Atilim Universtiy was established in 1997 in the suburbs of the Turkish capital Ankara. Atilim is a private foundation university offering undergraduate, postgraduate and research opportunities across a wide range of subjects. The university is global in its focus, fostering partnerships with institutions in the United States and connections with the Erasmus programme allowing exchanges with universities in Europe. Most of the teaching at the university takes place in English.
The modern campus occupies 250 acres of pleasant green space in the residential area of İncek, 20km south of Turkey’s capital city. The centre of Ankara is easily accessible from the campus by motorway. As well as academic and administrative centres, the campus is also home to labs and research facilities in addition to sports and leisure facilities – including tennis courts, a swimming pool, basketball courts, and canteens and restaurants.
The campus library has grown from housing 100 books and a PC in 1998 to over 100,000 texts including several rare editions. The collection moved into a brand new modern, glass-fronted building in 2013. Also on offer are numerous electronic resources and state of the art facilities to assist students and researchers.
The university has five faculties covering Arts and Sciences, Management, Art Design and Architecture, Law and Engineering. Most of these faculties contain several departments offering expertise in their own specific areas. The university has two graduate schools; Natural and Applied Sciences and Social Sciences. There are also numerous research centres and laboratories undertaking cutting-edge research in science and technology.