Gülsün SağlamerProf. Dr. Gülsün Sağlamer

Born in 1945 in Trabzon, Gülsün SAĞLAMER completed her primary, secondary, and high school education in Trabzon. She got accepted into ITU faculty of Architecture in 1962 and graduated from the university in 1967 as a Certified Engr. Architect. She received the titles of Doctor in 1973, Associate Professor in 1978 and Professor in 1988 at Istanbul Technical University.

She became the first female vice-rector of Istanbul Technical University in 1992 and was elected as the first female rector of Istanbul Technical University in 1996. She held the position until 2004.

In 2005 she was elected to the board of directors of the EUA “European University Association” for 4 years (2005-2009). She is currently a member of the board of the EUA /IEP “Institutional Evaluation program” (2009-2013), a member of the board of the IAUP “International Association of University Presidents” (2002-) and president of its European Council, vice-president of the CMU “Community of Mediterranean Universities”. She has been a member of the European Commission “Marie Curie People Programme Advisory Group” since 2006.

Gülsün Sağlamer, apart from her field, has been researching higher education since 1992 and since her election as Rector in 1996, she has been conducting research on women academics in science, engineering and technology and has been a guest speaker over 40 times. She has also been involved in projects supported within the scope of FP6 and FP7 which are among the European Union Framework Projects and also in Expert Groups in this field.

Gülsün Sağlamer, who was a member of the Board of Trustees of Kadir Has University between 2006 and 2014, has become a member of the Board of Trustees again as of December 2, 2019.


Nüket GermirliNüket Germirli

Nuket Germirli was born at Istanbul in 1962. She graduated from Istanbul American Robert High School in 1980, from Bogazici University’s Department of Economics in 1984 and from Bogazici University’s Postgraduate of Economics in 1994.

She started her career at Company of Pfizer Medicines as Financier then became Human Resource Manager, Sales Department Manager and National Director of Sales. She also worked at Lundbeck as Marketing Director and at Novo Nordisk as Human Resources and Communication Manager. In her career, she was responsible for process configuration, strategy development, change leadership and income & profitability. She was on active duty for design and actualization of Human Resources Administrative System’s and Talent Cycle’s development process, Leadership and High-Performance development.

In pursuit of her retirement, Nuket Germirli established her own company. She is still Human Resources Management Advisor and conducts leadership development programs. Since 2013, she works as an active volunteer of 2013 Professional Businesswomen Association Istanbul (PWN) and since 2017 also works as an active volunteer of Payda Association (Payda Derneği). Within the scope of PWN Istanbul’s activities, she had responsibilities for Working Group of Mentorship and Modern Working Procedures. Today, she is Leader of PWN Istanbul’s Working Group of Diversity and Inclusion and also Member of Board at Kadir Has Foundation.


 Murat KöyüMurat Köylü

Murat Köylü is graduated from Faculty of Architecture. Köylü has been working at non-govermental organizations since 2008, as both volunteer and professional. Murat Köylü interested in LGBTIQ+ rights, people living with HIV rights, hate speech, hate crimes, discrimination and social inclusion. Köylü is still working at Kaos GL Association as Human Rights Program Coordinator and at STGM as a member of board.