Emeritus Professors

University education, despite very significant progress and momentum that was experienced since ancient times, is still maintaining its significant principles. First of all, being "universal", equipped with universal values, researches having the desire to reach the realities can be characterized. Secondly, no matter what branch of science, research and education at the university, is realized in the relationship of a "master-apprentice".

In this sense, the "master" trainers are the most valuable fund of knowledge of a university. As İstanbul Bilgi University we have always felt the excitement and sensitivity of being a young university. We are proud of our senior professors who enable us to gain an important place in Turkey's intellectual map. More importantly, we see it as a deficiency that they retire and leave the education and discussion environments at their most mature periods of their life when their fund of knowledge reaches to a level of a "treasure".

Emeritus Professor title is status given to our teachers who comes to the age of retirement but who can contribute for many years more as an academician by guiding the students with their know-how, international reputations and relationships. Thus, it is aimed for a senior professor to continue their academic life at a university without any limitation on their course load, enabling them to be always with young academicians and students, preserve their offices, to shed light on the development of the university with their know-how.

Our Emeritus Professors honors us with their presence and strengthens the tradition of BİLGİ of giving high-quality education at the universal level with their contribution.

Emeritus Professors

Emeritus Ceremonies

2010 - Prof. Gülten Kazgan, Prof. Uğur Alacakaptan and Prof. Mete Tunçay

İstanbul Bilgi University presented its gratitude to Prof. Gülten Kazgan, Prof. Uğur Alacakaptan and Prof. Mete Tunçay who trained many social science students and lecturers and contributed scientific production in a great extent in the areas of economics, law and history by giving them the title of "Emeritus Professor".

Three valuable scientists who were in charge at the founding stage of İstanbul Bilgi University received their Emeritus Professor titles in a ceremony with the participation of academy world and students trained held on July 7, 2010 Monday which is the 14th foundation anniversary of İstanbul Bilgi University.

2014 – Prof. Haluk Şahin

İstanbul Bilgi University presented its gratitude to Prof. Haluk Şahin who trained and supported many students and lecturers in the area of communication and contributed scientific production in a great extent by giving him the title of "Emeritus Professor".

Prof. Haluk Şahin who is included among the faculty members of the Faculty of Communication since the day of foundation, received his title of Emeritus Professor in a ceremony held in the faculty.

Rifat Sarıcaoğlu, President of İstanbul Bilgi University Board of Trustees, Prof. Remzi Sanver, Rector of İstanbul Bilgi University, Prof. Halil Nalçaoğlu Dean of the Faculty of Communication and friends from the media and academy world, students and colleagues participated in the ceremony held on November 6, 2014.

2015- Prof. İlter Turan

İstanbul Bilgi University presented its gratitude to Prof. İlter Turan who trained many students and lecturers in the area of international relations and politics, carried out many scientific studies and was in the position of rector of the university between 1998 and 2001 by giving him the title of "Emeritus Professor".

Prof. İlter Turan was presented his title in ceremony held on 19 March 2015 in the santralistanbul Campus of İstanbul Bilgi University. Rifat Sarıcaoğlu (Chairman of İstanbul Bilgi University Board of Trustees), Prof. Remzi Sanver (Rector), Prof. Aydın Uğur (Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities) and friends from the media and academy world, students and colleagues participated in the ceremony.

At the end of the ceremony, the book "Science of Politics - Gift to İlter Turan" consisting of the articles of students and academician fellows was presented to Prof. İlter Turan. The book which was prepared by the efforts of BİLGİ Department of International Relations and compiled by his colleagues Associate Professor Pınar Uyan Semerci, Assistant Professor Boğaç Erozan and Prof. Nihal İncioğlu was published by İstanbul Bilgi University Publications.

2017 - Prof. Suraiya Faroqhi

İstanbul Bilgi University presented its gratitude to Prof. Suraiya Faroqhi, who is an international authority in the area of history by giving her the title of "Emeritus Professor". Prof. Faroqhi received his title of Emeritus Professor in a ceremony held at santralistanbul Campus on September 27, 2017. Prof. Ege Yazgan (Acting Rector of İstanbul Bilgi University), Assoc. Prof. Gülhan Balsoy (Head of the Department of History), and friends from the academy world, students and colleagues participated in the ceremony.