BEHIND EVERY SUCCESS STORY LIES A DREAM, AN IDEAL…
The success story of the International Balkan University began in 2006. The Foundation for Education and Culture “USKUP” was founded by a group of intellectuals and academicians (scholars) to establish the INTERNATIONAL BALKAN UNIVERSITY as a cultural bridge between the Balkans and Turkey, with the intent of increasing the quality level of human capital in the region.
As a provider of high-quality education, International Balkan University has adopted the mission of educating self-confident, multidimensional, socially responsible and globally competitive individuals. In addition, the university produces high-quality scientific research that will contribute to technological and economic development in the region. With this mission in mind, International Balkan University aims to become a renowned international educational institution that sees cultural diversity as an asset, and that contributes to the development and stability of the Balkans by producing the best professional individuals who are ready to compete in the workforce.
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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Dursun ERDEM
Rector of International Balkan University
Mehmet Dursun Erdem was born in 1977 in Karamanli, a village in Ordu, Turkey. He completed his primary and secondary education in Aybasti and finished his high-school education with a scholarship granted by the government of the Republic of Turkey, in the Ordu boarding school.
He received his Bachelor’s degree in 1998 at the Department of Turkish Language and Literature, at Ondokuz Mayis University in Amasya. At the same year, he was accepted as a research assistant at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Turkish Language and Literature, in the field of Contemporary Turkish Languages.
He received his MA in 2001 and his Ph.D. degree in 2005. In 2008 he received the Associate Professor title, in 2013 he has bestowed the title, Professor. With this title, he became the youngest Professor in his field in Turkey.
Prof. Dr. Mehemt Dursun Erdem has been a member of various foundations and NGO’s in Turkey, as well as a columnist for the education section, at the Milli Gazette newspaper. Currently, he is writing for the Journal of Turkiye Verimlilik Vakfi, where he is the academic advisor. In addition, he is the editor of various International Journals, as well as an academic advisor for BICEP TIBITAK.
Throughout his academic career, he served as the Head of Department, Vice-Dean, Dean, Senate and executive board member at the University. He is the founder and chief editor of the world-renowned Turkish Studies Journal. He has organized numerous International Conferences in Rome, Andalusia-Spain, Jerusalem, Bosnia, Bahara, and Serbia, as well as many national conferences in his native Turkey.
He has published more than 100 scientific research papers in prestigious Journals in Turkey, U.S.A, and Korea. He is the author of more than 40 scientific books. His most recent book was translated into Albanian and various other languages. His research on the Samsun Dialect was awarded by the Swedish Institute of Turkish Studies, for the most detailed research conveyed by a single researcher.
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Dursun Erdem is married and a father of three children.
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