Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University was established in 2007 in the Cappadocia Region, which has been one of the most popular tourist destinations around the world since it was listed on the intangible cultural heritage list by UNESCO in 1985. Since its founding, the university has been carrying out its educational activities with 7 faculties, 1 college, 7 vocational schools, 2 institutes and 4 research and practice centers with its more than 10.000 students.
Established in the same year as was the University, NEVKAM (Cappadocia Research Center of Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University) is responsible for doing and supporting researches about the Cappadocia Region.
Moreover, it holds scientific meetings, congresses and seminars, launch co-projects by working in collaboration with universities, institutes and similar centers both in Turkey and abroad. In addition, the center is responsible for building an archive of photos, films, videos and slides accompanied by historical photographs and engravings and make them available to those interested in science and tourism. In addition, the center carries out activities devoted to the study of folklore, which is closely related to the oral culture products of a given society.
The role of the center is to coordinate the project and to prepare the technical infrastructure of the e-dictionary and the website. Furthermore, it is responsible for organizing seminars, meetings, workshops and exhibitions in Turkey.