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Current situation


Currently, the employment rates are far from satisfactory, and there is a surplus of availability in design graduates. There are two factors that contribute to this surplus. The first one can be explained simply that design education started earlier than the emergence of a demand for industrial designers by the Turkish industry. Thus, more graduates have been supplied to the market than the actual need. The other one can be explained more in relation to a recent phenomenon. As the education market has become attractive and a lot of private universities emerged, design has been seen as a popular area to attract students and a lot of design departments were established without careful planning and necessary investments in both the physical and human capital.