Gazi University (Turkish: Gazi Üniversitesi) is a public university primarily located in Ankara, Turkey. It was established in 1926 by Kemal Atatürk as Gazi Teacher Training Institute. In 1982, it was merged with the Ankara Academy of Economy and Commerce, the Ankara College of Technical Teachers, the Ankara Girls' College of Technical Teachers, and the Ankara State Academy of Engineering and Architecture to become a full university.
Currently, Gazi University comprises 25 faculties, 21 vocational schools of higher education, 18 research centers and 5 graduate institutes. The student enrolment of Gazi University has reached approximately 50,000 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 in number.
President: Prof.Kadri Yamaç
Location: Ankara, Turkey
Campus: On different and lively parts of the city
Member of: EUA
Gazi Faculty of Education
Kirsehir Faculty of Education
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Kastamonou Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Kirsehir Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Faculty of Industrial Arts Education
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
Corum Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
Faculty of Divinity
Faculty of Communication
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Corum Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Technical Education
Gazi Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Health Education
Faculty of Commercial and Tourism Education
Kastamonou Faculty of Forestry
Faculty of Vocational Education
Institute for Graduate Studies in Pure and Applied Sciences
Institute of Social Sciences
Institute of Health Sciences
Institute of Educational Sciences
Institute for Accident Research and Prevention
Vocational colleges of higher education
Beypazarý Technical Science Vocational Education
Corum Vocational College
Hacýbektaþ Veli Vocational College
Kýrsehir Vocational College
Polatlý Technical Science Vocational Education
Vocational College of Finance
Vocational School of Health Services
Sungurlu Community College
Title Deed and Cadastre College
Atatürk Vocational College
Ankara Vocational College
Gazi Vocational College
Mucur Vocational College
Kecioren Vocational School of Health Services
Kaman Vocational College
Kýrþehir Çiçekdaðý Vocational College
The present Rector of Gazi University is Prof. Dr. Kadri Yamaç.
Gazi University is a city-university which has has a multitude of campuses around the lively centers of Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. Its main campus is situated in Beþevler.
The University's campuses are almost directly inside the city life, which makes it easier to find houses to live, centers for shopping etc for students. Each year, it is possible to see many activities at these campuses for students, such as the Spring Festival, free concerts, opening concerts, sports tournaments, theatre performances and many other performances of student clubs as well as scientific and cultural seminars.
Gazi University Central Library
Gazi University Central Library is one of the modern libraries in Ankara. It has a considerably large collection including 150,346 books, 61,938 bound periodicals, and 10,474 master theses. The library subscribes to 702 perioadicals in foreign languages and 583 in Turkish, and provides access to 20,000 on-line journals and 30 on-line databases. Collections are predominantly in Turkish, English and German. Every year, library orientation programs are organized for new Gazi Students.
Ýlhan Berk: Poet, writer.
Özdemir Ýnce: Poet, writer, member of European Poetry Academy.
Abbas Güçlü: Pedagogist, journalist with a popular TV program for students.
Zeki Sezer: Politician, present chairman of Democratic Left Party.
Bülent Bezdüd: Musician, with Grammy Awards.
Nurcan Taylan: Sportsman, with an olympic golden medal.
Hamza Yerlikaya: Sportsman.
Halil Mutlu: Sportsman.
Sinan Þamil Sam: Sportsman.
Naim Süleymanoðlu: Sportsman.
Fakir Baykurt: Novelist.
Melih Gökçek: Chairman of Ankara Municipality.
Sinan Aygün: Chairman of Ankara Trade Chamber.
Biket Ýlhan: Film director.
Mehmet Zafer Çaðlayan: Minister for Trade and Industry of T.C.
Nihat Özdemir: Deputy chairman of Fenerbahçe Sports Club, President of Board of Directors of Limak Construction Corp.