14th Kadir Has “High Achievement Award” was given to Prof. Dr. Şevket Pamuk for the reason that he has put forth new findings in Ottoman social and economic history studies and that he has established a school along with the studies that he has carried out in both fields; and the “Promising Scientist Award” was given to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emrah Safa Gürkan because of his pathbreaking contributions that he has brought to Ottoman history literature.
Kadir Has Awards, which are given every year by Kadir Has University to honour the name of the deceased Kadir Has, who was a beneficent businessman and the founder of the university, found their owners with the ceremony made on Thursday, 22nd March 2018 in Kadir Has Campus of the university (Cibali). The theme of Kadir Has Awards of this year was determined as “to understand/search the Ottoman: Social and Economic History Studies”.
The name deemed worthy of “High Achievement Award” was Prof. Dr. Şevket Pamuk, Boğaziçi University Ataturk’s Principles and the History of Turkish Revolution Institute Lecturer by the Assessment Board considering that he has put forth new findings in Ottoman social and economic history studies and he has gained recognition in international arena along with his pathbreaking and pioneering studies discussing the date of both fields with an analytic approach; and he established a school with his comparative studies that he has put forth by looking at macro criteria across the world, and his contributions to recognizability of Turkey in international arena along with his duties and awards.
On the other hand, the Assessment Board unanimously decided to give the “Promising Scientist Award” to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emrah Safa Gürkan, the 29 Mayıs University Political Science and International Relations Department Lecturer. The Board took this decision because of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gürkan’s studies bringing eye-opening and deep analyzes by using archive documents, and his approach enabling to examine Ottoman history within the frameworks of European and Mediterranean history; and his pathbreaking contributions that he has brought to Ottoman history literature by comparatively examining Ottoman, Venezia and Spain geographies in Modern Ages-Mediterranean over socio-economic themes
“When Kadir Has was alive, he had shown the importance, that he had given to the science and scientists by traditionalizing these awards that he had started in person”
Kadir Has University Chairman of the Board of Trustees Nuri Has, who made the first speech of the ceremony starting with standing in silence for the deceased Kadir Has, who was the founder of the University, said “Kadir Has Awards have been given from the year 2003. When Our founder the deceased Kadir Has was alive, he had shown the importance, that he had given to the science and scientists by traditionalizing these awards that he had started in person, Kadir Has Awards has been continued to be given from 14 years as exclusive science awards reflecting this sensitivity of our founder, who has putting into practice numerous education, culture, health and sport projects, which have provided contributions to the society. Kadir Has University has become a school of science and education, which raises World citizens and brings open-minded and visionary professionals with the qualified education necessities of the time, social skills, cultural infrastructure, artistic and creative thinking, and scientists to the life, beyond of being an institution providing basic vocational education. This understanding is at heart of the Kadir Has Awards, as well; Because our scientists serve to the mankind and the world. The mankind develops and goes ahead because of their studies and visions; the sharings increase between different nations, religions and races; the ways of civilizations are smoothed and the borders become meaningless.. Kadir Has Awards are prestigious awards aiming to congratulate, encourage these persons as well as to show them as exemplary. Kadir Has Awards was given this year in the field of social and economic history with the theme of “to understand/search the Ottoman”. 14th Kadir Has “High Achievement Award” was given to Esteemed Prof. Dr. Şevket Pamuk, from Boğaziçi University by considering of his contributions in this field in international level.I congratulate him sincerely.14th Kadir Has “Promising Scientist Award” was given to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emrah Safa Gürkan from the 29 Mayıs University with the vote of the Assessment Board. I congratulate him and I wish him success in his next studies.
On the other hand, Kadir Has Foundation Chairman Can Has said “Individuals can immortalize their names with the great works they leave behind. These works keep their owners alive as long as they remain standing. Kadir Has University also has become the most special work created by the deceased Kadir Has, who has been the most- known and loved beneficent person of Turkey, and left behind by him when he passed away 11 years ago. Kadir Has University has developed and expanded in the course of time. It has turned into a real damond shining in the middle of the perfect painting shaped in dreams of its founder. I have to express proudly that Kadir Has University is a school where the scientists can work together tranquilly and peacefully and produce by thinking freely. There is a powerful foundation beside Kadir Has University. Kadir Has Foundation, which is a non-profit foundation and has focused on educational studies only, has been working for 21 years in a great coordination with our University that aims to transfer all its incomes to educational activities. Undoubtfully, it will continue in the future in the same way, as well. All these are the part of the philosophy underlying the Kadir Has Science Award. Kadir Has Awards, which has been given for 14 years to the scientist coming forth their scietific studies in many different fields and themes, were given this year in the field of to understand/search the Ottoman: Social and Economic History Studies. I congratulate the scientists with sincere feelings”.
Kadir Has University Deputy Rector Prof. Dr. Sondan Durukanoğlu Feyiz said “Today I have very special feelings nested together. I am sad; because we are memorialising Mr. Kadir Has in 11th year with affection, respect and longing. I am proud; because I am making my first speech as the Rector of Kadir Has University for such an important person. Dear Kadir Has, rest in peace. With the flag which we will receive from Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aydın today, we will go ahead by running on the way, which we have entered to find the perfect that you described in the letter that you wrote to us, I sincerely thank to our Dear Lecturer Mr. Mustafa for the priceless services that he made to our university. I congratulate the valuable scientists who received Kadir Has High Achievement Award and Promising Scientist Award. I would like to finish my speech with a quotation from Dear Mr. Kadir Has: May Allah grant the happiness I feel on the occasion of establishment of the university to all wealthy persons.”
Awards of Prof. Dr. Şevket Pamuk and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emrah Safa Gürkan were presented by Kadir Has University Chairman of the Board of Trustees Nuri Has, Kadir Has Foundation Chairman Can Has and Kadir Has University Deputy Rector Prof. Dr. Sondan Durukanoğlu Feyiz.
14th Kadir Has Awards Assessment Board
Prof. Dr. Mustafa AYDIN, Kadir Has University Lecturer
Dr. Hakan ERDEM, Sabancı University Lecturer
Prof. Dr. Şükrü HANİOĞLU, Princeton University Lecturer, Kadir Has University Board of Trustees Member
Prof. Dr. Hasan Bülent KAHRAMAN, Kadir Has University Dean of the Faculty of Communication
Prof. Dr. Heath W. LOWRY, Bahçeşehir University Lecturer, Princeton University E. Lecturer
Prof. Dr. Zafer TOPRAK, Koç University Lecturer
Prof. Dr. Mete TUNÇAY, Bilgi University E. Lecturer
*by order of surname