About Our Center


shpm-dis1Istanbul University Center for Islamic Economics and Finance aims to develop a sound understanding for the genuine perspective that Islam brought to all economic activities and to organize activities for the implementation of this understanding. Our center was established by the faculty members from Istanbul University who have in-depth interest in this field. The center is based on a multidisciplinary manner as it includes academicians from the Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Theology and Faculty of Business Administration.


We basically aim to contribute the development of theory and practice of Islamic economics and finance, realizing the effectiveness and efficiency in the industry and increasing the awareness and consciousness of the society in this regard.

Our main activities include various academic and industrial studies, projects, education, training and meetings to realize the goals briefly mentioned above. Our center in a sense functions as an information and proposal provider to all the stakeholders of the system including the regulatory bodies, financial institutions, investors, entrepreneurs and academia. These activities are realized in close cooperation with the Department of Islamic Economics and Finance at Istanbul University.


Assoc. Prof. Mehmet SARAÇ

Deputy Director

Assoc. Prof. Necmettin KIZILKAYA

Members of the Executive Board 

  • Halis Yunus ERSÖZ (Vice Rector, Faculty of Economics)
  • Murteza BEDİR (Dean, Faculty of Theology)
  • Servet BAYINDIR (Faculty of Theology)
  • Ahmet İNCEKARA (Faculty of Economics)
  • Recep PEKDEMİR (Dean, Faculty of Business Administration)
  • Prof. Mehmet SARAÇ (Faculty of Economics)
  • Prof. Necmettin KIZILKAYA (Faculty of Theology)


Members of the Advisory Board

  • Sabri ORMAN (Central Bank of Turkey)
  • Zamir IQBAL (World Bank)
  • Hayrettin KARAMAN
  • Necdet ŞENSOY (Central Bank of Turkey)
  • Mehmet ASUTAY (Durham University)
  • Monzer KAHF (Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies)
  • Esad ZAMAN (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics)
  • Fatih SAVAŞAN (Sakarya University)
  • Prof. Taner AKAN (Faculty of Economics)
  • Prof. Ahmet Faruk AYSAN (Central Bank of Turkey)
  • Prof. Abdullah DURMUŞ (Faculty of Theology)
  • Ahmet Şuayb GÜNDOĞDU (Islamic Development Bank)

Other Faculty Members and Research Assistants

  • Prof. Halil TUNALI (Faculty of Economics)
  • Prof. Murat USTAOĞLU (Faculty of Economics)
  • Prof. İbrahim SIRMA (Faculty of Political Sciences)
  • Serdar ÖZALP (Department of Islamic Economics and Finance)
  • Batuhan Buğra AKARTEPE (Department of Islamic Economics and Finance)
  • Sümeyra UZUN (Faculty of Economics)
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İstanbul Üniversitesi

34452 Beyazıt/Fatih-İstanbul

Tel: 0 (212) 440 00 00