Professor Mustafa Aydın has graduated from the Department of International Relations, Ankara University in 1988. He obtained his M.A. in International Relations and Strategic Studies (1991) and his Ph.D. in Political Sciences and International Relations (1994) from Lancaster University, UK. He later joined Ankara University’s Faculty of Political Sciences in 1995 as assistant professor, becoming associate professor in 1999 and full professor in 2005. He was the founding head of the Global and Regional Studies Program. Between 2005 and 2009, he worked for the University of Economics and Technology as the Head of the Department of International Relations. Professor Aydın was appointed as Rector of Kadir Has University in February 2010.

Prof. Aydın is also the President of the International Relations Council of Turkey, Governing Board Member of the World Council for Middle Eastern Studies and OECD International Management of Higher Education Programme, as well as member of European Academy of Sciences and Art.