The Public Administration Forum (KAYFOR) is one of the first scientific events organized in the field of public administration, where knowledge and experience are shared, bringing together public administration academics and practitioners, allowing them to get to know each other closely.
KAYFOR was started in 2003 by Mersin University. It was decided that this first event, which was organized as a workshop attended by the Heads of Public Administration Departments and representatives of all universities, would be traditionally hosted by a different university each year, within the framework of the determined main themes.
Academic papers were presented at KAYFOR, which was held at Hacettepe University for the second time in 2004, and KAYFOR became a scientific meeting. In the following years, respectively; Middle East Technical University, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman university, Kocaeli University, Abant İzzet Baysal University, Sütçü İmam University, TODAİE, Gazi University, Uludağ University, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Adnan Menderes University, Selçuk University, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Süleyman Demirel University, Nuh The Public Administration Forum, which was held at Naci Yazgan University, Karamanoğlu Mehmet Bey University, Eskişehir Anadolu University and Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, will be held in 2023 within Kırıkkale University. KAYFOR 23, which will be held on the 100th anniversary of the Republic, reveals new problems and areas of discussion that determine all the basic dynamics of the era we live in in political, social, economic and cultural dimensions, their direct and indirect effects on public administration and public policies, as a natural result of policy making processes. The emerging institutional structures and the new approaches brought by these structures to public administration, new perspectives, liberating and restrictive aspects, the production processes of new public policies, the methods applied on issues such as system performance, performance measurements and feedback, their effects and results on new social movements are analyzed interdisciplinary. It provides an important opportunity to examine, discuss, share, try to discover new ways and methods and contribute to the emerging literature in line with these purposes.
KAYFOR 1 2003 Mersin University –
KAYFOR 2 2004 Hacettepe University Transformation and Reflections on Education
KAYFOR 3 2005 Middle East Technical University Method and Problems
KAYFOR 4 2006 Mugla Sitki Kocman University Public Administration from Theory to Practice
KAYFOR 5 2007 University of Kocaeli Public Awareness, City and Environment, Current Problems and Solutions
KAYFOR 6 2008 Abant İzzet Baysal University Reform in Public Administration from the 18th Century to the 21st Century
KAYFOR 7 2009 Sutcu Imam University Public Administration in the Face of Globalization
KAYFOR 8 2010 TODAIE Public Administration and Technology
KAYFOR 9 2011 Gazi University Public Administration in Turkey in Terms of Theory and Method
KAYFOR 10 2012 Uludag University Transformation in Public Policies
KAYFOR 11 2013 Ondokuz Mayıs University Public Administration Practices and Problems in Afro-Eurasian Geography
KAYFOR 12 2014 Adnan Menderes University Change in Public Administration
KAYFOR 13 2015 Selcuk University The Route, Effects and Problems of Change in Public Administration
KAYFOR 14 2016 Yuzuncu Yil University What Kind of Public Administration?
KAYFOR 15 2017 Suleyman Demirel University Public Administration and Policies in the Digital Age
KAYFOR 16 2019 Nuh Naci Yazgan University Public Administration Education
KAYFOR 17 2019 Karamanoglu Mehmet Bey University Structural and Functional Transformation in Public Administration
KAYFOR 18 2021 Karamanoğlu Mehmet Bey University, Gaziantep University, Ahmet Yesevi University-Tashkent / UZBEKISTAN Public Administration in the Turkish World
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KAYFOR 20 2021 Inonu University Terror
KAYFOR 21 2022 Anatolian University Current Debates in Politics and Management
KAYFOR 22 2022 Osmaniye Korkut Ata University Strategic Resource Management in the Public
KAYFOR23 2023 Kirikkale University Republic