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

KAYFOR 19    –       –

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