Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Altaş is an academic member at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Management, Department of Management Engineering. He completed his masters and doctorate education at Ankara University, Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law (Civil Law) and was appointed Associate Professor in 2003 and Professor in 2009. Besides his academic career, Mr. Altaş has held executive positions at various institutions and organizations managing boards, such as Türk Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. and TURKSAT A.Ş.
In addition to five books on Civil Law, Law of Obligations, Construction Law, Telecommunication Law and Rental Law, Altaş has published more than a hundred articles in domestic and foreign scientific journals. He regularly participates conferences and symposiums in the areas of domestic and international law and takes part as a speaker on issues related to Civil Law, Law of Obligations and Electronic Communication Law.
Throughout his life, he has given great contributions to education. He has built Kavaklar Beyelli-Mehmet Altaş and Çivril Lütfiye Altaş Primary Schools by honoring names of his parents in Denizli, where he was born and raised, and donated these schools to the Ministry of National Education. As being aware of how education plays an effective and significant role on the development of society, he has supported the development of the society’s level of education by providing academic services and supporting underprivileged but successful students. With this mission, Professor Altaş has established Hukuk & Araştırma Vakfı (Law & Research Foundation) in 2014 with the aim of institutionalizing the support offered to underprivileged and successful law students and he continues to be the Foundation’s Honorary President.