The Institute of Turkish Culture Studies (ITCS) was established in July of 2009. The ITCS is committed to various activities in cooperation with the Research Center of Japanese Culture Studies at Bahcesehir University, Turkey.
The ITCS’s mission is:
- (i) to conduct comparative studies on life, technology and culture centered around architecture of Japan and Turkey, as the east and the west starting points of the Silk Road, and to clarify the cultural base common to both countries beyond the differences in history, climate and so forth between the two countries.
- (ii) to conduct extensive studies on life, technology and culture centered around architecture of neighboring Silk Road countries and to clarify similarities among them and contribute to new mutual understandings and the peace and prosperity of the Silk Road region through such understandings.
- (iii) to support international exchange of students mainly in the field of human environment and conduct international educational activities in the field of architecture and human environment based on the achievements of the studies mentioned in (i) and (ii).
- (iv) to discuss internationally the achievements of research and education mentioned in (i) to (iii), and introduce (or transmit) them to the world in various ways at every occasion, and share common values with the people around the world.