"ASBÜ'nün vizyonu dünyadaki araştırma üniversiteleri arasında, sosyal bilimler araştırmaları alanında etkin bir konuma gelmektir."
Dr. Norman Finkelstein
“I had the rare privilege of teaching in this program during one intensive week in 2012. The students are among the most serious and diverse I have ever encountered. We did a three hour session in the morning and another three hour session in the afternoon. Not one student missed, or was even late, for a single class. The classes were always lively: students never seemed bored, and always had insightful things to say. Even now, many months later, I can see each and every student in my mind's eye, and remember something he or she said in class. In a word, it was teacher's paradise. I couldn't recommend the program more.”
"After more than 40 years of conflict work on all continents, it is warming my heart to see the establishment of an MA program for Peace Studies at Hacettepe University. The program understands the importance of lifting up the role of civil society actors in modern conflicts. In most democratic developments around the world, well-organized masses of people have challenged authoritarian power structures and paved the way for a more humane society. The students studying peace and conflict at Hacettepe are presented with the most progressive research results and are encouraged to write their thesis on a relevant topic of their choice. The wide range of wise and skilled teachers here meets bright and clever students from all over the world. Turkey is a unique and important country in many respects. Geographically placed in one of the most interesting regions of the world, a fascinating history, member of NATO, a secular state dominated by modern Islam, and playing an important role in many of the conflicts in the region it is impossible to imagine a better place to study peace and conflicts.
I wish I had such an opportunity when I was in my twenties. Now, I am proud to be a teacher and to have the privilege to work with so many excellent students!"
Dr. Gal Harmat
"Through experiential learning the extremely diverse group of students was able to learn from each other, offer their emotional and intellectual knowledge, share narratives and ideas, and also come up with alternative solutions of peace work. The students were truly outstanding.