The University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program empowers students around the world to become agents of change in higher education. Fellows create opportunities that help their peers unlock their creative potential and develop the design-centered mindset required to take on complex challenges in today’s world.

Since 2017, each year a cohort of students are selected among Global Learning and Leadership Program as Fellows. Students go through a 6-week online training program. After completing the online training, they attend the Silicon Valley Meetup in March, where they connect with one another and build on the learnings from the online training. Fellows receive year-round mentorship and represent the program and their schools at global conferences and events.

What University Innovation Fellows Do

Fellows represent the student voice in the global conversation about the future of education. They become deeply familiar with the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem at their schools, working closely with faculty, administrators and community stakeholders. They develop system thinking skills and learn a variety of design approaches that support their work as change agents.

Based on their deep understanding of the landscape of learning opportunities available at their schools, Fellows design and implement activities to enhance that landscape. 1,500 Fellows (and counting!) at 185 schools around the world have created innovation and makerspaces, courses and extracurricular resources.

Click here for more information about UIF and latest updates.

Contact person for this program at KU is Mrs. Rena Polat Korkmaz (rpolat@ku.edu.tr)

Pınar Dönmez
2020 Fellow

İrem Nur Bulut
2020 Fellow

İrem Tarkın
2019 Fellow

Berkay Barlas
2019 Fellow

Ceren Kocaoğullar
2017 Fellow

Orhun Canca
2017 Fellow

Ahmet Berk Tuzcu
2020 Fellow

Mehmet Enes Erciyes
2020 Fellow

Nisan Biçer
2019 Fellow

Deniz Ceren Canlı
2019 Fellow

Mine Hazal Şenol
2017 Fellow

Mehmet Yalçın Aydın
2017 Fellow