List of universities in Turkey

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This is a list of universities in Turkey. There are 178 universities and academies in total: 109 state universities (eight technical universities, one institutes of technology, and one fine arts university), 61 private foundation universities, eight two-year granting institutions, one special national defense university, and one police academy.[1][2]

Listing by location (provinces)[edit]

Entrance of Istanbul University; founded in 1453, it is the oldest university in Turkey.
Istanbul Technical University (1773), Architecture Faculty in Taksim
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Boğaziçi University (1863), Istanbul
Marmara University (1883) campus life in Istanbul
A view of Çankaya University's campus, Ankara
Main building of Yıldız Technical University (1911), Istanbul
Gazi University in Ankara
Ankara University Faculty of Languages, History and Geography
Rector`s Office and Convention Center Trakya University, Edirne
Architecture Faculty in Uludağ University, Bursa
Hospital of Ondokuz Mayıs University's Faculty of Medicine in Samsun
Pamukkale University medical school, Denizli
Okan University in Istanbul
Çukurova University Beyazevler Campus in Adana
Işık University in Istanbul
Province University Type Founded
Adana Adana Science and Technology University State 2011
Çukurova University State 1973
Adıyaman Adıyaman University State 2006
Afyonkarahisar Afyon Kocatepe University State 1992
Ağrı Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University State 2007
Aksaray Aksaray University State 2006
Amasya Amasya University State 2006
Ankara Ankara University State 1946
Ankara Sosyal Bilimler University State 2013
Gazi University State 1982
Hacettepe University State 1967
Middle East Technical University State 1956
Yıldırım Beyazıt University State 2010
Anka Technology University Foundation 2013
Atılım University Foundation 1997
Başkent University Foundation 1994
Çankaya University Foundation 1997
İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University Foundation 1985
TED University Foundation 2009
TOBB University of Economics and Technology Foundation 2003
Ufuk University Foundation 1999
University of Turkish Aeronautical Association Foundation 2011
Yüksek İhtisas University Foundation 2013
Police Academy (Police) Special
Antalya Akdeniz University State 1982
Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University State 2015
Alanya Hamdullah Emin Pasa University Foundation 2011
Antalya Akev University Foundation 2015
International Antalya University Foundation 2010
Ardahan Ardahan University State 2008
Artvin Artvin Çoruh University State 2007
Aydın Adnan Menderes University State 1992
Balıkesir Balıkesir University State 1992
Bandırma Onyedi Eylûl University State 2015
Bartın Bartın University State 2008
Batman Batman University State 2007
Bayburt Bayburt University State 2008
Bilecik Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University State 2007
Bingöl Bingöl University State 2007
Bitlis Bitlis Eren University State 2007
Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University State 1992
Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University State 2006
Bursa Bursa Technical University State 2010
Uludağ University State 1975
Çanakkale Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University State 1992
Çankırı Çankırı Karatekin University State 2007
Çorum Hitit University State 2006
Denizli Pamukkale University State 1992
Diyarbakır Dicle University State 1973
Düzce Düzce University State 2006
Edirne Trakya University State 1982
Elazığ Fırat University State 1975
Erzincan Erzincan University State 2006
Erzurum Atatürk University State 1957
Erzurum Technical University State 2010
Eskişehir Anadolu University State 1973
Eskişehir Osmangazi University State 1993
Gaziantep Gaziantep University State 1987
Hasan Kalyoncu University Foundation 2008
Sanko University Foundation 2013
Giresun Giresun University State 2006
Gümüşhane Gümüşhane University State 2008
Hakkâri Hakkari University State 2008
Hatay Iskenderun Technical University State 2015
Mustafa Kemal University State 1992
Iğdır Iğdır University State 2008
Isparta Süleyman Demirel University State 1992
Istanbul Boğaziçi University State 1971
Galatasaray University State 1994
Istanbul Medeniyet University State 2010
Istanbul Technical University State 1944
Istanbul University State 1933
Marmara University State 1982
Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts State 1982
Turkey International Islam, Science and Technology University State 2015
Turkish-German University State 2010
Turkish Health Sciences University State 2015
Yıldız Technical University State 1982
Acıbadem University Foundation 2007
Bahçeşehir University Foundation 1998
Beykent University Foundation 1997
Bezm-i Alem University Foundation 2010
Biruni University Foundation 2014
Doğuş University Foundation 1997
Fatih Sultan Mehmet University Foundation 2010
Gedik University Foundation 2011
Haliç University Foundation 1998
Işık University Foundation 1996
Ibn Haldun University Foundation 2015
Istanbul 29 Mayıs University Foundation 2010
Istanbul Arel University Foundation 2007
Istanbul Aydın University Foundation 2007
Istanbul Bilgi University Foundation 1996
Istanbul Bilim University Foundation 2006
Istanbul Commerce University Foundation 2001
Istanbul Esenyurt University Foundation 2013
Istanbul Gelişim University Foundation 2011
Istanbul Kemerburgaz University Foundation 2008
Istanbul Kültür University Foundation 1997
Istanbul Medipol University Foundation 2009
Istanbul Rumeli University Foundation 2015
Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University Foundation 2010
Istanbul Şehir University Foundation 2008
Istinye University Foundation 2015
Kadir Has University Foundation 1997
Koç University Foundation 1992
Maltepe University Foundation 1997
MEF University Foundation 2012
Nişantaşı University Foundation 2009
Okan University Foundation 1999
Özyeğin University Foundation 2007
Piri Reis University Foundation 2008
Sabancı University Foundation 1996
Üsküdar University Foundation 2011
Yeditepe University Foundation 1996
Yeni Yüzyıl University Foundation 2009
İzmir Dokuz Eylül University State 1982
Ege University State 1955
İzmir Institute of Technology State 1992
İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University State 2010
İzmir University of Economics Foundation 2001
Yaşar University Foundation 2001
Kahramanmaraş Kahramanmaraş Sütçüimam University State 1992
Karabük Karabük University State 2007
Karaman Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University State 2007
Kars Kafkas University State 1992
Kastamonu Kastamonu University State 2006
Kayseri Abdullah Gül University State 2010
Erciyes University State 1978
Nuh Naci Yazgan University Foundation 2009
Kırıkkale Kırıkkale University State 1992
Kırklareli Kırklareli University State 2007
Kırşehir Ahi Evran University State 2006
Kilis Kilis 7 Aralık University State 2007
Kocaeli Gebze Technical University State 2014
Kocaeli University State 1992
Konya Necmettin Erbakan University State 2010
Selçuk University State 1975
Konya Food and Agricultural University Foundation 2013
KTO Karatay University Foundation 2009
Kütahya Dumlupınar University State 1992
Malatya İnönü University State 1975
Manisa Celal Bayar University State 1992
Mardin Mardin Artuklu University State 2007
Mersin Mersin University State 1992
Çağ University Foundation 1997
Toros University Foundation 2009
Muğla Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University State 1992
Muş Muş Alparslan University State 2007
Nevşehir Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University State 2007
Niğde Niğde University State 1992
Ordu Ordu University State 2006
Osmaniye Osmaniye Korkut Ata University State 2007
Rize Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University State 2006
Sakarya Sakarya University State 1992
Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs University State 1975
Siirt Siirt University State 2007
Sinop Sinop University State 2007
Sivas Cumhuriyet University State 1974
Şanlıurfa Harran University State 1992
Şırnak Şırnak University State 2008
Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University State 2006
Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University State 1992
Trabzon Karadeniz Technical University State 1955
Avrasya University Foundation 2010
Tunceli Tunceli University State 2008
Uşak Uşak University State 2006
Van Yüzüncü Yıl University State 1982
Yalova Yalova University State 2008
Yozgat Bozok University State 2006
Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University State 1992

Further education[edit]

Province University Type Founded
Bursa Faruk Saraç Tasarım Meslek Yüksekokulu Foundation 2010
İstanbul Ataşehir Adıgüzel Meslek Yüksekokulu Foundation 2012
Avrupa Meslek Yüksekokulu Foundation 2009
Beykoz Lojistik Meslek Yüksekokulu Foundation 2008
İstanbul Kavram Meslek Yüksekokulu Foundation 2008
İstanbul Şişli Meslek Yüksekokulu Foundation 2012
Plato Meslek Yüksekokulu Foundation 2009
Nevşehir Kapadokya Meslek Yüksekokulu Foundation 2005

Former / Closed[edit]

Province University Type Founded Closed
Adana Kanuni University Foundation 2013 2016
Ankara İpek University Foundation 2011 2016
Turgut Özal University Foundation 2008 2016
Gülhane Military Medical Academy (Military) Special 1898 2016
Military Academy (Military) Special 1834 2016
Bursa Bursa Orhangazi University Foundation 2011 2016
Diyarbakır Selahaddin Eyyubi University Foundation 2013 2016
Gaziantep Zirve University Foundation 2009 2016
İstanbul Fatih University Foundation 1996 2016
Murat Hudavendigar University Foundation 2012 2016
Süleyman Şah University Foundation 2010 2016
Air Force Academy (military) Special 1951 2016
Naval Academy (military) Special 1773 2016
Turkish War Colleges (military) Special 1848 2016
İzmir Gediz University Foundation 2008 2016
İzmir University Foundation 2007 2016
Şifa University Foundation 2010 2016
Kayseri Melikşah University Foundation 2008 2016
Konya Mevlana University Foundation 2009 2016
Samsun Canik Başarı University Foundation 2012 2016

International rankings[edit]

According to the THE–QS World University Rankings:

University 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Bilkent University 351-400 201-225 226-250 226-250 201-225 112 374 401-500 - - -
Middle East Technical University - 85 201-225 201-225 276-300 183 - - - - -
Istanbul Technical University - 165 201-225 276-300 276-300 - 376 390 - 467 -
Istanbul University - - - - - - 401-500 401-500 - 329 -
Sabancı University 351-400 182 - - - - 401-500 - - 447 -
Boğaziçi University 401-500 139 199 276-300 301-350 - - - - - -
Koç University 251-300 301-350 276-300 226-250 - - - - - - -

See also[edit]

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