Science diplomacy uses science as a crucial tool to support foreign policy objectives. Scientific cooperation improves international relations and has the power to cross borders, communities, societies as it is a way of communicating.

At the International Science Diplomacy Forum the value of science diplomacy and history & development will be explained. Best practices, various international examples and the role of science & technology in the future of TRNC will be discussed. It will bring the world’s leading experts, scientists, academics and policymakers together to deploy and deepen the understanding of science diplomacy. The conference will assess the concrete steps that can be taken regarding the mission of combining science and diplomacy correctly and effectively to promote peace and sustainable development.

“Diplomacy for Science, Science for Diplomacy” is the fundamental principle of the Forum. It is an international interface for linking and facilitating communication between scientists and policymakers around the globe. It draws attention to the problems experienced by many countries and nations in the international arena and seeks possible solutions to these problems through science diplomacy.

The International Science Diplomacy Forum, which will open up new opportunities and possibilities for TRNC, will continue its activities in different areas to establish stronger ties to the world with the linkage between science and technology with the participation of our universities and international academics.

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We bring the world’s leading experts, scientists, academics and policy makers together for scientific collaborations among nations to address common problems and to build constructive international partnerships.

Mustafa Akıncı

President of TRNC

Ersin Tatar

Prime Minister of TRNC

Tufan Erhürman

President of Cumhuriyetçi Türk Partisi (CTP)

Nazım Çavuşoğlu

Minister of National Education and Culture of TRNC

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Hasgüler

Vice President of YÖDAK

Prof. Dr. Semahat Demir

Prof. Dr. Pierre-Bruno Ruffini

Professor of Economics | University of Le Havre

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran

Rector | Izmir Institute of Technology

Asst. Prof. Olga Krasnyak

RUDN University, Moscow

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü

Near East University

Tayfun Kalkan

Yunus Emre Institute

Pınar Ünal



Registration & Coffee & Networking

09:00 – 10:00

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Hasgüler, Vice President | YÖDAK

10:00 – 10:15

Nazım Çavuşoğlu, Minister of National Education and Culture of TRNC
10:15 – 10:30
Tufan Erhürman, Leader of Republican Turkish Party (CTP) 
10:30 – 10:45
Ersin Tatar, Prime Minister of TRNC
10:45 – 11:00
Mustafa Akıncı, President of TRNC 
11:00 – 11:15
Coffee & Networking
11:15 – 11:40
Prof. Dr. Semahat Demir
11:40 – 12:00

Prof. Dr. Pierre-Bruno Ruffini | The University of Le Havre

12:00 – 12:30

Asst Prof. Olga Krasnyak | Moskow RUDN University

12:30 – 13:00

Tayfun Kalkan | Yunus Emre Institute
Pınar Ünal | TABİP

13:00 – 13:20


13:20 – 14:30

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran, Rector | İzmir Institute of Technology

14:30- 14:50

PANEL | Future Outlook

Doç. Dr. Nur Köprülü | Near East University
Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran
Prof. Dr. Pierre-Bruno Ruffini
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Olga Krasnyak
Prof. Dr. Semahat Demir

14:50- 15:50

Closing Remarks & Next Steps

14:50- 15:50

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