MARUF PhD Showcase aims to give PhD candidates a ground for verbally presenting their PhD projects in English within less than three minutes.

Successful submissions are listed below: 

Name Surname University  Department / Program Title of Thesis
Adem Sakarya Yıldız Technical University Urban and Regional Planning Analyzing the Eastern Marmara Automotive Cluster from the Perspective of Evolutionary Economic Geography
Christina Velentza Koç University/Democritus University of Greece Law The Interpretation of Geneva Convention by Greece and Turkey After the Syrian Refugee Crisis
Deniz Erdem Okumus Istanbul Technical University Urban and Regional Planning Computational Design Approaches for Urban Heat Island Mitigation
Duygu Demirol Duyar Sakarya University Political Science and Public Administration The Role of Network Governance in Urban Policymaking: The Case of İstanbul
Elif Simge Fettahoğlu Özgen Istanbul Technical University/Munich Technical University Architectural Design PhD Program Airports as Interscalar Hybrid Grounds Between Landscape, Infrastructure and Architecture: The Case of Istanbul Airport
Emin Yahya Menteşe Istanbul Technical University Urban and Regional Planning Modelling the Relation Between Ecological Sustainability and Land Use Plans Using GIS Techniques
Gülce Kırdar Istanbul Technic University Architectural Design Computing Integrated Approach For Smart Management Of Liveable And Vibrant Cultural Environment
Huriye Perim Temizöz Istanbul Technical University Meteorology Investigation Urbanization Effects of Urban and Rural Areas Over Istanbul With Cosmo-Clm And Terra-Urb Climate Models
İrfan Özacit Hacettepe University Political Science and Public Administration / Public Administration An Evaluation on Urban Transformation Practices in Metropolitan Areas in Turkey
Lima Najjar Istanbul Technical University Landscape Architecture Utilizing Projection Mapping at Urbanscapes for the Revitalization of Under-Valued Public Open Spaces
Mustafa Gül Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University City and Regional Planning / Urbanism Assessment of Solidarity-Based Creativity Potential in Small and Medium-Sized Cities: The Case of Sinop
Nezih Onur Kuru Koç University Political Science and International Relations Intergroup Relations between Syrians and Host Communities in the Urban Periphery: A Comparative Study on Esenyurt and Sultanbeyli Cases
Rumeysa Ceylan Yildiz Technical University Urban Planning Becoming A Smart Community through Energy Efficient Urban Lifestyles
Sezen Kayhan Koç University Design, Technology and Society Screen Production and Exhibition in Istanbul under Urban Transformation
Ummugulsum Alyuz Istanbul Technical University Climate and Sea Science Quantification of the Impact of Uncertainty in Emissions on Air Quality Model Estimates
Yahya Aydın University of Southampton Sociology Location Matters. The Role of Belonging and Place-Making among Owner-Occupiers, Tenants, Landlords and Second Homeowners in a Neoliberal Waterfront Area: The Case of Ocean Village, Southampton

PhD projects address at least one of the following forum themes:
   • City Networks
   • Environment and Climate Change
   • Governance
   • Housing and Built Environment
   • Local Development
   • Migration
   • Public Space
   • Resilience
   • Social Inclusion
   • Transport and Mobility
   • Urban Infrastructure
   • Urban Technologies and Innovation

Rules of the PhD Showcase
   • The language of presentation is English.
   • A maximum of three minutes is the time limit and exceeding the limit will result in disqualification.
   • Slide transitions, animations, or ‘movement’ are not allowed; only a single-static PowerPoint slide is permitted.
   • Presentations must be given orally.
   • Such additional props as laser pointers, costumes, musical instruments, notes, cue cards, sound and video files are not allowed.
   • The jury starts the time when competitors commence their presentations either through gesture or speech.

Assessment and Awarding
• The panel of judges will be comprised of academics, local managers and mayors and audience.
• Successful presentations will be determined by the votes of the jury and audience and the winner will be announced immediately afterwards.
• An award of $500 will be granted to the winner.