The Council of Higher Education (YÖK) approved History of the Qur'an and History of Qiraat and Method programs with thesis.
The proposal of our university to start "History of the Qur'an" and History of Qiraat and Method programs with thesis within the Institute of Recitation Science was accepted by the General Assembly of Higher Education upon the review of the Higher Education Executive Board.
With the master's program "Quran Reading and Recitation Science"with thesis,which was previously initiated within the institute, The Institute of Recitation Science has had 3 graduate programs in total. Our Rector Prof. Dr. İbrahim Çapak stated that Bingöl University was the first to start the Institute of Recitation Sciences in Turkey and they are very happy to have 3 graduate programs in this field in a very short time. Rector Çapak also pointed out that Bingöl University is developing every year and the development is not only quantitative but also qualitative. Çapak underlined that they have 5 institutes, 57 graduate programs, 15 of which are doctoral programs and 42 are master's programs.