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.