Centre for Mediterranean Studies, Yaşar University
Mission and objectives
Centre for Mediterranean Studies is a multidisciplinary research hub that specializes in political, social and ecological issues in the Mediterranean Basin. It is one of the four research centres based at Yaşar University, Izmir, Turkey. The centre’s team mainly works on issues in relation political ecology, political economy, political science, culture & society as well as archaeology at the Mediterranean Basin. The centre fosters academic research and provides a platform for exchange of ideas between academics, policy-makers and students about the Mediterranean Basin. It organizes an annual academic conference on the Mediterranean Affairs, several seminars on a range of issues about the Mediterranean Basin throughout the academic year, prepares bi-weekly newsletters, and conducts academic research.
Structure and Organs: The centre composes of two staff members, one director and one researcher; one executive committee composed of 5 teaching faculty from different departments; and one advisory board composed of 2 people, one dean and one retired ambassador. Number of Staff: 2 (director and researcher). However, the centre aims to enlarge with more researchers, visiting and associate researchers in the upcoming future. In addition, the centre conducts research in collaboration with any university faculty that is willing to cooperate with the team of the centre, becoming an associate member.
Its areas of research are Ecology, Economy and Politics; Archaeology; Culture and Society.