Ethics Studies Research and Application Center is Launched

Ibn Haldun University Research Center for Ethics Studies (IHU ETAM) was launched with a well-attended program in Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO). After Head of the Competition Authority, Prof. Ömer Torlak delivered a speech about the importance of sustainability and ethics in every aspect of life, İTO Secretary General Assoc. Prof. Nihat Alayoğlu moderated a panel on “Business Ethics from the Perspective of Sustainability”.


3. Business Workshop organized by the School of Business had a very attractive topic and guest speaker this month. Mustafa Serdar Boşca, a partner and general manager at Boston Consulting Group shared his valuable knowledge and experience with us. In his speech entitled “Around the World in Seven Days: International Management Consulting”, he emphasized the importance of intercultural competency and communication as the most crucial success factors in consulting business.

Global Conference on Awaqf was organized in Doha, Qatar

The global conference on Awqaf of which Ibn Haldun University was one of the co-organizers has taken place in Doha, Qatar on December 2-6, 2018. Hamad bin Khalifa University hosted the conference where prominent participants from both academia and practice has made presentations on historical roots and applications of Awqaf under the age of rapid technological innovations and increased need for alternative funding for development and humanitarian purposes. Topics such as Awqaf in history and their modern implications, their role in community development, global development agenda and the possible socio-economic impact of Awqaf, Awqaf in the era of Blockchain, the governance and performance of Awqaf, and the role of cash waqf are discussed during three days together with some case studies covering Muslim countries.

Dr. Nihat Gumus from Ibn Haldun University, School of Business has delivered two presentations named as “Cash Waqf as a Means of Promoting Financial Inclusion and Entrepreneurship: Evidence and Policy Recommendations” and “An Overview of Awqaf in Turkey”.

A Panel on Blockchain and its Social Benefits

The second workshop organized by School of Business entitled “Blockchain for Social Good: Catalyzing Shared Prosperity through Transparency” took place on Friday, November 16th in Başakşehir Campus of Ibn Haldun University. The opening remarks were made by Prof. Mustafa K. Yılmaz. In panel session moderated by Dr. Nihat Gümüş, UNDP Alternative Finance Expert Marina Petrovic and IHU CIO Dr.Ahmet Kaplan shared their invaluable knowledge and experiences on Blockchain. Marina Petrovic mentioned social responsibility projects carried out by UNDP on Blockchain platform, especially those that adress immigrant people. On the other hand, Dr. Ahmet Kaplan discussed the Blockchain applications on educational matters. The panel gave audience an opportunity to get familiar with Blockchain and its social benefits.

Best Paper Award for Graduate Student Ambreen Sultan

Ambreen Sultan, a student of Ibn Haldun University Finacial Economics Master Program, was granted the best paper award at International Multidisciplinary Conference on Foreign Direct Investment, Investment Promotion and Economic Development organized by Istanbul Technical University on October 25-26, 2018.  
She presented her paper entitled “Foreign Direct Investment for Economic Growth: The case of Turkey” on the second day of  Conference and took her award. 

Dr. Ahmet Kaplan presided over the panel of “Expert Group Meeting on Digital Transformation”


Dr. Ahmet Kaplan presided over the panel of “Expert Group Meeting on Digital Transformation” organized by Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) linked to Organization of Islamic Cooperation. He also delivered a speech entitled “Technical Issues, Digital Transformation Infrastructures, Security, e-services and Blockchain Technology”.

Dr. Çetin Ali Dönmez gave a speech about Bitcoin

Dr. Çetin Ali Dönmez talked about the crypto currency market in the Leading Knowledge Series organized by Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy. Dr. Dönmez discussed the paramount importance and potential threats of this new trend.

Digital money is based on the encryption method. It is created and transferred without the intervention of a banking system.