Utkan Kocatürk

Keywords: Reforming, Education, University, Atatürk

Abstract

The aim of Atatürk was to educate the youth of higher education with national consciousness and modern culture. The battle to be fought in the field of science was to liberate Darülfünunu from its Oriental color and make it a national institution for research. For this reason, after the success of the Turkish Revolution, modernizing Istanbul Darülfünunu both in terms of education and organization, giving it a national and Western University qualification was determined as both a goal and a need. In 1931, Albert Malche, one of the faculty members of the University of Geneva, was invited to Turkey by the government to prepare a report on the reforms to be carried out at Darülfünunu in Istanbul.