General Information

The first and only sports and social sciences research center that is approved by YÖK (The Council of Higher Education).


19 July 2005, 25880 sy. RG (On 21 March 2012, The Centre changed its name to Sports Studies Research Centre, 28240 sy. RG)

President of the Board of Directors:

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akad

Research Center Director:

Emir Güney


Our Purpose: In coordination with the relevant faculties of the University, we research mainly on sports law, sports management and sports media topics in addition to sports sociology, history, sports economics, sports marketing and sports ethics. Our research topics cover the national and international developments within the sports federations, associations, committees and academic institutions and we provide recommendations on the legislation of the Turkish sports system. We provide education on the areas of sports law, sports management and sports media and try to spread our knowledge on sports throughout Turkey. We establish national and international relationships with major universities, associations, corporations, government agencies and non-governmental organizations in order to provide more sports knowledge to the community. (Regulations, Art 4)