Prof. Dr. Lerna K. YANIK
Head of Department
Political Science and Public Administration
The main aim of our department is to help our students to develop the ability to understand, question, criticize and analyze politics from a multitude of perspectives.
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration has a skilled and diverse faculty, and our faculty members hold doctoral degrees from prominent institutions in Turkey and abroad. In addition, our instructors are internationally recognized specialists working in a wide variety of fields. With its diverse pool of academics, the department’s curriculum reflects the latest developments in the fields of political science and public administration.
The purpose of the Department of Public Administration is to prepare students for posts in the public and private sectors. This includes positions in government institutions and municipal administrative units, as well as nonprofit organizations such as social service agencies, consulting firms and private institutions which are engaged in public affairs and public policy. By providing students at all academic levels with the opportunity to work with resourceful faculty and practitioners who devote their energy to the intellectual and professional development of their students, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration is proud to provide students with the training they will need to become public leaders in the future.
The graduates of the department are generally employed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs and other similar government agencies, local governments, international organizations, think-tanks, the private sector and NGOs. The department makes available the requisite resources to meet the challenges of public administration through service and research.