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Galatasaray University is a Turkish university established in İstanbul, Turkey in 1992, following an agreement signed with the presence of President François Mitterrand of France and President Turgut Özal of Turkey during a ceremony at Galatasaray High School, the mother school of the university. Turkey's Ambassador to France, Coşkun Kırca, played an important role in organizing the agreement. Galatasaray University is one of the most important members of the Galatasaray Community as Galatasaray High School and Galatasaray Sports Club, and is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious and notable universities in Turkey. Galatasaray University is the only Francophone University in Turkey. The establishment has five faculties ; two institutes , 200 teachers and 2500 students.As a participant in the European exchange programs Erasmus and Socrates, Galatasaray University accommodates around 50 European students. Meanwhile, 100 students of Galatasaray University travel each year to France within the framework of these exchange programs.In essence, Galatasaray University represents a secular tradition of teaching. Courses at Galatasaray University are tri-lingual: in Turkish, French and English. Apart from French which is the primary foreign language, fluency in English as the secondary foreign language is also required. For the Faculty of Engineering, the preparatory period includes only one year of linguistic training. Galatasaray University is located at Ortaköy within the borough of Beşiktaş, a populated central district on the European side of İstanbul. The building which accommodates Galatasaray University was originally the Feriye Palace, a coastal summer palace on the Bosphorus built in 1871. Galatasaray University is heir to the centuries-old traditions of Galatasaray High School which was established in 1481 as the Galata Sarayı Enderun-u Hümayunu . Wikipedia.

Elicin Y.,Galatasaray University
Habitat International | Year: 2014

This article aims to focus on the urban public policy shaped by neoliberal policies and to analyze The Urban Transformation Act for the Areas under Disaster Risk in this context. With the help of policy analysis concepts and methods, the article tries to demonstrate that the political authority attempts to centralize urban politics, to eliminate mechanisms of participation in decision making and to impose an authoritarian and top-down decision-making style as the dominant mode of decision. The article concentrates on agenda-setting and argues that far from being a pluralistic process, it denies any opposition or criticism coming either from the opposition party or civil society. The source of initiative is the political authority which tries to legitimize urban transformation via an eventual earthquake risk. However, the implementation proves that urban transformation ended with an unjust rent transfer, displacement, social exclusion and thus gentrification. Despite this, the neoliberal development policies put into implementation during the last decades make clear the great importance that has been attached by the AKP government to the urban transformation process. AKP's main development strategy is based on creating attractive investment opportunities both for national and foreign capital. An authoritarian and undemocratic method of policy making accompanies these policies. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Alptekin S.E.,Galatasaray University
Expert Systems with Applications | Year: 2012

Mobile phones have been the most rapidly spreading development in the field of communication and information technologies over the past decades. Nowadays, digital cameras have taken their place. The wide product range in the market, each with numerous heterogeneous technical attributes, complicates the selection of the most convenient camera for end-users. The aim of this work is to provide end-users with a decision support framework for selecting the best digital camera according to their preferences. End-users and photography experts use subjective assessments when determining their requirements and making their evaluations. The proposed decision support tool is built on the basis of fuzzy set theory. The imprecision of the subjective assessments are transformed to fuzzy triangular numbers. The fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP) and fuzzy compromise programming methodologies are applied in order to determine the relative weights of sub-criteria and criteria and to rank the digital camera alternatives, respectively. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Van Den Bleeken D.,Galatasaray University
Journal of High Energy Physics | Year: 2012

We revisit BPS solutions to classical N = 2 low energy effective gauge theories. It is shown that the BPS equations can be solved in full generality by the introduction of a Hesse potential, a symplectic analog of the holomorphic prepotential. We explain how for non-spherically symmetric, non-mutually local solutions, the notion of attractor flow generalizes to gradient flow with respect to the Hesse potential. Furthermore we show that in general there is a non-trivial magnetic complement to this flow equation that is sourced by the momentum current in the solution. © 2012 SISSA. Source

Oncan T.,Galatasaray University | Punnen A.P.,Simon Fraser University
Computers and Operations Research | Year: 2010

In this paper we consider the quadratic minimum spanning tree problem (QMSTP) which is known to be NP-hard. Given a complete graph, the QMSTP consists of finding a minimum spanning tree (MST) where interaction costs between pairs of edges are prescribed. A Lagrangian relaxation procedure is devised and an efficient local search algorithm with tabu thresholding is developed. Computational experiments are reported on standard test instances, randomly generated test instances and quadratic assignment problem (QAP) instances from the QAPLIB by using a transformation scheme. The local search heuristic yields very good performance and the Lagrangian relaxation procedure gives the tightest lower bounds for all instances when compared to previous lower bounding approaches. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Buyukozkan G.,Galatasaray University
International Journal of Production Research | Year: 2012

Purchasing is one of the most vital functions within a company and supplier performance evaluation is one of the most important business processes of the purchasing function. Traditionally, companies have considered factors such as price, quality, flexibility, etc. while evaluating suppliers. However, environmental pressures urge them to consider green issues. This study proposes a decision model for supplier performance evaluation by considering various environmental performance criteria. An integrated, fuzzy group decision-making approach is adopted to evaluate green supplier alternatives. More precisely, a fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (AHP) is applied to determine the relative weights of the evaluation criteria and an axiomatic design (AD)-based fuzzy group decision-making approach is applied to rank the green suppliers. Finally, a case study is given to demonstrate the potential of the methodology. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Source

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