A view of the Turkuaz Valley (Turkish: Turkuaz Vadisi) from Çankaya University Turkuaz Campus
Çankaya University (Turkish: Çankaya Üniversitesi) was established on July 9, 1997, by the Sıtkı Alp Education Foundation in Ankara, Turkey. The university began its teaching in the Fall 1997 semester. Sıtkı Alp is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Çankaya University is a university owned by a private foundation in Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey. The university was established by Sıtkı Alp, as a transition of his secondary education level school, the Arı Koleji, into a higher education institute, and opened by the former president of Turkey, Süleyman Demirel, in 1997.
In 2011, Turkuaz campus that is also known as New Campus opened. Many departments and faculties moved there. Area of Turkuaz campus is approximately 440.000 square meters. In addition, the new campus was awarded by the Arkitera Architecture Center.
Çankaya University Sports Club was established in 1986 as Arı Spor. Later, its name was changed as Çankaya University Sports Club. Currently, the sports club continues its activities at Çankaya University's Balgat Campus.