In this study, the development of Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning departments in Turkey, changes in the educational process, level of institutionalization and quality of education have been analyzed. The changes experienced during educational process, quantitative and qualitative increase in the numbers of faculties and departments, national organizations and international information and experience transfers have been evaluated with several dimensions. The associations having been established to institutionalize educational process (such as Communication Group of Department Heads of Architecture Schools (MOBBIG) The Association of Planning Schools of Turkey (TUPOB)) and their contribution to educational process and educational quality have been discussed. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.