With the honor and responsibility of being the Dean of a well-established and great institution such as Bursa Uludağ University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, I hope that our faculty will leave traces that you will remember with pride and love in your life, and will form the basis for an academic and personal accumulation that will shape your entire life.
Undoubtedly, university education is one of the most important stages of the professional career. However, focusing solely on vocational education in this process will lead to the neglect of human and social values and ethical and moral principles, which have an important place in the execution of every profession without exception.
For this reason, university education should be handled with a holistic approach and should be seen as a part of the process of building oneself. Because the purpose of education is not only to teach certain information, facts, events or facts.
Education, perhaps, is the only way that human beings can give the right to their creation and existence as an almighty creature. Judgment ability to distinguish right from wrong, good from bad, right from wrong can only be gained through education. Education is not just a process of transferring knowledge, it also activates thought and opens the way to use the mind bestowed upon human beings. Science cannot be done with education that does not feed thought.
From an academic point of view, it is our ultimate goal to see our Faculty as an institution where science and thought develop, ideas are freely expressed, shared, and thus enrich and multiply. The integration of all our faculty members with our students will ensure that young people who think, question and discuss will be raised. The presence of these young people will keep our hopes for the future alive at all times.
I firmly believe that we will achieve this goal by acting in love, respect, unity and solidarity with a peaceful and productive working environment that we will create together.
I greet you all with the happiness and excitement of serving this institution, which I am very proud to be a member of, and wish you success for your entire education life.
Prof. Dr. Derda KÜÇÜKALP