Mehmet Olmez - Curriculum Vitae#

  • 1980 - 1985 BA in Turcology, Turkic historical linguistics, Turkish literature, and synchronic Turkic linguistics. Hacettepe University (Ankara).
  • 1985 - 1988, MA at the Hacettepe University. MA thesis on the 3rd book of the Old Uighur Golden Light Sutra.
  • 1988 – 1994 PhD at the Haceteppe and Göttingen universities. Advisors: Talât Tekin and Klaus Röhrborn. Three years of study abroad in Germany supported by German DAAD. PhD thesis on the 6th chapter of Xuanzang biography in the Old Uighur language (fragments from Musée Guimet). Secondary fields: Buddhism and Sanskrit for 2.5 years at Indological department under the tutelage of H. Bechert, U. Frankenhauser and Mongolian Studies with G. Doerfer.

  • 1986 - 1987, Language expert, Turkish Language Society (Türk Dil Kurumu, TDK)
  • 1987 – 1996 Research assistant, Hacettepe University.
  • 1996 - 1998 Associate professor, Hacettepe University.
  • 1998 - 2000 Associate professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  • 2000 - 2001 Associate professor, Mersin University (Turkey)
  • 2000 - 2018 Professor, Yildiz Technical University (Turkey)
  • 2018 - present Full Professor, Istanbul University (Turkey)

Service to the field
  • 1991 – present, editor-in-chief of Türk Dilleri Araştırmaları (Research on Turkic Languages), both of the journal (26 issues published) and the book series (50+ titles published)
  • 2013-2016, editor of Türkçe Sözlük (Turkish Dictionary)
  • 2013-2016, editor-in-chief of Türk Dili Araştırmaları Yıllığı – Belleten [TDAY-B]] (Journal of the Turkish Language Studies- Bulletin)

Visiting Professorships, short and long term

France: Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales
Germany: University of Göttingen
Japan: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (Japan)
China: Central University of Minorities
China: North – West Minorities University (Lanzhou)
China: Lanzhou University
Kazakhstan: Women University
Kazakhstan: Abay University

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