Turkey Sends More Students to the United States Than Any Other European Country

Jonathan Henick, Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey, explains the recent trends and their programs geared towards Turkish Students who wants to pursue education in the U.S. more

TASSA President Haluk Unal Addresses the Attendees of the European Science Diaspora

TASSA attended the first working meeting of representatives of various US-based European national Scientific Communities held at the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC on Friday, November 14th , 2014. more

A Turkish Scientist’s Invention Could be the Solution for Ebola Diagnostics

Ebola epidemic started in West Africa, and now seems to be spreading to other countries including the United States. Containment of the disease is vital for stopping its spread. However, with the current diagnostic tools it takes about two to three days from sample collection to diagnostics. more

Gokhan Hotamisligil is to lead the Sabri Ulker Center at Harvard with a $24M gift

Ulker family in Turkey made a $24M donation to Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health to establish the Sabri Ulker Center for Nutrient, Genetic, and metabolic Research. more

TUBITAK Academic Research Funding Program Directorate (ARDEB) announces the release of “ARDEB Success Stories” Book

TUBITAK ARDEB's new book reviews recent successful research projects that are in alignment with Turkey’s general science and technology policies and principles, as well as country’s long-term goals. more

TASSA Commentary on SOMA Mining Accident

As the community of Turkish Scientists and Scholars living in the United States, we are deeply saddened about the mining tragedy in SOMA that cost the lives of more than three hundred miners. Our heart-felt condolences go out to the miners’ loved ones whose husbands, uncles, brothers, or sons paid the ultimate price. more

TASSA 2014 Conference was a great success!

TASSA has completed another chapter with remarkable success by its Annual Conference at University of Maryland on March 22-23, 2014. More than 400 eminent scientists and scholars from both the United States and Turkey attended the meeting in growing numbers more

Turkish Science Diaspora in the United States

In this report we provide some demographic characteristics of the Turkish scholars and scientists in the United States. The analysis uses TASSA’s contact database. We provide summary information regarding geographical distribution, institution type, and technical groups. more

Funding Opportunities to Connect U.S. and Turkish Universities

Here's a recent list of programs and funding opportunities to bring U.S. Student and Faculty Researchers to Turkey, and also to bring Turkish Student and Faculty Researchers to the United States. more

Research Report: Patents from Turkey and European Union

Innovation is at the core of technological advancement, product development, and services. Translation of innovation to economic value brings prosperity for the society and humanity in general. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, innovation is ever more crucial for the stability of global markets. In this article, we are presenting... more

TASSA participates “Congress for Turkish Scientists Living Abroad” Meeting – July 2013

On July 4-5, 2013, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) held the “2nd Congress for Turkish Scientists Living Abroad” meeting in İstanbul, Turkey. Around 130 scientists, who have marked their fields with notable works and patents, discussed four main issues: “Technology Transfer”, “Education”, “Health” and “Energy”, to determine concrete steps to take in these areas. They shared their experiences with some 70 representatives from Turkey’s public and private sectors and universities to make the country an international center of attraction in the field of science and technology. more

The United States and Turkey Chart Path Forward to Advance Bilateral Cooperation on Science, Technology, and Innovation

On April 3-4, the United States and Turkey will hold their first high-level meeting in Ankara, Turkey to develop a roadmap to enhance bilateral science, technology, and innovation cooperation under the 2010 U.S.-Turkey Science and Technology Agreement. more

Oct 29.14
Engineering and Applied Sciences

Duygu Kuzum is one of 35 Innovator under 35

Every year, MIT Technology Review selects 35 inventors, visionaries, humanitarians, pioneers and entrepreneurs who are under the age of 35. The candidates are nominated by the public or by MIT Technology Review’s editors. This year, there were 500 nominees, 80 of whom made the final round. The finalist were then evaluated by a group of judges based on originality and impact, or potential impact of their work. The "2014 35 Innovators Under 35" list also included a Turkish scientist, this year; Duygu Kuzum.

Dec 30.14
Health and Biomedical Sciences

Canan Dagdeviren, a TASSA Awardee, is elected as a 'Junior Fellow' to Society of Fellow at Harvard University

Canan Dagdeviren became the first scientist from Turkey to be selected as a Junior fellow in the history of Harvard Society of Fellows. "It means a lot, it is a victory and accumulation of effort and love of 29 years" she says. " It is beyond my personal success, I do represent my beautiful home country, Turkey, as I’m the first scientist from Turkey to be selected to the society".

Dec 30.14
Natural Sciences

Predicting and Preventing Extinctions due to Climate Change: Recent Research at Stony Brook University

Human-caused global climate change is expected to have major impacts on earth's biodiversity, and may cause many species to become extinct in the coming decades and centuries. Conservation biologists are developing approaches to prevent climate-related species extinctions.

Dec 30.14
Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities

World Bank-Wharton School Announces 'Ideas for Action' Competition

The Ideas for Action competition is intended to engage young people around the world to encourage them to develop and share their ideas for financing solutions to deliver the post-2015 development agenda.

TASSA newsletter: The Bridge

View all available issues of The Bridge online: communications and progress performed by the TASSA!