Marmara University, Turkey
Marmara University is one of the oldest educational institutions in Turkey established in 1883. Today, there are 16 faculties, 9 schools, and 11 institutes within the University. Close to 3,000 academic staff and more than 70,000 students are making contributions to Marmara University’s academic activities today, making it one of the most important institutes of higher education in Turkey. Marmara University Political Science and International Relations Department (PSIR), which is one of the major political science and international relations departments in Turkey, offers undergraduate and graduate education at B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. levels. The program consists of inter-disciplinary courses and supervision of dissertations that require theoretical and analytical originality. It has more than 25 full-time instructors and a rich variety of more than 500 courses supported by members coming from both other universities and other departments of the university. The department works in collaboration with European Union Institute, which enables students to develop their knowledge about EU politics and Turkey-EU Relations. Doctoral students are provided with intellectual depth and the analytical skills that are needed in a constantly changing and contingent academic world.