Vice Rectors

Engin Ulukaya

Prof. Engin Ulukaya
Vice Rector
-Research and Development
0850 283 6000

Professor Dr. Engin Ulukaya, after graduating from Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty in 1987, completed his Medical Biochemistry specialization at Uludağ University. He completed his doctorate (PhD) at the University of Leeds (UK), School of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He is working on basic cancer research, cell death, cancer drug development, and personal oncology. In addition to being the chair of the Molecular Cancer Research Association (MOKAD), he is a member of the Council in EACR (European Association for Cancer Research) and a full member of the EORTC PathoBiology subgroup. He has published 137 articles in international journals (Google Scholar H index: 32, Number of citations: 3385). He received the “promising laboratory physician” award at the world pathology and laboratory medicine association (WASPALM) congress held in South Korea in 2003 and was awarded the WASPALM medal. He also has 32 awards in various categories, 3 of which are abroad. He is the Dean of Health Sciences at Istinye University. He is also the Director of the Molecular Cancer Application and Research Center (ISUMKAM) of the same university.



Prof. Peyami Çelikcan
Vice Rector
0850 283 6000

He was born in Ankara on 25.12.1961. In 1986, he graduated from the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema at Ankara University College of Communications. In 1987, he started working as a research assistant at the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema at Gazi University College of Communications. In 1988, he won the Scholarship of the Council of Higher Education for Graduate Education Abroad and went to the United States of America. In 1990, he received his M.A. degree in Communication Arts at University of West Florida. In 1994, he completed Stage and Performing Arts program and obtained his Ph.D. degree in cinema-television at 9 Eylül University Faculty of Fine Arts. He became an associate professor in 1996, and professor in 2004. After serving as the department chair, dean, and vice president in various universities, Peyami Çelikcan has recently worked as the President of İstanbul Şehir University. In addition to giving lectures in the field of communications at undergraduate, graduate, and PhD degree levels, Çelikcan also gave lots of lectures and seminars at the educational programs of various national and international institutions. He held several seminars and workshops for correspondents of Palestine Maan Agency titled “News Broadcasting”; and for programmers at state-run televisions in Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kosovo titled “Television Broadcasting” and “Documentary Production”. Çelikcan also participated in various projects about adult education and he directed some parts of two educational films, one broadcasted in TRT and produced on behalf of The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry as part of Farmer Education Project (YAYÇEP); and one produced for UNICEF as part of the Visual Parental Education (UNICEF-GABEP). While continuing his studies in the field of cinema and television, Çelikcan has produced  many works as a document director and a scriptwriter. Having specialized in cultural and historical documentaries, Çelikcan shot various documentaries which focused on Central Asian, Anatolian, and Caucasian geographies by tracing the Turkish culture and history. He was both the director general and scriptwriter of one of these documentaries, Following Dervishes from Kazakhstan to Hungary, which consists of 13 episodes and was completed in 2000. Peyami Çelikcan directed the 3-episode documentary The Kyrgyz in 2006. In 2007, he worked as both the copywriter and co-director of the 13-episode documentary The Colors of Anatolia-Birth, Wedding, Death. As of 2011, he took part in the documentaries about The History of Caucasus and Central Asia Railways as scriptwriter and co-director. These documentaries are Trans-Caspian Railway (13 episodes), Trans-Siberian Railway (13 episodes), Trans-Aral Railway (13 episodes), and Trans-Caucasian Railway (13 episodes). Çelikcan also took charge as project advisor in projects carried out by the Radio Television Broadcasters Union (RATEM) in order to determine the professional standards and qualifications in broadcasting, and he conducted studies on professional standards and qualifications for the professions of Television Program Director, Assistant Director, and Chief Electrician and Assistant Electrician. In addition to his academic studies on media history, cinema history, popular music, and documentary cinema, Çelikcan continues his research on addiction and participates in international projects as project advisor. Finally, he served as the project advisor for Drug Awareness on Adults (DAWAP) project carried out by the Green Crescent in cooperation with NGOs from four countries that fight against addiction as part of the ERASMUS+ program. Peyami Çelikcan is also the Chair of Green Crescent Scientific Board, and member of International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS), and International Documentary Association (IDA). He is currently working at İstinye University as the Dean of Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences.


Hatice Gülen
Prof. Hatice Gülen
Vice Rector
-TTO, Responsible for Quality and Accreditation Processes
0850 283 6000
Hatice Gülen, born in Adana in 1967, graduated from Çukurova University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture in 1988. After she had MSc degree in 1992, she started her doctoral studies at the same university in 2004. She received her Ph.D. degree in 2000 after she carried out her thesis on plant molecular physiology at West Virginia University (USA) as a TUBITAK scholar between 1998-1999. In 1995 in Greece, in 2006 at the Hebrew University of Israel and in 2009 at West Virginia University she studied plant genetics and biotechnology. She started working at the Uludağ University in 2000 and became an Associate Professor in 2005, Professor in 2011. During this time, she founded Plant Biotechnology and Plant Molecular Physiology Research Laboratories. She took an active role in the establishment and execution of the Molecular Biology and Genetics Graduate Program between 2013-2016. Hatice Gülen served as the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and chaired many academic-administrative commissions in 2011-2015. She coordinated program accreditation (MÜDEK and ABET) process. She took place in continuous improvement and quality studies at the Rectorate. Hatice Gülen continued her academic studies at Istanbul Bilgi University after 2016. She founded the Plant Biotechnology Research Laboratory in the Department of Genetics and Bioengineering. During her tenure as the Head of the Department until 2021, she made the Genetics and Bioengineering Undergraduate Program the first Bioengineering program to receive the MÜDEK accreditation. Gülen, a member of the Bioengineering Platform, organized the 7th Bioengineering Summit in 2020. She was a member of the Faculty Board of Directors, the Faculty Board, the University Senate and the Accreditation Coordinator of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences. Hatice Gülen has been involved in many research projects related to her expertise; she recently carried out the interdisciplinary project ''TÜBİTAK-1003'' as PI in 2020. Since then she is being involved in interdisciplinary projects on green biotechnology applications. Hatice Gülen has the "Training of Trainers" certificate authorized by TPI on the subject of patent. Professor Gülen having certificates in 'Quality Management System', 'Process Management, Interaction and Improvement Techniques', and 'MÜDEK Program Accreditation Evaluator', is a MÜDEK Program Accreditation Evaluator. Gülen has supervised graduated thesis and published many papers and book chapters. She has also been included in international citation indexes with her works. Hatice Gülen holds 3 national and 1 international patents.