Kadir Has University Director of Istanbul Studies Center

After graduating from Istanbul St. Joseph French High School, Murat Güvenç received his BSc and MSc degrees in City and Regional Planning from the Middle East Technical University, His doctoral study on industrial geography in Istanbul was awarded with METU Mustafa Parlar Foundation Thesis Award. Güvenç joined the Architectural Design Master Program at the Istanbul Bilgi University in 2005. Between the years of 2006 and 2011, he taught Urban Sociology and Data Analysis as a guest lecturer in the Sociology Department of Bogazici University.

He has published works on data visualization, urban geography, sociology and institution history. He is the co-author of Turkey Real Estate Bank 1926-1998 Institution history and Turkey Selection Atlas between 1950-2009. Prof. Dr. Güvenç has been working as the Director of Istanbul Studies Center at Kadir Has University since November 2014.