Kocaeli University is a state university that was founded in 1992. Between 1992 and 1999, Kocaeli University performed its education and training activities in the city centre and in 15 different districts. After the earthquake in 1999, a new campus was constructed for Kocaeli University in Umuttepe. Since 2004-05, Kocaeli University has continued its practices at Umuttepe campus. Kocaeli has more than 2,103 academic staff in total and 1,765 administrative staff who work for 11 faculties, six schools, 21 vocational schools, three institutions, 13 research centres and nine research and development centres.