Bingöl University Institute of Social Sciences was established on 17.05.2007 and was approved by the president of the republic. The institute director was appointed on 26.02.2009. It functions in the building of Agriculture Faculty. Because of the new criteria Higher Education Institution introduced, our institute cannot actively carry out post-graduate studies. However, together with the availability of staff and materials these programs will be opened in such departments as Management, Sociology, History, Turkish Language and Literature.

The Strategies and Aims of the Institute:

Institute Of Social Sciences aims to carry out academic and scientific studies, produce data, support the national development and progress and to educate those who work in the institutions and various scientific corporations qualified with the degrees of graduate and doctorate programs. The Institute has undertaken research/publishing activities, cooperation of university and industry together with national and private institutions, corporation and cooperation on national and international level. With this aim, the Institute’s activities are catered for graduate degree. Students can benefit from university’s library and computer laboratories of faculties. Raising issues across disciplinary boundaries and facilitating exchange of views, our institute intends to serve as a forum of social scientists, especially those who share common interests in the understanding of various problems related to contemporary society.


Our mission is to be the prestigious institution which puts the principals of excellence and competence in its center for the existing postgraduate programs in accordance with the general mission assumed by Bingöl University; to introduce the most needed programs in the light of the recent developments in the globalized world, beginning with the process of Bologna; to be preferable by the most qualified native and foreign students by doing rigorous studies serving as a model in research, education and relations with society; to be the most demanded for its accomplished degrees and certificates both in academy and out of academy; to provide the most opportunity to conduct scientific studies within the highest level of academic freedom; to be known as democratic, participating, transparent, offering student-centered education and management as well as having high principles and consistency.


Our vision is to closely follow up the necessities of the stakeholders in accordance with the general vision of Bingöl University, take the criticisms seriously, learn from its mistakes and renew itself constantly; to work for making different graduate programs such as thesis and non- thesis programs, second education and distance education which are designed for different needs on the same level of perfection and efficiency; to strengthen basic facilities and infrastructure for high quality service; to make arrangements based on scientific projects in order to make administrative staff more efficient; to organize meetings and workshops in order to increase the level of satisfaction of the

students who study in different programs and vary qualitatively, and work for and follow up improvements based on the results of these meetings and workshop; to speed up the effort for infrastructure improvements and constructing automation systems in all departments to serve both the students and the associates better and in time; to update and renew the web page with the principle that communication is the most basic necessity; to produce journals for announcing the results of scientific research and to make the on-line journal of the institute sustainable.

Basic Principles are;

  • To give fundamental attention to scientific morality in all our activities
  • To adopt an investigative and critical approach
  • To create advantages for the community
  • To behave in accordance with such principles as clarity and accountability
  • To carry out a constant progress
  • To be bound up with the principles of equal opportunity and justice