Prof. Muzaffer Şeker Appointed As TÜBA President
TÜBA Principal Member Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker, TÜBA Council member between 2012-2018 and Rector of Necmettin Erbakan University between t2010-2018, was appointed as TÜBA President on May 15, 2019 by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Prof. Muzaffer Şeker was elected as the presidential candidate at the first place in the elections held on 4 July 2018 at the general assembly of the Academy due to the expiration of President Prof. Ahmet Cevat Acar’s second term.
Who is Prof. Muzaffer Şeker?
He was born in 1961 in İzmir. In 1986, he graduated from Uludag University Veterinary Faculty. In 1995, he received his PhD in Human Anatomy at Leicester University, Faculty of Medicine in England. In 2000, he became an associate professor and in 2006, he became a full professor. He worked as an instructor in the United Arab Emirates for two years. He also served as the Head of the Department of Medical Education and Informatics at the Meram Faculty of Medicine in Selçuk University. From 2008 to 2010, he served on the Founding Board of Trustees of Istanbul Medipol University. In December 2010, Prof, Şeker was appointed as founding-rector of Konya University and in December 2014, he was appointed again as rector. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration. Prof. Şeker represented Turkey in 2017 Science’20 Summit and in 2018 World Science Forum. TÜBA Principal Member Prof. Şeker is TÜBA Council Member, TÜBİTAK Science Council Member, InterUniversity Council (ÜAK) Medical Health Education Council Member, Ministry of Health Board Member of Health Tourism, InterUniversity Council (ÜAK) Associate Professorship Council Member, Higher Education Council (YÖK) Disabled Education Member, KOP Regional Universities Association (UNIKOP) President, Executive Board of the University Hospitals Association Principal Member, Ahmet-Nezahat Keleşoğlu Education Foundation Board of Trustees Member, Selçuk Autism Individuals Education Foundation (SOBE) Founding Trustee Member, İstanbul Science and Education Foundation (İSİLEV) Founding Trustee, Birlik Vakfı Advisory Board Member, and İNNOPARK Board of Directors Member. He performed administrative duties in Turkey Institutes of Health Administration (TÜSEB) Aziz Sancar Science, Service and Incentive Awards, TÜBA-GEBİP Awards, and TÜBİTAK Science, Service and Incentive Awards. Prof. Muzaffer Şeker, who has served in various positions in Turkish Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy Association and Basic Medical Science Platform since 2002, is married and has three children.