Dicle University

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Dicle University
Dicle Üniversitesi
Dicle University Logo.PNG
Established 1966
Type Public[1]
Rector Prof.Dr.Ayşegül Jale SARAÇ
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 17,600
Location Diyarbakır, Turkey
Campus Rural
Website www.dicle.edu.tr

Dicle University (Turkish: Dicle Üniversitesi, Kurdish: Zanîngeha Dîcleyê‎) is a public university located on eastern side of the Tigris river. The university is one of the oldest and largest higher education institutions in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey.

Built on a twenty-seven-thousand-acre area in the eastern side of the historical city of Diyarbakır, Dicle University takes its name from the river which splits the university from the city. Apart from its main campus in Diyarbakır, the university has vocational schools in counties like Ergani, Çermik, Çüngüş, Bismil, and Silvan.[2]


The Faculty of Medicine, which was opened in 1966 as a part of Ankara University, forms the nucleus of the present Dicle University . With the opening of the Faculty of Art and Sciences in 1974, Dicle University was officially founded including two faculties. Then with the participation of the Faculty of Dentistry in 1976 and of the Faculty of Agriculture in 1981 Diyarbakir University continued its development. The name “ Diyarbakir University ” was changed to “ Dicle University ” in 1982. The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, The Faculty of Law, The Faculty of Education, 3 Graduate Schools and 5 Schools were opened as the new institutions of the University. Today, there are 11 Faculties, 4 Schools, 11 Vocational Schools, 3 Graduate Schools, 1 State Conservatory, 8 Research and Application Centres under the administration of Dicle University.[3]

Dicle University, being at the centre of GAP, which is one of the greatest development projects of the Middle- East and the world, with its Faculties, Schools, and Research Centres expanded over the region, has taken over the responsibility of growing up the qualified vocational staff that will be needed in the project; of making contributions to the social, cultural and economic development of the region. So as to carry out the needs of this historical responsibility adequately, Dicle University has entered into a rapid development process for both education -teaching, health and research, and for social and cultural activities aimed for the region [4]

While Dicle University students celebrating Newroz in the university campus


Graduate School[edit]

  • Graduate School of Social Sciences
  • Graduate School of Health Sciences
  • Graduate School of Science[6]

Vocational School[edit]

  • Atatürk School of Health
  • School of Physical Education and Sports
  • School of Civil Aviation
  • School of Foreign Language
  • Diyarbakir Vocational School
  • Bismil Vocational School
  • Çermik Vocational School
  • Çüngüş Vocational School
  • Ergani Vocational School
  • Silvan Vocational School
  • Atatürk Vocational School of Health Sciences.[7]

Research Centers[edit]

  • Continuing Education Center
  • Atatürk's principles and reforms Research Center
  • Social Research Center
  • Environmental Issues Application and Research Center
  • GAP Application and Research Center
  • Solar Energy Application and Research Center
  • Liver Diseases Application and Research Center
  • Psychological and Social Counselling Application and Research Center
  • Medical Sciences Application and Research Center
  • Natural Disasters Research Center[8]

Notable alumni[edit]

Related EU universities[edit]


  1. University of Bremen
  2. University of Osnabrück
  3. University of Duisburg-Essen
  4. University of Göttingen
  5. University of Münster
  6. University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf
  7. Anhalt University of Applied Sciences


  1. University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mureş
  2. Alexandru Ioan Cuza University
  3. 1 Decembrie 1918 University, Alba Iulia
  4. Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University
  5. University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine and various universities in different countries in Europe.[9]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]