It is for a reason the settlements in the Mediterranean basin are known as the cradle of civilizations. The Anatolian peninsula attracts attention as one of the most colourful sub-regions, with the Aegean beaches facing Anatolia, with its pleasant climate and beautiful nature, and with its social and cultural diversity. Civilizations established throughout the centuries have left their traces and this unique region has a special position in Turkish society today.

In this context, it is not surprising that Bodrum, with its historical and natural attractions, has turned into a center of attention that welcomes people from all over the world. Since the city attracts not only tourists but intellectuals, prominent figures in social, economic, and scientific fields reside in Bodrum transforming the city into an intellectual capital.

Hosting a large crowd, especially in the summer months, Bodrum's accommodation and transportation infrastructure make the city comfortable all year round. Bodrum’s brand value is constantly enriched by this dynamic interaction of scholars and intellectuals of all levels.

Inspired by the legacy of The Fisherman of Halicarnassus and his masterpiece entitled the Blue Exile, Bodrum+ Institute was established to bring the youth to the area and to create permanent ties between the local people and the intellectual forces at the global level.

In addition to International Relations, Political Science, Cultural and Social Studies, as International Studies and Security Research Association (ISSR) initiative Bodrum+ Institute's current fields also cover environment, climate, economy, and development. This effort aims to promote Bodrum in the international arena and to contribute to its infrastructure all year round by;

  • Organizing workshops, roundtables, seminars, and conferences;
  • Hosting special purpose forums;
  • Creating workspaces for academics to spend their paid academic leave (sabbatical);
  • Organizing summer and winter schools for students;
  • Organizing specific training on local and regional priorities;
  • Initiating international events with Bodrum’s civil society representatives and the citizens;
  • Executing national and international projects related to Bodrum and beyond;
  • Ensuring that Bodrum+ Institute serves Bodrum, as the intellectual catalyst enriching its brand value and symbolic capital;
  • Promoting the town’s ecological sustainability and establishment of green policies;
  • and other events.

Logo of Bodrum+ Institute:
The logo's colour is inspired by the blue windows of Bodrum houses, and the orange by Bodrum’s famous tangerines. The + (plus sign) means that Bodrum is always willing to go beyond in order to explore the infinite. It symbolizes our warm welcome to people of many academic disciplines and students from all walks of life as well as cooperation with many different professionals and institutions. Moreover, the + (plus) stands as a reminder that the institute will never stop striving to improve the quality of its teaching, interaction, and research.


"Mayor Aras Met with University Students"

Environment and Sustainability Summer School, organized in cooperation with Bodrum Municipality and Bodrum+ Institute hosted 36 students from departments of political science, engineering, and law from TOBB ETU and TED Universities. The participants of the summer school met with Mayor Ahmet Aras at Karaova Youth and Agriculture Park.

"Academics and Students Look for an Excuse to Come More Frequently to Bodrum"

Bodrum+ Institute Coordinator Dr. Haldun Yalçınkaya was interviewed in the 103rd issue of Mavi Magazine (July 2022).

"Science among the Tangerine Gardens"

Bodrum+ Institute Coordinator Dr. Haldun Yalçınkaya interviewed Devrim Devecioğlu for the 78th issue of @GazeteOksijen (17-23 June).


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