Dr. Ergüder completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at Syracuse University (Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs) in 1970 and joined Boğaziçi University staff. He served as the Rector of Boğaziçi University between 1992-2000. Ergüder, who joined Sabancı University in 2001, took part in the establishment of the Istanbul Policy Center and Education Reform Initiative (ERG) and is still the Chairman of the Board of ERG. In addition to these, Ergüder serves as the Honorary President of the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey, Vehbi Koç Foundation Board Member, New York-based Robert College Foundation Board Member. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Koç, Işık, Özyeğin, and Kadir Has Universities.