In the Capital Markets, the future vision regarding the development of financing sources and green and sustainable borrowing instruments in the real sector, sustainable industrial policies, processes that accelerate, delay, and slow down economic and industrial growth, diversification capacity of the production structure, economic instability and migrations, long-term goals for the future, the necessity of collaboration for the benefit of all humanity in game-changing developments such as artificial intelligence, and the importance of Studies on the Political, Economic, and Historical Heritage of Turks in Europe in the coming century were discussed.
For the 14th time this year, Conrad once again brought together academics, business professionals, and artists at the Bosphorus Summit held in Istanbul, with the theme “Embracing the Next Century.” With 53 speakers and participants from 53 different countries on November 16-17, the summit emphasized the importance of multilateral collaboration as the foundation of peace and development in 27 separate panels covering various expert perspectives. As in previous years, economist, researcher, writer, and educator Çiğdem Yorgancıoğlu engaged in various discussions with leaders in academia, art, and business.
In addition to organizing international congresses, conferences, and summits, Yorgancıoğlu, who participated as a guest speaker, panel moderator, or visitor in these events, focused on topics such as Art and Vision and Globalization in Higher Education in this year’s Bosphorus Summit.
Examining the working methods of academic institutions and actors operating in Higher Education to enhance competitiveness in the process of globalization, the sacrifice of quality in teaching and learning in Higher Education, the contribution of educational models in establishing regional research centers, current working models in research and development, hosting high-budget projects in academic organizations, contributions to national economies, areas of globalized higher education and the development of geopolitical and economic relations, the impact of student researcher and faculty mobility on cultural diversity, contributions of education, research, and development on a societal scale, and the measurement methods of these effects in the digital transformation era, as well as the evolution of curricula in the new century, the construction of rote-free education, the importance of internationalization in creating an information society, the relationships between transnational and transcontinental higher education with brain drain, the international campus model, and all the panels focusing on paradigm-shifting learning models and CLC 360 – EDUCATION AND TEACHING IN the development of Yorgancıoğlu, who advocates how the human mind can learn from scattered information, keep it exciting and permanent in memory, and accelerate the fluidity of flexible thinking without getting stuck in material patterns.
The Bosphorus Summit Brought Together Alumni of Bogazici University.
Regarding universities as the intellectual center or brain of society, Yorgancıoğlu, who thinks that our higher education system has been very centralized and bureaucratic since the establishment of the Higher Education Council (YÖK), believes that this affects the autonomy of foundation universities. He emphasizes the importance of preserving scientific and academic freedom, preventing external threats, and allowing the university to create its unique scientific structure and organization and make its strategic plan in terms of the necessity of institutional autonomy. Describing his political views as “political liberalism,” he emphasizes the importance of the Republic and its values being embraced by the public, and he believes that anything can be achieved if one thinks, “It is doable,” in a target-oriented manner rather than solving issues by looking at them from where one is sitting. With the perspective that issues will shape with a future-oriented view rather than solving them by looking back, he believes in the value of making a significant reform in the education system in building the future and emphasizes the belief in the value of the Education System Initiative (ERG), one of the initiators, with three books. Also, a political scientist and academician who has made significant contributions to the start and establishment of public opinion research and behavioral social science studies in our country since the late 1970s, believing in the value of making a significant reform in the education system in building the future, and emphasizing the importance of embracing the Republic and its values by the public. H.Çiğdem Yorgancıoğlu, one of the initiators of the Education System Initiative (ERG), with three books, engaged in various discussions with leaders in academia, art, and business, as in previous years.
16.15-17.30 GLOBALIZATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION LOCATION: Hall B MODERATOR: Emeritus Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder, Turkey PANELISTS: • Private Hurmuzlu Senior Enterprise Risk Management Analyst, Qatar University, Qatar • Mehmet Ali Tuğtan Director of Distance Education Center, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey • Emeritus Prof. Dr. Mauro Calise Naples Federico II University, Italy • Prof. Dr. Cengiz Hakan Aydın Open Education Faculty, Anadolu University, Turkey
Senior professor Mauro Calise, who has taught in Italy, Europe, and the United States, was also one of the panelists at the Summit. He is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Napoli Federico II University and former President of the Italian Society of Political Science (2008-10). He is the Editor and Director of the Electronic Resources Web Portal of the International Political Science Association and the founder and director of Federica.eu, the largest provider of open-access multimedia educational software by a state university in Europe. Emeritus Professor Mauro Calise, whose session was moderated by Ergüder, the fourth rector of Boğaziçi University and an Emeritus Professor at Sabancı University, also shared his insights during the panel.
Mauro Calise, a senior professor who has taught in Italy, Europe, and the United States, is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Napoli Federico II University and former President of the Italian Society of Political Science (2008-10). He is the editor of the Rivista of Digital politics published three times a year by Il Mulino, providing peer-reviewed articles in open access in English and Italian. Calise is also the Editor and Director of the Electronic Resources Web Portal of the International Political Science Association and the founder and director of Federica.eu, the largest provider of open-access multimedia educational software by a state university in Europe.
Adding to his international activities, he has served as Vice President of the International Political Science Association (2000-2003); Guest Professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris; Guest Professor and Research Fellow at Cornell University; and Research Fellow at the Harvard European Studies Center. He has published books, journal articles, and newspaper columns in various fields, including state theory, political parties, executive elites, political communication, and conceptual analysis.