Vice Rectors

Prof. Dr. Lale Dilbaş

Prof. Dr. Berrin Yanıkkaya

Berrin Yanıkkaya is Professor of Communication Studies and the Dean of the Faculty of Communication at ARUCAD. She is also the acting Vice Rector in charge of Administrative Affairs. Before joining ARUCAD she had been working as the Head of the School of Communications Studies at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand and before locating to New Zealand, she had worked for Yeditepe University in Istanbul for 20 years. Her most recent roles there were that of Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Communications, as well as Head of the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes in the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the Department of Radio, TV and Cinema, Ankara University (1995), her Master of Arts degree from the Department of Radio, TV and Cinema, Yeditepe University (1999) and her PhD degree from the General Sociology and Methodology Doctorate Program, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (2004). She was awarded a post- doctoral research fellowship by TUBITAK-BIDEB for her research on alternative media at York St. John University, York, UK in 2013.