Prof.Dr. Esra Hatipoğlu graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Political Science and International Relations (English) and Anadolu University Faculty of Economics, Department of Economics. She completed the Master’s Degree in European Studies (English) at Marmara University European Community Institute; Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at London School of Economics (LSE) and also a PhD in European Studies (English) at Marmara University European Community Institute.
Professor Hatipoğlu served as Deputy Director of Marmara University Middle East Studies Institute between 2001-2006, and as founding chairman of the Field of International Political Economy in the Department of International Relations at Marmara University Faculty of Political Sciences between 2014-2015. Prof.Dr. Hatipoğlu has actively participated in many projects in different periods such as Turkey’s Strategic Vision 2023 Project (under auspices of Turkish Presidency); Movement of Goods in the Area of the European Union; EFTA; Turkey and CEFTA: Facilitation of Cooperation Potential; Turkish Think-Tank Capacity Building and Development Project; Teaching, Education and Research About European Studies in Turkey; Towards to the European Union; the EU Awareness Series and Human Rights Education Application in Turkey.
Hatipoğlu, who served as lecturer at Marmara University between 2001 and 2015, became Associate Professor of International Relations in 2007 and Professor in 2014. Professor Dr. Hatipoğlu has been a researcher in many international organizations, especially the European University Institute (Florence), LSE (London) and Central European University (Budapest). She has also been as a member and manager of many national and international associations and foundations and served as the Rector of Nişantaşı University between 2016-2019. She is currently academic member of Bahçeşehir University.