Prof. Yunus Ali Cengel, PhD

Prof. Yunus Ali Cengel, PhD

Founder

Specialised in Educational Reforms.

Yunus Çengel is the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Adnan Menderes University ADU in Aydin, Turkey, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA. He received his Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1984 from North Carolina State University in USA. Before joining ADU in 2012, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Yildiz Technical University YTU and as Advisor to President at Scientific and Technological Research Council TUBITAK. Prior to returning Turkey, he served as a faculty member at the University of Nevada, Reno UNR for 18 years and as the director of the Industrial Assessment Center at UNR for several years. He also served as the advisor to the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the Ministry of National Education in Turkey on energy efficiency, energy policies, and education reforms.

Professor Çengel is the author or coauthor of the widely adopted textbooks Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications, Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, and Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers all published by McGraw-Hill. Some of his textbooks have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Greek, and French. He is the recipient of several outstanding teacher awards, and he has received the ASEE Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award twice. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada.

Timur Yalcin

Timur Yalcin

Founder

Specialised in Education Technologies, Adaptive Learning  and Refugees Related Projects.
He graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Musicology Department. In 2000, he went to Japan as a research student to study Traditional Japanese Music (Gagaku) with Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation’s scholarship which was given first time to an art research. Between 2000-2002, he did a comparative research on Traditional Ottoman and Japanese Music forms. After Japan, he went to Oxford, UK to study Interactive Media and completed his MA with merit in 2005.

During and after his education period, he worked in many companies as a consultant and designer in advertisement, PR and internet media projects.

In 2005, he went back to Turkey as an Advisor to State Ministry of Women and Family Affairs. He worked in Foreign Relations, Internet Safety, and Social Awareness projects. In 2009, he was pointed as a Counsellor to Ministry of National Education. He worked on Foreign Relations, Education Technologies (particularly on Fatih Project), Internet Safety and Social Awareness projects. He presented the Ministries he worked, in many international meetings.

He was a Founding Member of Future Education Association and worked on Education Technologies and Refugees related projects in the association.

Mahmut Tuncel

Mahmut Tuncel

Founder

Specialised in Education Economy, Planning and Education Technologies.
Mahmut Tuncel is currently an advisor to the Ministry of Education in Turkey. Previously he was the General Director of Educational Technologies department.

During this position, with his team, he developed Fatih Project that is biggest in the field of Educational Technologies in Turkey. The scope of Fatih Project (Movement to Increase Opportunities and Technology), which is one of the largest information technology projects of the world, and has drawn considerable public interest lately. In 2007, he became Director of Project Coordination Centre of Ministry of National Education. During this period He involved in various projects such as Support to Basic Education Project, Strengthening the Vocational Education and Training System in Turkey, Modernization of Vocational and Technical Education Project, Capacity Building Support Project for the Ministry of National Education, Support to Human Resources Development Through Vocational Education and Training, Educational Framework Project, Secondary Education Project, Promotion of Lifelong Learning Operation in Turkey, Increasing Enrollment Rates Especially for Girls in Turkey, Strengthening Preschool Education Project as expert, director, and administrator. Mahmut Tuncel, has started his Ph.D. Studies in Ankara University, Department of Education Economy and Planning, and his thesis work is going on.

Ahmet Murat Özel

Ahmet Murat Özel

Founder

Specialised in Values Education.
Ahmet Murat Ozel completed his Primary and Secondary Education in Karaman, Konya. He was in Egypt between 1992-1994. He completed his Undergraduate, which he started at Al-Azhar, at Marmara University Theology Department in 1997. He completed his MA and Ph.D. in Philosophy and Tasawwuf (Sufism, Mysticism)  at Selcuk University Theology Department.

Prepared and presented TV programs on various TV channels, worked as Editor and Editorial Director in various Periodicals and Publishers. Other then published poetry books, he has several academic publications, articles and academic papers.

He is currently working at Ibn-i Haldun University as Asst. Prof. Dr and General Editor at Nihayet, a monthly culture magazine.

Busra Tosun Durmus

Busra Tosun Durmus

Founder

Specialised in Educational Sociology.
Mrs. Durmus was born in Medina, Saudi Arabia in 1979. She graduated from İstanbul Üniversity Sociology Department and took some courses in Wolkshoch Schule in Konstanz, Germany about the German language between 2002 and 2005.

In 2012 she took part in “Berlin-İst Project” which was coordinated between German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and İstanbul Üniversity Sociology and Psychology Departments. The project aimed to help young Turkish immigrants who have psychological and sociological problems to integrate society and to give an opportunity to improve their working skills.

After finishing her master degree on Journalism at İstanbul Üniversity 2015, she continued to candidate Ph.D. at the same department and she is already at the writing stage of her thesis which is about “the change of women identity in Ottoman society through positivist-materialist influence” at Ottoman Turkish press.

She was a columnist at Dünya Bizim and Haberayna portal and continues to write for Bilimevi Women Journal.

She speaks fluent English and medium level German.

She is married and has two daughters.

M. Taha Tosun

M. Taha Tosun

Founder

Specialised in Education Financing.
Mr. Tosun was born in Istanbul in 1985. After completing his college education in Kartal Anatolian IHL, he took his BA degree in “Political Science” from Istanbul Bilgi University. Mr. Tosun got his MBA Education at Sakarya University.

Mr. Tosun has started his professional life during his university study. As his first position in government sector, he joined Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality as Project Consultant for European Union Financial Programs and worked three years in Social Welfare Projects field.

After being Country Manager of a Swiss consulting company, Mr. Tosun had established his own enterprise and conducted several investment projects.

Mr. Tosun worked in Government as Director and Head of India & Gulf Areas in “Turkish Prime Ministry Investment Support Agency” and attracted numbers of FDI projects to Turkey.

Then he transferred to private sector back and worked as CEO of a Real Estate Fund from Middle East.

He was among founders of AVRASYA GENCEV (Youth and Environment Association) and Board Member in AK Party (Governing Political party of Turkey) Istanbul Organization and still has memberships in several NGO’s.

As of today, besides his private enterprises in Real Estate, Media and Consulting field, Mr. Tosun has been Board Member of an international IT Group; NGN and SoB Data Center since 2013.

Mr. Tosun speaks English fluently & Arabic in medium level.

Muhammet Veli Ozturk

Muhammet Veli Ozturk

Founder

Specialised in Education Finance and Policy Making.
He was born in 1978, Dortyol, Hatay, Turkey. He completed his primary, elementary and high school education in Hatay. He is graduated from Pamukkale University, History Department. He was accepted to Gazi University Social Sciences Institute, MA in History of Ancient Age. He learned reading Akkadian. He worked on Anatolian and Mesopotamian Cultures. He started Education Management Master Programme at TODAIE in 2010. He started to work at Ministry of National Education, Projects Management and Coordination Centre as a Finance Expert. Financed by World Bank, he worked in the following projects; Secondary Education Project, Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education Project, Project for Promoting Lifelong Learning, Increasing Enrollment Rates Especially for Girls, UNICEF – Strengthening Pre-School Education, Vocational Education and Training System Strengthening Project and Strengthening Special Education Project.