ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITY, RECTOR
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Durman serves as a member of the İstanbul Bilgi University Board of Trustees and Rector of İstanbul Bilgi University.
A professor at İstanbul Bilgi University Mechanical Engineering Department, Durman previously served as the assistant dean, then assistant rector, Dean of Faculty of Engineering and lastly the Rector at Sakarya University.
Earlier, Durman served as a professor at the Metallurgy Department of İstanbul University Faculty of Engineering, as an assistant professor at İTÜ (İstanbul Technical University) Faculty of Engineering, and did his postdoctoral studies as a researcher at Birmingham-Aston University.
Durman graduated from İTÜ (İstanbul Technical University) Chemistry-Metallurgy Faculty as a metallurgical engineer and completed his doctoral studies at Birmingham-Aston University. He received his associate professor title in 1992, and professor title in 1996. He has 79 articles, conference-symposium proposals and project reports, of which 39 are international.
Durman was a coordinator and member and worked in various national and international comissions and work groups, primarily on quality assurance and national competencies, during the Bologna Process. Among these were being the chairman of Academic Assessment and Quality Improvement in Higher Education Commission, a member and executive in National Competencies Framework Commission as well as the Chairman of KalDer Quality Awards Executive Committee.