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The Turkish Association for Landscape Architecture Education and Science (PEMDER) was established on 15/01/2018 according to the Associations Law Nr. 5253. The mission of our association is:

to contribute to the development of Landscape Architecture education and research and of the profession; to educate knowledgeable, skilled and researcher professionals; to encourage academic collaboration; and to accredit landscape architecture teaching programs.

Among the targets in accordance with this mission are: 

  • to carry out studies to ensure that education and research in the field of Landscape Architecture are carried out effectively and efficiently,
  • to work on the regulations that will allow creating, developing and implementing new educational programs,
  • to evaluate and accredit Landscape Architecture teaching programs upon the application of universities,
  • to cooperate with national and international institutions, associations, professional organizations and accreditation agencies related to education, evaluation, accreditation.

Our association was authorized for the accreditation of Landscape Architecture teaching programs with the decision taken at the meeting of the Higher Education Quality Board (YÖKAK) on 08/04/2020.

Our association will start receiving applications for accreditation from Landscape Architecture programs in our country as of January 1, 2021.

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