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Prof. Dr. Ömer AÇIKGÖZ

Prof. Dr. Ömer AÇIKGÖZ


Place and Year of Birth 


Gaziantep, 1963


University, Department and Year

(B.A. Degree) 

Department of Technology Education, School of Vocational Education, Gazi University, 1987 


Academic Titles 


  • Doctorate: Department of Economics of Middle East and Islamic Countries, Marmara University, 1998
  • Associate Professor: 2011



Academic and Administrative Duties in Chronological Sequence 


  • Gaziantep University (1991-1992)
  • Ferris State University (1993-1994)
  • Sütçü İmam University (1992-1996)
  • Kırıkkale University (1996-2011)
  • Advisor to CoHE President (2008-2011)
  • Director General for Directorate General for Vocational and Technical Education, Ministry of National Education (2011-2013)
  • Deputy Secretary, Ministry of National Education (2013-2015)
  • Deputy Secretary, Prime Ministry (2015 - 2017)
  • Social Sciences University of Ankara (2017 - )



5 Main Works (Books) 

Osmanlı Modernleşmesi, İktisadi-Siyasi Dinamikler ve Kırılmalar, 2008



Important Projects Conducted in the National and International Arena 


·         Project on Human Resources Development through Vocational Education and Training

  • Bologna Project

·         Project on Development of Schooling for Girls

·         Project on Providing Employment for the Unemployed

  • UMEM Project



Method of Appointment to CoHE Membership (Presidency, IUC, Council of Ministers) and Date of Appointment

He was appointed as a CoHE member according to the decision of the Council of Ministers by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on June 25, 2015.