History of Department

In years 1966-1967, it was planned by Hacettepe University and General Directorate of Mineral Research and Development (MTA) to establish a research institute for planetary sciences. This purpose resulted in the foundation of Planetary Sciences Institute comprised of two programmes (Mining and Geology). MTA provided teaching Staff and laboratory facilities to this institute for research and education. Considering the priorities at that moment, mining programme commenced mineral processing based education activities in 1968.

The education which started under the Institute for Planetary Sciences continued for 5 years. In the year 1974, Mining and Geological Engineering departments were founded instead of the Institute for Planetary Sciences.

The language of education being Turkish(Türkçe) at the beginning was changed to English in the year 1997.

Hacettepe University Mining Engineering Department
06800 Beytepe Ankara