Hacettepe University is one of the major state universities of Turkey. It is situated in Ankara and is known for its great academic record. The University has two main campuses: first is in the old town of Ankara hosting the Medical Centre, and the second is the Beytepe Campus, which is about 13km away from the center of the city. The Beytepe Campus is spread in an area of 6,000,000 m2 of green land and woodland, hosting the faculties of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Letters, and Science. This university also has the School of Social Work which is located at Keçiören, and the Turkish State Conservatory in Ankara, located at the Beşevler Campus.

Hacettepe University

History of Hacettepe University

The Hittite stag used to serve as the inspiration for the Hacettepe University emblem. The university’s history can be tracked back from the time the Institute of Child Health was established on July 8, 1958, and the Hacettepe Children’s Hospital was inaugurated by Prof. Dr İhsan Doğramacı. In 1961, the School of Health Sciences was opened, having divisions of Nursing, Medical Technology, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation and Nutrition. In 1963, Hacettepe University’s Faculty of Medicine was established with a teaching hospital. Later on, the university management founded the School of Dentistry, in the same year of 1963.

During summer of 1964, a School of Basic Sciences was opened, where the courses in natural sciences, social sciences and the humanity-related subjects were started to offer.

The university is chartered through Act No. 892 of the Turkish Parliament since 1967.

Academic Units of Hacettepe University

Hacettepe University consists of following faculties, schools, and departments:

  • Faculty of Communication
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
    • Department of Educational Sciences
    • Department of Foreign Languages Teaching
    • Department of Primary Education
    • Department of Science and Mathematics for Secondary Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Letters
    • Translation and Interpreting
    • Turkish Language and Literature
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Medicine at Kastamonu
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Science
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • School of Sports Science and Technology
  • Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History
  • Institute of Child Health
  • Institute of Population Studies
  • Institute of Pure & Applied Sciences
  • Institute of Social Sciences
  • Institute of Health Sciences
  • Institute of Fine Arts
  • Institute of Public Health
  • Institute of Neurological Sciences
  • Institute of Nuclear Sciences
  • Institute of Oncology
  • Institute of Turkology Research
  • Environmental Research and Application Center (ERAC)

Its vocational schools are as followings:

  • Bala Vocational School
  • Hacettepe Vocational School
  • Health Services Vocational School
  • Polatlı Health Services Vocational School
  • Polatlı Technical Science Vocational School
  • Social Sciences Vocational School

Notable People of University

It is certainly exciting to know about the notable people/alumni of an institution that make the international students decide that this is their ultimate educational destination.

  • Bilge Yıldız
  • Erdal Beşikçioğlu
  • Uğur Erdener
  • Çağrı Erhan
  • Erdal İnci

The university offers various degree programs to undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate students. It invites applications from international students, and admission is granted on merit basis.


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