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12 Nov 2019

Üsküdar academicians received great attention at TÜYAP

Üsküdar University academics came together with their readers at the 38th TÜYAP International Book Fair. The fair, where interviews and book signing programs took place, hosted thousands of book lovers this year as well. Üsküdar University Founding President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan gave a lecture titled “Emotional Void”. Prof. Sevil Atasoy’s lecture was “Rotten Apples and Innocent Prisoners”. Prof. Sinan Canan delivered a talk on “My Brain That Discovers”. Üsküdar University authors signed their books after the interviews.More than 800 publishers and non-governmental organizations from Turkey and abroad and hosted many authors attended the 38th International TÜYAP Book Fair, held between 02-10 November. Üsküdar University academics also participated in the fair; in which main theme was, “Fifty’s Generation in Our Literature”.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan received great enthusiasmÜsküdar University Founding President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan delivered a talk on “Emotional Void”.  The participants showed great interest to the interview.After the interview, Tarhan signed his books at the stand of TİMAŞ Publications. Readers showed great interest to Prof. Tarhan and took photographs with him.Prof. Sevil Atasoy signed her booksÜsküdar University Vice President Prof. Sevil Atasoy’s lecture on “Rotten Apples and Innocent Prisoners” attracted great interest.After the interview, Prof. Sevil Atasoy signed her books. There was a long queue to receive Prof. Atasoy’s signed books.Previously, Prof. Tess Gerritsen met with Prof. Sevil Atasoy at the TÜYAP International Book Fair. Prof. Atasoy, who visited Gerritsen during the interview, signed her books for Gerritsen.Prof. Tayfun Uzbay met with his readers Üsküdar University Advisor to President Prof. Tayfun Uzbay also signed his books for his readers and answered their questions. Prof. Uzbay met with his readers at Destek Publications and took photos with his readers.Prof. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan signed her booksOne of the other Üsküdar University academics who came together with their readers at the book fair was Üsküdar University Advisor to President Prof. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan.Prof. Arıboğan met with her readers at the İnkılap Bookstore stand. Prof. Arıboğan signed her books to her readers and took photos with them.Cemalnur Sargut came together with her readersÜsküdar University Advisor to President Cemalnur Sargut was at the Nefes Publications stand and came together with her readers. Sargut, who signed her books and answered her readers’ questions, also took photos with her readers. Sargut received great attention at the fair.Prof. Sultan Tarlacı met with his readersÜsküdar University Faculty of Medicine Faculty Member, NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Neurologist Prof. Sultan Tarlacı met with his readers at TÜYAP International Book Fair. He also took many photos with his readers.Prof. Sinan Canan had a talk with his readers Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology Faculty Member Prof. Sinan Canan delivered a lecture on “My Brain That Discovers”. Afterwards, he signed his books and took photos with his readers.Uğur Canbolat chatted with his readersÜsküdar University NP Etiler Medical Center Deputy Administrative Director Author Uğur Canbolat also met with his readers at TÜYAP International Book Fair.Canbolat chatted with his readers and took photos with his readers.News: Meryem ÖzkanPhotograph: Zahid AslanÜsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

23 Oct 2019

Prof. Sevil Atasoy has a new TV show

Üsküdar University Vice President and Üsküdar University Fight Against Crime and Violence Application and Research Center (ŞİDAM) Director Prof. Sevil Atasoy has a new TV Show at TLC channel.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

08 Aug 2019

Head of Criminal Department of Uzbekistan Police Department visited Üsküdar University’s Institute of Forensic Sciences

Head of Uzbekistan Criminal Department of the Police Department Nail Galipshin and his delegation visited Üsküdar University Institute of Addiction and Forensic Sciences that is led by Prof. Sevil Atasoy.Üsküdar University continues to accept visitors to the Institute of Addiction and Forensic Sciences’ new building.Head of Criminal Department of Uzbekistan Police Department Nail Galipshin, Deputy Head of Criminal Department of Uzbekistan Police Department Aziz Salimov, Uzbekistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Specialist Bakir Urkinbayey and Ministry of Justice Olga Belozyora visited the Institute of Forensic Sciences.The delegation received information about the institute from Deputy Manager of Institute of Forensic Sciences Asst. Prof. Kaan Yılancıoğlu.The delegation also visited the Forensic Science laboratories and remarked that they liked the institute very much and that they would like to work together in the future.The visit was concluded after the photo shoot.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

05 Aug 2019

“Solve the crimes” with Forensic Science

Üsküdar University Forensic Science Complex offers future forensic scientists to practice and apply their knowledge in the field. Students are trained under the leadership of Prof. Sevil Atasoy in the complex which is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment that are complied with international standards. Various devices are found in the Complex such as, DNA analysis devices, devices equipped with the latest technology used for document review and signature as located in Turkey, so the comparison microscope is needed for ballistic weapons that science education.Üsküdar University’s Forensic Science Complex, which is the first fully equipped complex of its field in Turkey, trains forensic science experts of the future. Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Department of Forensic Sciences and Institute of Forensic Sciences graduate students have the opportunity to bring academic knowledge and practice together in the Forensic Sciences Complex.Forensic science education led by Prof. Sevil AtasoyUnder the leadership of Üsküdar University Vice Rector and Director of the Institute of Addiction and Forensic Sciences Prof. Sevil Atasoy, the students have the opportunity to practice in the fields of forensic sciences such as crime scene investigation, DNA analysis, ballistic investigation, soil analysis, forged signature in laboratories equipped with the latest technology in Turkey's first bachelor's degree in forensic science.Forensic Sciences undergraduate education started at Üsküdar University for the first timeProf. Sevil Atasoy stated that criminalists who graduated from forensic sciences are equipped with a wide range of knowledge and skills ranging from crime scene investigation, DNA analysis, ballistics to soil analysis, writing and signature to digital evidence. She continued “In this way, the gradutaes can serve in the best way in official or private institutions that examine evidence from domestic and abroad, and they can serve as experts. Graduates of the department can also complete the master's and doctoral programs offered by our university. Forensic Sciences undergraduate education has been provided for years in universities around the world. For the first time in our country, forensic sciences undergraduate courses are offered at international standards in classrooms and laboratories equipped at Üsküdar University. Prof. Sevil Atasoy indicated that work opportunities for the graduates of the Forensic Science undergraduate program are very wide. In addition to official institutions such as the Forensic Medicine Institution, graduates can work in private and public institutions that determine whether a purse or shoe from a water analysis is a real brand or a fake.Profession that is never outdatedProf. Sevil Atasoy remarked that Forensic Sciences is a profession that will never go out of fashion. She continued as, “As long as mankind exists, crime will always be there, and experts who will enlighten the crime and distinguish between the real criminal and the innocent will always be required. Even if robots do many things in the future, these robots will commit crimes at some point. In this case, are we going to punish the robot or the ones who made the software? Given this scenario, the courts will surely fall and then experts such as experts of forensic sciences, will step in.”Education from associate degree to doctorate… Prof. Sevil Atasoy stated that they offer applied education in the Forensic Sciences undergraduate program. She said, “In addition to theoretical knowledge in forensic sciences, the most important part is application training. We have prepared a very serious infrastructure. Such education does not exist even in the world. We are very assertive about this. We offer training in the Forensic Science Complex from associate degree to doctorate. For example, in addition to this current training in assisting autopsy, we also teach evidence collection and crime scene investigation. We have a separate building. We have very important laboratories in this building. Here we will have all kinds of devices to conduct analysis of DNA, two or three for a document review in Turkey, devices equipped with the latest technology used for signature analysis, ballistics that comparison microscopes are required for weapons science education and microscopes to compare insects.”Negotiations with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences are ongoingIn terms of accreditation Prof. Sevil Atasoy said that she had meetings with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, which is the only institution that accredited forensic science education in the world. She continued as, “In addition to this, we are working with Los Angeles Police Criminal and Sheriff Criminal for our students who will be passing to fourth grade in order for our students to gain experience with them.”Experts should be trained to get rid of dependence on foreign statesProf. Sevil Atasoy said that the training of experts of forensic science is an important factor in getting rid of external dependence in the field of forensic science. She continued with the following remarks, “The professionals who will work in the forensic sciences will not be satisfied with the transfer of information and technology from developed countries and technologies, need to be trained accordingly as the technological developments are closely monitored by the illegal forces, the boundaries have been abolished, the criminals do not recognize the borders, and the illegal forces are closely monitored.”Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

07 Mar 2019

Prof. Sevil Atasoy announced World Drug Report 2018 at Üsküdar University

Turkey has 100% success rate at stopping drug trafficking  The 2018 Report formed by the United Nations (UN) International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) was shared with the world simultaneously. Üsküdar University Vice President, Member of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs of periods 2005-2010 and 2017-2022 and Former President Prof. Sevil Atasoy, announced the data on the fight against the drugs in the Middle East as well as the figures in Turkey. Üsküdar University Vice President, Member of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs of periods 2005-2010 and 2017-2022 and Former President Prof. Sevil Atasoy, announced the data on the fight against the drugs in the Middle East as well as the figures in Turkey at a press conference held at Üsküdar University Main Campus, Senate Hall.Prof. Sevil Atasoy provided information about International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) and she continued as; “There are three international United Nations Agreements to protect the health and well-being of citizens of the world by controlling drug production, manufacturing, distribution, use and trade, as well as the access to narcotic and psychotropic substances aside from medical and scientific use. All member countries agree with these agreements except couple of island states on the Ocean. No other regulation of the UN has received such universal acceptance. The UN's independent body, the International Drug Control Board (INCB), oversees compliance with contracts. According to the Convention, the Board, which is composed of 13 experts selected by the Economic and Social Council for a period of five years, has to publish annexes annually with a report written by the competent bodies of the Governments only.”Prof. Sevil Atasoy stated that the 2018 INCB Report primarily focused on the risks and benefits of Cannabis for medical use, and also assessed legal developments related to Cannabis's non-medical use. Prof. Atasoy indicated: “There is also a special attachment to the report entitled ‘Access to Drugs Subject to International Supervision’.  In addition, on March 5, 2019, the 2018 Precursors Report will be presented to press members around the world. Series of reports referring to regional developments, also call for financial and technical support to help Afghanistan cope with the challenges it faces in fighting against the drugs.”“The Afghanistan problem must be solved first in order to prevent the use of heroin and morphine in the world” Prof. Sevil Atasoy stated that Afghanistan has gained earnings over opium, far above its legal export revenues this year. Prof. Atasoy warned that “If the issue in Afghanistan is not resolved, it is not possible to prevent heroin and morphine addiction in the world.”There is 100% success rate at catchingProf. Sevil Atasoy explained that there is a serious success rate due to various measures taken such as having trained personnel in Turkey.  Prof. Atasoy remarked that there is at least 100% success rate at capturing and she continued as:“We notice that Turkey is still used as a transit path from Afghanistan to deliver the drugs to European countries and that the importance of the classical Balkan road continues this year as well. So there is not really a decline. Although there are various roads such as north road or south road; Balkan road is still the cheapest, easiest and fastest one. Therefore, Turkey is on this route. The important thing is that we have caught almost twice as many heroin compared to last year. So there is a tremendous increase in capturing. Similarly, we have caught almost 10 times more of anhydrides compared to previous years. There is a 100% success rate in Turkey when 2017 and 2018 Reports are compared in terms of fighting against the drugs. The measure of this success is not about the number of dealers caught by the Supervisory Board. We need to think micro such as kilograms, liters and tons. The crucial part is security guards’ fight with the supply.”We are at the top notch when it comes to capturing  Prof. Atasoy stated that the rate of catching the drugs passing through our country is at the highest level in the world. Prof. Atasoy continued, “It is not possible to catch 100% of them. Turkey's police and gendarmerie always show a performance that is appreciated. However, this does not affect the increase in heroin addiction, its prevention and price in Europe.”Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

26 Feb 2019

PlumX and Altmetrics applications used for the first time by Üsküdar University

Üsküdar University is the first university in Turkey to apply PlumX and Altmetrics, which determine how much interaction has been achieved and how many people have access to academic articles published in the Internet, especially in social media. It is aimed for academic studies to reach everyone. Assoc. Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel stated that all the articles in the magazines published by Üsküdar University have been included in the PlumX and Altmetrics system for about three months.Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Department Head of Software Engineering and Department of Computer Engineering Faculty Member Assoc. Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel explained that Üsküdar University is the only university in Turkey to use PlumX and Altmetrics system.How often do academic articles reach the society?Assoc. Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel provided further information that PlumX and Altmetrics are appreciation indicators of the academic articles published online and are prepared by taking into consideration the interaction criteria such as the rate of mention in the news or the number of social media sharing. Ergüzel pointed out that the system enables meaningful analysis of academic data and analysis by comparison.Üsküdar University broke new groundAssoc. Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel said that all the articles in the journals published by Üsküdar University were included in these two systems with the works of PlumX and Altmetrics for the last three months. He gave the following information about the system:“These two metrics can be considered as two different companies. We benefit from the both of them. Both of them can be found in research.uskudar.edu.tr. This is how it works; for example, an academic content is televised. We only share this publication in academic media, but it is also shared in social media in order to produce social impact. We share the simplified format of this publication with a summary text in research.uskudar.edu.tr.Scientific data should reach the society and peopleWe believe that it is crucial for scientific studies to influence society. We generated research.uskudar.edu.tr because we are concerned about whether an academic study influences an individual and how people can benefit from these scientific articles. We provide the full article in English. These web contents enable the following; an individual can go to research.uskudar.edu.tr and reach to any academic article. The summary can also be read. When this summary is shared through Twitter and Facebook, it indicates that the related posts reach to so many people. There is also a pie chart graph that signifies the outcome of this post. What is it good for? It is used to measure how many people have reached to our academic work. These web metrics will be considered a standard.”Information should not only be on the shelfAssoc. Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel stated that the application should become widespread and he continued “This is only used by Üsküdar University. It has just started to become a standard in abroad.research.uskudar.edu.tr is a new channel. There is no other example. There is also no other example of this on social media. Both of these platforms are equally precious”.Assoc. Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel asserted that academic articles and studies are meaningful to society. He continued:“It is not enough if science is only reachable in the scientific and academic platforms. It is also important that academic studies influence people and society. Why should we look at such results only with an academic perspective? The closure of the distance between the society and scientists or science, will generate a vision to the individual. This is a method and people learn by method. They learn the method and gain experience in analyzing such a scientific view.”Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

02 Jan 2019

Üsküdar University pioneers the firsts in Turkey

Üsküdar University Health Culture and Sports Directorate held an event titled “Are you where you want to be?” organized by Science Office and Bioengineering student club. The speaker of the event was Vice Dean of Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Dr. Faculty Member Kaan Yılancıoğlu.Yılancıoğlu provided important information to the students about what the Forensic Sciences is, what exactly it works for and what position it will be working after graduation in the event that took place at Üsküdar University Main Campus.“There is almost everything in Forensic Science”First of all, Yılancıoğlu explained that forensic science is a science that deals with crime science, known as criminology, as a crime and as a scientific subject. Yılancıoğlu continued, “Especially Forensic Sciences is not an individual field. When we discuss forensic science, you can't talk about a field that you can easily explain. It contains many areas such as physical sciences, sciences, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, geography, politics, crime prevention. There's almost everything in Forensic Science.”“Üsküdar University pioneers the firsts in Turkey!”Yılancıoğlu said, “The judge receives help from the expert when he/she needs technical information on subjects he/she does not know. All of these experts have certain characteristics. In this case, the forensic medicine institution is applied. One of them is our university. ‘Institute of Forensic Sciences’. This is a first in Turkey and no other institution have this program. This department is founded by Prof. Sevil Atasoy. We are the first institution to found such department and our students are getting a good education in this field.”After that, Yılancıoğlu explained what forensic scientists are good for and continued, “Forensic sciences is effective in the decision-making process of the judge. At this point they gain value and they serve the society in a way like a lawyer. A forensic scientist in general terms has a background in a crime scene investigation, a genetic examination, a forensic physics, a forensic chemistry examination, a document review, a digital evidence review.”The event was concluded after taking pictures with Yılancıoğlu and the students.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

18 Dec 2018

Prof. Sevil Atasoy is among the 23 famous female forensic scientists in the world

Üsküdar University Vice President, Department Head of Forensic Sciences Prof. Sevil Atasoy is selected among 23 famous female forensic scientists in the world. Prof. Atasoy is the only Turkish female forensic scientists and is on the 14th ranking according to CRIMES LAB’s list. Prof. Sevil Atasoy, who has achieved tremendous success due to her works in crime prevention and other related issues, is in the world ranking in Forensic Sciences.Prof. Sevil Atasoy is on the 14th ranking according to CRIMES LAB’s list titled “Our List of 23 Famous Female Forensic Scientists”.Prof. Sevil Atasoy, who is the only Turk in the list, has been recorded as the forensic scientist that represents Turkey in the world.  The following information was provided about Prof. Atasoy as below.Prof. Sevil AtasoyProf. Sevil Atasoy has a BA in Science in Chemistry, Masters in Science in Biochemistry, Doctored in Philosophy and Ph.D. in Biochemistry. She is an international leader in the field of Forensic Science, substance abuse and addiction. Sevil is the director of the Innocence Project in Turkey, the Vice Rector at the Uskudar University in Istanbul and the Dean of Social Science and Crime Prevention Centre. She is a member of the Inter-ministerial Commission for Drug Prevention and has a television show on a Turkey network about criminalists as they use physical evidence to solve crimes.For detailed information:https://www.crimeslab.com/famous-female-forensic-scientists/Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

10 Dec 2018

Prof. Sevil Atasoy attended “International Drug Conference”

Üsküdar University Vice President and UN International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Member Prof. Sevil Atasoy attended the conference titled “Drug Enforcement in Turkey and the World” organized by Turkish Police Academy Directorate of Crime Investigations and Criminology Research Center (SAMER).Prof. Sevil Atasoy conducted the opening speech of the conference.Various topics from political sciences to psychiatry, media to civil society organizations were discussed at the International Drug Conference held in Antalya Belek Tourism Center with the participation of Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu.Different disciplines, national and international organizations were brought together at the conference to provide an in-depth analysis of the phenomenon and recommendations for an effective fight against drugs.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

21 Sept 2018

Üsküdar University was in Interpol

Üsküdar University attended the 8. European Academy of Forensic Science Conference at the helm of Prof. Sevil Atasoy. Dr Faculty Member Kaan Yılancıoğlu’s presentation attracted great attention in the conference where forensic sciences, ballistic training, cross-examination of the fear of crime application in Turkey was discussed. Session moderator Prof. Eric Baccino assured a collaboration proposal between Montpellier University and Üsküdar University.  A group of eight people from Üsküdar University Institute of Addiction and Forensic Sciences, Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences and Autopsy Assistantship, as well as graduate students, attended the 8. European Academy of Forensic Science Conference. Üsküdar University participated in the event that took place in Lyon France between August 27 - 31, 2018 by conducting presentations.  Dr Faculty Member Kaan Yılancıoğlu’s presentation attracted great attention  The congress is organized once in every three years by ENFSI – European Network of Forensic Science Institutes. About two thousand delegates attended the conference that was held in Turkey in 2003.Dr Faculty Member Kaan Yılancıoğlu’s presentation about the experimental findings related to robotic drawing with DNA analysis attracted great attention in the conference where forensic sciences, ballistic training, cross-examination of the fear of crime application in Turkey. Session moderator Prof. Eric Baccino assured a collaboration proposal between Montpellier University and Üsküdar University.The committee was greeted by the Interpol members The committee visited Interpol headquarters in Lyon after the conference at the helm of Prof. Sevil Atasoy. The committee was welcomed by the Turkish Police Chiefs in Interpol and Jose de Gracia, the Deputy Director of the Interpol Criminal Organizations Unit and received a briefing.The committee visited the Command and Coordination Center as well as Money and Valuable Document Investigations, Combating Drug Crimes, DNA Analyzes and Facial Recognition Departments within this context.The work and internship opportunities of Üsküdar University faculty members and students in Interpol Center in Lyon and in Cybercrime Unit established in Singapore were also discussed.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

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