The Department of Biotechnology at the Institute of Biotechnology continues its education and training activities with master's (with thesis and non-thesis) programs in Biotechnology, a phd program in Biotechnology and an integrated phd program in Biotechnology.
The vision of the Biotechnology Strategy and Action Plan prepared by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology for 2015-2018 is “to be listed among the leading countries in the world by increasing the level of technological knowledge and high value-added production in the field of biotechnology”, and its overall objective is “to make our country a center of attraction for technology development and the creation of innovative, value-added, and globally competitive products.” In addition, this strategy and action plan specifies Health Biotechnology, Agricultural Biotechnology and Industrial Biotechnology as three strategically key sectors.
With the graduate programs it has prepared in line with its mission and vision, our Institute aims to produce graduates who can “create innovative, high value-added and globally competitive products", to conduct research activities, and to develop new products.
As part of the graduate programs conducted by the Institute of Biotechnology at GTU, students have the opportunity to specialize at one of the four fields of specialization including medical biotechnology, plant biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, and synthetic and systems biotechnology, and they are offered a rich and different pool of courses to choose from for each of these fields. Since the programs aim to produce bioentrepreneurs, not just graduates, in addition to the compulsory biotechnology and optional biotechnology (in four different options) course pools, the programs contain a compulsory bioentrepreneurship course pool and therefore, the students graduating from these programs are aimed to be so qualified as to develop the R&D capacity of our country in the field of biotechnology. With these programs, it is aimed to produce the qualified workforce that will produce innovative, high-value added, and globally competitive products that companies need, and to conduct long-term competitive projects and research that involves university-industry collaboration for the development of such products.