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I am currently working at Hacettepe University, where I conduct interdisciplinary research on education,sports, Information Communication Technologies

about me

My name is Özgür Yaşar Akyar

as a computer engineer, researcher, educator, nature advocate I am passionate about improving the quality of life of individuals and communities. I am currently working at Hacettepe University, where I conduct research on digital storytelling, teacher education, inclusive education, and blockchain for smart learning. I have produced severeal scientific articles and book chapters

language: turkish, english

work: academician

freelance: available

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years of experience


projects completed


scientific publications


Trainings completed

my skills

Academic Research 95%

Non Formal Education Trainer 90%

Formal Education Trainer 88%

Project Development 86%

Project Evaluation 83%

Requirement Engineering 80%

my qualification

2014 - Current


Hacettepe University: conducting research on ICT integration for education & quality of life. Research on digital storytelling and blockchain has been my core interest for ICT4Society

2011 - 2014

Computer engineer

EU grants coordinator, Project development, Project Evaluation, ICT based research, Moderation of the 2013-2017 Strategic Planning for the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Youth and Sports .

2005 - 2011

Computer Engineering

Gazi University: Graduated from Computer Science Program

2013 -


Association of Renaissance Institute: Education, Science, Technology for Living in harmony with nature

Jan 2011 - Aug 2011

Information Technologies and Administration

IFOAM - Organics International: SalesForce Database Management(cloud computing), Research on email marketing, Maintaining Website, Promoting the IFOAM Organic Congress in Korea 2011

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010


SIGTE - Universitat de Girona: research on open source Geographic Information Systems and developing open source technologies. Attending FOSS4G congress as a coordinating volunteer.


Scientific Publications

List of my publications could be found here

Renaissance Institute

I support social initiatives via Renaissance Institute


I keep offerening training courses some them are listed here

Business Cooperation

As a BNI member I care about developing relatins with Business Sector for promoting sustainability

my Network


Mehmet-Burak Demircan-Testimonial

Özgür Yaşar Akyar is a good teammate who is cooperative, responsible and adheres to ethical values when it comes to delivering outcomes. We have collaborated through projects and training courses which we designed, implemented and evaluated together for third and business sector.

Mehmet Burak Demircan

Trainer & Consultant
Hatice Yıldrım-Demir

I had the privilege of working closely with Özgür Yaşar Akyar for several years, and I am truly impressed by his exceptional skills in project design, development, management and evaluation. He brings combination of vision, expertise, and dedication to every project he undertakes.

Hatice Yıldırım Demir

Third Sector Professional

I have had the privilege of observing Dr. Özgür Yaşar Akyar lead with integrity and passion. He is not only a visionary leader but also a compassionate advocate for Renaissance Institute. His capacity to inspire team members has fostered a positive and dynamic working environment.

Andreea-Georgiana Stancu

International Business and Economics

Özgür Yaşar Akyar is my mentor, and I owe him everything I know about project writing. He is a good project manager and facilitator. He is also at the forefront with his different and creative thinking! There's nothing he can't do. I never run out of things to learn from him.

Beril Kıraç

Physical Education Teacher

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