FROM HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT
In the process, where Industry 4.0, which is the new industrial revolution, places the big data and innovation phenomena to the focus of its production systems and economic policies, our department has set up a four-year course program designed to educate creative, innovative and entrepreneurial young people equipped with the skills of the future world. Our education program is designed to enable our students to introduce them to the business community during their education and even to realize their own initiatives with the awareness that the only university education will not be sufficient to realize these targets. In order to support this, an application has been made to Council of Higher Education (YÖK) in 2018 in order to open the 5th department called as Applied Economics in addition to International Economics and Economic Growth, Economics Theory, Economic Policy and Economics History.
As a result of the acceptance of the application, our department has also made practical fields, which focus on increasing the explanatory power of theories by putting economic theories on a more realistic basis, such as financial economics, experimental economics and neuroeconomics part of the undergraduate education program. Today, when economic paradigms are forced to change and economic science is weak in producing solutions to existing problems, our department adopts interdisciplinary work. In this context, various research and projects are being developed in cooperation with other faculties and departments of our university. As a newly established department, we are planning to expand our staff by including academicians who can conduct researches in our interdisciplinary study fields and can give courses in our undergraduate program which we have carefully formed within the framework of our vision and mission. We will be glad to see you as a dynamic and future-oriented department.