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Ankara University

ANKARA UNIVERSITY

A public university in the capital of Turkey.

Founded in 1946, Ankara University includes faculties of letters, pharmacy, education, science, law, divinity, political science, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, and dentistry, as well as schools of home economics, journalism, justice, and health sciences, and vocational schools in neighboring Çankiri, Kastamonu, and Kirikkale provinces. In the 20022003 academic year, the university had about 2,600 teaching staff and 42,400 students (40 percent female).

Ankara University came into being with the incorporation of three existing colleges. The first to be established in Ankara, the new capital of the Republic of Turkey, was the Faculty of Law, founded in 1925. The Faculty of Language, History, and Geography was established in 1936. In the same year, the Faculty of Political Science, originally established in Istanbul in 1859 to train civil servants for the Ottoman Empire, was moved to Ankara. These were merged as Ankara University in 1946, and new faculties were subsequently added.

I. Metin Kunt

Updated by Eric Hooglund

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