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Associate Professor Yüksel YILDIRIM

Advisor to the Rector

He was born in 1978, in Istanbul. In 1999, he graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Literature, Department of Sociology. At the same university, he was granted the award of master’s degree with the dissertation titled ‘’In Thoughts of Kemal Tahir, The Foundation Process of Ottoman Empire and The Meaning of Ottomanism Politics’’ in 2003, and completed his doctorate with the title of ‘’Institutionalization and Development of Social Sciences Understanding in the Republic Period of Turkey’’ in 2014. After undergraduate graduation, he worked as a teacher and a manager in the Ministry of National Education, after that he commenced working at Bartın University in 2016, and joined İzmir Bakırçay University staff in 2018.

Yüksel Yıldırım, whose primary realms of study are ‘’Ottoman Society Structure’’ and ‘’Sociology of Religion’’, is married and has two children.




Landscape Architect Müberra AKKAYA

Advisor to the Rector

She was born in Karabuk in 1978. After graduating from Department of Landscape Architecture, Bartın Faculty of Forestry in Zonguldak Karaelmas University in 1999, she completed her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at Ankara University Institute of Science in 2006. In 2011, she graduated from Anadolu University Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Business Administration. She worked in the private sector during 2000-2006. During this time, she provided consultancy services to public institutions regarding her profession. Between 2007 and 2011, she worked as an administrator in the Special Administration of Sirnak Province, as an engineer in the Directorate of Reconstruction and Urban Improvement of Kirklareli Province, and as a project specialist at the EU Coordination Center of the Governorship of Kirklareli. Between 2011 and 2014, she served as a lecturer at Igdir University, Igdir Vocational School and held various administrative positions within the University. Between 2014-2019. She served as an engineer in Igdir and Bilecik Provincial Directorates of Environment and Urbanism, and as Foça Environment Branch Manager in İzmir Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanism. As of 8/15/2019, she started to work as Faculty Secretary of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Faculty of our University.

Müberra AKKAYA, working as Project Manager/Coordinator in many social responsibility projects in the institutions she works in, is married and mother of a son.