The Department of International Relations has a globally renowned international staff whose specialties range from conflict and security studies, international political economy, and international history to European, Middle Eastern, and Russian studies. The Department offers a wide variety of courses in these diverse areas, allowing students to specialize in Turkey’s foreign relations, security studies, political economy, and area studies, and providing them with an opportunity to study international relations in a truly international environment.
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.
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