Karadeniz Technical University

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Karadeniz Technical University
Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi
Established May 20, 1955
Type State Technical University
President Prof. Süleyman BAYKAL
Location Trabzon, Turkey
Member of EUA
Website ktu.edu.tr

Karadeniz Technical University (Turkish: Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi), is a public research university in Trabzon, in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Established in 1955, it is the fourth oldest university in Turkey.


Karadeniz Technical University, founded upon the approval of the proposal put forward by Mustafa Reşit Tarakçıoğlu, Trabzon deputy of the time, and his 28 friends on May 20, 1955, is the first university to be founded except for the ones established in Istanbul and Ankara. Eight years after the foundation, Department of Basic Sciences, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering and Forest Engineering faculties were established in accordance with the article 336, enacted on September 19, 1963. On December 2, 1963, the education in the university commenced in Trabzon Atatürk Secondary School, in Esentepe quarter. In 1966 the university moved to its present location. Continuing its development, the university expanded after the introduction of Earth Sciences and Medicine Faculty on October 4, 1973. After the introduction of Higher Education Article 2547 in 1981, the university continued to develop with new faculties and departments.

The continuing development of Karadeniz Technical University is in parallel with the needs of the surrounding environment. In this respect, the faculties of Dentistry, Pharmacy, Fine Arts, Communication and Of School of Technical Education are some units to offer a good education and excellent research potential.

Today, the university, embracing the geography from Trabzon to Gümüşhane and from Ordu to Artvin, is one of the outstanding educational institutions of the country with its 18 faculties, 1 conservatory, 4 Schools, 10 Vocational Schools, 5 Institutes, 16 Research Centers, 1828 staff of high caliber and 37000 students coming from various cities.

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Main campus (Kanuni)[edit]

  • Rectorate
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Letters
  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Forestry
  • Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Faculty of Law
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • Vocational School of Health Services
  • Institutes
  • Research centers

Fatih Campus[edit]

  • Fatih Education Faculty
  • Faculty of Communication
  • School of Music and Drama
  • Trabzon Vocational School
  • Trabzon Vocational School of Theology

Sürmene Campus[edit]

  • Sürmene Faculty of Marine Sciences

Muammer Dereli Campus[edit]

  • Sürmene Faculty of Marine Sciences- Department of Deck

Of Campus[edit]

  • Of Faculty of Technical Education

Engineering Education in Technical University[edit]

Faculty of Engineering is one of the core faculties at Karadeniz Technical University. Firstly, it has been established as three different engineering faculties namely "Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture", "Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering" and "Faculty of Earth Sciences" in 1963.

After the establishment of the Turkish Council of Higher Education in 1981, these faculties have been united as one single faculty under the name "Faculty of Engineering and Architecture" consisting of seven departments (Civil Eng., Electrical Eng., Geodesy Eng., Geophysical Eng., Geology and Architecture). Afterwards, six more departments (Mining Eng., computer Eng., Industrial Eng., Metallurgical and Material eng., Interior Architecture and City And Regional Planning) were added to Faculty.

With decision of The Turkish Council of Ministers in 2005, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture has been cancelled, and two new faculties have been established as Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture. Faculty of Engineering has the following ten departments. All departments excluding Industrial Engineering and Metallurgical and Material Engineering are offering undergraduate program, as well as numerous graduate programs at both master's and doctoral level.


Research and Application Centers[edit]

  • History of Atatürk’s Principles and Reforms
  • Computer Sciences
  • Computer Aided Design-Engineering and Production
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Environmental Issues
  • Sea Ecology
  • Electronic Communication Systems
  • Landslide
  • Kanuni Sultan Süleyman
  • Black Sea, Caucasus and Central Asian Studies
  • Materials Science and Production Technology
  • Preschool Education
  • Forestry
  • Foreign Languages Teaching



The university is a member of the Caucasus University Association.[1]


  1. ^ Tüm Uyeler. kunib.com


See also[edit]

Coordinates: 40°59′32.74″N 39°46′06.11″E / 40.9924278°N 39.7683639°E / 40.9924278; 39.7683639