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HISTORY OF ATATURK UNIVERSITY

 

THE HISTORY OF ATATURK UNIVERSITY

 

The history of Atatürk University is the realization of one the most significant  dreams Turkish Republic. The founder of the Republic , Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, instructed  to start studies of which  the necessity of establishing new university in East Anatolia at the opening speech of  The Grand  National Assembly  in 1th  November 1937.  The  studies were taken 12 years  off after  Atatürk’s  death ,and then the subject  was reawakened  in 1950. The new established commission  in 1951 suggested that Eastern  University should have  been established in Erzurum. With law no:6373  ,it was appointed that  the name of university should be Atatürk University. At the same year  Atatürk University was matched with Nebraska  via U.S.A  (U.S.A.I.D organization ) and the agreement of collaboration  was signed. The report  was prepared  by the Turkish Delegation of Nebraska University  concerning with the development  of Atatürk University  in 1th November 1954.  Delegation  agreed on the  matter that  Faculty of Agriculture , Faculty of Science and Letters , Faculty of  Engineering and  Faculty of  Architecture  were supposed to be established and  other departments were supposed to be opened if they were necessary.

 

 

WHY ATATURK  UNIVERSITY

The  ralationship between  two university is depended upon  exchange  of beneficial views. Nebraska and East part of Turkey  have many common features. Both areas are based upon cultivation economy such as  cereal and stockbreeding. Nebraska tended to the cases including  food industry and agricultural irrigation as East part of Turkey . Researchers in Turkey  encounter the matter that Eastern Turkey should solve the problem of deceloping agricultural economy. Similarly Nebraska researchers were confronted with practicing of economy based upon the agriculture. The young academic members  of Atatürk University  made profit fromtecnical and academic experiences of allied university which provided chance of various searches. Since 1957  ,the date of establishment of Atatürk University , fifty long-term staffs  financially supported by USAID for 14 years,   were occupied with the Nebraska staffs.

 

ACADEMIC  UNITS

 FACULTIES

Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Letters

Faculty of Economics and Administrative

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Dentistry

Kazım Karabekir  Faculty of Education

Faculty of  Engineering

Faculty of  Divinity

 Faculty of Fine Arts

Faculty of Communication

Faculty of Pharmacy

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Faculty of Law

Oltu Faculty of Earth Sciences

Faculty of Health  Sciences

 

COLLEGES

High School of Nursing

High School of Physical Training and Sports

Health High School 

The School of Foreign Languages

Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Management

 

SCHOOL-TO-WORK TRANSITION

Erzurum Vocational School

Erzurum Health Services Vovational School

Askale  Vocational School

Hınıs Vocational School

Ispir Hamza Polat Vocational School

Narman Vocational School

Oltu Vocational School

Pasinler Vocational School

 

INSTITUTIONS

 

Institution of Ataturk’s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution

Institute of Science

Institute of Fine Arts

Institute of Medical Sciences

Institute of Social Sciences

Research Institute of Turkiyat

 

 

RESEARCH CENTERS AND THEIR FOUNDATION YEARS

 

 

Training center  of carpet business(1962)

Health application and research center(1978)

Environmental issues research center(1978)

Industry colloboration development center(1988)

Earthquake research center(1989)

European Union relations research center(1989)

Application and research center of language pedagogy and  instruction(1993)

Biotechnology research center(1995)

Medical and experimental application and researh center(1996)

Computer sciences application and research center(1997)

Medicinal aromatic plants and drug research center(1998)

Turkish and Armenian relations research center(2000)

Entrepreneurism research and application center(2005)

Educational surveys research and application of organ transplant(2005)

Application and research center of Turkish culture(2005)

 

THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS AND DISTRIBUTION

Ataturk University has provided trainig for 33.544 students by the academic  year  2008-2009.The university was opened  through Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Letters .When the academic years are examined,it is clear that the more faculties and colleges and school-to-transitions have been opened,the more students have attended to the university. Parallel to the increase in the number of undergraduate students, increase in the number of the graduate students is seen.When researches on the basis of institutions are made,it is clearly seen that there is an increse in the number of students studied in Faculty of Sciences and Faculty of Letters.Today,Ataturk University is one of the most important sources of the city.Since its establishment,the university has represented  the educational and cultural duty in Eastern area.

 

WE REMEMBER WITH GRATITUDE PEOPLE GIVEN THEIR GREAT ENTHUSIASIM,EXCITEMENT AND SUPPORTS

 

 

 

OUR PRESIDENTS OF THE REPUBLIC:  GHAZI MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK , CELAL BAYAR

PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC:  ADNAN MENDERES

MINISTERS OF NATIONAL EDUCATION:  TEVFIK ILERI,  PROF. RIFKI SALIM BURCAK, CELAL YARDIMCI

THE RECTOR OF NEBRASKA UNIVERSITY:  PROF. CLIFFORD M. HARDIN

And Erzurum people  donated their lands to the campus of Ataturk University,all people and  agencies and institutes thanks to their contribution…