Institute of Addiction and Forensic Sciences - Uskudar University Institutional

DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC SCIENCES

In the Master's program under the Department of Forensic Sciences these sections are included;

Forensic Chemistry

Forensic Pharmacology and Toxicology

Forensic Biology

Forensic Genetics

Forensic Nursing/Midwifery

Crime Scene and Criminalistics

Computer Forensic Crimes

Forensic Psychology

Crime Prevention and Analysis

In the PhD program under the Department of Forensic Sciences these sections are included;

Forensic Psychology and Behavioral Evidence

Criminalistics and Crime Scene Investigation

Forensic Molecular Biology and Genetics

Forensic Chemistry

Forensic Informatics Digital Evidence

Crime Prevention and Analysis

DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Criminal Justice Master's Program

DEPARTMENT OF BIOSAFETY 

Biosafety Master's Program

1.1 Institute Management

Prof. Dr. Sevil ATASOY (Manager)

Assoc. Dr. Kaan YILANCIOGLU (Assistant Manager)

Assoc. Dr. Aylin YALCIN SARIBEY (Assistant Manager)

Seher EREN (Institute Secretary)

1.2 Institute Board

Prof. Dr. Sevil ATASOY (Manager)

Assoc. Dr. Kaan YILANCIOGLU (Assistant Director) (Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Pharmacology and Toxicology)

Assoc. Dr. Aylin YALCIN SARIBEY (Assistant Director) (Criminal Justice, Crime Scene Investigation and Criminalistics)

Asst. Prof. Tugba UNSAL SAPAN (Forensic Biology, Forensic Genetics, Digital Forensics)

Asst. Prof. Zekai GENÇ (Crime Scene Investigation and Criminalistics, Crime Prevention and Analysis)

Lecturer Ümit ERTEM (Forensic Nursing/Midwifery, Forensic Psychology)

1.3 Institute Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Sevil ATASOY (Manager)

Prof. Dr. Nazife GUNGOR (Member)

Prof. Dr. Serhat OZEKES (Member)

Assoc. Dr. Kaan YILANCIOGLU (Assistant Manager

Asst. Prof Tugba UNSAL SAPAN (Member)

1.4 Quality Commission

Prof. Dr. Sevil ATASOY (Commission President)

Assoc. Dr. Kaan YILANCIOGLU (Member)

Assoc. Dr. Aylin YALCIN SARIBEY (Member)

Asst. Prof. Tugba UNSAL SAPAN (Member)

Asst. Prof. Zekai GENC (Member)

Lecturer Umit ERTEM (Member)

Table I. Number of students, academic and administrative staff of the Institute of Addiction and Forensic Sciences


2018-2019 Academic Year

Number of Graduate Students

127

Number of PhD Students

5

Total Number of Students

138

Professor

2

Associate professor

3

Lecturer

5

Number of Administrative Staff

1


Table II. Probable number of students for the current and future years of the Institute of Addiction and Forensic Sciences


Program

Grand total

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

Forensic Sciences (PhD)

5

6

6

6

7

7

Forensic Sciences (Master's)

127

134

141

148

155

163

Criminal Justice (Master's)

6

7

7

7

8

8

Total

138

147

154

161

170

178


Objectives

Our Institute has set 12 strategic objectives by the Quality Commission, which was formed to achieve the 4 strategic objectives included in the strategic plan of our university.

Objectives (1/8)

Objective 1: Strengthening Education and Training

When structural analyzes of training programs are made; in some programs, although the number of lecturers are less than the number of courses, in some programs the number of lecturers is sufficient, the number of courses per lecturer is high because the number of courses is too high. In addition, it was observed that some of the elective courses of the institute were not chosen at all. It may be considered to benefit from lecturers in these fields who are paid hourly lectures.

Regarding the content of the education programs, Institute of Addiction and Forensic Sciences aims to strengthen the structure of its programs in accordance with the requirements of contemporary education. Courses opened for this purpose are also diversified in parallel with this.

Strategic Objective 1: Despite the diversity of elective courses, the curriculum in the programs that include the courses that have not been opened will be strengthened and revised by the end of 2019. By communicating with the departments, the educational objectives of the programs, course structure, credit load, number of faculty members, student recruitment and thesis process will be evaluated and will be organized at the end of the studies.

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Objectives (2/8)

Objective 1: Strengthening Education and Training

Strategic Objective 2: Students should be able to freely use their right to choose courses according to their own orientation and to take courses from other programs. These studies are important for students to know their rights and responsibilities and to create a positive educational atmosphere within the institution. In this sense, our students will be able to benefit from the elective courses that will be offered in other institutes, and elective courses that can be given in other institutes will be opened in our institute in a way that will serve this purpose. In addition, consultancy interview reports will be prepared and consultancy activities will be monitored and recorded in order to carry out academic consultancy activities more effectively.

Strategic Objective 3: Within the scope of internationalization, it will be ensured that the experience gained through participation in European University Association programs and interactions such as Erasmus exchange programs will be transferred to the Institute's practices.

Strategic Target 4: Within the scope of lifelong learning principle, distance and continuous education activities will be increased and it is aimed to ensure this culture and development with the trainings given through the Continuing Education Center.

Objectives (3/8)

Objective 2: Developing Institutional Capacity

Objectives (3/8)

Objective 2: Developing Institutional Capacity

The main purpose of postgraduate education, and especially doctoral education, is to train scientists who can conduct research independently. Therefore, perhaps the most distinguishing feature of postgraduate education is that it is based on research and new knowledge production above all else. In addition, it has set strategic objectives in order to enable our students to benefit more from the research and development opportunities of the institution, to contribute to their research in its laboratories, and to make the entire capacity of the institution available at the graduate education level.

Strategic targets have been set to enable our students to benefit from the entrepreneurship ecosystem, to contribute to the ideas they have with the incubation center and technoparks, and to the product development processes they think have added value.

Objectives (4/8)

Objective 2: Developing Institutional Capacity

Strategic Objective 1: In order to improve organizational functioning, human resources and corporate culture, all students will be given basic training on the thesis process. All students will be given seminars on thesis writing, scientific research, ethics and creativity within the institute. A consultancy training program will be developed in order to improve the consultancy process and to guide the consultants. Within the framework of this program, guides to define institutional good practices and courses will be organized for faculty members who will just start counseling. Efforts will be made to benefit from EU resources and programs in this regard.

Strategic Objective 2: The thesis process will be controlled more efficiently in order to improve the functioning of the organization, develop human resources, and provide institutional and academic contribution. The role of the advisor in the thesis process will be defined in more detail. The quality of theses will be monitored through a measurable and traceable process. It is among our institutional objectives to publish the results obtained from theses in journals scanned in international indexes. Surveys and evaluations will be made to evaluate the employment of graduates and their satisfaction in business life.

Objectives (5/8)

Objective 2: Developing Institutional Capacity

Strategic Objective 3: Entrepreneurship trainings will be provided to help our graduate students and graduates with their sectoral orientation, and also by organizing meetings with sector representatives, sectoral orientation of external stakeholders. It will be provided to guide their processes. (External stakeholder survey: https://uskudar.edu.tr/tr/dis-paydas-survey)

Objectives (6/8)

Objective 3: Developing Internationalization

In the Institute of Addiction and Forensic Sciences, in-disciplinary courses are generally preferred in graduate education. This situation causes education to be introverted and confronts us as an obstacle to development. Therefore, the Institute aims to disseminate practices that encourage change, such as taking courses between programs and from other institutes, and increasing the rate of elective courses. It is of great importance to develop relations with international education institutions as a way of providing information about the outside world and opening up.

In this aspect, it is aimed to increase the number of international students at the Institute and the number of students participating in student exchange. We believe that the increase in the activities of the Departments of the Institute for cooperation in the national and international arena will greatly contribute to the creation of an education and research environment where diversity and multiculturalism are dominant.

Objectives (7/8)

Objective 3: Developing Internationalization

Strategic Objective 1: In order to increase the international experience of students and staff, the number of courses taken and given from other institutes and between programs and the number of joint projects will be increased. For this purpose, activities such as mutual visits, exchange of lecturers will be held to increase the cooperation of the Institute with domestic and foreign equivalent institutions. Policies for the use of EU resources will be developed.

Strategic Objective 2: In order to create a multicultural and international campus environment, postgraduate education programs will be opened in which foreign students will be admitted and teaching in English.

Strategic objective 3: Exchange programs will be expanded to increase the international quality of education and training. In this framework, in addition to the activities specified in the 1st and 2nd strategic objectives, the preparation of the Institute's catalog in Turkish and English will be completed, and efforts will be made to implement exchange programs in the thesis period. The Institute will be guiding and encouraging in making these changes, which are largely under the initiative of the Departments.

For this purpose, joint coordination with the international office will be carried out. Personnel will be encouraged to participate in university language courses in order to increase the foreign language knowledge of the personnel in the development of the Institute's human resources and to provide foreign language support. In addition, the announcements and news areas on our institute website will be used more actively and frequently and will also be shared in English.

Objectives (8/8)

Objective 4: Strengthening Cooperation with Stakeholders

Forensic science has critical importance for the development of products with strategic and economic value for our country, especially in the field of Addiction and Forensic Sciences, together with the developing technology, for the important developments in the field of Forensic Sciences Informatics, and for our ideal of producing value-added products, which is also essential in the 10th development plan.

Forensic sciences has a  critical importance for the development of products with strategic and economic value for our country by using Forensic Sciences Informatics, and for our ideal of producing added value products, which is also essential in the 10th development plan. Studies carried out on a global scale in this field in the sector, in academia and abroad have once again demonstrated the importance of external stakeholders. For this purpose, mainly focused on 2 objectives.

Strategic Objective 1:

In order to ensure a culture of cooperation, it is aimed to organize seminars under the title of sectoral meetings of external stakeholders at certain periods within the framework of cooperation with universities, private sector, public institutions and nongovernmental organizations.

Strategic Objective 2: In order to strengthen the infrastructure related to externally supported projects, our students will be provided with trainings to inform and guide them about the support programs announced by BIDEB (Scientist Support Department), and they will be able to apply for these supports.

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