p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Yunus Söylet

Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

Associate Editors
Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2021 Volume 11
Deomed Publishing
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Volume 11, Issue 1, April 2021,
Page(s): 174-184
Case Study
Received: October 10, 2020; Accepted: January 28, 2021; Published online: March 29, 2021
doi:10.2399/yod.20.808759; Copyright © 2021, Deomed
Akdeniz University's Process of Becoming a Research-Oriented University: Institutional Structuring, Goals, Activities and Outcomes
Erol Gürpınar1 ORCIDID, Burhan Özkan2 ORCIDID, Bekir Taner San3 ORCIDID, Erkan Alpsoy4 ORCIDID, Çiler Çelik-Özenci1 ORCIDID, Engin Karadağ5 ORCIDID (E-mail), Hilal Erkuş6 ORCIDID, Olgun Kitapçı7 ORCIDID
1Akdeniz Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Temel Tıp Bilimleri Bölümü, Antalya
2Akdeniz Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi, Tarım Ekonomisi Bölümü, Antalya
3Akdeniz Üniversitesi Mühendislik Fakültesi, Jeoloji Mühendisliği Bölümü, Antalya
4Akdeniz Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Dahili Tıp Bilimleri Bölümü, Antalya
5Akdeniz Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi, Eğitim Bilimleri Bölümü, Antalya
6Akdeniz Üniversitesi Mimarlık Fakültesi, Şehir ve Bölge Planlama Bölümü, Antalya
7Akdeniz Üniversitesi Uygulamalı Bilimler Fakültesi, Pazarlama Bölümü, Antalya
Turkish universities are not among the top 500 universities in most of the world university ranking systems and have had difficulties in maintaining their current place for the last five years. The most important reason for this decline is that they cannot produce high-quality research outcome. In the literature of higher education studies, there are a limited number of studies on how state universities governed with solely public resources could follow "research-oriented strategies and policies" and what they should do in concrete terms. Based on this deficiency, in this study, experiences of the Research Development and Coordination Board (RDCB) which was established to apply the strategies of Akdeniz University to become a research-oriented university effectively and sustainably, to adapt quickly to the newly formed and developing conditions in the field of R&D, to develop strategies, and to contribute to the university's capacity at the highest level to produce qualified scientific knowledge were examined. Thus, how the institutionalization of the research-oriented university was ensured, the practices that could and could not be realized accordingly with the established policy goals, and the effects of 2017-2020 policies on research outcomes were discussed in detail. The study, in particular, provides important information on how to improve research outcomes through public research budget and which roles the board can play in improving research outcome.
Keywords: Akdeniz University, R&D, research university, university
How to cite this article: Gürpınar, E., Özkan, B., San, B. T., Alpsoy, E., Çelik-Özenci, Ç., Karadağ, E., Erkuş, H., & Kitapçı, O. (2021). Akdeniz Üniversitesinin araştırma odaklı üniversite olma süreci: Kurumsal yapılanma, hedefler, faaliyetler ve çıktılar. Yükseköğretim Dergisi, 11(1), 174-184.
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