Dr Pinar Oruc

  • Research Associate (School of Law)


Dr Pinar Oruc joined University of Glasgow and CREATe as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in October 2020. She is working on H2020 reCreating Europe on two projects relating to digital cultural heritage (investigator Marta Iljadica) and AI and text and data mining (investigators Thomas Margoni and Martin Kretschmer). 

Pinar has completed her PhD titled ‘The Role of Copyright in the Digitisation of Cultural Heritage’ at Queen Mary University of London in September 2019. Her PhD was funded by Herchel Smith Intellectual Property PhD Scholarship. Pinar also holds an LLM in International Commercial Law from Cardiff University and a BA in Law from Koc University. She is a member of Istanbul Bar Association and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Pinar has previously taught at Queen Mary University of London (2015-2020), University College London (2018-2019) and University of Essex (2018-2019) in the areas of intellectual property law and cultural property law.

Research interests

Pinar’s research focuses on intellectual property law, especially copyright, and its intersection with technology, cultural property law, art law and indigenous rights.