METU PROF. DR. MUSTAFA N. PARLAR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION was established in 12 January 1981 in the memory of Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. PARLAR who is an invaluable scientist and was co-founder of Middle East Technical University.
The aim of the foundation is to enhance the relations between the university and the industry, promote the research and researchers, provide technical hardware and tools, grant scholarships to the Middle East Technical
Mustafa N. PARLAR’s 25 science reports was published locally and internationally including nearly 60 news articles and numerous technical reports and he was the author of five books – which one of them was translated by him. He has four children.
Mustafa PARLAR was not someone who turns his back to the developing issues of the society and industry but instead he always defended that scientific approach would lead to change environment and increase the standard of living with the laboratories he built and researchers he led, therefore he played a creative and constructive role within the society.
Mustafa PARLAR resisted against challenges which may cause to atrophy of intelligence and capability and in contrast, these challenges sharpened his power and laid root to his philosophy when he was lecturing his students with the motto of “science for life” which was his aim to promote his country’s development and the university mentality with high technology.