FOUNDERS

ORHAN HİKMET AZİZOĞLU

Founding President

TURKEY

Prof. Dr.OBAY DEWACHİ

Founding Board Member

Rector of Mousul University

IRAQ

Prof. Dr.MOHAMMED RAOUF

Founding Board Member

Founder of Lahore University

PAKİSTAN

Prof. Dr.YOUSEF ABDUL GHAFFAR ABDULLA

Founding Board Member

Rector of Kingdom University

BAHRAIN

Prof. Dr. TAYEB KAMALİ

Founding Board Member

President of Higher Tech. Colleges

U.A.E


BIOGRAPHY OF ORHAN HİKMET AZİZOGLU


AUTOBIOGRAPHY OUTLINE

* Place & Date of Birth: Ankara, 1963

* Proud Beholder of Turkish State Commendation Medal and Certificate

* Academician, writer, poet

* Nominee and Winner of State Appreciation Letters and Medals of Honour issued by various Islamic States and universities

* Roles of Cultural Envoy and National Goodwill Ambassador at UNESCO

An application was officially made in writing on 12-06-2013, regarding nomination and appointment of Mr. Orhan Hikmet Azizoglu  for the role and title of Cultural Envoy and National UN Goodwill Ambassador, through a letter bearing signatures of 205 scholars, mostly consisting of presidents of universities from 14 countries, by mediation of the Foreign Ministry of the Turkish Republic, to UNESCO by the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations.

* Veteran of July 15

* Managing Director & CEO of the International Universities Council

 (The IUC hosts members from 150 universities in 29 countries and 39 university presidents assume active roles in its executive committee, academic assembly, scientific assembly and supervisory board.)

* Chairman of the Advisory Board, Yeditepe University

* President of Board of Trustees of Memorial and Private Universities in Turkey and Cyprus

* Founder of Orhaz Group of Companies

* Orhan Hikmet Azizoglu is married and father of five children.

WORK PROFILE IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS


* Presided workshop on “Science and Higher Education Present and the Future”, held with participation of 59 university presidents from 19 countries, in Istanbul, Turkey.

* Co-presided the workshop on “International Higher Education”, held with participation of 105 university presidents and 200 scholars from 39 countries in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

* Co-presided the workshop on “Quality & Productivity in Education & Training”, held with participation of 200 university Presidents and Scholars in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

* Undertook and successfully accomplished the academic organisation of and presided a workshop on “National Values, Concepts, Beliefs and Cultures in Internationalisation of Higher Education”, held with participation of 400 University Presidents and Academic Staff from 105 countries in Ankara, Turkey.

* Presided the Middle East Winter Higher Education Workshop, held with participation of University Presidents and Academic Staff from Turkey, Iran, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Pakistan, Libya and Iraq, in Tabriz, Iran.  

* Chaired the workshop on “Problems and Solutions of Universities of the Middle East in Higher Education”, held in the City of Mosul, Iraq.

* Presided the workshop on “International Cooperation between Universities” held at the University of Lahore in Lahore, Pakistan

* Chaired the workshop on “National Values, Concepts, Cultures and Beliefs in Higher Education”, held in Erbil and Duhok cities of Iraq.

* Participated in and presided several workshops, conferences, academic and scientific efforts and organisations of universities in Afghanistan, on invitation of the central government.

* Assisted enrolment and attendance by tens of thousands of undergraduates in Mosul, Tal Afar, Diyala, Anbar, Tikrit and elsewhere under occupation of terrorist organisations in courses offered by saved Arab and Kurdish universities through well rounded meetings with H.E. Minister of Higher Education and presidents of Arab and Kurdish universities in Erbil of Iraq, and led numerous academic efforts focused around contributing to higher education therein with participation of scholars in thousands from colleges of Turkey and TRNC.

* Contributed to securing and expanding opportunities for ten thousand undergraduates to take courses in a meeting of presidents at the University of Kirkuk.

* Attended and made valuable inputs to a meeting on seeking solutions to ongoing problems of scholars and pupils of universities in territories occupied by the terrorist organisation in Iraq, convened at International Universities Council Headquarters in Ankara, with broader participation of Iraqi Arab and Kurdish university presidents and a solution-oriented meeting attended by the chief councillor of Higher Education.

* Presided and helped elaboration of final declaration to the world community at the end of the democracy and terrorism workshop participated by 50 university presidents from 15 countries in an International Regional Meeting held in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

* The aforementioned workshops and conferences which were organised and chaired by Mr. Orhan Hikmet Azizoglu shed glowing light upon his homestead and adjacent territories for the strengthening of Higher Education in the Geography of Islam and its level equalisation with European and western communities, through academic co-operations, joint academic endeavours and student and scholar exchanges.

CONFERENCING PROFILE


* Conferences laying focus on prevention of Religious, Cultural, Linguistic and National Assimilation of Turks living in Europe, in different EU member states

* Conference on “Higher Education in Europe and in Turkey” given to 3000 participants following graduation of 740 students at Bishkek Medical University, Moldova

* Conference on “National Values and Globalisation in Higher Education”, Islamabad, Pakistan

* Conference on “Turkish Higher Education” given at the “Strategic Forum International” of Slovenia, participated in specially invited guest status

* Conference on “Evolution of Democracy on Arabian Soil”, lectured as an Honorary guest, to the General Assembly of the Association of Universities of Arabian States”, held with participation of 240 Arabic universities in Fez, Morocco

* Conference on “The Present and Future of Higher Education” lectured as an invited honorary guest to the conference on “Education Without Borders” in United Arab Emigrates

* Conference on regional academic dynamics and problems, participated as an honorary guest and international observer to the general assembly meeting of Arabian Universities in Erbil, Iraq

* Conference on “Regional and Global Dynamics in Internationalisation of Higher Education”, at the University of Lefka, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

* Conference series on “Islam and Democracy” attracting intensive attention in various parts of Europe

* Conference on “Science and Higher Education Present and the Future”, lectured to an audience of 59 university presidents from 19 countries, in Istanbul, Turkey.

* Conference lectured during workshop on “National Values, Concepts, Beliefs and Cultures in Internationalisation of Higher Education”, held with participation of 400 University Presidents and Academic Staff from 105 countries in Ankara, Turkey.

* Conference lectured in Yarmouk University, State of Jordan

* Conference on “Internationalisation and Global Higher Education” lectured as part of the formal opening ceremony of Hittite University for the Academic Term 2012

* Conference lectured during the workshop on Problems and Solutions of Higher Education at Universities of the Middle East” hosted by University of Mosul.  

* Conference lectured during the workshop on “International Higher Education”, held with participation of 105 university presidents and 200 scholars from 39 countries in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

* Conference lectured during the workshop on “Quality & Productivity in Education & Training”, held with participation of 200 university Presidents and Scholars in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

* Conference lectured during the Middle East Winter Higher Education Workshop, held with participation of University Presidents and Academic Staff from Turkey, Iran, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Pakistan, Libya and Iraq, hosted by the University of Tabriz.

* Conference lectured during the workshop on “International Cooperation between Universities” held at the University of Lahore in Lahore, Pakistan.

* Conference on “National Values in Internationalisation” at King’s University, Bahrain.

* Conference on regional academic dynamics and problems, participated as an honorary guest and international observer to the general assembly meeting of Arabian Universities in Erbil, Iraq, hosted by Salahaddin University

* Conference lectured during the workshop on “National Values, Perceptions, Cultures and Beliefs in Higher Education”, in Erbil, Iraq.

* Conference lectured during the workshop on “National Values, Perceptions, Cultures and Beliefs in Higher Education”, hosted by Duhok University.

* Conference lectured on Internationalisation, hosted by the University of Zakho.

* Conference on “The Present and Future of Higher Education” lectured in Dubai, UAE.

* Conference on “Democracy and Terrorism” lectured to an audience of 50 university presidents and scholars from 15 countries, in addition to the high state officials of the host, during the workshop “Democracy and Terrorism” in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

* Conferences lectured to the Senate of Macedonia and Turkish students in Skopje, on invitation of FON University

SELECT OF BOOKS PUBLISHED ON POETRY, RESEARCH, COMPILATIONS & INTERNATIONALISATION


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​* Internationalisation? Or, Integration?

* Internationalisation of Higher Education across the Islamic Geography

* Solitude and the Man

* Faith, Conscience and Love

* International Higher Education and Press

* Third Spring of the Heart

* 42 Countries and Globalisation in a Writer’s View

* An Academic, Diplomatic and Political Overview of our Territory in 60 Details

* Wiped Streets Dirty Consciences

* Assimilation of Eastern Values, Cultures and Beliefs into the Western Societies

LITERARY WORKS (POEMS)


Published Poetry Books

* Solitude and the Man

* Faith, Conscience and Love

* Third Spring of the Heart

* Wiped Streets Dirty Consciences

Click here to listen to 54, out of approximately three hundred and fifty poems published in the above books, in the poet’s own voice. 

OVERVIEW OF ARTICLES, TV SHOWS AND SCRIPTS


* Mr. Orhan Hikmet Azizoglu has published over 100 academic articles at national and international scale, with more pending for publication.


* As the producer and anchor of the TV show “An Academic Prospect to Regional Geography”, flown on Turkmeneli TV Channel in 45 episodes and probed into the problems faced by secondary education, higher education, economy and social life in the Geography of Islam and his homeland territories, as well as their potential solutions, he contribution to in-depth analysis and solution of concurrent problems through discussions with elite guests, including ministers of states and university presidents.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC AWARDS RECEIVED​​​​​​​


I was honoured with several letters of solemn gratitude and of appreciation by several states and universities internationally and by high state officials locally in reward for his valued academic services contributions to Higher Education in the Geography of Islam, along with few remarkable awards and certificates that notably include the Medal of Honour awarded by the Yarmouk University of Jordan and State Honour Citation issued by the Afghan Government.