Yasar University

Yaşar University Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (EU Centre)

Turkey – Research Performing Organisation

Established in 2001, Yasar University (YU) has quickly become an ideal environment for research, personal development and learning consisting of 9 Faculties, 2 Graduate Schools, 1 Vocational School, 1 EU Research Centre, 1 Open and Distance Learning Centre, 1 Knowledge & Technology Transfer Office and 1 Continuing Education Centre. In CALIPER project, YU designed and implemented a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) to create a ripple effect of change within the university in terms of fostering gender equality in recruitment, working conditions and career development of women and elimination of any existing gender bias.

GEP website 🔗

Visit the dedicated page inside the Organisation’s web portal presenting GEP activities for internal structural changes towards Gender Equality and collaborations with key external stakeholders.

GEP Library of YU

Based on the 5-Phases CALIPER work plan, YU implements 2 rounds of Gender Equality Plan design, development and evaluation lasting 12 months each.

Substantial results stemming from this process ensure the smooth running of the planned interventions, the engagement and commitment of key stakeholders and the envisioned sustainability of GEPs.

Internal Assessment

A comprehensive analysis of gender equality related conditions within 9 specific areas inside the Yasar University EU Center.

External Assessment

Analysis of external framework conditions & innovation ecosystems from a gender perspective of the Yasar University EU Center.

Gender Equality Plan

A set of actions to assess the impact of procedures to identify gender bias; implement strategies to correct any bias; set targets & monitor progress via indicators.

Gender based discrimination, violence & sexual harassment policy

Yasar University's policy statement on prevention of gender based discrimination, violence and sexual harassment.

Gender based discrimination, violence & sexual harassment directive

Directive on prevention of gender based discrimination, violence and sexual harassment of the Yasar University.

Gender Sensitive Research Checklist

A comprehensive checklist to integrate a gender-sensitive approach into various stages of research based on inclusive, equitable, and considerate of gender-related factors

Gender Sensitive Communication Checklist

A guide to enhance institutional communication through the lens of inclusivity, gender sensitivity and diversity for respectful, unbiased messages

Gender Sensitive Human Resources Management Checklist

A tailored guide for HR professionals with key considerations to ensure fairness and gender sensitivity and foster an inclusive and equitable workplace environment

Gender Sensitive Teaching Checklist

A systematic approach to infusing gender sensitivity into teaching practices

Guide for Gender Sensitivity in Academic Institutions

A comprehensive resource to empower educational institutions to integrate gender sensitivity into various aspects of academic life

The Research & Innovation Hub of YU

What is the R&I Hub?

YU has identified external key players of the regional and national innovation ecosystem, including academia and universities, industry players, ministries/government bodies and public sector and civil society organisations to engage them in the GEP process.

Engaging interested and key external stakeholders in the GEP processes can bring gender balance and gender sensitiveness in transfer to market of scientific research results, it motivates young girls to embrace STEM studies, and it promotes gender sensitive co-design of research and tech products.

YU works with the external players of the Hub, to implement the collaborative GEP actions.  These actions facilitate institutional change internally, but also initiate a conversation among the regional and national stakeholders, to adopt and implement gender policies in their organisations.

The R&I Hub members

The R&I Hub of YU consists of 70 organisations. Twenty two of them belong to the academic community, thirteen are industry players, twenty four are civil society organisations, while eight are representatives from the government and the public sector. the other three are not specified.

GEP Activities of YU

GEP Working Group

Τhe YU Working Group (WG)  supports the design of the GEP, its implementation, monitoring and further update whenever necessary, through collaboration with the YU CALIPER project team.

  • Prof. Dr. M. Cemali DİNÇER (M): Rector and Head of the GEP Working Group
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gokay OZERİM (M) -Faculty Member of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of International Relations -Director of the EU Research Center - Institutional Coordinator of CALIPER Project
  • Prof. Dr. Nazlı BAYRAM (F) Head of the Radio, Television and Cinema Department
  • Prof. Dr. Sevilay UZUNALLI (F) Dean of the Faculty of Law & Head of the Department of Private Law
  • Prof. Dr. Meltem GUREL (F) Dean of the Faculty of Architecture
  • Assis. Prof. Dr. Hacer OZTURA (F) -Faculty Member of the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Assis. Prof. Dr. Mehmet KAHYAOGLU (M) -Faculty Member of the Faculty of Art and Design, Department of Graphic Design
  • Assis. Prof. Dr. Refet POLAT (M) -Faculty Member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematics - Central Student Activities Coordinator & Central Planning Coordinator
  • Dr. Senem YILMAZ (F) Director of the Career and Alumni Center
  • Ilgın OZTURK (F) Director of Human Resources, Deputy Secretary General (Human Resources, Information and Document Works)
  • Guldan KALEM (F) Expert at EU Research Center Institutional Vice-Coordinator of CALIPER Project

Organisation Team

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gokay OZERİM (M)

  • Director of the EU Research Center
  • Institutional Coordinator of CALIPER Project

Gudan KALEM (F)

  • EU Expert
  • Institutional Vice-Coordinator of CALIPER Project

Burcu KİPER (F)

  • Chief of the EU Research Center, EU Expert
  • Administrative Staff