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Günel, Murat

Günel, Murat (b. 1976, Turgutlu, Manisa), educator and director. He has served as general director of the Koç School since 2018.

After graduating from industrial vocational high school, Günel studied physics at Balıkesir University Necatibey Faculty of Education. While working as a science teacher in Istanbul, he was granted a Ministry of Education scholarship for postgraduate study in the USA. He studied at Iowa State University, receiving a master’s (2003) and doctorate (2006) in science education. After his return to Turkey, he taught at Atatürk and Ahi Evran Universities, becoming an associate professor in 2008 and professor in 2014. He was appointed general director of the Koç School in 2018.

In addition to contributing numerous articles to books and journals, Prof. Günel also manages national and international educational projects and serves on the publications board of several international science education journals.

Abadan Unat, Nermin

Political scientist who received the Vehbi Koç Award for education in 2012.