Prof. Dr.

M. Murat Erdoğan


Turkish German University (Istanbul) Faculty member, 

Director, Migration and Integration Research Centre-TAGU at TAU Faculty Member, Department of Political Science & International Relations at TAU


Founder  and former director of Hacettepe University Migration and Politics Research Centre-HUGO (2009-2017) & 2010-2017  Assoc. Prof. at Hacettepe University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Ankara-Turkey. 


Prof. Erdoğan is political scientist, migration and EU specialist. He received his PhD degree from University Ankara University in political science with the dissertation “Turkey-EU Relationship after the Cold War: 1990-2005”. He conducted the research of his doctorate at the Universities of Freiburg and Bonn with a Konrad Adenauer Stiftung PhD scholarship. 


Between 2000-2003, Prof. Erdoğan worked at Press Department at the Turkish Embassy in Berlin. Afterwards, he served as Advisor to the EU Harmonization Commission of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (2004), Advisor to the President of the Council of Higher Education-YÖK (2010-2011) and Advisor to the President of Hacettepe University (2012-2016). He was as guest researcher with different stipendium at the University of Duisburg-Essen (2008), Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V. Berlin (DGAP) (2009), Humboldt Univ., Berlin (2010), Oxford Univ. (2012), SWP (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Berlin) (2013), Johns Hopkins Univ. (AICGS) in Washington DC (2014), again Humboldt University (2019). Prof. Erdoğan is member of UNESCO-Turkey, Member of ISC of Metropolis International.

His fields of interest are voluntary and forced migration, refugees, Turkey origin migrants in the world, diaspora policies, EU-Turkey Relationship, political behaviours, public opinion, Islamophobia, political cartoons, Germany and the Turkish foreign policy. Dr. Erdoğan is conducting comprehensive and regularly public opinion surveys titled "Euro-Turks-Barometer" for Turkish diaspora in Europe; "Syrian Barometer" for Syrians in Turkey.


Prof. Erdoğan’s last books are: 

  • Demographical Development of the Syrian Refugee Population and its Potential Impacts on The Education, Employment and Municipality Services in Turkey in Near Future (2019) (in Turkish&English)

  • Göç Uyum ve Yerel Yönetimler (2019) (Migration, Integration and Local Goverments (in Turkish) (2018)

  • Syrians-Barometer-2017: “A Framework for Achieving Social Cohesion with Syrians in Turkey” (2017) (Turkish)

  • Syrian Refugees and Process Management of Municipalities: The Case of Istanbul (2017) (Turkish&English)

  • Perspectives, Expectations And Suggestions Of The Turkish Business Sector On Syrians In Turkey [2015] (with C.Ünver), (in Turkish&English)

  • Syrians in Turkey: Social Acceptance and Integration (2015, 2.Ed. 2018). (Turkish)

  • Turkish Migration History (2015) (Editor with Ayhan Kaya). (Turkish)

  • 50 Years 50 Cartoons: Turks in German Cartoons (2012) (Turkish&English&Deutsch)

  • Turks Abroad: 50th Year of Migration and Integration (2010) (Edt.) (Turkish&English&Deutsch)



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Migration and Integration Research Center - TAGU


Prof. M. Murat Erdoğan


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