Eskişehir Academy of Economic and Commercial Sciences, founded in 1958, formed the basis 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, its campus houses 12 faculties (undergraduate level) – three of which offer distance education, 3 applied schools – one of which is of music and drama, 2 vocational schools (associate level), 6 graduate schools – four of which are graduate and postgraduate level, and 30 research centers.

Anadolu University has been a pioneering institution on many fronts. Most 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 by many institutions in various countries.

In its departments equipped with cutting-edge technology, Anadolu University with its faculty who strive 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 its safe and modern campus, a student has access to almost all of the facilities that they might need. The main library, where students can reach more than 315.000 print resources as well as many e-resources, is open for 24/7, including holidays. Additionally, free soup/tea/coffee is offered to students between 00:00 PM-01:00 AM 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 enjoy the cultural and artistic activities in the theatre, concert and exhibition halls on 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 breakfast, lunch and dinner for students as well.

We take pride in our university 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 by embracing the world.  

Date of EstablishmentNovember 6, 1958
Language of instructionTurkish, English, French, German and Russian
RectorProf.Dr. Fuat ERDAL
Type of universityState
Number of Faculties12 (3 of which are Distance Education)
Number of State Conservatory1
Number of Schools2
Number of Vocational Schools3
Number of Graduate Schools6 (5 of which offer MA and PhD programs)
Number of Research Centers30
Number of Academic Staff1.709
Number of Administrative Staff1.327
Number of Undergraduate Students (Resident)16.246
Number of Associate Students (Resident)1733
Number of Graduate (MA, MS) and Post Graduate (PhD) Students5.241
Number of Resident Students (Total)23.220
Number of Students in the Open Education System (Active)1.145.603
Number of Students in the Open Education System (Active-Passive)2.406.662
Number of Foreign Students4070
The figures above were updated on December 4, 2020.

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