The Union of National Academies of Sciences of the Turkic World invites to the Summer School



A Summer School on “International Law, Diplomacy and Cooperation” will be held in Istanbul between 17-21 July 2017. The aim of the summer school is to promote further cooperation and close relations among the Turkic World states and peoples. To this end amongst others, themes to be touched will be:

·         Fundamentals of international legal order

·         Cooperation in the fields of technology, development and the environment

·         Science diplomacy and international scientific collaboration

·         Friendly settlement of disputes

·         International organizations and cooperation

·         Regional issues. 

About the Organizers:

The Union of National Academies of Sciences of the Turkic World was established on June 29, 2015 on the initiative of the International Turkic Academy in accordance with the decision of the Council of Ministers of Education held in Baku on November 24, 2014. The first meeting of the Union of National Academies of Sciences of the Turkic World was held in Astana with the participation of heads of Academies of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, International Turkic Academy, Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. The Secretariat of the Union of National Academies of Sciences of the Turkic World was entrusted to the International Turkic Academy. President of Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) holds the current term presidency of the Union. 

Program Format:

The summer school will consist of daily lectures and onsite visits to various places of interest in Istanbul. 


The summer school will be held in Turkish Academy of Science’s Rabi Medrese, historic premises built in the 16th century at the heart of Istanbul. The Summer School will take full advantage of the unique opportunities offered by this venue, embedding the academic program within the excitement and beauty of Istanbul.


The lectures will be delivered by a group of internationally renowned academics. The final program will be sent to the participants directly in June.


The summer school is intended to be for early career professionals from both public and private sectors, graduate students and junior academics with a background especially in social sciences. At the closing ceremony, special certificates will be awarded to the participants.


Thanks to the generous support by TÜBA and other supporters the summer school will be free of charge for 2-3 participants nominated by the member and related academies of the Union of National Academies of Sciences of the Turkic World. Travel and accommodation expenses will also be provided by TÜBA.

For Enquiries and Application:

Applicants will be asked to submit the application form attached and return the form together with Curriculum Vitae, letter of motivation describing their purpose in attending the Summer School and a letter of reference. Criteria for applications are that participants should have a good basis in a discipline of social sciences (broadly defined) and good command of the English language. Nominations will be forwarded to the organizers by national academies directly.

The deadline for applications and nominations is 5 of June 2017. 

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