In the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, a large faculty includes members who specialize not only in political science and public administration but also in the fields of sociology, psychology, anthropology, law, and political economy. This diversity gives students a truly interdisciplinary education. In addition, they benefit not only from the presence of full-time and visiting international faculty but also from that of outside researchers who are invited each year to the Department to make presentations in their areas of expertise. Moreover, Bilkent's location in the capital of Turkey gives students a unique vantage point from which opportunity for students to study the Turkish political system.
Why study at Bilkent University
Bilkent University was founded to provide an environment for learning and intellectual growth encompassing the sciences, technology, humanities and the arts.
Bilkent offers a stimulating learning environment and a colorful social atmosphere. Its extensive campus provides a comfortable base for academic studies and extracurricular involvement while having the advantages of being close to a thriving metropolis. Students can commute to campus via the free shuttle system.
Bilkent University has recently been ranked 54th in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings. According to I.S.I. Citation Indexes, Bilkent continues to rank high in Turkey in a number of published papers per faculty member and ranks high internationally.