Mehmet Akif Ersoy University

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Mehmet Akif Ersoy University
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi
Mehmet Akif Ersoy University.jpg
Type Public University
Established 2006
Rector Prof. Dr. Kertik Zebir
Administrative staff
Students 16.500
Location Burdur, Turkey
Colors Navy Blue-Red
Website Official website

Mehmet Akif Ersoy University (Turkish: Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi) is a public university located in Burdur, Turkey. It was established in 2006. It is named after Mehmet Akif Ersoy.[1]


Mehmet Akif Ersoy University was founded by law on 17 March 2006 and the number 5467 published in the official newspaper in the issue 26111. Burdur Education Faculty, Burdur School of Health, Burdur Vocational School, Bucak Hikmet Tolunay Vocational School, Gölhisar Vocational School, Bucak Emin Gülmez Technical Science Vocational School, Ağlasun Vocational School were connected to Suleyman Demirel University and Burdur Veterinary Faculty was connected to Akdeniz University which were then transferred to Mehmet Akif Ersoy University. Faculty of Letters, Institutes of Social Sciences, Science and Technology, Health Sciences were founded by the same law.

Continuing Education Research and Application Center, Strategic Researches Application and Research Center, Teke Location Folk Culture Application and Research Center, and Mehmet Akif Ersoy Application and Research Center, which were planned to be active in different science fields within our university, were also founded. In addition to Research and Application Centers; Ataturk’s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution Department, Physical Education and Sports Department, Informatics Department, Fine Arts Department, Turkish Language Department and Foreign Languages Department are active within rectorship.

Mehmet Akif Ersoy University includes four institutions which have graduate training programs, five faculties and two higher schools which have undergraduate training programs, and six vocational schools, four research centers, six departments connected to rectorship, 16,500 students and 1000 personnels, which make Mehmet Akif Ersoy University as an important foundation among other universities. Furthermore, our university has been progressing day by day owing to its qualified education, research projects and scientific studies.



  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
  • Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture


  • Institute of Science and Technology
  • Institute of Health Sciences
  • Institute of Social Sciences
  • Institute of Educational Sciences


  • Bucak Zeliha Tolunay Higher School of Applied Technology and Management
  • Bucak School of Health
  • School of Health
  • School of Physical Education and Sports
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • School of Tourism and Hotel Management

Social Life[edit]

Sports activities[edit]

Sports activities have positive effects both on the body and on the personality. Sports activities give the individual the joy of living and the will to struggle. They develop leadership, cooperation, friendship, sharing, and the feeling of appraisal and identification of the good as well as tolerance. They ensure respect to others, society, laws and rules.

Therefore; The services done in order to promote the performing of sports activities by our university students and provide opportunity and convenient environment are maintained by the HCS Sports Services Unit coordinately with the Physical Education and Sports Department in the Faculty of Education.

Social Services[edit]

Accommodation Facilities[edit]

The students at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University have accommodation facilities according to their own wishes as of they have started their education. There are dormitories attached to General Directorate of Higher Education Credit and Dormitories.

Food Facilities[edit]

The food needs of the students, academics and administrative personnel are provided by dieticians from central dining hall in campus and dining halls of higher schools in towns, calculating the students’ and personnel’s calorie needs and forming menu consisting of 4 kinds by using qualified products appropriate to food safety in hygienic conditions

Also, canteens and cafeterias offer services in faculties and higher schools to present opportunities for meeting food needs of the students and providing places to spend their free time.

Health Services[edit]

Health Services for students having their education at our university are met by healthcare organizations in Burdur and its provinces. Moreover, when they need any help, our students can receive aid from any medical personnel who work in the Directorate of Health, Culture and Sports Department.

Psychological Counseling and Guidance Services[edit]

All our students and personnel can benefit from Psychological Counseling and Guidance Service of our university. Different conferences and educational studies for various social and emotional problems are held in our university.

Cultural Services[edit]

Social activities of our university are carried out through cooperative studies of the clubs established by Academic Units and the student and the Directorate of Health, Culture and Sports Department.

The aim of cultural activities is to make use of our students’ free time well according to their interests; to help them acquire useful habits; to give them a chance to exhibit and present their works; to provide them to get habits of resting and having fun; to help them in following scientific, artistic and technological developments and participation in these activities if they want; and to contribute to their development in terms of culture by finding solution ways through love for nature and humanity.

Furthermore, many conferences, seminars, panels and other activities are held in education period with the participation of guests who have a national and international reputation.

Theatre, music, folk dance, exhibitions, colloquies are held at Science, Project and Spring Festivals in May every year. The students have an opportunity to express themselves with the activities held, shows performed by units and concerts. The festivals have a richer atmosphere with the participations of professional artists and groups as well.


Cinema, operating at our University Continuing Education Center, lets our students watch many Turkish and foreign movies which are on show.


Student Council[edit]

Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Students Council is the one and only legal body representing about 16,500 students at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University. It has 13 members from 3 faculties, 2 schools, 3 institutes and 6 vocational schools.

Responsibilities of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Students Council include protecting the rights of the students regarding the meeting and improvement of their educational, health, sports and cultural needs, ensuring that the students are sensitive in terms of national interest, delivering the expectations and demands of the students to the administrative bodies, and ensuring the participation of the students to the making of decisions on education through an effective communication between the university administrative bodies and the students.

In addition to those main responsibilities, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Students Council organizes events to contribute to the social and cultural development of the students.

Students Clubs[edit]

Clubs arrange activities such as concerts, courses, exhibitions, festivals, conferences, panels, symposium, knowledge contests, seminars, shows, music and poem concerts, trips, etc. with accordance to their foundation aims. The students have the opportunities of both expressing themselves and sharing their skills with their friends through the activities prepared in groups of which they are member.


  1. ^ "Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi". Retrieved 4 August 2013. 

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Coordinates: 37°43′00″N 30°17′00″E / 37.7167°N 30.2833°E / 37.7167; 30.2833