Rectorate

RECTOR
Prof. Dr. Halil Akkanat

He was born in 1966. He graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law and started his judicial internship after his law internship. He started to work as a research assistant in the faculty while doing his master's degree at Istanbul University Faculty of Law, and was appointed as an assistant professor in the Civil Law Department after his doctorate.

During his doctorate, he made scientific researches at Heidelberg-Mannheim-Hamburg Universities under DAAD scholarship and obtained his Associate Professorship in Civil Law in 2005. In 2011, he was appointed to the same position as a professor.

Professor Dr. Akkanat was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Turkish-German University in 2011 and Vice Rector in 2012. Akkanat, who was appointed as the Rector of the Turkish-German University in 2014, was appointed for the second time in April 2018.
   
VICE RECTOR 
Prof. Dr. Zekeriya Kurşat

Professor Dr. Zekeriya Kurşat conducts various courses of private law at Istanbul University and Turkish-German University Faculties of Law.
He has beeen in Germany for doctorate and associate professorship studies; for professorship studies he has been in the United States.
Professor Dr. Kurşat has published various books and articles on civil law.
As of 2018, he is still working as the Vice Rector of the Turkish-German University.
 
   
VICE-RECTOR
Prof. Dr. Burhanettin Aykut Arıkan

Born in Istanbul in 1970, Prof. Dr. B. Aykut Arıkan, after graduating from Istanbul German High School with the German Higher Education Equivalency diploma (Hochschulreife Diplom) (1990), he completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the field of Documentation and Information at Istanbul University. Having completed his doctorate on "Language Problems in Information Access" in 2005 at the same university; in the field of Information and Document Management, Arıkan's project titled "Computer Aided Turkish Based Media Content Analysis System" was deemed worthy of support by TÜBİTAK's 1001 coded Scientific and Technological Research Projects Support program in 2007.

Arıkan, who earned the title of Associate Professor in Communication Sciences in 2011, is also the Head of the Department of Culture and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Culture and Social Sciences at Turkish-German University.
   
UNIVERSITY COORDINATOR 
Prof. Dr. İzzet Furgaç

Born in 1950, Professor. Dr.-Ing. İzzet Furgaç is a graduate of Istanbul German High School. After studying mechanical engineering in the field of production technique at Berlin Technical University, he started to work as a research assistant at the same university and presided the manufacturing site and design technical fields of the Fraunhofer Institute.

Furgaç, who completed his doctorate with the consultancy of Günter Spur in 1984, later assumed management positions on industrial area and engaged in independent entrepreneurship activities.

Professor Dr. Furgaç received the title of professor in Technology and Innovation Management in 2004.

He was appointed as the coordinator of the German Consortium of the Turkish-German University in Istanbul in early 2013.
   
ADVISER TO THE RECTOR RESPONSIBLE FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Prof. Dr. Philip Kunig

Professor Dr. Philip Kunig completed his education of Law at the University of Hamburg in 1976, and received the title of doctor with his thesis at the field of international law on developments in Africa in 1980. He was appointed as a professor of public law at the University of Hamburg, where he worked as an assistant professor between 1981-1986. He was a member of the Professors Commission, which was established for the Environmental Law Preparation Studies between 1988 and 1993, and the Berlin Constitutional Court between 1992-2000.

Professor Kunig conducted teaching activities in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hanoi, Bangkok, Seoul and frequently in Istanbul and Ankara, presented papers and worked as visiting professor.

Professor Kunig, who is retired from Freie Universität Berlin in 2016, has been working as a professor at TGU, where he is teaching public and international law, and pursuing his duty as the German coordinator of the Faculty of Law since the establishment of Turkish-German University.


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