Ramazan Evren was born in 1954. He completed his primary and secondary education in Antalya. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department Industrial Engineering. He started his academic studies as an assistant at the same university. He received his Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering in 1975 and his PhD in 1979.
After the PhD study, he was a visiting lecturer at Purdue University of the US between 1981 and 1982. Following his return, he became an Associate Professor in 1984 and a Professor in 1989 at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Business, Department of Industrial Engineering.
At the same university, he gave lectures on System Analysis, Production Planning, Operations Research, Decision Analysis, Multi-Purpose Decision Making, and directed various theses. In the meantime, he was the executive and consultant of many projects in the public and private sectors.
In 1992, he was appointed as the “Founding Rector” of Sakarya University. Durig this duty, to which he was appointed as the “youngest rector of Turkey”, he visited many universities in the US and Europe in order to determine the foreign universities to which lecturers would be sent under the qualified lecturer education program.
While he was still teaching at Istanbul Technical University, he was also a member of the Council of Higher Education between 1996 and 2000.
Between 2004 and 2005, he acted as the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality General Secretary and board chairman of İGDAŞ and İDO A.Ş.
He served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of “Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University” between 2011 and 2019.
He is still working as the Rector’s consultant, member of the senate and lecturer at the Department of Industrial Engineering of Istanbul Technical University.
He works on Multipurpose Decision Making / Decision Analysis and has two published books on the subject and many international / national articles and papers published in International Journals. Professor EVREN, who speaks English and German, is married and has two children.