World-Class Research University
Research Policy

Research and development policy of Hacettepe University, one of the leading higher education institutions of our country, covers the effective management of research and development processes with the principle of “To the Leading Edge… Towards Being the Best” with an approach that aims to ensure the sustainability of contribution to science in the national and global arena, to strengthen its research-oriented university identity, to spread entrepreneurship, to train qualified researchers, to develop cooperation among different disciplines and social responsibility understanding in line with the basic values such as merit, transparency, participation, society-oriented and seeking excellence, and with an understanding that;

  • Supports original and competitive research activities in the fields of medicine-health sciences, science-engineering sciences, social-human sciences, culture and art,
  • Announces research priorities, goals and objectives, monitors and evaluates research and development processes based on performance indicators, and takes necessary measures to reach the goals,
  • Enables researchers to carry out their studies safely by promoting universal ethical values, academic freedom, and different approaches in line with institutional autonomy,
  • Produces scientific outputs with the potential to turn into innovative and high value-added products by supporting researchers from different disciplines to work together with a transdisciplinary perspective, with its strong research infrastructure and competent staff,
  • Encourages the use of national and international research funding resources and develops systems that facilitate international cooperation,
  • Encourages the use of infrastructure, budget and manpower to support research and development activities for our country's local, regional, national development goals, scientific, social and cultural priorities,
  • Determines and implements strategies to produce scientific outputs at the global level, with high social contribution and considers the contribution of the commercialization of scientific research into products and its role in the development of the country,
  • Develops systems for cooperation and information-technology transfer for external stakeholders to benefit from research infrastructure and competencies,
  • Uses research and development outputs and activities at all levels of education and training, and contributes to the training of high-quality researchers with undergraduate and graduate education programs,
  • Provides and spreads awareness about entrepreneurship and innovation processes.

The research policy has shifted from research priorities shaped by the personal curiosity and interests of researchers over the years to an understanding that prioritizes interdisciplinary studies that are suitable for the country’s needs and academic background. In this context, measures are taken to ensure the integration of research teams from different disciplines, to increase interdisciplinary studies and to produce outputs with high added value. The problems, needs, and search for solutions observed during the health services provided in our university hospitals play a triggering role for interdisciplinary researches carried out by research from the fields of medicine-health and science-engineering.

As a research-oriented university, we focus on improving our postgraduate education quality, and training qualified PhD staff by reducing our associate and undergraduate course load to increase our activities such as postgraduate education, research, publication and patent.

Research universities and their scientific contributions stands out with the services they provide to the society, and the knowledge and technology transfer services that they provide for different sectors through its researchers and graduates. Taking into account the role of commercialization of scientific researchers by turning them into products in the country’s economy and development, Hacettepe University strengthens the structure of Hacettepe Technopolis- Technology Transfer Center in line with current needs and opportunities in order to realize its research policies. Knowledge and technology transfer activities continue to develop in medicine-health sciences and social-humanities, especially in science- engineering sciences, reflecting all academic disciplines.