU Integration’, Proceedings of 8th NGO Symposium, December 2000, Istanbul (in Turkish).

  22. Akyüz A., 'NGO-State Relations in the process of EU membership', Proceedings of 7th NGO Symposium, June 2000, Istanbul (in Turkish).

  23. Akyüz A., European Dimension in Educational Cooperation: SOCRATES and Turkey, İstanbul European Youth Forum Association (AEGEE-Istanbul), December 1999. (Editor and Author, In Turkish).

  24. Akyüz A., "Vision of European Students on Higher Education in 21st Century" in Future of Higher Education, AEGEE-Europe, October 1998.

  25. Akyüz A., "Autonomy, Academic Freedom and Social Responsibility of Higher Education" in Future of Higher Education, AEGEE-Europe, October 1998

  26. Akyüz A., "Renewables in Turkey- An Uncertain Future", Sustainable Mediterranean (Bulletin of European Environmental Bureau), September 1996

  27. Akyüz A., "Europe As a Concept", OneEurope Magazine, No.8, August-October 1995