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Funda Sivrikaya Serifoğlu | Transforming a University When No One Thinks You Can
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If Funda Sivrikaya Serifoglu’s remarkable career path has shown anything it is that making a decision everyone tells you is wrong – can be exactly right.
Funda Sivrikaya Serifoğlu
President of Düzce University
Prof. Dr. Funda Sivrikaya Serifoğlu is a leader in higher education and in women’s leadership. She is the founding president of Düzce University. Under her leadership, Düzce University quickly developed both infrastructural and institutional projects that led it to become an internationally-awarded institution ranked among the most innovative and entrepreneurial universities of Turkey. Dr. Sivrikaya Serifoğlu was invited by the European Parliament and the European Commission within the European Union Visitors Program (EUVP) in 2008, and by the American Government to take part in the State Visitor Leadership Program in 2010. Prof. Dr. Funda Sivrikaya Serifoğlu received her B.S. (valedictorian) and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Boğaziçi University, Turkey; and her M.S. degree in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University, USA. She is married and has two children.