Welcome to Middle East Technical University.
Middle East Technical University is a pioneering university in education, research and community service in the country. In addition to being highly preferred by students, it is internationally recognized. Our university has campuses in Ankara, Erdemli, and Northern Cyprus, which was founded in 2005.
METU has reached a remarkable level with its education, research and community service activities, and administrative management model. It is listed among the leading universities in the world according to "Times Higher Education", "Webometrics" and "URAP". Our University is among the most successful universities in the world not only with its performance in "research-publication" but also with its "teaching-learning environment", "international profile", and "relations with the industry-innovation".
Our university has teaching and research staff of international quality in a wide spectrum of disciplines. Our academic staff consists of faculty members and researchers who have received their degrees from and have worked in the best universities in the world. They are open to innovations, and work with devotion and passion. The success of our academic staff is proven by their international scientific publications, and the patents and awards they receive. Our country is successfully represented by METU academic staff in numerous scientific and professional institutions and committees.
METU hosts the most distinguished academic departments in the country in the fields of engineering, natural sciences, social-administrative sciences, architecture, and education. Our distinct undergraduate programs are preferred by most outstanding students in the country. In addition to sustaining its success in undergraduate programs that are often viewed to be of exemplary nature, our University has made significant progress in masters and PhD programs in recent years. With its acknowledged competence in graduate education and research, METU has been training academic staff for universities in Turkey and in neighboring countries. Today, within the scope of Faculty Development Program (FDP), over 600 research assistants employed by partnering universities are continuing their PhD studies at METU.
The University demonstrates continuous improvement of performance in research and development areas, which is reflected in the number of international publications, portfolio of scientific and applied research projects, and statistics of industrial cooperations. In terms of the number of international publications, METU is at the top among universities that do not have medical schools. This outstanding performance of our University is valid for social sciences, as well as engineering and natural sciences. Our income from research funds and the industry covers 1/3 of our total annual expenditures including staff salaries. Our research and development capacity as well as our services are expanding each year with the newly added national and international "Centers of Excellence".
METU Northern Cyprus Campus and METU Technopolis are only two of the various projects that we have successfully accomplished in the last decade. METU Northern Cyprus Campus has proven that it provides education at METU standards and has become an exemplary higher education institution. METU Technopolis, the first technology development area in Turkey that hosts more than 260 R&D companies, is among the first 20 technoparks in the world.
Middle East Technical University campuses located in Ankara and Northern Cyprus have won awards of architecture. The wide variety of cultural, artistic and intellectual activities, and sports opportunities that are offered by our campuses are a part of the "education environment" of international quality. METU has been defined in national rankings as the university which has the "Richest Social Environment".
Whatever your reason to visit METU is, you will find here an innovative, dynamic and exciting environment which offers diversity and variety of choices. Come and join us at METU where the most successful students of the country, the most outstanding teaching and research staff, and the most distinguished administrative-technical staff live, learn, and produce hand in hand …
I would like to invite you to get to know our University, to learn and to produce with us by joining the METU family.
With my best wishes and regards,
Prof.Dr. Ahmet Acar