Gazi University

Gazi University
Gazi Üniversitesi
Motto Being a Gazi member is a privilege (Turkish: Gazili olmak ayrıcalıktır.)
Type Public University
Established 1926
Rector Prof. Dr. İbrahim USLAN[1]
Undergraduates 69865
Postgraduates 10470
Location Ankara, Turkey
Campus On different and lively parts of the city
Member of EUA

Gazi University (Turkish: Gazi Üniversitesi) is a public university primarily located in Ankara, Turkey. It was established in 1926 by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as Gazi Teacher Training Institute. In 1982, it was reorganized by merging with the Bolu Academy of Engineering and Architecture, Ankara Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences, the Ankara College of Technical Careers, the Ankara Girls' College of Technical Careers, and the Ankara State Academy of Engineering and Architecture to become a large metropolitan university as part of the act which created the Board of Higher Education. Prior to 1982 when the Board of Higher Education Law came into effect, institutes of higher education in Turkey were organized under different structures as universities, academies, institutes, and schools. In 1992 faculties and vocational schools in Bolu became Abant Izzet Baysal University.

Gazi University comprises 21 faculties, 4 schools, 11 vocational schools of higher education, 52 research centers and 7 graduate institutes. The student enrollment of Gazi University has reached approximately 77,000 in total of whom about 1,500 come from the Turkic states of Central Asia. Five thousand students are enrolled in graduate programmes. The total size of the teaching faculty exceeds 3,000 persons.


Graduate schools


Vocational schools

University governance

The Rector of Gazi University is Prof. Dr. Süleyman Büyükberber.


Gazi University is a city-university which has a multitude of campuses around Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. Its main campus is situated in Beşevler.

The University's campuses are almost directly inside the city, which makes it easier to find houses to live and centers for shopping, for students. There are many activities at these campuses for students, such as the Spring Festival, free concerts, opening concerts, sports tournaments, theatre performances and performances by student clubs as well as scientific and cultural seminars.

Gazi University Central Library

Gazi University library has 150,000 books, 62,000 bound periodicals, and 10,000 master theses. The library subscribes to 700 periodicals in foreign languages and 600 in Turkish, and provides access to 20,000 on-line journals and 30 on-line databases. Collections are predominantly in Turkish, English and German. Library orientation programs are organized for new Gazi students.


Turkey's third face transplant, a partial face transplant, was performed on March 17, 2012 on Hatice Nergis, a twenty-year-old woman, at the university's hospital by a team led by surgeon Dr. Selahattin Özmen. The patient from Kahramanmaraş had lost six years ago her upper jaw including mouth, lips, palate, teeth and nasal cavity by a firearm accident, and was unable to eat. She had undergone in the past around 35 reconstructative plastic surgery operations. The donor was a 28-year-old woman in Istanbul, who committed suicide.[2][3][4]

Notable people

Alumni (including graduates of former colleges)

See also


  2. Cantürk, Safure (2012-03-23). "Gazi, yüz naklini 'damardan' bağladı". Sabah (in Turkish). Retrieved 2012-03-26.
  3. "Üçüncü yüz nakli Gazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Hastanesi'nde başladı". Zaman (in Turkish). 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2012-03-26.
  4. "Üçüncü yüz nakli bir kadına". NTV MSNBC (in Turkish). 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2012-03-26.

Coordinates: 39°56′12″N 32°49′20″E / 39.93667°N 32.82222°E / 39.93667; 32.82222

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