Societal Research and Development Centre
Societal Research and Development Centre

Mission
The university has an important role in research, innovation, quality and competition. Therefore, the mission of the Societal Research and Development Centre is to adapt itself to the rapid changes parallel to scientific and technologic developments, support quality education and research that also meets the needs of society and reflects social responsibility.

Vision
The vision of the Societal Research and Development Centre within university education is to become a research centre that coordinates socially responsible projects and research services in collaboration with the society.

The Centre carries out activities in cooperation with the EHİK for the rights of people with disabilities.

The Centre carries out the administration of the TRNC Accessible Informatics Platform.

Prof. Dr. Fahriye ALTINAY AKSAL - Prof. Dr. Zehra ALTINAY GAZİ
Chair Person

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Research Team
  1. Prof. Carmen Holotescu, Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara
  2. Prof. Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson, ICDE - SADE
  3. Prof. Dr. Rustam Shadiev, Zhejiang University
  4. Dr. Ainur Kenebayeva,Kazakh National Womens Teacher Training University, Kazakhstan
  5. Dr. Alev Elçi, YÖMEGA
  6. Dr. Lorna Wang, Surrey University
  7. Maiga Chang, Athabasca University
  8. Ali Tarhini, Sultan Qaboos University
  9. Kinshuk, North Texas University
  10. Ramesh Sharma, Wawasan Open University
  11. Sazali Yusoff, Institut Aminuddin Baki
  12. Ana Pérez Escoda, International University of La Rioja
  13. Robert Repnik, University of Maribor
  14. Edrees Sultan Saleh, Minia University
  15. Ignacio Aguaded, University of Huelva
  16. Ahmed Tlili, Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University (SLIBNU)
Planned Activities

Digital transformation, disability and online learning: higher education practices
Research Team: Prof. Dr. Carmen Holotescu, Prof. Dr. Ramesh Sharma, Prof. Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson, Prof. Dr. Mohammed Jemni, Assoc. Prof. Robert Repnik, Prof. Dr. Zehra Altinay, Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altinay

This project covers analysis on digital transformation, the role of higher education institutions and practical solutions for disabled learners through online learning.

Analysis of Societies: Transformation, Technology and Education
Research Team: Prof. Dr. Carmen Holotescu, Prof. Dr. Ramesh Sharma, Assoc. Prof. Robert Repnik, Prof. Dr. Zehra Altinay, Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altinay, Prof. Dr. Hasan Karal

This project fosters the dimensions societies in analyzing changing trends in technology and education through transformation

Critical Success Factors in Online Learning: Learning Analytics
Research Team: Prof. Dr. Ramesh Sharma, Prof. Dr. Zehra Altinay, Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altinay, Prof. Dr. Hasan Karal

Sensitivity Training for Non Governmental Institutions
Research Team: Ceren Karaatmaca, Prof. Dr. Zehra Altinay, Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altinay, Prof. Dr. Gökmen Dagli

Activities

TRNC Accessible Information Days 2021 (14-15 December 2021)

Pandemic Period Report

Knowledge Management Process in Higher Education Practices: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Online Education
Research Team: Prof. Dr. Carmen Holotescu, Prof. Dr. Ramesh Sharma, Prof. Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson

This research encapsulates 11 scholars collaboration from the world to analyze organizational and pedagogical aspects of online education upon knowledge management approach. Within a framework of project, block chain, online learning and higher education seminars were delivered.

Education of Teachers in the Field of Teaching Natural Science is lagging behind the Requirements of Inclusion with Special Needs
Research Team: Assoc. Prof. Robert Repnik

This project covers scientific collaboration between two institutions on science education and disability for inclusion and participation of learners. One seminar was held and collaborative research process was carried out.

BARRIER FREE CAMPUS AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROJECT
Research Team: Assoc. Prof. Robert Repnik, Maribor University

This project covers scientific collaboration between two institutions and conference was held in Maribor University about barrier free campus.

Employment for Disability: Human Resources Management in Higher Education for Quality
Database for Numbers of Disabled Citizens

Research Team: Societal Research and Development Center, Governmental Institutions

Those projects include setting up database about disabled citizens and provide recommendations on employment strategies for disabled learners.

Women as Social Entrepreneurs
Research Team: Societal Research and Development Center, Tourism Research Center and Municipalities

This project covers to provide training on entrepreneurship and career planning to help women in rural areas in order to find out or form their job.

Women who have disabled children: Increasing skills of digital literacy
Research Team: Societal Research and Development Center

This project covers to increase the ability on digital literacy of mothers who have disabled children in order to gain training and psychological counseling services for their children.

Secure Schools
Research Team: Societal Research and Development Center, City Security Group

This project covers proposing secure school policy for the future. It covers seminars on school culture, cyber bulling, crisis management, etc.

Transformation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education towards Open Learning
Research Team: Prof. Dr. Ramesh Sharma, Prof. Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson

This project covers how transformation could be in teaching and learning towards open learning in higher education. The research provides recommendations and roadmap for the future.

Readiness to Online Learning: To be a Smart Society
Research Team: Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altınay, Prof. Zehra Altınay, Prof. Gokmen Dagli, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Altınay

Current Situation of Special Education: The Use of Online Education
Research Team: Dr. Nedime Karasel Ayda, Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altınay, Prof. Zehra Altınay, Prof. Gokmen Dagli

Analysis of Northern Cyprus Society in Pandemic Times
Research Team: Societal Research and Development Center Members

Upcoming Project

Digital transformation, disability and online learning: higher education practices
Research Team: Prof. Dr. Carmen Holotescu, Prof. Dr. Ramesh Sharma, Prof. Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson, Prof. Dr. Mohammed Jemni, Assoc. Prof. Robert Repnik, Prof. Dr. Zehra Altinay, Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altinay

This project covers analysis on digital transformation, the role of higher education institutions and practical solutions for disabled learners through online learning.

Analysis of Societies: Transformation, Technology and Education
Research Team: Prof. Dr. Carmen Holotescu, Prof. Dr. Ramesh Sharma, Assoc. Prof. Robert Repnik, Prof. Dr. Zehra Altinay, Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altinay, Prof. Dr. Hasan Karal

This project fosters the dimensions societies in analyzing changing trends in technology and education through transformation

Critical Success Factors in Online Learning: Learning Analytics
Research Team: Prof. Dr. Ramesh Sharma, Prof. Dr. Zehra Altinay, Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altinay, Prof. Dr. Hasan Karal

Sensitivity Training for Non Governmental Institutions
Research Team: Ceren Karaatmaca, Prof. Dr. Zehra Altinay, Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altinay, Prof. Dr. Gökmen Dagli

Board of Directors
  • Prof. Dr. Zehra Altınay (Chair Person)
  • Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altınay ( Deputy)
  • Prof. Dr. Gökmen Dağlı
  • Prof. Dr. Fadi Al-Turjman
  • Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Bicen
  • Prof. Dr. Behçet Öznacar
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yağmur Çerkez
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Didem İşlek
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gülsüm Aşıksoy
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mukaddes Sakallı Demirok
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. İpek Danju
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Dervişe Amca Toklu
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Mutlu Soykurt
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Yasemin Sorakın
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Meryem Baştaş
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Menil Çelebi
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Gülsün Başarı
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Şebnem Güldal Kan
  • Spec. Barış Başel
Regulation
TRNC Accessible Informatics Platform
2019-2020 Academic Year Activity Program
2019-2020 Academic Year Event Posters