Prof. Dr. Gülfettin ÇELİK

Prof. Dr. Gülfettin Çelik graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences at Istanbul University in 1987. He earned his master’s degree in Ottoman finance in 1989 and his doctorate degree in Ottoman socioeconomic structure in 1994 from the Institute of Social Sciences at Marmara University.

Çelik started his life as a faculty member in 1995 at the Faculty of Economics at Marmara University, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses on economic history, economic thought, comparative economic history, economic systems, social history, and institutional history. He advised master’s and doctoral theses and conducted numerous academic – social projects and research studies.

Çelik served as the Vice-Rector of Kırklareli University in 2010-2011 and as the founding dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of the same university in 2009-2010. He was also the founding dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences (2011-2013) and Vice-Rector (2011-2014) at Istanbul Medeniyet University.

Having served in various offices including TÜBİTAK Science Board Member, President of TÜBİTAK Ethics Committee, and Member of the Committee on Research and Publication Ethics between 2013 and 2016, Çelik was appointed as the Rector of Dicle University following the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

Acting as the President of the Audit Board of the Council of Higher Education (CoHE) since 2016, Prof. Dr. Gülfettin Çelik was appointed as the Rector of Istanbul Medeniyet University on 22 November 2018.