Gazi University

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
Gazi Üniversitesi
Gazi University logo.png
Gazili olmak ayrıcalıktır
Motto in English
Being a member of Gazi is a privilege.
TypePublic university
Established1926; 97 years ago (1926)
RectorMusa Yıldız[1]
LanguageTurkish, English
University rankings
Regional – Overall
QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia[2]71 (2022)

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.


Gazi University was ranked 6th by URAP Turkish University Rankings in 2021. URAP also ranked Gazi in the fourth place in "Engineering" and "Technology" subjects in Turkey. According to CWUR, Gazi is ranked 844 in 2022 World University Rankings. In QS Rankings Gazi was placed between 801-1000 category in 2021. In QS Rankings 2022, Gazi is ranked 21st in education subject worldwide and ranked 1st in Turkey in the same subject. In RUR 2022 Gazi is ranked 653rd in World University Rankings.


Gazi University, Faculty of Education
Gazi University
Gazi University Library (renovated)
Gazi University, Faculty of Engineering
Replica of Bilge Qaghan's memorial complex at the university campus
University Campus
  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Technical Education
  • Faculty of Technology
  • Gazi Faculty of Education
  • Industrial Arts Education Faculty

Some former faculties have been separated from Gazi University. They are now operating under AHBV University.[3]

Graduate schoolsEdit

  • Graduate School of Educational Sciences
  • Graduate School of Fine Arts
  • Graduate School of Health Sciences
  • Graduate School of Informatics
  • Graduate School of Research and Prevention of Accidents
  • Graduate School of Sciences
  • Graduate School of Social Sciences


  • School of Banking and Insurance
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • School of Land Registry and Cadastre
  • School of Physical Education and Sport

Vocational schoolsEdit

  • Ankara Vocational School
  • Atatürk Vocational School
  • Beypazari Technical Sciences Vocational School
  • Distance Education/Learning Vocational School
  • Gazi Vocational School
  • Ostim Vocational School
  • Polatlı Vocational School of Social Sciences
  • Vocational School of Health Services
  • Vacational School of Land Registry and Cadastre
  • Vocational School of Law
  • Vocational School of Public Finance

University governanceEdit

The rector of Gazi University is Musa Yıldız.[4]


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 LibraryEdit

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 Selahattin Özmen. The patient from Kahramanmaraş had lost her upper jaw six years prior, 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.[5][6][7]

Notable peopleEdit

Alumni (including graduates of former colleges)Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Gazi Üniversitesi | Yönetim".
  2. ^ "QS World University Rankings-Emerging Europe & Central Asia". Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Management - Gazi Üniversitesi". Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  5. ^ Cantürk, Safure (2012-03-23). "Gazi, yüz naklini 'damardan' bağladı". Sabah (in Turkish). Retrieved 2012-03-26.
  6. ^ "Üçüncü yüz nakli Gazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Hastanesi'nde başladı". Zaman (in Turkish). 2012-03-17. Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-03-26.
  7. ^ "Üçüncü yüz nakli bir kadına". NTV MSNBC (in Turkish). 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2012-03-26.

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