Fırat University

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Firat University
Fırat Üniversitesi
Firat University Seal.gif
University Seal
Former names
Elazığ Technical College, Elazığ State Academy of Engineering and Architecture
TypePublic
Established1975 (1975)
RectorProf. Dr. Kutbeddin Demirdağ
Academic staff
1,134
Administrative staff
339
Students31,361
Undergraduates29,164
Postgraduates1,682
515
Location,
CampusUrban
Language of EducationTurkish and English
ColorsBurgundy and White   
Websitewww.firat.edu.tr

Fırat University is a state university based in Elazığ, Turkey. The university was founded in 1975 and named after the Turkish name of the Euphrates River which originates near Elazığ. Being one of the major academic institutions in the Eastern Turkey, the university has twelve schools, four institutes, one state conservatory, three vocational high schools and twenty one research centers with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological advancement and research.

History[edit]

Initially opened as Elazığ Technical College in 1967, and renamed as Elazığ State Academy of Engineering and Architecture, Fırat University was established and gained its current name in 1975 with the School of Veterinary Medicine making up the core program and structure of the university. The School of Veterinary Medicine which was founded in 1970 as a distant school of Ankara University Elazığ.

Affiliations[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tüm Uyeler. kunib.com