La Chaire Unesco en Mécatronique est détenue depuis 1993 par le Professeur Okyay Kaynak, Mechatronics Research and Application Center Bogazici University – Istanbul – Turquie.
UNESCO has initiated UNESCO Chairs program for the promotion of international intellectual cooperation involving the establishment of International University Chairs. These are sponsored by UNESCO, in close cooperation with universities and with the support of various organizations, institutions and funding agencies. The chairs are created in the fields of education, science, culture and communication at higher education institutions in all regions of the world, initially in the developing countries. The broad aim of the UNESCO Chairs Scheme, in keeping with the Constitution of the Organization, is to foster the advancement of science and the transfer of knowledge by facilitating access worldwide to the expertise of outstanding specialists in important disciplines.
UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics at Bogazici University was approved by UNESCO Headquarters during November 1993.