Graduate Summer Program on Urban Political Ecology here at Koç University!

Author: Office of International Programs / Uluslararası Programlar Ofisi


Urban Political Ecology on the Road:City’s Nature and Nature’s City through Istanbul

This graduate level program is not only a chance of having a very interesting and intense global academic experience with a hands-on approach to the city, but also of discovering a dynamic, vibrant, attractive city like Istanbul.


Sinan Erensü, University of Minnesota
Yaşar Adnan Adanalı, Technical University of Berlin 


Check-in to dorms, July 10, 2016

Orientation on Campus,July 10, 2016

Course dates,July 11 – July 29,2016

Check-out from dorms,July 30, 2016 

Course structure:

3 weeks of theoretical readings on urban political ecology, talks with guest academicians and activists on concrete issues, and field trips along hot routes e.g. Kanal Istanbul and areas of urban transformation such as the surroundings of the Golden Horn.

* Classes will take place Monday through Friday

The summer school is structured around three main methodological axis: 

-    Co-learning via lectures, guest lectures and student presentations
-    Participatory observations via field trips
-    Reflection via co-production of a publication on Istanbul Credits:Participants are free to choose between earning 6 ECTS credits and getting a certificate at the end of the course. 

For course syllabus, please click here. 


The total cost of the program:  1250 USD*Excludes accommodation on campus, meals on campus, transportation and meals during field study, other miscellaneous expenses.   

Dorm accommodation in single rooms (21 nights):  525 USD

Accommodation on campus is recommended, but optional.

Scholarship Availability:
If you will apply for a scholarship, please explain in the application form how this scholarship would assist in the fulfillment of your academic and/or professional goals and why you think that you are eligible for financial support. 

Candidates can apply by clicking “APPLY NOW” on our website. You will be able to upload materials.
If you have any problems with making your application or need more information, please email Mr. Nilüfer Akpınar Şahin 

Application deadline:  April 15, 2016