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Science and Society Division

TÜBİTAK, founded in 1963, is an innovative, leading, participatory and sharing institution that serves to increase the quality of life of our society in the fields of science and technology and that contributes to the sustainable development of our society. TÜBİTAK, which carries out all its activities with determination under the guidance of science and technology, progressively supports the development and production of especially technology-based products.

TÜBİTAK, with its accumulation exceeding half a century, continues;

  • To contribute to our country's science, technology and innovation system policies,
  • To support research, development, innovation and entrepreneurship activities of whom has an active role in science and technology,
  • To provide scholarships and grants for scientists to develop themselves,
  • To ensure that research and development awareness in society is increased,
  • To publish books and magazines with a focus on science and technology in order to increase this awareness in every part of society,
  • To support the activities oriented at young students in particular in order for them to gain a science and technology-based competence,
  • To establish science centers in an attempt to promote science, technology and innovation culture,
  • To contribute to the development of our country through the channels of international programs and collaborations,
  • To carry out projects that will reduce our external dependence through its research centers and institutes.

One of the main missions of TÜBİTAK is to promote scientific literacy among the public, to raise awareness of science, and eventually to instill a culture of science, technology, and innovation. To this end, activities are coordinated by the Science and Society Division of TÜBİTAK. The division aims to contribute towards the adoption of a scientific approach in society, development and dissemination of scientific culture, and Turkey’s becoming a science-oriented society. Among the actions taken to serve this mission are organizing and supporting activities that will engage public with science. The division organizes popular science activities itself, in order to pioneer other projects by governmental institutions and universities.

TÜBİTAK’s Project Funding Program for Science and Society projects provides support for them to design and accomplish such projects, which contributes to the establishment of a “science and society” culture in Turkey.

The other activity field of Science and Society Division is the popular science publications with the aim of disseminating science and making it accessible to a broad range of the population. In this sense, Popular Science Books and Popular Science Magazines are published. Popular Science Magazines include Bilim ve Teknik (Science and Technology), Bilim Çocuk (Science for Children) for ages 7-12, and Meraklı Minik (Curious Kid) which is for preschool children.

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Science and Society Division

 

Akay Cad. No:6 Bakanlıklar

06420 Ankara /TURKEY

 

Fax: 90 312 4673246

E-mail: challenge@tubitak.gov.tr

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