Çankaya University

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Çankaya University
Çankaya Üniversitesi
Logo of Çankaya University.jpg
TypeFoundation university
EstablishedJuly 9, 1997 (1997-07-09)[1]
ProvostProf. Dr. Kenan Taş
RectorProf. Dr. Hamdi Mollamahmutoğlu Vice- rector = Prof.Dr. Kenan Taş
Academic staff
Students7,786 [2]
39°49′7.93″N 32°33′46.2″E / 39.8188694°N 32.562833°E / 39.8188694; 32.562833Coordinates: 39°49′7.93″N 32°33′46.2″E / 39.8188694°N 32.562833°E / 39.8188694; 32.562833
ColorsBlack and yellow         
A view of the Turkuaz campus
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.[1] The university began its teaching in the Fall 1997 semester. Sıtkı Alp is the chairman of the board of trustees.

Academic Programs[edit]

Çankaya University possesses 5 faculties with 21 departments; two institutes with 17 postgraduate master programs and 6 Ph.D programs; 2 vocational schools with 3 programs; and one English preparatory school to support English language education.

Academic Year[edit]

One academic year consists of two semesters each of which includes at least 14 weeks. Lessons are designed for one semester.


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.[3][4]

Faculties and departments[edit]

Faculty of Architecture[edit]

Dean:[Prof.Dr.Harun Batırbaygil]

Faculty of Arts and Sciences[edit]

Acting Dean: Prof. Dr. Ali Dönmez"

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences[edit]

Dean: Prof. Dr. M. Mete Doğanay"

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

Dean: Prof. Dr. "Nevzat Onur"

Faculty of Law[edit]

Dean: Prof. Dr. Mehmet Turhan

Vocational High School of Justice[edit]

Assistant Prof. Elvan Keçelioğlu

Çankaya Vocational Training School[edit]

Principal: Ass.Prof. Dr. Bülent Özsaçmacı

Preparatory School of English[edit]

Principal: Bülent İnal


Institute of Natural Sciences[edit]

See also: Institute of Natural Sciences of Çankaya University

Institute of Social Sciences[edit]

See also: Institute of Natural Sciences of Çankaya University

  • Business administration (MBA) - Master and Doctorate degree
  • Human resources management - Master
  • International trade and finance - Master
  • Public law - Master and Doctorate degree
  • Private law - Master and Doctorate degree
  • English literature and Cultural studies - Master and Doctorate degree
  • Financial economics - Master
  • Political sciences - Master

Research centers[edit]

Sport club[edit]

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.


The university is a member of the Caucasus University Association.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Tarihçe - Çankaya Üniversitesi" (in Turkish). Çankaya Üniversitesi. 22 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Aday Öğrenci Katalog" (in Turkish). Çankaya Üniversitesi. 4 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Arkiv Seçkileri 2011" (in Turkish). Çankaya Üniversitesi. 21 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Arkiv Seçkileri 2011" (in Turkish). Arkitera Mimarlık Merkezi. 21 February 2012.
  5. ^ Tüm Uyeler. kunib.com

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