Status & Rectorate

Vice Rector

Prof.Dr Yusuf Ziya ERDİL

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya ERDİL was born in Şanlıurfa in 1972.  He received his bachelor degree from the Department of Furniture and Decoration Education, Faculty of Technical Education, Gazi University, Ankara. Having worked as a teacher in Elmadağ Industrial Vocational School between 1994 and 1995, he continued his career as a consultant in the private sector of forest industry. Prof. Erdil, who lived in the USA from 1996 till 2002, completed his master’s degree and PhD in Purdue University. In the USA, he undertook several project management and expertise duties in the area of furniture performance tests for American Library Association (ALA) and Wood Engineers Association (APA).


He started his academic career as an Assistant Professor in 2002 in the Department of Furniture and Decoration Education, Faculty of Technical Education at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University. He took the title of Associate Professor in 2003 and the title of Professor in 2008. Between 2002 and 2010, he worked as Chief of Department, Deputy Dean, Senate Representative, and Acting Dean of Technical Education Faculty. For various periods at various times, he was a visiting professor in France, USA and Austria.


Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya Erdil played a leading role in the internalization of Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University. He has been working as the vice director and director of International Relations continuously since 2004 and has also been acting as the LLP (Lifelong Learning Programme) Institutional Coordinator and leading the coordination of EU Education and Training Programmes in the University. Between 2007 and 2008, he was appointed as the “National Bologna Expert” in the project “Implementation of Bologna Process in Turkey” coordinated by Turkish Higher Education Council. He was also involved in several Erasmus and Leonardo da Vinci projects as the partner coordinator and also served as “independent external evaluator” for many project applications.


Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya Erdil, whose main academic specialties are furniture performance tests and product engineering, has several scientific articles published in national and international journals and has been supervising several master or PhD students in Turkey and abroad. He has been part of various projects as a researcher or a consultant whereas he personally coordinated 3 projects. He is an active member of various scientific and academic institutions from some of which he has awards. He has worked as an editor or referee in national and international journals. Prof. Erdil, who speaks English fluently, is married with two children.


Prof. Erdil was appointed as an Acting Rector of Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University from 01.12.2013 to 25.05.2014.

Prof.Dr Nevres Hürriyet AYDOĞAN

Prof. Dr. Nevres Hürriyet AYDOĞAN, who was born in Muğla in 1960, completed his elementary and secondary education in Muğla.  He graduated with a medical degree from Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine in 1984  He completed his obligatory service in Diyarbakır-Ergani Health Care Centre and received his medical specialty training between 1986 and 1991 at the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, GATA (Military Hospital), Ankara. He was given the title associate professor in 1995 and he became professor in 2000 at Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine.  


He continued his academic career as the deputy Chief Physician and Clinic Supervisor in Eğirdir Osteopathic Hospital. He then worked as an academic staff at Afyon Kocatepe University, following which he was the member of staff at Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine where he also served as the dean of the same faculty.  Some of the duties and positions he held are Director of Ethics Board, Interuniversity Committee membership on behalf of Süleyman Demirel University, Supervisor of the II. Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic at Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Administrative and Training Supervisor in Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic, an Editor in Medical Journal, a Chairman of the Animal Ethics Board.


Prof. Dr. Nevres Hürriyet AYDOĞAN has several articles, papers, published in national and international journals as well as book chapters and participated in many raining activities, meetings and panels and supervised various graduate theses. His source language is English and he is married with two children.

Prof.Dr Bayram AKÇA

Prof. Dr. Bayram AKÇA, who was born in Muğla-Fethiye in 1969, received his bachelor degree from the Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of History, Uludağ University in 1992. He completed his master’s degree with the thesis ‘1915 Armenian Relocation and Martyrs Urfa Governor Nusret Bey’ in 1994 and received his PhD with the thesis ‘The Social-Political and Economic Aspects of Muğla (1923-1960)’ in Ege University in 2000.

He has been working as an academic staff in Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University since 1994. He was a visiting professor in Bathurst University, Australia in 2003 and Birmingham University, England in 2012. His main academic topics include 1915 Armenian Relocation, Battles of Gallipoli, Muğla History, Population Exchange, and Foreign Policy.

Prof.Dr Mustafa Volkan COŞKUN