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The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Turkey


Acronym: TÜBITAK

Country: Turkey

Role in CIRCLE-2: Task member in several WP



The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) founded in 1963, is the leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey.

It is a governmental body which operates under the fold of the Prime Ministry with adequate administrative and financial autonomy. The Council's decision-making body is the Science Board, composed of the President and 12 members. The President, as the person of the Science Board, implements its decisions and is the head of the entire administration.

TÜBITAK's mission is to develop scientific and technological policies in line with national priorities and in cooperation with all sectors and related establishments; contribute to establishment of infrastructure and instruments to implement set policies; support and conduct research and development activities; and to play a leading role in the creation of a science and technology culture with the aim of improving the competitive power and prosperity of the country.

TÜBITAK not only supports innovation, academic and industrial R&D studies but also, in line with national priorities, develops scientific and technological policies and manages R&D institutes, carrying on research, technology and development studies.  NCO has been involved in 26 CA and SSA projects (e.g. and more than 20 ERA-NET Projects as partner or work package leader (e.g. Black SEAS ERA, CIRCLE2, Urban-net, WoodWisdomNet 2, CORNET, E-RARE projects.)

Key Personnel

Melike Sevimli
Didem Celikkanat
Meltem Unlu