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
1. The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
5. Innovation Systems Indicators and Policy
7. ICT-enabled Innovation and Societal Transformations

Research:

Dr. Serdar Türkeli conducts policy research and development at the United Nations University-MERIT. He applies quantitative and/or qualitative  methods to critical policy issues related to multi-scalar governance of science, technology and innovation (STI), 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.

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 Level: Being active at every level of teaching (Bachelor, Master's and PhD), he developed the bachelor course "Innovation Systems, Policy, and Sustainability Transitions" (UCM3056), 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: 8.6/10 (6-year average). He supervises Master's theses. He provides guest lectures (e.g. Health Food Innovation Management Master’s Programme, University College Venlo, UM, Venlo).
  • PhD Level: He developed the PhD courses “Economics of Innovation” and "Fuzzy-SetsQualitative Comparative Analysis" (GPAC²). He also attends Degree Committees for PhD theses and provides international guest PhD lectures (e.g. Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland).


He attends The Advanced University Teacher Training.

Outreach:

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

He engaged several levels of outreach activities:  

 

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

ICT:

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, reading materials for workgroups on "Social Innovation" and "Migration and Innovation" , guest lectures, toolkits such as Litoscope v1.9 – An accelerator for structured entry to a “literature of interest”, outputs of educational innovation UM EDLAB Honours+ , UCM MaRBLe, SBE Emerging Markets projects.

 

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, 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 (#6); 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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