In order to attract postdoctoral researchers from developed countries such as the United States, Canada, Japan, etc. back to Europe and to support their career development, the International Reintegration Grants (IRG) programme has been offered as a part of the European Union 7th Framework Programme Marie Curie Actions.
This year two young faculty members from Kadir Has University have been funded by this programme.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Orçun Kepez from the Faculty of Fine Arts started his 3-year project in July 2010, where he will develop research based design guidelines for assisted living facilities in order to increase quality of life of residents. Asst. Prof. Dr. Serhat Erküçük from the Faculty of Engineering started his 3-year project in November 2010, where he will focus on finding alternative communication techniques to utilize the crowding radio spectrum better. Both research projects aim to provide research assistantships to graduate students where they can practice hands on learning.
Success of our researchers was not only celebrated at Kadir Has University, but also at the universities where they received their PhDs and worked as postdoctoral researchers: North Carolina State University (Asst. Prof. Dr. Orçun Kepez); Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia (Asst. Prof. Dr. Serhat Erküçük). We would like to congratulate our young researchers once more, and wish them continued success in their academic life.
The details of the Marie Curie - International Reintegration Grants can be found at the following European Commission website: