Graduate School of Social Sciences


Student Clubs and Societies

 

AMATEUR ASTRONOMY CLUB

AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY SOCIETY

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY

ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

ATATÜRK’S THOUGHT CLUB

EURASIA CLUB

EUROPEAN STUDENTS FORUM CLUB (AEGEE-Ankara)

EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS

COMPUTER CLUB

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY SOCIETY

SCIENCE & FUTURE SOCIETY

BIOLOGY AND GENETICS SOCIETY

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING SOCIETY

JAZZ SOCIETY

CONTEMPORARY DANCE GROUP

ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIETY

”ÇOCUK AKLIM” SOCIETY

FOREIGN POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SOCIETY

WILDLIFE & NATURE RESEARCH SOCIETY

EDUCATION CLUB

ECONOMICS SOCIETY

METU WITHOUT BARRIERS SOCIETY

PHILOSOPHY SOCIETY

PHYSICS SOCIETY

GASTRONOMY CLUB

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS CLUB

YOUNG AUTHORS SOCIETY

FOOD SOCIETY

GO CLUB

FINE ARTS CLUB

AEROSPACE STUDENTS SOCIETY

ANIMAL LOVERS CLUB

IEEE ODTÜ STUDENT SOCIETY

COMMUNICATION CLUB

ILK-YAR SOCIETY

STATISTICS CLUB

BUSINESS CLUB

JAPANESE CULTURE SOCIETY

GEOLOGY CLUB

CHEMISTRY SOCIETY

BOOK CLUB

CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY

TURKISH CLASSICAL MUSIC CLUB

BIRDWATCHING CLUB

LODOS SOCIETY

MACHINERY AND INNOVATION SOCIETY

MATERIAL SCIENCES CLUB

MATHEMATICS SOCIETY

MEDIA SOCIETY

PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS ETHICS CLUB

ARCHITECTURE CLUB

MODELLING AND SIMULATION SOCIETY

DEBATE CLUB

MUSIC SOCIETIES

MUSICAL SOCIETY

PSYCHOLOGY CLUB

RADIO SOCIETY

ROBOT SOCIETY

SIAM STUDENT CLUB

CINEMA CLUB

POLITICAL SCIENCES CLUB

SOCIAL DEMOCRACY SOCIETY

SOCIALIST THOUGHT CLUB

SOCIOLOGY CLUB

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION SOCIETY

HISTORY CLUB

DESIGN SOCIETY

THEATRE CLUB

TURKISH FOLKLORE CLUB

TURKISH LANGUAGE SOCIETY

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CLUB

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CLUB

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE SOCIETY

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND LOGISTICS SOCIETY

FAR EAST SOCIETY

PRODUCTIVITY CLUB

CONSTRUCTION CLUB

CREATIVITY AND SOCIAL INNOVATION SOCIETY

 

 

AMATEUR ASTRONOMY CLUB

 

In cooperation with astronomy enthusiasts and related institutions, the Club aims to develop astronomy studies in our country, organize seminars and observations to raise awareness among students in this regard, to translate the information in international sources and current news articles into our language, to provide people with information about celestial events, to ensure contact between members and astronomers, to provide the necessary information quickly and easily to those who are interested via our website, and to provide a nationwide sharing environment.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Sinan Kaan Yerli (Department of Physics)

Club Room: Department of Physics, Ground Floor

Website: http://www.gokyuzu.org

 

AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to attract attention to the art of photography and bring all the interested students together, to provide these students with a creative environment and technical support for their projects, to organize courses, to hold exhibitions and organize photo festivals with the participation of other amateur photography clubs/societies.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. İnci Gökmen (Department of Chemistry)

Society Room: Society Barrack

Website: http://aft.metu.edu.tr/

 

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to carry out the necessary applications and events to increase scientific and technical knowledge, to use creative efforts and such knowledge in new applications conducted on a systematical basis, to disseminate research and development culture and tradition and the concepts of questioning, inventing and producing ideas throughout the country and to help them be adopted by the society.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Mustafa İlhan Gökler (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Society Room: Department of Mechanical Engineering - F Block

 

ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to carry out scientific studies related to Anatolian cultures, the cradle of the civilizations that have an important place in the world cultural heritage, to promote the richness of Anatolian culture and to disseminate love and awareness of archeology to people, and to organize informative seminars and trips to the ancient regions of our country.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Jan-Krzysztof Bertram (Graduate School of Social Sciences)

Asst. Prof. Besim Can Zırh (Department of Sociology)

Society Room: Societies Barrack

 

ATATURKs THOUGHT CLUB

 

The Club was established to better know and promote Atatürk and his ideology and to be able to interpret Kemalism, a 20th century ideology, based on the changing conditions of this era and to be able to bring new initiatives to this ideology. The Club also aims to examine Atatürk’s reforms and principles, the current conclusions and social implications of the reforms and to conduct scientific research on these issues.

 

Academic Advisor: Instructor Gürer Karagedikli (Department of History)

Club Room: Department of Physics, Ground Floor

Website: http://www.odtuadt.com/

 

EURASIA CLUB

 

In our University, which hosts many students from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, this Club aims to create an environment of mutual interaction and cohesion between METU students with these students and help foreign students better adapt to Turkey and METU.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Aydıngün (Department of Sociology)

Club Room: Club Containers No: 2

 

EUROPEAN STUDENTS FORUM CLUB (AEGEE-Ankara)

 

AEGEE supports students and young people to take active roles in society in Europe. In addition to creating a space for dialog and training opportunities, it acts as their representative against decision makers. In addition, AEGEE brings Europe closer to young people while strengthening mutual understanding. AEGEE-Ankara, which joined the AEGEE network in April 1995, became one of the network’s most active locations throughout Europe. The inclusion of AEGEE-Ankara in the AEGEE network broke the dogmas on the borders of modern Europe and provided a new understanding of the concept of Europe of values within the AEGEE.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Atilla Eralp (Department of International Relations)

Prof. Dr. Cem Bozşahin (Graduate School of Informatics)

Club Room: Central Engineering Building 1st Floor

 

EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS

 

The Society aims to strengthen ties between international and national students studying in technical disciplines and METU students, to provide information flow among them, to create solutions to technical educational problems together, to follow international technical developments and to support their own environment with these developments.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Hami Alpas (Department of Food Engineering)

Assoc. Prof. Hediye Tüydeş Yaman (Department of Civil Engineering)

Society Room: None

 

COMPUTER CLUB

 

The Club aims to promote and train students at the academic level on the logic, technology, function and all other aspects of computers, to answer the questions about computer science, to collect those who are interested and want to be interested in computers under the same roof and to help university students keep up with the constantly evolving information technologies.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Göktürk Üçoluk (Department of Computer Engineering)

Club Room: Department of Computer Engineering - Block B

 

SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to introduce and disseminate fantasy accepted as a corporate branch of art in developed countries and being a literary genre, to introduce FRP, RPG, LARP, GM, CON and similar games of Science Fiction and Fantasy, to write novels, read comics and contribute to the cultural diversity in Turkey.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Burak Yedierler (Department of Physics)

Society Room: Societies Barrack

 

SCIENCE AND FUTURE SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to teach METU students the social importance of science and technology, to follow the agenda of science and technology, to announce the global developments in coordination with METU members, to help students embody new ideas in a project and to support these projects.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Mahinur Akkaya (Department of Chemistry)

Society Room: Society Containers No:1

 

BIOLOGY AND GENETICS SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to announce the international and national studies in Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics throughout the University and the country, to provide a scientific environment to scientists of the future, to better introduce these topics to those who are interested in life sciences, to make them appear more interesting and to provide an environment for their studies.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Mehmet Somel (Department of Biology)

Assoc. Prof. Çağdaş Devrim Son (Department of Biology)

Society Room: Department of Biology, 1st Floor

Website: http://www.biyogen.org/

 

BIOMEDICAL ENGINERING SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to follow and examine the studies in Biomedical Engineering, to inform students about the field and to provide the members with environments where they can make scientific and academic studies and to establish communication among the students interested in this field.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. N.Güneri Gençer (Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering)

Society Room: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

 

JAZZ CLUB

 

The Club aims to provide jazz music education and a library for students who want to learn how to perform jazz music, to provide a comprehensive archive to jazz music listeners, to contribute to the recognition and listening of jazz music by more people, and to organize courses for students.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Merve Erdal (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Inst. Figen Işık (Department of Industrial Design)

Club Room: Club Containers No:8

 

CONTEMPORARY DANCE GROUP

 

The Group aims to reach large masses through dance, the best way of expressing feelings, and to expand area of research through creativity, improvisation and choreography work, theoretical studies and presentations.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Banu Cingöz Ulu (Department of Psychology)

Club Room: 9th Dormitory, Ground Floor

Website: http://cdt.metu.edu.tr/

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to raise and disseminate environmental awareness, to raise awareness and inform individuals of their responsibilities towards degraded nature-human relationships, and to enlighten the society on scientific solutions to environmental problems.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. İnci Gökmen (Department of Chemistry)

Club Room: Societies Barrack

Website: http://cevre.metu.edu.tr/

 

ÇOCUK AKLIMSOCIETY

 

The Society aims to contribute to the development of all children with different characteristics and coming from different socio-economic status in order for 0-6 year old children to reach the desired level in terms of their cognitive, emotional, physical, social and language development. The Society also seeks to bring students, faculty members and specialists who want to contribute positively to the development of pre-school children together, to increase the knowledge and interest of parents about pre-school education and to include them in this process.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Volkan Şahin (Pre-School Education)

Club Room: Society Container No:1

 

FOREIGN POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to introduce international relations and related disciplines (such as public administration, economics, business, history, sociology) to university students and the public at large, to contribute to the ability to evaluate international events in a sound way.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Işık Kuşçu (Department of International Relations)

Assoc. Prof. Zana Çıtak (Department of International Relations)

Club Room: FEAS, Building B

 

WILDLIFE & NATURE RESEARCH SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to conduct ecological studies on animal and plant species that Turkey has in particular, to see the existing biodiversity, to contribute to the conservation of nature and to impress this conservation-research awareness on METU students, to recognize and introduce animal and plant species on the land of our University and to contribute to the conservation of knowledge and nature.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Can Bilgin (Department of Biology)

Club Room: Ecological Research and Training Station in Lake Eymir

 

EDUCATION CLUB

 

To bring together students and teachers who accept education as an art, who are responsive to education and encourage people to be responsive to education.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Safure Bulut (Secondary Science and Mathematics Education)

Club Room: Faculty of Education, Ground Floor 

Website: http://egitimtoplulugu.metu.edu.tr/

 

ECONOMICS SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to contribute to the development and reproduction of the economy as a social science, to bring together experts who produce ideas in very different fields falling into the sphere of influence of economy, to examine the economic policies in Turkey and to analyze their links with economic institutions around the world.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil (Department of Economics)

Assoc. Prof. Ebru Voyvoda (Department of Economics)

Asst. Prof. Hasan Cömert (Department of Economics)

Society Room: FEAS Building A, Ground Floor

 

METU WITHOUT BARRIERS SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to support students with disabilities studying in METU in education, learning, social and cultural areas, and to eliminate the bias against and to increase social sensitivities towards people with disabilities either in/out of the University.

 

Academic Advisor: Inst. Claire Susanna Özel (Department of Basic English)

Society Room: Library Building, Department of Reserve

Website: http://eot.metu.edu.tr/

 

PHILOSOPHY SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to contribute to philosophical activities and their dissemination, to inform students about the basic principles of philosophy and current debates about philosophy.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Halil Turan (Department of Philosophy)

Club Room: Human Sciences, Ground Floor

 

PHYSICS SOCIETY

 

To Society aims to design, propose, initiate, finalize, support, observe and to present the results obtained to the public by monitoring the physical studies and related scientific studies carried out in Turkey and in the world and to analyze the industrial applications and technological contributions of physics, to monitor, support and announce the application oriented studies.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Altuğ Özpineci (Department of Physics)

Prof. Dr. Bayram Tekin (Department of Physics)

Society Room: Department of Physics

Website: http://newton.physics.metu.edu.tr/~fizikt/

 

GASTRONOMY CLUB

 

The Club aims to bring all those who love eating and are interested in all the particulars of culinary arts from tasting to cooking and in the richness of world cuisines, and to become a group that pursues both entertaining and filling activities. In addition, the Club seeks to be a supporter of a science, in fact, an art that it considers lack in our school and to develop it. The Club has achieved this goal with activities held so far and brought gastronomy lovers together.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Sertaç Önde (Department of Biology)

Asst. Prof. Mecit Halil Öztop (Department of Food Engineering)

Club Room: Department of Food Engineering

Website: https://www.odtugastronomi.org/

 

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS CLUB

 

The Club aims to create an environment where the club members can exchange ideas and create common projects on entrepreneurship, to provide multi-faceted education that will enable them to develop knowledge and skills related to entrepreneurship, to establish links between institutions and organizations that support entrepreneurship in Turkey and to ensure information flow, to ensure these institutions and organizations support the projects of young entrepreneurs in METU.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Adil Oran (Department of Business Administration)

Club Room: FEAS Building B, Ground Floor

Website: http://odtuggt.org/

 

YOUNG AUTHORS SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to ensure students who have already individual skills are more effective in national and international arena through massive solidarity by collecting students performing literary and intellectual activities under a single roof, to educate people to help them become more qualified and intellectual, to provide an interdisciplinary approach, and to draw attention to using the Turkish language in a careful and correct manner and to organize events that encourage not only literary activities, but also to read more.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Fatma Umut Beşpınar (Department of Sociology)

Club Room: NA

 

FOOD SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to organize activities for the students who are interested in food industry in METU to raise their awareness in this regard, to contribute to the personal development of the members, to enable them to know the food industry closely, and help them to improve themselves in social and technical sense.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Mecit Halil Öztop (Department of Food Engineering)

Society Room: NA

Website: http://gt.metu.edu.tr/

 

GO CLUB

 

The Club aims to make sure that Go, a popular Japanese game, is introduced and its rules are taught in METU, to help students improve their intelligence, and become patient and successful, to spread the philosophy that the good does not exist in a world without the bad and light does not exist without darkness.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Mehmet Çalışkan (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Club Room: 9th Dormitory, Ground Floor

Website: http://go.metu.edu.tr/

 

FINE ARTS CLUB

 

The Club aims to help the social and cultural development of its members and those who benefit from club’s activities through art, to enable them to be trained as researchers and people with creative skills, to work for the introduction and development of fine arts in METU via painting, photography, violin, piano, flute and guitar courses.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Mürvet Volkan (Department of Chemistry)

Club Room: Clubs Container No: 4

Website: http://gst.metu.edu.tr/

 

AEROSPACE STUDENTS SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to enable its members to produce projects and to perform activities in technical and social areas in Europe, to promote and attract attention to aviation to young people and to try to represent Turkey and Turkish culture, Ankara, METU and METU Department of Aerospace Engineering in the best way in international organizations. The Society also seeks to contribute to the advancement of the aerospace industry in Turkey, to increase the communication between students and faculty members and industry, and to contribute to the technical, social and personal development of members at the highest level.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Ercan Gürses (Department of Aerospace Engineering)

Club Room: Department of Aerospace Engineering

Website: http://hut.metu.edu.tr/hut/

 

ANIMAL LOVERS CLUB

 

The Club aims to protect stray animals living in the campus, help them maintain their lives in their habitat and ensure that the animals used to living around people (dogs on leash and cats in the central campus) are vaccinated under the control of veterinarians and fed regularly by the club member and volunteers in accordance with Animals Protection Law No. 5199. The Club also aims to organize seminars to raise students’ and personnel’s awareness about stray animals and to help those who have been previously attacked overcome their fear of stray animals with the participation of experts and experienced people and to provide trainings where the precautions that can be taken in case of diseases transmissible from animals to humans and possible animal attacks are explained by experts.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Ceylan Yozgatlıgil (Department of Statistics)

Club Room: NA

 

IEEE METU STUDENT SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to increase the recognition of Electrical-Electronics Engineering, to encourage technological development, to explain the benefits of technology and to raise awareness in society, to increase technology-oriented entrepreneurship, to strengthen university-industry cooperation, to improve the members’ professional and social development.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Özlem Aydın Çivi (Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering)

Club Room: Dept. of Elect. Elect. Eng. Block A

Website: http://ieee.metu.edu.tr/

 

COMMUNICATION CLUB

 

The Club lectures to the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students on Saturdays under the Volunteer Education Project it organizes every year and sends aids it collects throughout the year such as books, stationery and so on to the schools in need and organizes the Volunteer Sharing Project in which they establish a library and have a fun days with students through creative drama, origami, etc.

 

Academic Advisor: Inst. Mümin Yılmaz (Department of Modern Languages)

Club Room: Central Engineering Building, Ground Floor

 

ILK-YAR SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to provide education motivation to primary school students who continue their education in Boarding Primary Regional Schools (YIBO) especially in rural areas, towns and villages and to contribute to their education by increasing students’ enthusiasm, interest and curiosity in reading.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Vural (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Asst. Prof. Yeşim Soyer (Department of Food Engineering)

Club Room: NA

Website: http://ilkyar.metu.edu.tr/

 

STATISTICS CLUB

 

The Club aims to introduce the science of statistics and to emphasize its importance, to support the professional and social development of department students.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Barış Sürücü (Department of Statistics)

Asoc. Prof. Zeynep Işıl Kalaylıoğlu (Department of Statistics)

Club Room: Department of Statistics, Ground Floor

 

BUSINESS CLUB

 

The Club continues its activities based on the philosophy of “Always for the Better” in in line with its mission determined as “Service to the Science of Business Administration, the Department and Student”. The Club has made a name for itself with its activities on Finance, Marketing & Advertising, Leadership, Entrepreneurship etc. it organizes throughout Turkey. Providing opportunities for top executives and entrepreneurs of the future to discover their creativity, contributing to their personal development and giving them the opportunity to practice and gain experience sit at the core of the Club.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Dr. Seza Danışoğlu (Department of Business Administration)

Club Room: FEAS Building B, Ground Floor

Website: https://businessclub.metu.edu.tr/

 

JAPANESE CULTURE SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to introduce the Japanese language and culture in METU, to inform and guide students in this regard, to improve the competencies of students in the Japanese language and to increase the communication among them.

 

Academic Advisor: Inst. Mıchıko Wakuı Şendil (Department of Modern Languages)

Society Room: Clubs Container No:2

 

GEOLOGY CLUB

 

The Club aims to contribute to the development of earth sciences and to introduce this science to students.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nilgün Güleç (Department of Geology Engineering)

Prof. Dr. Erdin Bozkurt (Department of Geology Engineering)

Club Room: NA

 

CHEMISTRY SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to introduce and attract attention to the science of chemistry, to benefit from the applications and experiences of non-university technical and scientific institutions, to develop solidarity and cooperation.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Salih Özçubukçu (Department of Chemistry)

Club Room: Department of Chemistry Block B

 

BOOK CLUB

 

The Club aims to encourage students to read books to become individuals who read, think, discuss, and able to make sound decisions on their own, to get them adopt the reading habits consciously, to encourage students to read by establishing an artistic and cultural communication between our writers and our intellectuals.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Rikkat Civelek (Department of Physics)

Prof. Dr. Sibel Kalaycıoğlu (Department of Sociology)

Assoc. Prof. Deniz Çekmecelioğlu (Department of Food Engineering)

Club Room: Club Containers No: 7

 

CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to organize courses to introduce and attract attention to classical guitar, to increase interest in music art, to promote polyphonic music and classical guitar literature and to introduce guitar virtuosos and masterpieces to METU students.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Hakan Gür (Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering)

Inst. Barış Çakmur (Department of Public Administration)

Society Room: Societies Barrack

Website: http://gitar.metu.edu.tr/

 

TURKISH CLASSICAL MUSIC CLUB

 

The Club aims to represent the Turkish Classical Music, one of the most important parts of our culture, in a proper way and to organize Turkish Music Days, concerts, student choir workshops and instrument courses (oud, violin, qanun, reed flute, rhythm instrument, tanbur, clarinet) to introduce Turkish Classical Music to large groups including especially METU students, faculty members and personnel.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof.Dr.Ayşen Akkaya (Department of Statistics)

Club Room: KTMT Building

Website: http://www.odtuktmt.com/index.php

 

BIRDWATCHING CLUB

 

The Club aims to increase the birdwatching activities within METU, to contribute to the development of Ornithology (Bird Science) in Turkey, to the formation of the ornithological database through various studies, and to the preservation of nature in collaboration with environmental and nature-related organizations.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Can Bilgin (Department of Biology)

Club Room: NA

Website: http://okgt.metu.edu.tr/

 

LODOS SOCIETY

 

The name of the Society founded to carry out complementary social activities for the children in need of support, mainly children with leukemia and mental disabilities is the Turkish abbreviation of Leukemia, Autism, Down syndrome and Cerebral Palsy that are the diseases and genetic differences primarily analyzed in Society’s activities. Within a short period, the Society grew rapidly and reached hundreds of children through the visits paid to hospitals, foundations and educational institutions, the dreams they made true and many awareness activities they organized, and helped people be aware of them.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Salih Özçubukçu (Department of Chemistry)

Society Room: SRM A Block 1st Floor

Website: http://lodostoplulugu.com/

 

MACHINERY AND INNOVATION SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to do scientific research on mechanical engineering and machine technology, to introduce mechanical engineering and to inform people about the basic mechanisms, working principles, developability of the machines we use in daily life and similar issues, to do research and development studies.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Sezer Özerinç (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Asst. Prof. Feyza Kazanç, (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Society Room: Department of Mechanical Engineering - G Block

Website: http://mech.metu.edu.tr/

 

MATERIAL SCIENCES CLUB

 

The Club aims to do scientific research on material sciences, to introduce Metallurgy and Materials Science, to give information about the basic components of materials used in everyday life.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. M. Bilge İmer (Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering)

Club Room: Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering C Building, Ground Floor

 

MATHEMATICS SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to introduce and attract attention of wider masses to mathematics and mathematical thought, to make studies showing that mathematical thinking system can be improved.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Yıldıray Ozan (Department of Mathematics)

Assoc. Prof. Semra Pamuk (Department of Mathematics)

Club Room: Department of Mathematics, 1st Floor

Website: http://mathc.metu.edu.tr/

 

MEDIA SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to make sure that university students become the subject of the society instead of one-sided news flow in the media industry and to help news become a multi cultural tool as a means of consumption, to make sure media life practices are implemented, to speed up the flow of academic information to society through media and to contribute to the personal and professional development of students who want to work in any fields in media.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Ömür Birler (Department of Public Administration)

Society Room: Clubs Container No: 3

 

PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS ETHICS CLUB

 

The Club aims to contribute to raising university students’ awareness about ethics, especially vocational and business ethics, and to carry out activities complementary to academic programs and to prepare platforms for the research and discussion of relevant issues in line with the needs and desires of students.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Çağrı Topal (Department of Business Administration)

Club Room: NA

 

ARCHITECTURE CLUB

 

The Club aims to provide the necessary creative environment for the students of the Faculty of Architecture to ensure that the processes of informing, deciding, discussing and working collaboratively can be evaluated in a sound way and to help them discuss their opinions and projects in the social and cultural fields in a professional environment.

 

Academic Advisor: Dr. Burak Büyükcivelek (Department of City and Regional Planning)

Club Room: Faculty of Architecture

 

MODELLING AND SIMULATION SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to provide METU students with modeling and simulation information and to help them to carry out successful activities in this field in the future.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Halit Oğuztüzün (Department of Computer Engineering)

Society Room: Modsim Research and Application Center

Website: http://scs.metu.edu.tr/

 

DEBATE CLUB

 

The Club aims to improve public speech and rhetoric skills of METU students, to introduce debate activities, to work on developing knowledge and skills of members, to contribute to club members, METU students and Turkish debate. The Club also seeks to organize and participate in debate tournaments.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Zana Çitak (Department of International Relations)

Club Room: FEAS Building B

 

MUSIC SOCIETY

 

A few rock music groups consisting of students formed the Society. Since its establishment, the primary goal of the Society has been to allow amateur musicians to meet under one roof and make music. The Society that has developed and grown over time now became the meeting point of everyone who wants to play an active role in making music based on this aim. There is also a recording studio for Society students to continue their music activities.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Besim Can Zırh (Department of Sociology)

Club Room: Societies Container No:4

Website: http://mt.metu.edu.tr/

 

MUSICAL SOCIETY

 

The Society is one of the first musical societies in Turkey that perform shows using decor, costume, make-up and accessories. The Society aims to perform introductory, informative and educative activities on musicals, to introduce and attract attention to two main branches of art such as theater and music by sharing samples from musicals with other societies, when necessary, and to train new people for the stage and to organize workshops. However, the most important mission can be explained as follows: The Society also aims to prepare and present almost professional shows with an amateur spirit.

 

Academic Advisor: Instr. Buket Esra Tarakçıoğlu (Department of Modern Languages)

Club Room: 9th Dormitory, Ground Floor

Website: http://companymusicals.com/

 

PSYCHOLOGY CLUB

 

The Club aims to introduce psychology, to work in the field of psychology, to provide support by communicating with the related persons and organizations in Turkey and abroad, and to provide its members with the opportunity to carry out practices in their areas of interest.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Mine Mısırlısoy (Department of Psychology)

Club Room: Societies Barrack

 

RADIO SOCIETY

 

Having successfully completed the transition to begin the broadcasting life of Radyo ODTÜ as its first mission, the Society first implemented “Practical Radio Broadcasting Courses” in Turkey in order to train qualified radio people. “Radio Courses” brings the leading radio people of Turkey together with members of the Radio Society in METU. The Society carries out entertaining and interactive activities in order to help its members take an active role in social activities outside the school life and to contribute to the development of their social environment.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Adil Oran (Department of Business Administration)

Society Room: EBİ Dormitory, Ground Floor

 

ROBOT SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to contribute to the academic development of students by encouraging the design and application of robots and subsystems, acquiring new knowledge by transferring information in the cross sections of Machine, Electrical-Electronics, Computer Engineering and Industrial Design and other disciplines and following robot applications in our country and around the world.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. İlhan Konukseven (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Society Room: Department of Mechanical Engineering - D Block

 

SIAM STUDENT CLUB

 

The Club aims to prepare and provide the environment and opportunities for the faculty members and students in different faculties and departments to make interdisciplinary scientific and educational studies, to raise the awareness of the society about the relationship between applied mathematics and industry, to support and strengthen the relation of applied mathematics to industry and science, and to establish the relationship between applied mathematics and scientific computing.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Bülent Karasözen (Institute of Applied Mathematics)

Prof. Dr. Gerhar. W. Weber (Institute of Applied Mathematics)

Assoc. Prof. Murat Manguoğlu (Department of Computer Engineering)

Club Room: Building of Institute of Applied Mathematics

Website: www.siam.metu.edu.tr

 

CINEMA CLUB

 

The Club aims to promote the research of cinema art among the METU students and to provide information, document and resource production related to this art, to introduce world cinema and independent films to METU students.

 

Academic Advisor: Inst. Thomas Balkenhol (GİSAM)

Club Room: Societies Barrack

Website: http://sinema.metu.edu.tr/

 

POLITICAL SCIENCES CLUB

 

The Club aims to show that politics is a unique and purposeful science, to explain that politics is an emerging social science, to attract attention to this science and to bring researchers together.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Dr. Galip Yalman (Department of Public Administration)

Club Room: FEAS Building A

 

SOCIAL DEMOCRACY SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to promote social democratic thought and to contribute to the development of students by cooperating with various institutions, organizations and non-governmental organizations.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Dr. Erdoğan Yıldırım (Department of Sociology)

Assoc. Dr. Pınar Akçalı (Department of Public Administration)

Society Room: Societies Container No: 8

 

SOCIALIST THOUGHT CLUB

 

The Club aims to discuss social, political and economic events that happen in our country and in the world in the light of scientific socialism and Marxist method, to move them to the university agenda and to produce solution proposals.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Dr. E. Atilla Aytekin (Department of Public Administration)

Club Room: NA

 

SOCIOLOGY CLUB

 

The Club aims to contribute to the execution and dissemination of scientific activities and studies, to cooperate with the close disciplines, fields of science and various organizations in line with their purposes, to plan and carry out community scientific studies that Club members will take place.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Sibel Kalaycıoğlu (Department of Sociology)

Club Room: Societies Container No: 7

 

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to conduct research, development, examination studies and experiments and to produce projects by using environmentally friendly, economically applicable, reliable, healthy for employees, society and consumers and processes and systems that protect energy and natural resources and are socially and creatively beneficial for all people by raising awareness in its members and students based on the principles of creating goods and services.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Deniz Üner (Department of Chemical Engineering)

Asst. Dr. Harun Koku (Department of Chemical Engineering)

Club Room: Department of Chemical Engineering - E Block

 

HISTORY CLUB

 

The Club aims to contribute to the activities and studies related to the history of science and to the dissemination of the knowledge of history, to develop research and creative activities on history among the students.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Selçuk Dursun (Department of History)

Club Room: Building of Human Sciences, Ground Floor

 

DESIGN SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to introduce, present and disseminate design discipline primarily in the university, and then nationally and internationally, to present these studies in collaboration with joint studies carried out with different disciplines, to follow the developments in design and to inform about current design flows, trends and activities.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Hakan Gürsu (Department of Industrial Design)

Society Room: New Building of Department of Architecture

 

THEATRE CLUB

 

The Club aims to bring the students who are interested in theater together, to spread the love of theater, to contribute to the development of the students’ creativity in the artistic field, to give comfortable speaking and acting skills in front of a community. The theater festival, which was first organized in 1966 under the name of “Şenlik ‘66”, provided a bridge between university and amateur theater societies and became a productive, transformative platform in the theater environment. This festival is of great importance as it is the first “University Theater Festival” of Turkey.

 

Academic Advisor: Assoc. Prof. E. Atilla Aytekin (Department of Public Administration)

Club Room: Architecture Amphitheater Ground Floor

Website: http://odtuoyunculari.metu.edu.tr/

 

TURKISH FOLKLORE CLUB

 

Since its establishment in 1961, the Club has been active without an interruption in four main ways, including folk dances, folk music, folk theater and local research. Among the activities organized are learning and teaching folk dances based on their origins; researching and displaying Orta Oyunu and theatrical village plays; folk music instrument training, notation, compilation and archival studies; researching the folk culture; seminars, panels and symposiums on folk science. The Club, which has more than twenty costumes in its wardrobe, has a rich library of books and magazines published about folk science.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Prof. Celal Karpuz (Department of Mining Engineering)

Club Room: THBT Building

Website: http://thbt.org/default.asp

 

TURKISH LANGUAGE SOCIETY

 

METU Turkish Language Society is a society that works on the correct and proper use of Turkish primarily in the University and then all around. The Society is trying to present the Turkish equivalents of the words especially that have entered our language from foreign languages and to spread the use of these equivalents.

 

Academic Advisor: Instr. Taner Zorbay (Department of History)

Society Room: Society Containers

 

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CLUB

 

The Club aims to promote international awareness and interaction among students through social and cultural activities, to contribute to the cultural development of our country, to raise intercultural awareness, to contact the embassies of the countries, which are represented in our country, and to introduce the social and cultural lives of these countries to our university. International Spring Festival and Book Fair are among the main activities of the Club.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Besim Can Zırh (Department of Sociology)

Club Room: Societies Barrack

Website: http://ugt.metu.edu.tr/

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CLUB

 

The Club aims to help international students to adapt to the University, to bring them together through different organizations, to enable them to promote their country at our University, to contribute to establish positive relations with Turkish students, to create a platform to help them solve their problems and to enable them to express themselves, and to represent the programs of international/national organizations in Turkey that cover the students in METU.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haldun Süral (Department of Industrial Engineering)

Club Room: Department of Industrial Engineering, Ground Floor

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to provide guidance and counseling to the students who want to study abroad in another higher education institution through European Union Exchange Program, Erasmus, and other student exchange programs as part of their education with the help of students who have previously participated in these exchange programs.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nezih Güven (Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering)

Society Room: NA

 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND LOGISTICS SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to raise METU students’ awareness of international trade, to educate them and to enable them to take an active role in trade, to present import-export that is the breakout business area and indispensable for the emerging countries in globalizing world as a target career field.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nuray Güner (Department of Business Administration)

Club Room: FEAS Building B, Ground Floor

 

FAR EAST SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to introduce and inform university students of the countries in the region (China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asian countries) and their social structures more closely, and to exchange academic and cultural information between university and department students and officials from regional countries.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Ceren Ergenç (Department of International Relations)

Club Room: NA

 

PRODUCTIVITY CLUB

 

The Club aims to become a leading student club at national and international level with the differences that it creates and to contribute to the flow of knowledge and experience among students, academicians and business professionals, to increase management and engineering knowledge of the community it reaches, to contribute to their social and personal development, to add value to its stakeholders and to provide an effective communication environment in the national and international arena. Each year, METU Productivity Club which organizes 10 different projects in line with its vision and mission, hosts approximately 3000 distinguished students and academicians from Turkey and Europe.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Melih Çelik (Department of Industrial Engineering)

Club Room: Department of Industrial Engineering, Ground Floor

Website: http://odtuvt.org.tr/

 

CONSTRUCTION CLUB

 

The Club aims to share experiences of different professions in the construction sector, to ensure that changing technology and increasing knowledge are reflected in university education in a timely manner, to reach theoretical and practical knowledge and to develop the social side of engineering.

 

Academic Advisor: Asst. Prof. Hande Işık Öztürk (Department of Civil Engineering)

Club Room: Department of Civil Engineering - Building K1

 

CREATIVITY AND SOCIAL INNOVATION SOCIETY

 

The Society aims to introduce and support the concept of “creativity” that adds value to the society and individuals and the concept of “social innovation” that has not been achieved in our country although it started to be increasingly appreciated in today’s world and to bring social benefits by following up and finalizing various projects in this area from initiation to application phases.

 

Academic Advisor: Prof. Dr. Cengiz Yılmaz (Department of Business Administration)

Society Room: FEAS Building B, Ground Floor

Website: http://ysyt.metu.edu.tr/