PROF. DR. NECDET BUDAK
Prof. Dr. Necdet BUDAK
18.10.2017 - .............
Necdet Budak was born in Edirne in 1964.
In 1986, he graduated from Ege University Faculty of Agriculture’s Department of Field Crops and started to work as a research assistant.
In 1988, he received his MSc degree, after finishing his thesis on seed production from the same department.
From 1990 to 1994, he studied in Nebraska University with a scholarship from USA, on plant breeding and genetics and received his PhD degree.
In 1997, he studied seed science and technology in the Netherlands with the scholarship, which was provided by the Government of the Netherlands. He became a professor in Ege University Faculty of Agriculture and published 80 academic studies in both national and international areas.
In 2002, he was elected to the Turkish Parliament from Edirne. In the 22nd period of Turkish Parliament, he was an active member in several groups and committees, such as European Union General Assembly, Council of Europe, The Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization, Committee on European Union Harmonization and Committee of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
In 2007 he was elected to the parliament again and took part in the Committee on Planning and Budget.
From 2012 to 2017 he worked in the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey as the director of Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute.
In 2017, until he was appointed as the Rector of Ege University, he worked as the consultant of the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.
Since the 18th of November 2017, he serves as the 13. Rector of Ege University.