Fellow:Haluk Ziya Tercan

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Haluk Ziya Tercan
School (Cohort)
Boğaziçi University (2020 cohort)
Majoring in
Civil Engineering, Data Science, Smart Cities

Who is he?

Haluk Ziya Tercan, who has a name which looks like a Turkish poet’s name Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil, is a student of the Civil Engineering Department at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. He was in love with his university since his childhood, because it’s culture, history, and impact on society was amazing for him on the way to his goals. After long and hard studying times, having the chance of being a part of the Boğaziçi University has made his vision more clear. Now, he has a wide network to make changes in the world.

In his future life, he has the dream of turning cities smarter, and more liveable by using data science, artificial intelligence (AI), and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies with his knowledge on civil engineering. This dream includes many subtopics like renewable energies, green buildings, good working cleaning systems, more silence traffic, smart transportation etc. and Haluk is trying to improve himself about all these topics to create a movement in the next five years.

He wakes up at 5:33 am every morning and runs for about an hour. He loves running, swimming, and playing volleyball. Also, writing blog’s, short stories, and essays makes him relaxed. Moreover, he likes to read articles about history, science, and technology.

Haluk Ziya Tercan is also a part of many other projects which are about innovation in education and businesses, and would be happy to help it if you anybody needs help!


Haluk Ziya is always excited about being a changemaker, and in his first year in the university, he has tried to change the method of "education of new language" at university. He has informed the administration, and started a club activity to compensate for the lack of speaking training. Besides this, he realized that there is a massive wastage of resources at the dormitories, and started to calculate what resource is used where, and how much. Then he communicated with the administration of the dormitory to help them to fix the problem, but due to pandemic it has been interrupted. Moreover, he and his team in a program in university have worked on a project which aims to encourage students to involve making decision processes about university. This project has been awarded in a competition about making projects for universities after Coronavirus.

Furthermore, in his professional career, he demanded to work as a volunteer in a startup which likes the topic that they are working on. By texting the co-founder on LinkedIn, he had the opportunity to be a product development intern since last year, August 2019. Now, he is leading a ten-person team in order to make the startup more innovative.

Related Links

Boğaziçi University

Boğaziçi University Student Priorities

Social media profiles

https://www.instagram.com/tercanhalukziya/ https://tr.linkedin.com/in/halukziyatercan https://twitter.com/tercanhalukziya https://www.facebook.com/halukziya.tercan.75

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