Vision Statement of the Department
The major aim of the Department of Mining Engineering of Middle East
Technical University is to be a well-recognized pioneering research and
educational institution worldwide. In order to achieve this goal, the
department developed a broad based educational program with a variety of
options using advanced technologies which provides distance and on-site
interactive learning and education. The department will consistently pursue
increasing the number of international students.

The graduate education will be improved and the department will be rendered
a base for the prospective students. The department will increase
collaboration and cooperation with national and international education and
research institutions by improving and using student, instructor and
researcher exchange possibilities. Mining engineering department will create
expertise areas by focusing on interdisciplinary research subjects on
natural resources that have priority in the sustainable development of the