Graduate School of Health Sciences
Hacettepe University was founded in accordance with the law no. 892 in July 8th, 1967. Faculty of Medicine, which is the basis of Graduate School of Health Sciences, is one of three initial faculties during the establishment of the university. Departments of Domestic Economy, Physical Treatment and Rehabilitation, Medical Technology and Nursing were affiliated to Faculty of Medicine, which was the first educational establishment that provided both undergraduate and graduate education in these departments of science. By a reorganization implemented in a later date, these Vocational High Schools were subordinated directly to the Presidency of University and some undergraduate programs conducted by Faculty of Postgraduate Education including Medical and Health Sciences were affiliated to Faculty of Health Sciences. With this reorganization, Faculty of Health Sciences gained the institutional identity that provided only undergraduate education in medical and health sciences in Hacettepe University for the first time in Turkey. After the enactment of Higher Education Law Act No. 2547, the title of “Faculty of Health Sciences” was changed into “Graduate School of Health Sciences” in accordance with Decree-Law No. 41 in July 20th, 1982.
By the enactment of Higher Education, Institute of Child Health, Public Health, Neurological Science and Psychiatry, and Oncology were included within Graduate School of Health Sciences since 1993. However, the programs of Graduate School of Public Health were transferred to this Institute in December 2014, by the Hacettepe University Senate decision (Date: December 10, 2014, Number: 2014-390)
The Integrated Doctoral program for the Doctorate of Medicine and of Philosophy (MD-Phd), which was generated by integrating the standard education in Medical School, have been carried out by Graduate School of Health Sciences by the application of Higher Education Council’s act 15273 on July 15, 2003.
Department of Health Facilities Management, which had been included in Graduate School of Health Sciences, was transferred to Graduate School of Social Sciences in 2012. Graduate School of Health Sciences has pioneered in meeting the demand for raised academicians in today’s popular scientific fields by its newly established multidisciplinary programs such as the Stem Cell Research Centre opened in 2011 and the Department of Bioinformatics opened in 2013. Graduate School of Health Sciences conducts education and training activities with its 151 programs within 60 departments; 68 doctorate of philosophy, 3 integrated doctoral programs, 66 masters with thesis and 14 non-thesis master’s programs at the total of 151 programs.
The operation of Graduate School of Health Sciences has been conducted as in stated in Higher Education Law Act No. 2547 by Hacettepe University Regulation on Postgraduate Education and Examinations.
Prof. Abdullah KENANOGLU was the first Dean of the institution, which entered into action as Faculty of Health Sciences, and assumed this post between July 4th, 1967 and July 7th, 1969. Subsequently, the Dean’s Office was represented by Prof. Ekrem GULMEZOGLU between July 7th, 1969 and July 3rd, 1971, Prof. Ilhan KERSE between July 3rd, 1971 and September 19th, 1972, Prof. Aydın AYTAC between September 19th, 1972 and July 1st, 1975, Prof. Dogan TANER July 1st, 1975 and July 1st, 1981 and Prof. Ferhan TEZCAN between July 1st, 1981 and July 20th, 1982.
After its transformation into Graduate School, Directorate of Graduate School was represented by Prof. Ferhan TEZCAN between July 20th, 1982 and September 1st, 1988, Prof. Muhsin SARACLAR between September 1st, 1988 and September 1st, 1994, Prof. A.Atilla HINCAL between September 1st, 1994 and September 2nd, 1997, Prof. N. Sezgin ILGI between September 2nd, 1997 and October 1st, 2003, and Prof. Hakan Sedat ORER between October 1st, 2003 and February 7th, 2012, Prof. M. Kadri ALTUNDAG between February 7th and November 11th, 2012, Prof. Ersin FADILLIOGLU between November 1th, 2012 and January 29, 2016.
Directorate of Institute has been represented by Prof. Diclehan ORHAN since February 5th, 2016.