Dr. Serdar Turkeli PhD, MSc.

Researcher / Coordinator Innovation, Institutions & Development Specialisation

Research group(s):
4. Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transitions
3. Economic Development, Innovation, Governance and Institutions
5. Innovation Systems Indicators and Policy
1. The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
7. ICT-enabled Innovation and Societal Transformations

RESEARCH:

Dr. Serdar Türkeli conducts policy research and development at the United Nations University-Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). He applies quantitative and/or qualitative methods to critical policy issues related to multi-scalar governance of science, technology and innovation (STI) and STI policies.

 

His work has appeared in Journal of Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Energies, International Economics and Economic Policy, International Economics Letters, Journal Global Policy and Governance, and as book chapters in Springer and Oxford University Press, and as policy research reports for the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Turkish Public Enterprises Association, and European Commission Directorates-General.  

TEACHING:

Dr. Türkeli is the coordinator and academic advisor of "Innovation, Institutions and Development" (IID) specialisation track of the Master of Science Programme Public Policy and Human Development at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-MERIT. He holds University Teacher Qualification Certificate (BKO)

  • Bachelor's Level: Being active at every level of teaching (Bachelor's, Master's and PhD), he developed the bachelor course "Innovation Systems, Policy, and Sustainability Transitions" (UCM3056) in 2018/2019, supervise UM EDLAB Honours+ Assignment on the relation between Eco-innovation and Quality of Life, in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019. In 2018/2019, he supervised a UCM MaRBLE assignment on "SDGs and Universities". He also provides supervision for bachelor thesis, and provides guest lectures (e.g. Erasmus University College Rottterdam).
  • Master's Level: Dr. Türkeli is the coordinator and academic advisor of "Innovation, Institutions and Development" (IID) specialisation track of the Master of Science Programme Public Policy and Human Development at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-MERIT. He holds University Teacher Qualification Certificate (BKO) and lectures in ''Science, Technology and Innovation Policy’’, the final course of this IID specialisation track since 2012/2013 (Evaluation: 8.5/10 (7-year average). He supervises Master's theses. He co-coordinates the elective course "Governance and Institutions in Emerging Markets" in Master's in Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets. He provides guest lectures (e.g. Health Food Innovation Management Master’s Programme, University College Venlo, UM, Venlo).
  • Ph.D. Level: He developed the PhD courses “Economics of Innovation” and "Fuzzy-Sets-Qualitative Comparative Analysis" (GPAC²). He also attends Degree Committees for PhD theses and provides international guest Ph.D. lectures (e.g. Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland).

 

He attends The Advanced University Teacher Training.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER & OUTREACH:

Dr. Türkeli is one of the organisers of Science, Innovation, Technology, Entrepreneurial Engagement for Societal Welfare (SITE4Society) initiative.

He engage several levels of knowledge transfer and outreach activities:  

 

He performs reviews for journals, publishers and key conferences (e.g. Science and Public Policy, Edward Elgar, GLOBELICS, APPAM).

TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED RTO INFRASTRUCTURE:

In 2017, he established the Sustainable Development and Digital Transformation Research, Training, Outreach (SDR) Lab at UNU-MERIT/UM.

  • Open Online Educational Resources: consist of research outputs, thematic readers for workgroups on "Social Innovation" and "Migration and Innovation" , guest lecture materials, toolkits such as Litoscope v1.9 – An accelerator for structured entry to a “literature of interest”, outputs of educational innovation projects, such as UM EDLAB Honours+ , UCM MaRBLe, SBE Emerging Markets projects, Master's Thesis Research Booklets...

 

Background:                                                                                           

Serdar obtained his doctor's degree from Maastricht University, United Nations University; research master of science degree in international studies in computer engineering from University of Duisburg-Essen Germany with an A-level research master’s thesis on international engineering, technology management, and enterprise modelling, and a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Baskent University (Turkey). Before joining the United Nations University-MERIT and Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, he worked at Middle East Technical University Science and Technology Policies Research Center (METU-TEKPOL) in several international STI policy research and development initiatives (e.g. EC DG INFSO/Information Communication TechnologiesEU COST STRIKE/Higher Education, Foreign Direct InvestmentsEU FP7/European Research Neighbourhood (ERN)TUBITAK/Machinery and Furniture ClustersTKIB/Strategy for State-owned Enterprises). He completed PhD-level STI policy studies coursework with an assessment of 91/100.

Selected Publications:

Journal Articles (#8); Chapters (#5); Policy Reports (#9); Conference Proceedings/Papers (#5); International Engineering, Technology Management and Entreprise Models (Other conference publications (#4))

For selected publications please see below: 




Selected publications by Serdar Turkeli


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