Prof. Dr. Mehmet BULUT, President

Professor Bulut, President of the University, was born in Çanakkale in 1970. He completed his primary and secondary education in Çanakkale and completed his higher education in Economics field in Izmir. Between years 1994-1996, he graduated from two separate doctorate degrees in two different universities located in Ankara and Istanbul, then decided to study for doctorate in the Netherlands because of his objective study subject. He commenced second master's programs in the field of economic history in Posthumus Institute in 1998 and Ph.D. from Utrecht University in 2000.
He became Assistant Professor in 2001, Associate Professor in 2003 and Professor in 2008.

Started his academic career as Research Assistant in 1993, he continued his career in Başkent University in Ankara. In this university, he conducted duties as Head of Department of Economics, Faculty Board and Member of Board of Directors. He became the Dean of Faculty of Political Sciences and Vice President at Yıldırım Beyazıt University in Ankara in 2011. As Board Member he was selected to Council of Higher Education (YÖK) by the Rectors and the representatives of the Universities and appointed by the President of Republic of Turkey in 2012.

He has conducted duties as a Member of Board of Directors for public and private corporations and companies such as Ereğli İron and Steel Co. (ERDEMİR), İskenderun İron and Steel Co. (İSDEMİR), Sollac Ambalaj Co., Erenco Engineering Co., Erdemir Romania Co., Yarımca Porcelein Co., and as a Member of Board of Supervisor and Auditor for companies such as Turkish Telecominication Co, TT NET Co. and AVEA Co.

He has been studying in fields of long term (longue durée) economic development, reasons for intercountry economical differences, performance comparisons, international economy policy, Ottoman economics and civilization, Ottoman-European-Atlantic Economic Relations, History of Economics, Economic Thinking, Financial History, Institutions, Islamic Economics and Finance.

Professor Bulut is also the member of Turkish Academy of Science (TUBA). As a visiting scholar he has been to Sweden/Dalarna, England/Cambridge and United States of America/Harvard and Princeton/IAS Universities. His Turkish and English books have been published by various publishing houses locally and abroad. His articles have been published on various international referred academic journals such as American Journal of Economics and Sociology (AJES-New York), Journal of Economic and Social History of Orient (JESHO-Leiden), Journal of European Economic History (JEEH-Roma), Middle Eastern Studies (MES-London) and Journal for the Study of Religion and Ideologies. He got 3G Special Award for Service to Higher Education from Cambridge Analytica IF and selected among the most Successful People in Turkey by Oxford Worldwide Press in 2016.

English, Bulgarian, Arabic and Dutch speaking, Editor in Chief for Adam Academy-Journal of Social Sciences and Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance, married with three children. He is still teaching at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University.


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