Application And Research Center

RESPONSIBLE ACADEMIC STAFF FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Prof. Dr. İlker SAYGILI
Telefon: 0342 211 65 55
E-mail:isaygili@sanko.edu.tr

Science Policy

SANKO University has its own scientific understanding and science policy. Our understanding of science is primarily to give young scientists, whom we are going to work together, the ability to think and see the whole and the piece together.

Today, developed countries like the United States are trying to turn their doctors into Scientists/Physicians, Engineers/Physicians. In other words, they make basic science and engineering education an integral part of medical education and give a new direction to their own medical traditions.

Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), gamma-knife (The radiation therapy that shrinks tumor via gamma-ray), endoscopy, robotic surgery, artificial heart valves, pacemakers, brain pacemakers, hemodialysis, artificial heart stents, catheters, medicines, vaccines… These are all products of physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computers and engineering. Here, what must not be forgotten is that these products are “basic science and engineering products that were born out of the needs of clinical sciences”.

We also would like to make better products for clinical applications than the available ones. In other saying, we do not see the fields of clinical sciences, basic medical sciences, basic sciences and engineering apart from each other and we want to melt them in the same pot and produce new and more advanced products than the old ones.

We aim our country with fifty-five percent young population to be one of the countries in which creative ideas and new products are produced most intensely.

You also know that when you deal with the problems of science that are supposed to be solved, you start to learn that science. If you set out to solve a problem you coudln’t solve before, you can produce new and better solutions than before. In other words, if you could handle the present, it wouldn’t have bothered you as a problem anyway. This is also the case for medical science. What is needed is to learn well the clinical information that can treat the patient, to correctly identify the needs of clinical science, and to think better than those that exist to address these needs using basic science and engineering knowledge.

In other words, if you were able to handle it with what is present, it wouldn’t have bothered you as a problem anyway. This is also the case for medical science. What is needed is to learn well the clinical information that can treat the patient, to correctly identify the needs of clinical science, and to think of the better ones to meet these needs by making use of basic knowledge of science and engineering as well.

Our thousand-year-old medical tradition is what the West is trying to traditionalize today.

Ibn Sina was a philosopher, sociologist, mathematician, astronomer and physician. Al-Biruni was a philosopher, sociologist, geologist, expert in minerals, pharmacist and physician. Razi was a philosopher, chemist and physician. Ibn al-Haytham was a philosopher, optic-physicist, mathematician and physician.

Today, if the whole world is mentioning these scientists from our past and they can express that they have learned science from them, the biggest reason for this is that these scientists are able to look at issues as a whole and solve medical problems with an analytical intelligence by thinking like an engineer.

One of SANKO University’s science policies is that our university has been promoting a science that we can call ‘transformational science’. From what needs the researches stem should be clearly indicated and what they will turn into should be determined.

In such a case, the project proposed by the scientist will attract the attention of many funds such as Sani Konukoğlu Foundation, TUBITAK, COST and EACR which are the framework programs of the European Union. In many cases, direct cooperation with the industry will occur if the proposed project is transforming into a new and better product.

In addition, we will also provide optional trainings for those who wish such as innovation in the production of medical products, bioinformatics, the emergence of new companies from the university, the creation of new companies, and intellectual property rights.

As a result, the scientist should be able to turn the proposed project into a commercial or social value that can be beneficial for humanity and find a partner or fund.

In the research, just like improving human life, “Social Value”, “Holistic Perspective”, “Clinical Science” and “Transformational Medicine” are the first four criteria that our university values.