Author: Lale Akarun

Digital Transformation vs. Digital Production

2021 Turkish export figures indicate that the share of high technology products in exports has dropped from 4 percent to 3 percent. We export more kilograms of goods but we earn less in dollars...

Why do Turkish Universities fall in International Rankings?

University rankings originated in the United States, which has over 4000 “universities”. In the US, there is neither a central authority for higher education nor central placement: Universities handle their own admissions. University education...

Why do Young Turks want to leave Turkey?

For the last 30 years, I have been a professor at Boğazici University, one of the top universities in Turkey. Every year, I give letters of recommendation to good students applying for graduate study...