Approved by the Higher Education Council in 1992, our department was established in 1994. We initiated primarily the graduate curriculum in 1997-1998 academic year. In 1999-2000 we began accepting our first undergraduate students. Besides Hacettepe University, our department is currently in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Joint Chief of Staff, TÜBA, TIKA, SAM, ASAM, Central Bank of Turkey, UNHCR, WTO, Foreign Policy Institute, Association for Solidarity with Asylum-Seekers and Migrants, and other universities.