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AFRICAN STRATEGIC STUDIES RESEARCH AND APPLICATION CENTER (EKOAF) BYLAW


 

PART ONE
Aim, Scope, Basis and Definitions

 

Aim
Article 1
-The purpose of this regulation is to clarify the aims, activities, administrative bodies and functions of the African Strategic Studies Research and Application Center.

 

Scope
Article 2
-This regulation includes the issues relating to the aims, activities, administrative bodies and functions of African Strategic Studies Research and Application Center.

 

Basis
Article 3-
This regulation has been prepared in accordance with law number 2547 dated 4/11/1981, Item 1, options (d), and number (2), and Article 14 of the Higher Education Law.

 

Definitions
Article 4-
The terms stipulated in this directive;

a) Center: refers to the Izmir University of Economics African Strategic Studies Research and Application Center

b) Director of the Center: refers to the Director of the Izmir University of Economics African Strategic Studies Research and Application Center

c) Rector: refers to the Rector of the Izmir University of Economics

d) University: refers to the Izmir University of Economics

e) Board of Directors: refers to the Board of Directors of the Izmir University of Economics African Strategic Studies Research and Application Center.




PART TWO
The Aim of the Center, The Fields of Activities of the Center

 

The Aim of the Center
Article 5-
The aim of the Center is to plan and implement particularly research and application projects by means of scientific researches aimed at bilateral and multilateral relations of Turkey with the countries of this continent and the historical, cultural, political, economic, sociological and geopolitical structure of these relations by following the political, economic and cultural developments on the African Continent.

 

The Fields of Activities of the Center
Article 6 -
The activities that will be performed by the Center are as follows:

a) To develop projects on subjects like regional development, labor market, economic development and poverty that concern Turkey and the African Continent,
 

b) To develop entrepreneurship and cooperation on international level, to gain the experiences of similar institutes and research centers that operate in African countries,
 

c) To evaluate the trade relation between the countries on the African Continent and our country in terms of logistics management and to make researches and amendments about this subject, to look for a solution collectively about logistic infrastructure and logistic system of both Turkey and the African countries by developing joint projects with similar institutes and research centers that operate in African countries,
 

d) To follow the political, economic and cultural developments on the African Continent and to make scientific researches, analysis and evaluations about the bilateral and multilateral relations of Turkey with the countries on the continent and the historical, cultural, political and geopolitical structure of these relations,
 

e) To make researches and analysis about developing the trade and capital flows of the African countries by determining how the international capital and trade flow of the underdeveloped and developing countries can be improved in the light of the general principles of economics and law.  

 

PART THREE
Branches of the Center and Their Duties

 

Branches of the Center
Article 7
-The center consists of the following branches:

a) Director of the Center,

b) Board of Directors of the Center.


Director of the Center and his/her Duties
Article 8
-The Director of the Center is appointed by the Rector from the University lecturers for a term of 3 years. Director of the Center is assigned by the Rector among the lecturers for three years period. Upon the request of the Director of the Center, two people among the lecturers are assigned by the Rector as Vice-Director for three years period. When the Director of the Center is absent, one of the Vice-Directors substitutes him/her. Period of substitution do not exceed six months.

 

Director of the Center is the President of the Board of Directors. When the assignment period of the Director of the Center expires s/he can be reassigned.



The duties of the Director of the Center are;

 

a) to call Board of Directors of the Center to a meeting

b) to implement the working program and the decisions taken by the Board of Directors of the Center, to supervise the activities

c) to direct the Center in accordance with its aims

d) to prepare the annual activity report of the Center and submit it to the Board of Directors of the Center. 

 

Board of Directors of the Center and Its Duties
Article 9-
Board of Directors of the Center is made up of four people assigned by the Rector among the Board of Directors, Director of the Center and lecturers of the University. The members whose assignment period expires may be reassigned. New members may be assigned to conclude the period of the members who leave before their assignments expire.



Board of Directors of the Center gathers at least once a month upon the invitation of the Director of the Center and they revise the activities of the Center and take decisions about the related subjects. Board of Directors of the Center gathers with absolute majority and the decisions are taken by majority of votes.



Board of Directors of the Center ascertains the bases regarding the arrangement of the activity report that the Director of the Center will prepare at the end of each activity period, evaluates the presented report, discusses and adjudicates the working program of the next period.

 

PART FOUR
Final Provisions

 

Effectiveness
Article 10
-This directive takes effect on the date it is published.

 

Implementation
Article 11
- The Rector of the Izmir University of Economics implements the rules and regulations of this policy.

 

 


 

This directive takes effect on the date of its publication on the Official Gazette dated 21.08.2009 and numbered 27326.

 

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