TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Fundamental Sciences Research Institute (TBAE) held the Workshop on “Turkey’s Future: Fundamental Sciences” at Green Park Hotel, Pendik İstanbul on 18 November of 2015.
The program commenced with the inauguration speech delivered by Bilal Kılıç, Director of TBAE. The workshop consisted of three sessions. The first one dealt with the current situation of Fundamental Sciences in Turkey, problems faced and the current trends in the world. The second session mainly focused on what could be made for the economy and education in Turkey both in the short and the long run. As for the third part, it dwelt upon the difficulties faced in the Fundamental Sciences and possible solution proposals thereof.
The event brought together many prominent names such as Prof. Alp Eden, Prof. Teoman Turgut, Prof. Nihat Sadık Değer, Prof. Giray Ökten and Assoc. Prof. Burçin Ünlü from Bosphorous University; Prof. Burak Özbağcı, Prof. Tekin Dereli and Prof. Ali Mostafazadeh from Koç University; Prof. A. Muhammet Uludağ from Galatasaray University; Assoc. Prof. Ahmet Duran and Assoc. Prof. Emre Onur Kaya from İTÜ, Prof. İlhan İkeda from Yeditepe University and Prof. Zafer Gedik from Sabancı University.