2 - 3 December 2017


Istanbul Medeniyet University


1500 person


100 Notifications and Presentations


Dear Young Academicians,

Graduate education has an important role not only as a means for obtaining professional training, but also in education of individuals who cherish the universal values and contribute to their enrichment. Graduate education offers an opportunity to young generations to gain required academic knowledge, grow intellectually, as well as discover and improve their abilities.

With rapid internationalization of higher education and its warm hospitality, Turkey is becoming the center of attraction for international students from all over the world. In addition to thousands of international students who come to study in our country on their own every year,  nearly five thousand international students annually come to our country to get either undergraduate or graduate education within the scope of Türkiye Scholarships.

We attach great importance to providing opportunities for increasing academic knowledge, experience and contributing to intellectual growth and self-development of international students who come to our country from all over the world.

In this context, in addition to the activities which are currently being carried out for international students, the following activities like; 1st International Students Social Sciences Congress which was held in Ankara, between 16-17 May 2015 and 2nd International Students Social Sciences Congress in Konya, between 29-30 April 2016 were conducted in order to provide an academic environment in which international graduate students can present their work, share information, and enhance collaborations through various workshops and different activities.

The interest shown by students and the academic community and the desire to participate in the congress have inspired the idea of organizing the Congress of Social Sciences for International Students on a specific area, subject, region or country every year.

In collaboration with the Science Studies Association (ILEM) and the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB), 3rd International Students Social Sciences Congress will be held between 2-3 December 2017 at Istanbul Medeniyet University. The theme of the Congress will be “Conflict Zones and Search for Solutions”. In addition to that, prioritizing the works on Jerusalem a special Jerusalem session will be held. Topics of the Congress include (but not limited to); Economics, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Human Rights, Diaspora, Migration, Refugees, Literature, Philosophy, Communication, Law, Social Policy and other sub-branches of Social Sciences.

We look forward to your valuable contribution.



Key Dates /

September 30, 2017 – The last date for installing the notification title and summary to the system

October 10, 2017– The announce (on the Congress Web page) of accepted summaries

November 5, 2017 – The deadline for submission of the full text of accepted notifications

November 20, 2017 – The announce of  notifications that are approved to be presented at the congress

December 1, 2017 – The announce congress program

December 2-3, 2017 – Date of the congress


Notification Subject Areas

At the 3rd International Students Social Sciences Congress reports addressing historical and contemporary issues in various disciplines of social sciences can be presented.

Notification Subject Areas*

Anthropology (social and cultural), Geography, Literature, Educational Sciences, Economy, Philosophy, Philology, Law, Economy, Communication Sciences, Human Rights, Business Administration, Psychology, History of Art, Political Science, Sociology, History, Theology, International Relations

A separate session of presentations relating to Jerusalem will also be organized.


İhsan Karaman

Honorary Presıdent

Süleyman Güder

Istanbul Unıversıty

Mehmet Lütfi Arslan

Istanbul Medeniyet University

Taha Eğri

Kırklarelı Unıversıty

Mehmet Yıldırım

Scıentıfıc Studıes Assocıatıon

M. Erkan Karabekmez

Istanbul Medeniyet Unıversıty

Serhan Afacan

Istanbul Medenıyet Unıversıty

Secretarıat /

Dursun Özyürek

Yıldız Technıcal Universıty

Scıentıfıc Commıttee /

  • Abdulkadir Macit, Asst. Prof., Kocaeli University, Theology Faculty
  • Berat Açıl, Asst. Prof., İstanbul Şehir University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature
  • Bünyamin Bezci, Assoc. Prof., Sakarya University, Public Administration
  • Erkan Karabekmez, Asst. Prof., Istanbul Medeniyet University, Department of Bioengineering
  • Fatih Yiğit, Asst. Prof., Medeniyet University, Department of Business
  • Hamdi Çilingir, Dr., Scientific Studies Association (ILEM)
  • İbrahim Halil Üçer, Asst. Prof., İstanbul Medeniyet University, Department of Philosophy
  • İhsan Fazlıoğlu, Prof.Dr., Istanbul Medeniyet University, Department of Philosophy
  • İhsan Karaman, Prof.Dr., Istanbul Medeniyet University, Rector
  • İsmail Hakkı Kadı, Assoc. Prof., İstanbul Medeniyet University, Department of History
  • Lütfi Sunar, Assoc. Prof., İstanbul Medeniyet University, Department of Sociology
  • Mahmut Hakkı Akın, Assoc. Prof., Konya Necmettin Erbakan University, Department of Sociology
  • Mehmet Lütfi Arslan, Assoc. Prof., İstanbul Medeniyet University, Department of Political Science
  • Muhammed Hüseyin Mercan, Dr., Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
  • Necmettin Kızılkaya, Doç. Dr., İstanbul University, Department of Islamic Sciences
  • Nihat Erdoğmuş, Prof. Dr., Yıldız Teknik University, Department of Business
  • Osman Yılmaz, Asst. Prof., Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Education Faculty
  • Rahile Kızılkaya Yılmaz, Asst. Prof., Marmara University, Theology Faculty
  • Serhan Afacan, Asst. Prof., İstanbul Medeniyet University, Department of History
  • Süleyman Güder, Asst. Prof., İstanbul University, Department of Political Science and International Relations
  • Taha Eğri, Dr., Kırklareli University, Department of Economics
  • Teyfur Erdoğdu, Assoc. Prof., Yıldız Teknik University, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Yusuf Alpaydın, Asst. Prof. Marmara University, Department of Educational Siences
  • Yusuf Ziya Gökçek, Dr., Marmara University, Communication Faculty


Scientific Studies Association (ILEM)

Aziz Mahmut Hüdayi Mahallesi, Açık Türbe Sk. No:13, 34672 Üsküdar/İstanbul

(0216) 310 43 18

[email protected]


Frequently Asked Questıons /

Any international (foreign national) graduate or postgraduate students.



Abstracts and presentations can be submitted in English or in Turkish.

During the congress, accommodation and meals are provided. If one article has two authors, we provide these opportunities to presenter only. For accommodation, participants are expected to share their rooms with 2 or 3 people. We do not cover transportation costs. It belongs to the participants themselves. Participation certificate will be given by the committee after the program.

No, it's free.
No, they can not. But they can participate as listeners. Those with a bachelor's degree may send papers as long as they meet the academic criteria.
 We do not cover transportation and accommodation costs for listeners. Anyone, with or without an academic training can participate as long as they can afford it.

Articles submitted to the International Student Social Sciences Congress must not have been previously published anywhere and should not have already been made available for publication. Abstracts should not be less than 150 words and are limited to 250 words.

There must not be any information about the author in the full text. If any information, by which the author would be revealed, is found in the article, the conference proceeding will be eliminated without having any content review because it does not comply with the Congress's blinded arbitration policy.
The article should be between 2,500 - 7,000 words in total, using 12 font size with 2.0 line spacing.
The full text must be uploaded to the Congress system in Word Document format until 5th of November 2017. PDF format will not be accepted.
Articles not written according to the Congress writing rules will be rejected without having any content review.