Archive for Turkey

Joint university founded in Istanbul

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 7 November 2010 by Steve

“Germany and Turkey have founded a new university in Istanbul. The Deutsch-Türkische Universität (DTU) is to focus on engineering sciences and engage in intensive cooperation with industry, but will also be providing a platform for cultural exchange …” (more)

[Michael Gardner, University World News, 7 November]

The End of the Headscarf Ban in Turkish Universities?

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 26 October 2010 by Steve

“One of the more controversial questions in Turkey and indeed across Europe has seen a recent dramatic shift in policy whereby Turkish universities are loosening the ban on women wearing headscarves …” (more)

[David Keane, Human Rights in Ireland, 26 October]

Science needs more autonomy, report says

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 4 July 2010 by Steve

“Turkey has not achieved the status of a ‘scientific society’ and science in the country requires more independence from politics to achieve that goal, according to a new report based on extensive interviews with scientists …” (more)

[University World News, 4 July]

An absurd law

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 28 February 2010 by Steve

“Turkey’s government is about to pass legislation that could cripple the country’s biological research. When politicians respond to popular distrust of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), they sometimes fail to grasp how intricately molecular technologies infiltrate different areas of science. A case in point is now playing out in Turkey, where an attempt to regulate GMOs in agriculture has morphed into a draft law that could wipe out the country’s biomedical research …” (more)

[Nature, 24 February]