History, Affiliations and Rankings
Ankara University was founded by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of Turkey. Ankara University faculties are Faculty of Political Science (1859). The faculty was founded as a community college in 1859 and has undergone a series of changes since its establishment. Ankara University is ranked #689 in Best Global Universities.
Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses
Ankara University's main campus is located in the heart of Ankara, which is the second-largest city in Turkey after Istanbul which is Turkey’s capital. The campus itself offers a variety of academic and recreational facilities like sports centres, a swimming pool, a gymnasium, and 180 student societies and clubs along with comfortable accommodation for both Turkish and international students. Having an ancient heritage, Ankara offers a vast array of religious and cultural sites and museums clubbed with a modern transport network, extensive retail parks, and nightlife. The university offers 120 undergraduate, 110 graduate, and 40 vocational programs in a number of scientific disciplines including Medical, Social, Natural, and Applied Sciences as well as Arts and Sports. The university also offers Continuing education and Distance courses to students. The academic structure of the university is organized into 18 faculties and 14 institutes, 12 schools, and 41 research, application, and education centers.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Ankara University is also placed amongst the top 1000 institutions globally by QS World University Rankings. Some of the notable alumni are Mustafa Ceceli - singer, Hikmet, Çetin - former speaker of the parliament, Mehmet Culum - novelist, Can Dündar - journalist and ?smail Hakk? Duru - theoretical physicist
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Ankara University has about 4,000 international students from over 90 countries. Many reputed companies come to this university for placement.