University of Ankara

Ankara University
Ankara Üniversitesi
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Established 1946
Type Public University
Rector Cemal Taluğ, M.D.
Academic staff 15
Admin. staff 3,720
Students 44,906
Location Ankara, Turkey
Website www.ankara.edu.tr/

Ankara University (Turkish: Ankara Üniversitesi) is a public university in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. It was the first higher education institution founded in the Turkish Republic.

The university has about 40 vocational programs, 114 undergraduate programs and 110 graduate programs. In total it has about 264 programs.

History

Ankara University was founded by Atatürk. The School of Law was established in 1925 to train judiciaries, the Institute of Technology for Agriculture in 1933, the School of Language, History and Geography in 1935 and the already existing School of Political Sciences (that trained public administrators under the name of Mekteb-i Mülkiye since 1859, and which was later on moved to Ankara) in 1936 upon the directive of Atatürk. The Schools of Medicine and of Science were established in the 1940s.

Ankara University, comprising the Faculty of Law (1925), the Faculty of Language, History and Geography (1935), the Faculty of Science (1943), and the Faculty of Medicine (1945), was established officially in 1946. The University acquired the Faculties of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine which previously belonged to the Institute of Technology for Agriculture. The School of Divinity was founded in 1949 and the Faculty of Political Sciences in 1950, then came the School of Pharmacy in 1960, and in 1963 the School of Dentistry which later became a Faculty in 1977, the Faculty of Educational Sciences in 1965, and the Faculty of Communication in 1965. The Çankırı Faculty of Forestry and the Health Education Faculty were opened to education in 1996.

Organization


The 14 faculties are:

Notable alumni

See also

External links

  • Ankara University website (Turkish) (English)
  • Ankara University Alternative Energy Team (Turkish)
  • Mekteb-i Mülkiye (Turkish)
  • Ankara University Distance Education Center (Turkish)

Coordinates: 39°56′12″N 32°49′49″E / 39.9367°N 32.8303°E / 39.9367; 32.8303

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