Today, Gazi University from Yesterday



Gazi Üniversitesi Rektörlüğü

Year 1923…

Our young Republic, which is based on the ideas of Ataturk’s modern and secular ideas, canalized itself to education with the idea of taking the light on the path of enlightenment from young people. A school was opened to train teachers in Ankara.



Year 1926…

One of the earliest educational institutions  ‘Teachers School and Training Institute’ began its education in a place  which is known today as Gazi University Rectorate Building.


Gazi Üniversitesi RektörlüğüYear 1976…

Teachers School and Training Institute changed its name to ‘Gazi Education Institute’



Year 1982…

Gazi Education Institute was converted into“Gazi Üniversitesi’ in accordance with the law 2809. In fact, this conversion was the new name  of the continuation of the educational tradition. Under the umbrella of this new institution, today’s all departments of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, used to be  Ankara Economic and Commercial Sciences Academy;  Medicine Faculty which was going to provide the need for doctors and medical staff; Dentistry and Pharmacy Academies which later became Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Pharmacy; and  Journalism and Public Relations Academies was founded.

Ankara Engineering and Architecture Academies were also founded under Gazi University.


Year 2022…Gazi Üniversitesi Rektörlüğü

Today, there are 11 faculties, 1 academies, 3 vocational schools, 5 institutions,   39 research centers and distance learning (GUZEM) continue their education. Gazi University, which takes its name from Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, continues to claim to be a worthy of this name as a higher education institution. Gazi University is among world’s top 500 universities and crowns its educational quality with the principle ‘Being a Gazi Student is a Privilege’ and trains qualified individuals that will shape the future.



Why Gazi University ?

Gazi university is one of the first founded universities as Turkish Republic’s science and education torch.  The institution was established as educational institution based on the ideal of Ataturk which is to take the Turkish Republic above the contemporary civilizations’ level. Gazi university has one of the most long-established education faculties. Today, majority of the teachers in Turkey are graduates of Gazi University. To add more, Gazi graduates have become the leaders in the community in many areas. To pursue this success, Gazi university considers scientific thought and technical development in a global competition environment and tries to train every student with a global vision. From this perspective, Gazi University’s philosophy is to produce global information and take part in global competition and eventually bring them to life for the good of the country and humanity.

A Global University

Our university has proved that it is a global university in terms of academic performance. This attribute was presented by international rating agencies’ reports (URAP ve LEIDEN). In general ranking, Gazi university is among the top five universities in Turkey, and in general world ranking, it is among the top 500 universities.  In the ranking according to the fields, our Medicine and Engineering Faculties are in top 300.

Gazi University is among the world’s top 500 universities according to the evaluations done by various agencies and institutions. For instance, according to Leiden University’s (in Holland) announcement Gazi University is among world’s top 500 universities. Gazi University ranked 320 between the years 2005-2009 in terms of  the number of publications in the world.



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