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    Message of the Director



     Starting its activities as a subordinate to the Turkish National Defence University (TNDU) on 14 November 2016, Atatürk Institute of Strategic Studies (AISS) inherited the 15 years of institutional experience and tradition of the Strategic Studies Institute, which was established under the Turkish War Colleges Command in 2003.


     The name of the institute has been changed to Atatürk Strategic Studies and Graduate Institute (AISS) with the Presidential Decree numbered 5309 and dated 17 March 2022. This Presidential Decree merged the following three institutes providing graduate programs under the TNDU: Atatürk Institute of Strategic Studies, Barbaros Naval Science and Engineering Institute, and Hezarfen Aeronautics and Space Technologies Institute.


     Gaining strength in terms of staff and graduate programs in the fields of Life Sciences and Social Sciences, AISS aims to produce knowledge and educate qualified personnel who meet the national needs via an international perspective within the framework of civil-military cooperation under the requirements of the era.


     Atatürk Strategic Studies and Graduate Institute will continue to work to duly keep the name of Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK, the founding leader of the Republic of Turkey, after which it is named, in the fields of science and thoughts.