Informatics Technologies Shape Turkey’s Future

Prof Dr. Nazife Baykal, Director of Informatics Institute, Middle East Technical University, ODTÜ

Tarih: Issue 58 - February 2015

‘‘Prof. Dr. Nazife Baykal is currently the head of the Informatics Institute, as well as the Cyber Defence and Security Center within. As her notable achievements in the scientific community at METU, it must be highlighted that she founded the Health Informatics Department at METU, much earlier than most of the universities around the world, together with the Work Based Learning program, which is uniquely the first in Turkey and turns the experiences of the students at professional life into academic credits and degrees, one of her significant achievements at the Informatics Institute. This Work Based Learning Program is accredited by Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in the UK and is offered to students who wish to get academic degrees based on their professional experiences. She now opened up the Cyber Security graduate program at the Informatics Institute at METU alongside with the Cyber Defence and Security Research and Development Center. We now leave the floor to Dr. Baykal in this interview.’’