The Department of International Trade and Logistics Management is founded on March 30, 2011 within the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Niğde University which is formerly established with the approval of Executive Board Chairmanship of the Council of Higher Education (YÖK). In the Department of International Trade and Logistics Management, 3 Assistant Professors and 2 Research Assistants are employed. The university’s multinational collaboration and student/lecturer exchange agreements within the framework of ERASMUS Project would be utilized by prospective students/lecturers of our department despite the fact that the department has not accepted any students for education as of 2012. The quota for students to be accepted by our department will be reported to Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) Chairmanship after the decision is taken by the unit administrators. International trade becomes more sophisticated due to globalized economics relationships and it requires specialization. On account of rapid improvements in transportation facilities together with geographical position and characteristics of our country, logistics sector is likely to excel.
Therefore, the need for qualified personnel who acquire the knowledge of international trade transactions, financing patterns and logistics activities are increasing. Corporations today tend to devolve their export and import transactions upon to international trade and logistics firms. Thus, specialization in international trade and logistics area is the most important attribution for the purposes of those firms. For that reason, international trade and logistics appears to be among the most popular careers of today and the future. Logistics, not only consisting of transportation activities, is a science dealing with the coordination of transactions such as delivery, storage and shipment of commodities, services and information in accordance with an economic plan.