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According to Article 5 of the Regulation on Academic Organization in Universities, the Senate is chaired by the President and consists of vice-presidents, deans, one faculty member from each faculty to be elected by the faculty boards for three years, and the directors of institutes and colleges affiliated to the Office of the president. The Senate convenes at least twice a year, at the beginning and end of each academic year. The President calls the senate to a meeting when deemed necessary.

Duties: The Senate is the academic body of the university and performs the following duties:

  1. To take decisions on the principles of the university's education, scientific research and publication activities,
  2. To prepare or comment on draft laws and regulations concerning the whole university,
  3. To prepare the regulations related to the university or units of the university, which will be published in the Official Gazete after the approval of the President,
  4. To examine and decide on the annual education program and calendar of the University.
  5. To award honorary academic titles that are not subject to an examination and to decide on the proposals of the faculty boards on this matter,
  6. To examine and decide on objections to the decisions of the faculty boards and the boards of institutes and colleges affiliated to the office of the president,
  7. To elect members to the university executive board,
  8. To perform other duties assigned tothem by laws and regulations.

Senate Members

Name Surname Title
Prof. Atilla ARKAN President
Prof. Ali YEŞİLIRMAK Vice President / Vice Dean, School of Education
Prof. Mustafa Kemal YILMAZ Vice President / Dean, School of Business
Prof. İzzet BOZKURT Vice Dean, School of Communication
Prof. Ömer ÇINAR Dean, School of Law
Prof. Alev ERKİLET Vice Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Prof. Bilal AYBAKAN Dean, School of Islamic Studies
Assoc. Prof. Ali Osman KUŞAKCI Director, School of Graduate Studies
Dr. Vahdettin IŞIK Director, Alliance of Civilizations Institute
Instructor Muhammet Furkan ALPAT Director, School of Languages
Dr. M. Akın BULUT Senator, School of Education
Prof. Şükrü YILDIZ Senator, School of Law
Prof. İsmail Arda ODABAŞI Senator, School of Communication
Prof. Halil BERKTAY Senator, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. İhsan KAHVECİ Senator, School of Islamic Studies
Prof. Ümit HACIOĞLU Senator, School of Business
Sebahattin BELİK Rapporteur, Secretary General
Samet YURDUSEVEN Student Representative / Vice President