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Founder of the School

Professor İhsan Doğramacı

1915, Erbil – 2010, Ankara


İhsan Doğramacı,founder of our school, was also the founder of Bilkent and Hacettepe Universities in Ankara, and founding president of the Council of Higher Education of Turkey. He served as Executive Director and President of the International Pediatric Association for a quarter of a century and for two terms as Chair of the Executive Board of UNICEF. Among many other accomplishments İhsan Doğramacı was, in 1946, a signatory to the Constitution of the World Health Organization, an institution he went on to serve for a number of decades.

As well as being the founder of seven non-profit educational and health foundations, including the İhsan Doğramacı Erbil Foundation, İhsan Doğramacı started up and oversaw the development of major industrial enterprises, the sole purpose of which has always been to fund educational and philanthropic projects.

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