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Dr. Özkın started working at Near East University as Higher Education Co-ordinator and senior lecturer in the academic year of 2004-2005.

Born in Ankara, in 1948, Dr. Özkın completed his primary and secondary education at Ankara TED College, and entered the Department of Mathematics and Astronomy of the Faculty of Science, at Ankara University in 1967-68 academic year. He graduated in 1972 and in April of the same year he was appointed as an assistant to the Mathematics Department of the Faculty of Science at Ankara University where he completed his Master’s Degree in 1974 and his PhD in 1978.

Following his PhD he was awarded the NATO (post doctoral) scholarship by TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) and went to the United States to carry out further studies for his Assistant Professorship in the Mathematics Department of Yale University. Dr. Özkın returned to Ankara University in 1981. The following year he took up the position of Assisstant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and was later awarded with the title of University Associate Professor. In 1991, he was promoted as Professor to the Department of Algebra and Number Theory in the Mathematics Department of the Faculty of Science. In 1998, Dr. Özkın was elected to the Higher Education Board (YÖK) as Intervarsity Board Representative.

Alongside a course book publication, Dr. Özkın also has many national and international scientific publications on the Theory of Complex Functions and Reimann Surfaces. He has supervised and is still supervising Master’s Degree and PhD students. Today, some of these students have themselves become professors, associate and assistant professors working successfully at various universities.

In addition to being a senior lecturer, Dr. Özkın, has taken post in various administrative duties which include:
· Assistant Director, Institute of Science and Technology, Faculty of Science, Ankara University
· Assistant Dean, Faculty of Science, Ankara University
· Member of the Board of Directors, Faculty of Science, Ankara University
· Chief Editor, TÜBİTAK-Scientific and Technological Magazine
· International Relations Co-ordinator, Ankara University Rectorate
· GAU Rector
· Head of the Mathematics Department, Near East University
· Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education, Near East University
· Higher Education Co-ordinator, Near East University

Professor Dr. İ. Kaya Özkın is married and has a daugher.

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