Content and Scope of the Symposium

The 6th International Students Symposium will be held in Sakarya between 16-17 September 2020 in collaboration with UDEF (International Federation of Student Associations) and Sakarya University. It is aimed the international students studying in Turkey and all other researchers to contribute to the symposium. Researchers can contribute to the international student symposium, to be held this year, with academic research and reviews in one of the following fields:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Science and Engineering
  • International Studentship Studies

Symposium Participants

The symposium is organized mainly for International Students continuing their education in Turkey. All international students continuing their undergraduate, graduate and PhD education in Turkey may attend the symposium. In addition, Turkish students who continue their education at undergraduate and graduate level can also participate in the symposium with their papers on “International Students Studies” topic.

Venue and Date of the Symposium

The international students symposium, which will be organized for the sixth time this year, will be held in Sakarya in cooperation with Sakarya University.

16 September-17 September 2020, Sakarya University, SAKARYA

Participation Fee and Provided Facilities

The transportation, accommodation with full board, and a cultural tour following the last session of the symposium  will be covered by the organizers and sponsoring institutions for the students and researchers who are admitted to the symposium program. There is no participation free for the symposium.

The travel expenses of the researchers who want to participate from abroad are not covered, other expenses will be covered by the organizers and sponsoring institutions. Papers presented at the symposium will be published later in the proceedings, compilation books and journals, and a certificate of participation will be presented to the participants.

Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission: May 10, 2020

Announcement of Accepted Abstracts: June 1, 2020

Deadline for Full Text Submission: August 10, 2020

Announcement of the Participants and the Program: September 1, 2020

Symposium Date: September 16-17, 2020

Writing Guidelines for Social Sciences

Writing Guidelines for Science and Engineering

Aim of the Organization: Making our country an attraction center in terms of education in the light of global trends by taking a closer look at the international student mobility in the world.Contributing to our country’s becoming a training base in international student mobility.Sharing experience with non-governmental organizations, student organizations, and related-competent people that work for international students in various continents, various countries of the world,Instituting an upper structure that would provide coordination between partner – relevant unit – authority – person – organizations that work for international students in various geographies across the world in the long-term, serve the purpose of experience share, and contribute to international student mobility.Making a literature review on international student mobility and international education, producing resources for academic studies.

OUTPUTS AND EFFECTS: At the end of the program, reports that would constitute a source for academic studies in the areas of international student and international education will be published.

As a result of the organizations’ knowing each other better and experience share, student mobility will be ensured on a more conscious base, giving quality particular importance.
A structure will be formed to ensure coordination between relevant units that work in the field of international students in the world. Experience share will be ensured in order to carry out international student works in our country and in the world in a healthier way.
The non-governmental organizations that will attend the program from different countries will get to know each other closer. They will have a ground to cooperate in the long run. Academic studies in this field will be made richer. Role of international students will become more important in terms of collaboration and solidarity between countries.

  1. Deadline for Abstract Submission: 20 May 2020
  2. Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts: 1 June 2020
  3. Full Paper Submission Deadline: 10 August 2020
  4. Notification of Applicants and Program Announcement: 1 September 2020
  1. International Student Symposium Organizing Committee



Name-Surname                               Affiliations                                     

Dr. Osman Akgül (Başkan)                           İstanbul Üniversitesi-UDEF

Dr. Mikail Uğuş                                            Sakarya Üniversitesi

Ahmet Köroğlu                                            İstanbul Üniversitesi-UDEF

Malik Taylan                                                UDEF

Rahmat Ullah                                              UDEF

Azamat Arphaciev                                       UDEF


  1. International Student Symposium Executive Committee


Name-Surname                      Affiliations                                                         Degree/Position

Muhidin Mulalić                                International Univesity of Sarajevo                                       Prof. Dr.

Joseph Kaminski                                International Univesity of Sarajevo                                       Prof. Dr.

Musa Eken                                         Sakarya Üniversitesi                                                              Prof. Dr.

Murat Çemrek                                    Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi                                            Prof. Dr.

Adem Kalça                                       Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi                                              Prof. Dr.

Musa Alcı                                          Ege Üniversitesi                                                                    Prof. Dr.

Hawa Kasule                                      Markerere University                                                            Prof. Dr.

Ramazan Yelken                                Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi                                   Prof. Dr.

Ozodbek Karamatov                          Kastamonu Üniversitesi                                                        Prof. Dr.

Hakkı Yazıcı                                      Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi                                                Prof. Dr.

Ahmet Alibašić                                  Faculty of Islamic Science                                                    Prof. Dr.

Md. Shariful Islam                             Rajshahi University                                                               Prof. Dr.

Fatih Yardımcıoğlu                            Sakarya Üniversitesi                                                              Prof. Dr.

Fatih Savaşan                                    Sakarya Üniversitesi                                                              Prof. Dr.

Şakir görmüş                                     Sakarya Üniversitesi                                                              Prof. Dr.

Mehmet Emin Altundemir                Sakarya Üniversitesi                                                              Prof. Dr.

Bünyamin Bezci                                Sakarya Üniversitesi                                                              Prof. Dr.

Yusuf Genç                                       Sakarya Üniversitesi                                                              Prof. Dr.

Yusuf Adıgüzel                                 Sakarya Üniversitesi                                                              Prof. Dr.

Mehmet Çevik                                    İzmir Katip Çelebi Üniversitesi                                           Prof. Dr.

Furkan Beşel                                     Sakarya Üniversitesi                                                             Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Zafer Çelik                                         Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi                                    Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Erhan Tecim                                       Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi                                         Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Mehmet Ali Aydemir                         Selçuk Üniversitesi                                                              Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Muhammet Nurullah Cicioğlu           Batman üniversitesi                                                            Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Faruk Taşçı                                         İstanbul Üniversitesi                                                           Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Md. Nazmul Islam                             Rajshahi University                                                              Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Yavuz Selim Güçlü                            İstanbul Medeniyet Üniversitesi                                          Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Safiullah Omary                                National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA)                     Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Mohammad Rafi Rafi                        Kabul Polytechnic University                                               Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Mohammad Naser Amin                   Kabul Polytechnic University                                               Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Sifatullah Bahij                                  Kabul Polytechnic University                                                Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Hayri Baytan Özmen                         Uşak Üniversitesi                                                                 Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Cahit GÜRER                                    Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi                                                 Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Nurul Huda Sakib                              Jahangirnagar University                                                     Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Mehmet Ali Bolat                              İstanbul Zaim Üniversitesi                                                    Assist. Prof. Dr.

Sultan Mahmud Rana                         Rajshahi University                                                             Assist. Prof. Dr.

Saidbek Bolbaev                                Karabük Üniversitesi                                                            Assist. Prof. Dr.

Abdüsselam Sağın                              Kırklareli Üniversitesi                                                          Assist. Prof. Dr.

Ahmet Ayhan Koyuncu                     Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi                                                Assist. Prof. Dr.

Ömer Akgül                                        Sağlık Bilimler Üniversitesi                                                 Assist. Prof. Dr.

Selman Duran                                     Medipol Üniversitesi                                                          Assist. Prof. Dr.

Kamran Abdullayev                           Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi                                              Assist. Prof. Dr.

Mikail Uğuş                                       Sakarya Üniversitesi                                                             Assist. Prof. Dr.

Taha Eğri                                            Kırklareli Üniversitesi                                                           Assist. Prof. Dr.

Hafiz Bek                                           Uşak Üniversitesi                                                                  Assist. Prof. Dr.

Masoud Derakhshandeh                    İstanbul Gelişim Üniversitesi                                               Assist. Prof. Dr.

Murat Kilit                                          Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi                                                Assist. Prof. Dr.

Md. Aliur Rahman                             Green University                                                                   Assist. Prof. Dr.

Ali Osman Karaoğlu                          Yalova Üniversitesi                                                               Assist. Prof. Dr.

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