Süleyman Demirel University

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Süleyman Demirel University
Süleyman Demirel University logo.svg
Type Public
Established 1992
Endowment State: US$101 million (2010)[1]
Other: $48 million (2005)[2]
Total: approx. $149 million
Rector Prof. Dr. Ilker Huseyin Carikci[3]
Academic staff
Undergraduates 37054
Postgraduates 2103
Location Isparta, Turkey
37°49′44″N 30°31′44″E / 37.829°N 30.529°E / 37.829; 30.529Coordinates: 37°49′44″N 30°31′44″E / 37.829°N 30.529°E / 37.829; 30.529
Campus Suburban

European University Association
Council of Higher Education (Turkey)
International Association of Universities[4]

Bologna Process

Süleyman Demirel University (SDU) (Turkish: Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi) is a public university located in Isparta, Turkey. Established in 1992, the university, with around 70.000 students, is the second[5] largest academic institution in Turkey. SDU is known for its programs in agricultural research, medicine, engineering, and business sciences. The university (Institution Code: TR ISPARTA01) is approved by the Erasmus programme for participation and funding. SDU is a member of European University Association.[6]


SDU was founded on 11 July 1992 in Isparta. The university is named after Süleyman Demirel. The faculty of Engineering and Architecture is the first faculty in the university which was formerly known as Isparta State Engineering and Architecture Academy founded in 1976.[7]

Academic structure[edit]

The academic structure of SDU contains fifteen faculties,[8] twelve vocational high schools, two higher schools, and four graduate schools.


The list of faculties[8][9] in the university:

  1. Faculty of Fine Arts
  2. Faculty of Aquatic Products
  3. Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  4. Faculty of Dentistry
  5. Faculty of Theology
  6. Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences
  7. Faculty of Engineering
  8. Faculty of Architecture
  9. Faculty of Forestry
  10. Faculty of Technical Education
  11. Faculty of Medicine
  12. Faculty of Agriculture
  13. Faculty of Health Sciences
  14. Faculty of Technology
  15. Faculty of Law
  16. Faculty of Education


Süleyman Demirel University ranks 10th in Turkey in the 2014-2015 URAP ranking.[10] Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranks Süleyman Demirel University 14th in the Best Global Universities in Turkey rankings[11]. The QS World University Rankings recognized Süleyman Demirel University as one of the top universities in Turkey[12].


The SDU aims to be a research-oriented university, according to its strategic plan. 29 research and implementation centres are operating in scientific and technological areas and form the basis for the implementation of this strategic goal.[13]

SDU's priority research areas cover environmental sciences, biotechnology, energy and technology sciences.

Research centers[edit]

  • SDU Research Hospital
  • SDU Rose Research Center
  • Principles of Atatürk and History of the Turkish Revolution Research and Implementation Center
  • Computer Sciences Research and Implementation Center
  • Botanic Field and Herbarium Research and Implementation Center
  • CAD/CAM Implementation Center
  • Experimental and Observatory Student Research and Implementation Center
  • Earthquake and Geotechnics Research and Implementation Center
  • Research and Implementation Center for Geothermal Energy
  • Groundwater and Mineral Resources Research and Implementation Center
  • Cancer Early Diagnosis Center
  • Women Studies Research and Implementation Center
  • Fashion Design & Ready-made Clothes Research and Implementation Center
  • Music Culture Research and Implementation Center
  • Pumice Research and Implementation Center
  • Radio TV Research and Implementation Center
  • Ceramics Research and Implementation Center
  • Center for Strategic Research
  • Turkish Language Research and Implementation Center
  • Remote Sensing Research and Implementation Center
  • Renewable Energy Resources Center for Research and Application
  • Research and Implementation Hotels
  • Continuous Education Research and Implementation Center
  • EU Documentation Research and Implementation Center
  • Agricultural Research and Implementation Center
  • Technological Materials Research and Development and Calibration Center


The SDU's main campus is located in, and occupies most of, the Çünür suburb of Isparta. The university has 300000 square meters built area in 10000 decare land.[7] Most of the university's centers and faculties are on campus.

Prof. Dr. Hasan Gürbüz Information Centre[edit]

Information centre (IC) occupies 8000 square meters and has 950-seat capacity.[14]

IC academic collection consists of 100000 books, 64500 e-books, 1310 journal subscriptions, 39000 e-journal subscriptions, 2500 CD-DVDs and 53 online databases.[14]

Practice and research hospital[edit]

The 400-bed capacity SDU Research Hospital was established on November 1, 2000.

Lakes District Technocity[edit]

The technocity is a science park project. It is located on both east and west campuses.

Lakes District Technocity is a member of International Association of Science Parks.[15]

Student life[edit]

The city of Isparta offers somewhat limited entertainment options, so students spend their free time participating in on-campus activities and in neighbor city Antalya.

Süleyman Demirel University's on-campus housing includes several dormitories.

Every year, the university hosts a spring festival in May and an international jazz festival in December.

Scholarships and financial support[edit]

SDU offers several scholarships to students. 750 students receive food scholarship annually from the university. In addition to that, 219 students receive cash scholarship by the General Directorate of Credits and Dormitories.[16]

There is a university-run part-time work system which offers four hours of work per week during academic semesters to eligible students.[16]

Sports and recreation[edit]

The main campus has a sports hall, a football pitch, two artificial grass football pitches, a beach volleyball court, six tennis courts (four open and two indoor), mini golf fields, an athletics track, a running track, a fitness centre and two open basketball courts.[17]

The 2500-seat sport hall's facilities include an aerobics and steps hall, a gymnastics hall, a squash court, an artificial climbing wall, individual sports halls, a cafeteria, a university merchandise store, and massage and sauna rooms.[17]

SDU has a horse riding club with free membership for students.


SDU has two student broadcasting operations: SDU Radio[18] and ScienceTV.[19] SDU Radio Television Research and Implementation Center oversees the operations of student broadcasting.[18]

Student clubs[edit]

SDU has 64 student clubs,[20] including: Rock Community,[21] Industrial and Quality Club, Aviation Club, Turkish Folklore Club, Theatre Club, Radio Club, Mountaineering and Orienteering Club, Chess and Bridge Club, Skiing Club, Technology Club, Diving Club, Dance Club, Economics and Management Club, Book Club, Biology and Environment Club.

Honorary doctorates[edit]

Honorary doctorates from Süleyman Demirel University include:

Partner universities[edit]

See also[edit]


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