Evolutions of Relations Between Turkish Universities and the Government

Yanqiang CUI, Wei CHEN


This thesis points out that the relations’ evolutions between Turkish universities and the government has gone through four periods from the Ottoman Empire (1290-1922) to now, including the initiation period, the overall taking over period, and the overall control period from the government to the universities, as well as the development period of universities under centralization. This thesis discusses at length that universities were mainly controlled by three national regulations in the development period of universities under centralization, including the legislation, the management system and the expenditure; however, the universities’ own appeals for profound knowledge also bring the university system that conducts under centralization ceaseless impacts and adjustments, for example, the Turkish Higher Learning Commission and Higher Education Legislation are voices from Turkish universities for university’s autonomy under the background of centralization.


University; Government; Centralization; The Higher Learning Commission

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.hess.1927024020130502.2705


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