He is a Marie Curie Fellow within Horizon 2020 RUNIN (Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development) project and a PhD candidate in Responsible Innovation and Regional Development at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
Currently, he works on universities’ contribution into social innovation and explores their collaboration with social enterprises through the lens of institutional theory. He is also interested in the increasing role of non-governmental organisations, cooperatives, and various social enterprises in regional development.
His master studies focused on organisation studies, educational administration, leadership and income inequality holding a MSc Educational Administration and Planning by Middle East Technical University in Ankara Turkey. He lived in several countries such as Germany, Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, Turkey, and the Netherlands and he has become familiar with work of social enterprises in these countries.