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from President Dr. Suleyman Eris:

"Dear Friends,

Respect Graduate School (RGS) is an academic institution which specializes in Islamic Studies. Our mission is to achieve excellence in teaching, learning and research, which naturally leads us to a continuous quest for betterment on the journey of acquiring knowledge. Being aware of the opportunities and challenges of our global social contexts, we believe that an important way of achieving this excellence in knowledge is to engage both classical and interdisciplinary methodologies into our studies. With this model, we aim to be a contemporary academic institution with genuine appreciation and application of the traditional wisdom.

For us, the quest for excellence in knowledge is a defining feature not only for our students and faculty, but also for all humanity. Therefore, an academic institution should be able to open channels for the broader society by providing intellectual opportunities and services. In this regard, our name Respect indicates the value that guides our everyday practices. We believe that every individual and every being deserve respect regardless of their orientation and current position. Thus, we respectfully welcome the members of the broader society who sincerely like to be a part of our journey at Respect Graduate School."

Dr. Suleyman Eris
President

For us, the quest for excellence in knowledge is a defining feature not only for our students and faculty, but also for all humanity. Therefore, an academic institution should be able to open channels for the broader society by providing intellectual opportunities and services. In this regard, our name Respect indicates the value that guides our everyday practices. We believe that every individual and every being deserve respect regardless of their orientation and current position. Thus, we respectfully welcome the members of the broader society who sincerely like to be a part of our journey at Respect Graduate School."

Dr. Suleyman Eris
President

Board Members

Board of Trustees

Dr. Sezai Sablak

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Aysin Copur

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Rumi Durmaz

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Farouk Sheikh

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Joseph E. Welsh

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Dr. Levent Koch

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Dr. Mehmet Ozbilgin

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Rubina Tareen

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Dr. Suleyman Eris

Non-voting member

Ted Howard

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Dr. Zuleyha Colak

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Faculty Representative

Dr. Bilal Sabit

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Student Representative

Selen Gulfidan

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