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Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University

The university has a research fund to encourage the progress and development of society by financing scientific research projects. In addition, COMU actively seeks to develop and propose projects within international research programmes. Regular seminars and conferences are organized to keep researchers informed of new developments. Some of our academic staff are already participating in projects and others are seeking partners for collaboration under this programme. Most researchers are supported by grants or funding from local, national, and international organizations.

Publications A university must prove the worth of its scientific research through the publication of books, papers and articles in national and international periodicals. The university strongly encourages academic staff to increase efforts in this area, especially in the case of internationally refereed journals. In the last few years, there has been a dramatic increase in both the quantity and quality of publications emerging from Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, and it is hoped that the university will continue to gain strength through this medium. This success demonstrates the importance placed on research by the administration and the increased determination by academicians to contribute to scientific debate.

Scientific Research Projects Commission (BAP)

The purpose of the Scientific Research Projects Commission is to encourage university staff to engage in scientific research, to evaluate and monitor research projects and to provide or secure funding for such projects. It also seeks to work to increase the quality and quantity of national and international publications.

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Astrophysics Research Center (ÇARC) and Ulupınar Observatory (UPO) has been established in 2001 and formally opened on 19 May 2002. The Center and Observatory is located at 410 m altitude from the sea level on the southern hill of the "Radar Peak" being 10 km from downtown Çanakkale near the village called Ulupınar.

A general aim of the Center is to plan and conduct of activities in the field of Astrophysics.

Specialities of the members of the Center are Active Binaries, Solar Physics, X-Ray Binaries and Gamma Ray Bursts, Cosmology, General Realtivity, Mathematical Physics and Plasma Physics.

The activities can be summarized under 3 headings;

1) National and International research projects in Astrophysics.
2) Education and traning of students, young astronomers and astrophysicists.
3) Popular activities such as to inform new celestial events to the public or to improve the scientific understanding of students and visitors by public nights and routine observations.
There are 3 computer-controlled optical telescopes with several other instruments. There is also an automated meteorological station fully active at the observatory.
The Center premises include, a library, a workshop, a classroom, a conferance hall and living quarters for night observing astronomers.

ADDRESS : Physics Department, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Terzioğlu Campus, 17100, Çanakkale.
TEL: : (286) 218 00 18 / 1815
FAX : (286) 218 05 33
E-MAIL : caam@physics.comu.edu.tr
The 1970s oil crisis and the several international crises which have occurred during the last decade have demonstrated that the dependency on oil and natural gas as sources of energy has to be minimized as much as possible. This is the reason that R&D activities related to energy resources continue to expand rapidly in all developed countries. In the belief that research on energy resources and energy conversion technologies would be beneficial to increase knowledge and awareness in the field, CEKAM was established in 2005 at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University. It is an interdisciplinary centre covering six different disciplines of three different faculties, namely the Physics, Chemistry and Geography Departments (Faculty of Arts and Sciences), Geophysics and Geological Engineering Departments (Faculty of Engineering) and Agriculture Machines Department (Faculty of Agriculture Engineering).

The aims of the centre are: to conduct interdisciplinary research on energy-related scientific and technological applications; to investigate methods of solving energy problems and to develop proposals and implement them in accordance with this aim; to publish, educate, consult, develop projects, and produce results as well as to conduct studies. In this context, several working groups have been established at the centre: the Energy Policy Group, the Solar Energy Group, the Flow Regime Energy Group, the Fossil Fuels Energy Group, the Geothermal Energy Group, and the Biomass Energy Group.

Address:Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Terzioğlu Kampüsü Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi
Tel: 0090 286 2180018 / 1849
Fax: 0090 286 2180533
E-mail: enerji@comu.edu.tr
COMU Çanakkale Ceramics Research and Development Centre was established in 2000. Its main objectives are to study ceramic art, which has a tradition and heritage of thousands of years in Çanakkale; to undertake research and studies about that art; to provide education about that art; to produce traditional Çanakkale ceramics and to support other people who want to produce these ceramics.

As well as carrying out these activities, the Centre also collects, examines and evaluates books, articles, reports, newspaper articles, brochures, catalogues, films, photos, pictures, slides, audiotapes and similar visual and audial materials related to Çanakkale ceramics. The Centre also collaborates with foreign and domestic establishments which carry out research on the same subject, with universities, institutes & centres and private companies producing ceramics industrially. In addition, the Centre participates in, organizes and encourages conferences, symposiums, congresses, panels, workshops, exhibitions, and similar activities on the subject. The Centre publishes the results of these studies and exhibits the products. The Centre also publishes magazines, books, brochures, handbooks and catalogues in order to publicise Çanakkale ceramics.

The Centre supports local traditional and contemporary ceramics production and helps with the marketing of these products in Çanakkale. The Centre, with its design, research and development and application team, makes reproductions of traditional Çanakkale ceramics and new contemporary products. In addition, people are able to purchase these products. The Centre accepts the responsibility of transmitting urban ceramic culture to future generations in this way. Another benefit of the Centre is that it offers undergraduate students of the Ceramics and Traditional Turkish Crafts departments’ an opportunity of undertaking an internship during the summer vacation, both inside and outside the establishment. The Centre also provides the students with the opportunity of applying their designs and making products. In this way, the students gain work experience. The Centre also contributes financially to the revolving fund of the university as a result of these activities conducted by its devoted and voluntary staff.

Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Dairy Research Centre (COMUSAM) is located at Bayramic Vocational College (in the foothills of Mount Ida) and is the first dairy research centre in Turkey. The centre plans to characterize primarily chemical, microbiological, physical and functional properties of “Ezine cheese” produced in the hinterland of Mount Ida, covering the towns of Ezine, Bayramic and Ayvacik, and goat, sheep and bovine milk used in the production of the cheese. The facilities of the centre will create new processes, products and uses, and meet the unique needs of the dairy industry. Our mission at the Dairy Research Centre is to be a world-class facility for dairy research, and technology and education transfer.

The objectives of the Dairy Research Centre are to conduct research to develop new and improved dairy products; increase the use and demand for current dairy products (primarily Ezine cheeses); develop, coordinate and seek funding support for research projects and disseminate the results of the research to the dairy industry; develop and maintain information on dairy research and to disseminate this information to the dairy industry and dairy researchers.
Remote sensing is the science of acquiring information about the Earth's surface without actually being in contact with it. This technique has provided data to different disciplines such as geography, geology, agriculture, urban and regional planning, geophysics, biology, geodesy, archaeology, landscaping, mining etc. Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University-Remote Sensing Research and Implementation Centre was established on 12.06.2005 in the Engineering & Architecture Faculty of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University. It undertakes scientific research in different fields and has hosted studies related to remote sensing and geographical information systems. Satellite images and other data from airborne equipment are used to study the Earth and its resources. Different kinds of maps (land cover/use maps, geological maps, lineaments maps, digital elevation models etc.) are produced in the centre, using remote sensing and geographical information systems.

COMU-UZAL’s missions are;

to support scientific research, thesis studies (undergraduate, Master and PhD degree) concerned with remote sensing, digital image analysis, geographical information systems. to organize conferences, seminars, symposia, courses. to collaborate with related institutions. COMU–UZAL possesses both hardware (desktop computers, scanner 42², and plotter 42²) and software (ErMapper 6.3 version, ArcGIS10 version and NetCAD 5.0 version). One project has been completed (COMU-BAP), and a further six projects are currently being carried out with the facilities of the centre. Three of the projects are supported by TÜBİTAK.

The website of the centre is http://uzal.comu.edu.tr
Remote sensing is the science of acquiring information about the Earth's surface without actually being in contact with it. This technique has provided data to different disciplines such as geography, geology, agriculture, urban and regional planning, geophysics, biology, geodesy, archaeology, landscaping, mining etc. Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University-Remote Sensing Research and Implementation Centre was established on 12.06.2005 in the Engineering & Architecture Faculty of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University. It undertakes scientific research in different fields and has hosted studies related to remote sensing and geographical information systems. Satellite images and other data from airborne equipment are used to study the Earth and its resources. Different kinds of maps (land cover/use maps, geological maps, lineaments maps, digital elevation models etc.) are produced in the centre, using remote sensing and geographical information systems.

COMU-UZAL’s missions are;

to support scientific research, thesis studies (undergraduate, Master and PhD degree) concerned with remote sensing, digital image analysis, geographical information systems. to organize conferences, seminars, symposia, courses. to collaborate with related institutions. COMU–UZAL possesses both hardware (desktop computers, scanner 42², and plotter 42²) and software (ErMapper 6.3 version, ArcGIS10 version and NetCAD 5.0 version). One project has been completed (COMU-BAP), and a further six projects are currently being carried out with the facilities of the centre. Three of the projects are supported by TÜBİTAK.

The website of the centre is http://uzal.comu.edu.tr
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi

Çevre Sorunarı Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi Mühendislik Mimarlık Fakültesi Binası 17020 CANAKKALE
Tel : 90 286 218 00 18 / 2201
Fax : 90 286 218 05 41
Email : cevsam@comu.edu.tr
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Ida Mount Research and Application Centre (KAUM) was became valid on 29th of September 2010 and Official Journal No 27719. The purposes of the centre are to build up biological inventory database, practise scientific and technologic researches, developing and applying strategies to solve environmental and biodiversity problems, publishing results with international and national platforms, organizing symposiums, courses, projects and publications.

Mount Ida is a registered place as “Important Plant Area” which consists “Globally Endangered Species (1 taxon), European Wide Endangered Species (35 Taxa), Nationally Rare Species (32 Taxa)”. The privileged aims of this centre are establishing bio-diversity of that area, determining their risk factors, and confirm the status of nationally and internationally conserved species. Although, Southern part of Ida Mount has “National Park” status, northern part is still out of that conservation area. Therefore, most of species distributed on southern part are protected. Solely, Northern part is not conserved and vulnerable. It can be seen problems on Environmental Impact Assessments because of not having National Park status and not discovered sufficiently.

To eliminate such deficiencies and errors within the University by establishing a dialogue with managers and employees Çevsam that has taken over the task, all of the reports on the local (Inventory-Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment-EIA) should be the preparation of university scientists. Thus, the findings by researchers at centre and Çevsam bilateral control method will be analysed and will be truly complete protection. The Research Centre consists of an Advisory Board and a Board of Directors. Director of the centre has been Ahmet GÖNÜZ. Altınoluk on January 29, 2011 conducted by the Union of Municipalities of Mount Madra and Ida "In our country, the New Legal Foundations of Natural Degradation and Possible Consequences" with the Centre's employees participated in the panel discussion. And No. 6094 was enacted on December 29, 2010 "Renewable Energy Resources for the Purpose of Generating Electricity Law on Amending the Law on the Use of" be returned to the Assembly with the approval of the President's statement was one of the signatory organizations. The Union of Municipalities of Madra and Ida Mountain region to take heed of and protected exit values ​​"Kazdağı UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List" to be included in the application for a subsidy with the signature of the members of the Executive Committee and approval has been submitted to the Rector. 5 to 7 May 2011: The Edremit Balikesir the International Symposium (International Symposium on Ida Mount and Edremit-Environmental Change in Mediterranean Region) 'Kazdagi the economic potential of the natural occurrence in plants' revealing one has been involved with the presentation of papers and posters.

The plans of Research Centre consist of creating a database of nationally and internationally endangered species, establishing a documentation centre and collecting all multidisciplinary researches related with Ida Mount, monitoring potential acid rains and air pollutions. Moreover, observing water pollutions and climate characteristics and changes, determining necessary precautions, gathering data about bio-diversity of Ida Mount. The Research Centre will be concentrated on to specify local cultures and conservations of advantageous characters. Because of preventing habitat loss, it is also aimed determining effects of mining activities, stone pits and other industrial establishments and starting activities to decrease harmful effects.
Remote sensing is the science of acquiring information about the Earth's surface without actually being in contact with it. This technique has provided data to different disciplines such as geography, geology, agriculture, urban and regional planning, geophysics, biology, geodesy, archaeology, landscaping, mining etc. Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University-Remote Sensing Research and Implementation Centre was established on 12.06.2005 in the Engineering & Architecture Faculty of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University. It undertakes scientific research in different fields and has hosted studies related to remote sensing and geographical information systems. Satellite images and other data from airborne equipment are used to study the Earth and its resources. Different kinds of maps (land cover/use maps, geological maps, lineaments maps, digital elevation models etc.) are produced in the centre, using remote sensing and geographical information systems.

COMU-UZAL’s missions are; to support scientific research, thesis studies (undergraduate, Master and PhD degree) concerned with remote sensing, digital image analysis, geographical information systems. to organize conferences, seminars, symposia, courses. to collaborate with related institutions.

COMU–UZAL possesses both hardware (desktop computers, scanner 42", and plotter 42") and software (ErMapper 6.3 version, ArcGIS10 version and NetCAD 5.0 version). One project has been completed (COMU-BAP), and a further six projects are currently being carried out with the facilities of the centre. Three of the projects are supported by TÜBITAK.

The website of the centre is http://uzal.comu.edu.tr

Adres : Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Mühendislik - Mimarlık Fakültesi 17100 ÇANAKKALE - TÜRKİYE
Telefon : (+90) 286 218 00 18 / 2163
E-mail : uzal@comu.edu.tr
Web Adresi : http://uzal.comu.edu.tr
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Medicine Research and Practice Hospital, which started providing services in outpatient clinics on 12 November 2008, has a total of 400 staff, including 150 doctors, and is the only university research and practice hospital in the region. It is a 124-bed health institution, which includes a 4-bed coronary intensive care unit, a 3-bed intensive care KVC, 2 isolated rooms, an 11-bed general intensive care unit, including a total of 15 intensive care beds, 26 outpatient clinics, and provides emergency services 7 days a week 24 hours a day. There are 8 units with an operating theatre and also a laboratory. The hospital has all kinds of technical equipment and is capable of diagnosis and treatment of any patient by expert and experienced medical personnel, with the aim of providing high quality health services in all branches of medicine.

Polyclinic patients admitted to the clinical and diagnostic laboratory services that are required are provided punctually and accurately with monitoring and treatment processes, such as those of the clinical biochemistry, clinical microbiology, pharmacology, urology, respiratory and allergy, angiography, neurophysiology, and pathology laboratories. The laboratory of medical genetics has the scientific power and technical infrastructure to examine and analyse the case of every patient of all ages. In addition, the imaging unit aims to provide the best service through cutting-edge technology, with devices such as 1.5 Tesla MR imaging and 4-dimensional ultrasonography. The hospital, which is also equipped with the latest pressure chamber technology in the Underwater Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, serves in this field as only the second Medical School Hospital in Turkey in which patients are offered the possibility of treatment.

COMU Faculty of Medicine Research and Practice Hospital, bound to ethical values, respect for patients rights, reliable and qualified health care, continuing education, and using the methods of measurement and continuous improvement for development and regeneration, aims to be a pioneer in scientific research and new medical applications. In accordance with these objectives and vision, COMU Faculty of Medicine Research and Practice Hospital, which has enhanced the standard of health services in Çanakkale since its establishment, will continue to improve daily.
The centre was founded in 2010. The main mission of the centre is to undertake scientific research, applied studies and to develop sensitivity to sea turtles in humans for the protection of endangered sea turtles. Volunteer students and scientists support the centre. The centre is open to all kinds of volunteer university students and/or others. In addition, all university students can undertake an internship in the centre. The centre has so far carried out mainly rehabilitation of stranded sea turtles, conservation, field research and also educational activities with the aid of volunteer students. A field research study was completed in the Samandag, which is one of the most important nesting beaches of green turtles, in the 2011 nesting season. Some conservation efforts and activities were also carried out during this field research. Local residents, governmental and non-governmental organisations are not generally aware of the usage of Canakkale coasts by sea turtles; however, a questionnaire implemented amongst local fishermen by the centre’s education team determined that the majority of fishermen were aware of and recognised the sea turtle along the Canakkale coast.

The vision of the centre is to take its place amongst the world leaders in this subject and to become and internationally respected institution. The centre is planning to organize a national sea turtle symposium in Çanakkale from 11-13 October 2012, in cooperation with the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs and WWF-Turkey. The centre has also prepared project proposals in order to develop the centre’s effectiveness. At present, volunteer students conduct all the activities in this centre, but financial limitations need to be overcome in order to sustain these activities, develop a minimal infrastructure and implement the proposed projects.

Adress: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Terzioğlu Yerleşkesi
Tel: (286) 2180018-1796
Fax: (286) 2180533
E-posta: comudekum@gmail.com
The Centre is a tribute to the Turkish and Australian soldiers that fought during the Çanakkale Wars/Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. We at the Centre believe that those heroes offered a rare gift to this and future generations, a legacy of inspiration through their unwavering commitment to the values of honour, respect, bravery, comradeship and love of country. The Centre is also a tribute to a leader of extraordinary vision, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. His words to the mothers of the fallen soldiers, which continue to be the centerpiece of each Anzac Day ceremony, speak to the hearts of all who hear them - of respect, compassion, reconciliation, peace and friendship. The Centre, its members and supporters find in those words, and in the inspirational legacy of those soldiers, a call to our inner spirit to work tirelessly for peace and strengthen the special and enduring friendship between Turkey and Australia based on our shared history.

With a view to the Centenary of the Çanakkale Wars/Gallipoli Landings, the Centre is dedicated to keeping alive these ideals through a widely based youth, academic and community exchange, and dialogue and cooperation. Furthermore, we recognize that there is substantial work to be undertaken before March/April 2015 in order to strength and broaden the friendship between our nations, particularly with a focus on young people, to offer a fitting tribute to the sacrifice of those heroes.
The Underwater Research and Application Centre was established on 29.07.2009. The missions of the centre are to provide support for underwater researchers and research primarily for national requirements and to closely monitor national and international underwater science and technology. The vision of the centre is to become a known and esteemed research institution which supports education and the private sector in the national and international arena. The Underwater Research and Application Centre is responsible for coordinating all kinds of cooperation between the centre and other organizations, organizing conferences, seminars and panels etc., and cooperating with national and international universities and other institutions in areas related to underwater research. The effect on fish populations and fisheries of an artificial reef located in the region is being investigated by Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Underwater Research and Application Centre. Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Underwater Research and Application Centre is planning a series of seminars about underwater survey techniques, training courses on the usage of underwater equipment, and to offer scuba diving licenses to the students and staff of the university.

Adress: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Terzioğlu Yerleşkesi Deniz Bilimleri ve Teknolojisi Fakültesi
17100 Çanakkale-Türkiye
Tel : 0090 286 218 05 42
Fax : 0 286 218 0543
E-posta : denbiltek@comu.edu.tr
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Women’s Studies Research Center (COMU-WRSC) was founded in June 2009 and has been working since then. WSRC aims to be known as a qualified center making a contribution towards societies changing their gendered approaches, enable women to actualize basic human rights by experience, train self-confident people who have equal rights and reduce sex discrimination in the national and international arena. Objectives of the Center: to support the participation of women in each area of social life and increase social status; to develop sensitivity towards women’s problems; to protect, generalize and improve the human rights of women; to research the problems of women, suggest solutions and encourage related studies; to organize congresses, symposiums, panels, workshops and seminars in collaboration with other local, national and international institutions and organizations; to support, coordinate and participate in related projects; to support women’s studies in the fields of education, sociology, culture, economics and politics; to provide opportunities for the center to organize educational programmes and conduct research regarding its objectives and encourage applied studies which can make a contribution to the solutions of women’s problems; to publish research reports and books related to women’s studies; and to organize several adult education programmes for women.

Adress: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi, Sağlık Yüksekokulu Terzioğlu Yerleşkesi, 17100 Çanakkale
Tel: 0090 0286 218 13 97 / 2616-2628
Fax: 0090 286 218 13 79
E-mail: kam@comu.edu.tr