Joint Project by Özyeğin University and the Ministry of Industry and Technology: Integration of Rural and Urban Economies
Özyeğin University launched a new project “Integration of Rural and Urban Economies” under the auspices of the General Directorate for Development Agencies at the Ministry of Industry and Technology. The project will be led by the Sustainability Platform at Özyeğin University under the academic coordination of Dr. Faik Gür, an OzU faculty member. The project team will also feature Dr. Candan Türkkan.
The Sustainability Platform team will contribute to the project. The project is intended to offer recommendations for the integration of urban and rural economies in order to propel local and rural development in Turkey. To this end, the project team will develop a comparing and classifying model based on social, economic, cultural and spatial assessments for approximately 150 districts determined by the Ministry.More Info
OzU Gender Equality Unit Has Become The First Turkish Institution To Be A Member Of RINGS
Ozyegin University Gender Equality Unit has become the first institution in Turkey to become a member of The International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies (RINGS). With over 60 members from 32 countries, RINGS was established in 2014 and is located at the Institute of Thematic Gender Studies, a three-university co-operation between Karlstad, Linköping and Orebro universities in Sweden.
With these aims, RINGS members gather in the annual conferences hosted by memberinstitutions. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the only organisation in 2020 will be the online General Assembly and OzU Gender Equality Unit will be a participant of this event as a member.More Info
Local and Rural Development Certificate Programs Completed
24-28 August & 31 August-3 September 2020
Certificate programs aiming to bring a new vision in the fields of local and rural development, agriculture, food and ecology policies, to make functional information accessible and to establish networks have been successfully completed. The first took place between 24-28 August, the second between 31 August and 3 September. 126 participants from the Ministry of Industry and Technology, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Development Agencies, Regional Development Administrations, international and national non-governmental organizations and universities participated in the programs. From gender equality in rural areas to youth and employment policies; Programs covering a broad spectrum from ecological sustainability to organizational experiences hosted workshops and panels.More Info
Pandemic and Responsibility: Corporations, Society, State | Sustainability Talks 15 - Webinar
15 July 2020 15:00 - 16:00
The 15th edition of the “Sustainability Talks” series focused on the actions of corporations toward the benefit of society under the pandemic.The webinar was moderated by Prof. Dr. Ümit Özlale, Economics Department Head at Özyeğin University, and will feature Yasemin Sırali, Director of Özyeğin Social Investments, Associate Prof. Evren Balta, International Relations Department Head at Özyeğin University, and Dr. Emre Soyer (Soyer Decision Advisory) as invited panelists.More Info
Social Diversity: LGBTIQ+ Awareness Project Completed
4 March -1 May 2020
A social diversity project to increase LGBTIQ+ awareness, prepared by OzU Psychology Department third-year student Uğur Cihat Özküsen, has been carried out under the umbrella of the OzU Sustainability Platform Social Equality Cluster. The project was prepared under the scope of “The Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) Student Leaders" Program, organized by the Meridian International Center in partnership with the U.S. Department of State.
Opportunities for a New Food Regime Under the Pandemic Conditions | Sustainability Talks 14 - Webinar
04 May 17:30 - 18:30
The 14th session of the “Sustainability Talk Series” on “Opportunities for a New Food Regime Under the Pandemic Conditions” took place with our invited speakers Orkun Doğan and Olcay Bingöl, partners of Yerküre Local Studies Cooperative, on Monday, May 4, 2020, from 17:30 through 18:30. Moderated by Murat Bayramoğlu from the Sustainability Platform, the talk was held online via Zoom.More Info
From the Pandemic to Post-Pandemic Period: The Future of Agriculture and Food
Monday, April 27, 14:30 - 15:30
The 13th edition of the Sustainability Talks Series delved into the future of agriculture and food within the framework extending from the crisis conditions aggravated by the pandemic to potential post-pandemic scenarios. Our invitees were Dr. Atakan Büke, an independent researcher at Yerküre Local Studies Cooperative, and Dr. Aylin Topal, a faculty member at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the Middle East Technical University. The talk was moderated by Dr. Lecturer Faik Gür from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Özyeğin University.More Info
Sectoral Sustainability Research conducted by Özyeğin University- TUSİAD Sustainable Development Forum has been included in the
The Government of Turkey presented its 2nd Voluntary National Review (VNR) report on July 15, 2019 at the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York.
The report provides a review of Turkey’s progress towards Sustainable Development Goals and integration of SDGs into national agenda. The VNRs aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
The Sectoral Sustainability Research conducted by Özyeğin University- TUSİAD Sustainable Development Forum has been included as one of the best practices contributing to Sustainable Development Goal 9-Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.More Info