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Anadolu at a Glance







Eskişehir Academy of Economic and Commercial Sciences, founded in 1958, is the foundation of Anadolu University. The Academy was replaced by Anadolu University in 1982, which has gained a well-deserved place as a modern, dynamic and innovative institution among the largest universities not only in Turkey, but also in the world. Situated in the center of Eskişehir, which is well-known as a city of science, culture and youth, the two campuses house 17 faculties (undergraduate level) - three of which offer distance education, 3 applied schools – one of which is of music and drama, 4 vocational schools (associate level), 9 graduate schools – five of which are graduate and postgraduate level, and 30 research centers.
Anadolu University has taken many firsts. Most of important of these is the success of implementing the distance education system. Today, the total number of students of the three distance education faculties is over 2 million. The success in the development of this system has been taken as a model for many institutions in various countries.
In its departments equipped with cutting-edge technology, Anadolu University with its faculty who exert themselves to be the best in their field and devote all of their time to their students have been working hard to prepare their students to be the best in its creative and dynamic learning settings.
On the university’s safe and modern campuses, a student has access to almost all of the facilities that they might need. The main library, where students can reach more than 290.000 print resources as well as many e-resources, is open for 24 hours a day, including holidays. Additionally, free soup/tea/coffee is offered to students between 00:00-01:00 in the library area. In the main library, with an area of 12.330 m2, students have the opportunity to study in the environments that are appropriate for their study style. Students can follow cultural and art activities in the theatre, concert and exhibition halls on the Yunus Emre campus. Moreover, students can spend their free time efficiently while having the opportunities to join talks and activities with artists, and do any kind of sport in the semi-olympic swimming pool, in gyms at international standards, tennis courts, and green pitches on the campuses. The university serves lunch and dinner for students as well.
Our university, which we are proud of because it follows technological and scientific developments, educates proactive individuals who will shape the future, and focuses on lifelong learning with an endeavor to include the entire  population in the process of learning, has been embracing the world.  

Date of EstablishmentNovember 6, 1958
Language of instructionTurkish, English, French, German.
RectorProf. Dr. Naci Gündoğan
Type of universityState
Number of Faculties17 (3 of which are Distance Education)
Number of State Conservatory1
Number of Schools2
Number of Vocational Schools4
Number of Graduate Schools9 (5 of which offer MA and PhD programs)
Number of Research Centers30
Number of Academic Staff2.537
Number of Administrative Staff1.872
Number of Undergraduate Students (Resident)23.194
Number of Associate Students (Resident)3.250
Number of Graduate (MA, MS) and Post Graduate (PhD) Students4121
Number of Resident Students (Total)30.565
Number of Students in the Open Education System (Active)1.397.809
Number of Students in the Open Education System (Passive)1.296.276
Number of Students in the Open Education System (Total)2.694.085
Total Number of Students2.724.650
Number of Foreign Students1.064
Number of Students in Exchange Programs995

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