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Prof. Gulsun Saglamer

Prof. Gulsun Saglamer, Former Rector of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) (1996-2004) is professor of architecture and was a post-doc researcher in Cambridge University (1975-1976), visiting professor in Queen's University of Belfast in 1993-1996 and also an external examiner at the same university (1999 and 2003). She was a member of the Scientific Committee of TUBITAK-INTAG (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey) (1990-1996), Board Member of the European University Association (2005-2009), member of the Steering Committee of the EUA's Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) (2009-2013) and member of the Research Policy Working Group of EUA (2005-2015).

Prof. Saglamer was a member the EC's Advisory Groups of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (2006-2017) and Gender AG (2016-2017) and the president of CMU (Community of Mediterranean Universities) (2012-2017). She is a member of the Editorial Boards of "Open House International", "International Journal for Housing Science and Its Applications". Professor Saglamer is President of European Women Rectors Association (EWORA) (2015- ) and an Executive Committee Member of the International Association of University Presidents (2003- ). She is also representing TURKEY in ERAC SWG GRI since May 2018.

Prof Saglamer received several architectural prizes and was awarded Honoris Causa by Carleton University, Canada (2001), Universitatea de Nord Din Baia Mare University, Romania (2002) and Ovidius University of Constantza in Romania (2009). American Institute of Architects (AIA) awarded her "Honorary Fellowship (Hon FAIA) in 2006. She was also awarded "Leonardo da Vinci Medal" by SEFI (Société Européenne Pour la Formation Ingénieurs-European Society for Engineering Education) in 2005-2006. She is a member of European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters since 2011. 


Assoc. Prof. M. Murat Yüceşahin

Assoc. Dr. M. Murat Yüceşahin is an associate professor at Ankara University, Faculty of Language and History-Geography, Department of Geography, Turkey. After received his PhD from the Institute of Social Sciences at Ankara University in 2002, Dr. Yüceşahin's major research interest focused on population geography. 

In 2011, as a collaborator researcher, Dr. Yüceşahin participated to the World Population Programme at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria and worked on Turkey's fertility, mortality and migration trends and sub national level population projection. His current research primarily focuses on feminist geography, population geography, and urban social geography. 

In addition to his many currently academic works, Dr. Yüceşahin is a managing editor of the International Journal of Migration (Göç Dergisi).