Dean's Message

The leitmotif of our age is interconnectedness! We are passing through an an epoch of continous and profound global change that comprise a shift in scale, magnitude and speed of interaction at different spheres of human activity. The patterns of interaction strech far beyond the frontiers of states and operate through worldwide networks that reach interregional and/or intercontinental scale. But it is not that the world society is evolving towards a harmonious and peaceful whole. Such transformation creates new conflicts and problems, leading to a fuzzy millieu which is far more complex to compherend through conventional methodologies and intellectual skills.

In our times, understanding and being prepared for the socio-political, economic and managerial-financial challenges increasingly requires an intellectual training based on the accumulation of cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills. As the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences our goal is to provide our students with diverse knowledge and appropriate analytical skills that will enable them to play critical roles in contributing socio-political and economic development processess and respond to the needs of the (global) society.

In all our programs – Business Administration, Economics, Political Science and International Relations, Pyschology- we intend to follow a participative educational strategy which trancends conventional learning and teaching processes whereby the students usually remain as passive receivers. We strongly believe that motivating and encouraging the students to perform active roles in the learning process will not only prepare them for their future career in business, state departments, international organizations and academia but also lay the groundwork for them to think critically, acquire the mental flexibility to be creative and most importantly to be able to discover their own capabilities.

Along side advocating for an interactive learning environment, we also firmly believe in the benefits of a flexible curriculum structure. After completing the multi-disciplinary common core courses in their freshman year, the students are given the opportunity to decide the major program/field that they prefer to study and determine their concentration areas and minors in line with their interests, objectives and priorities. The University offers a variety of elective courses in a wide ranging disciplinary spectrum which further enable the students to professionalize/specialize in diverse areas.

It is one of our priorities to prepare our students as “involved (global) citizens” who appreciate the plurality of and respect for differences of opinion, lifestyles, cultural practices and identities. We are committed to provide the students an identity-sensitive and egalitarian learning environment and strongly encourage our students to benefit from inter-university exchange programs which we believe will not only develop their academic skills but also give them the chance to experience diverse cultural and intellectual settings. 

Our faculty maintains a strong research focus both through the work of collective research bodies as well as individual academics. The Faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized in their respective research areas.

We invite you to explore and learn more about our programs and learning environment where you will encounter new ideas far beyond your own major.

Aylin Özman,

Interim Dean

Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences