Atilim University was founded by the Atilim Foundation on 15 July 1997 to serve as a Foundation University in the capacity of a legal entity pursuant to provisions of Law no. 2547 concerning the Foundation of Higher Education Institutes.
Atılım’s goal is to develop individuals with the capability of attaining and putting to use the universal information required in the age of technology;- individuals who are knowledgeable and experienced in their respective fields, able to work as members of a team, and are not afraid of competition. In addition, they will operate in close relationship with the international community while being able to protect and preserve artistic, cultural and historical values; be sensitive towards environmental issues while being dynamic, inquisitive and aware of their country’s problems. Atılım University is located on 250 acres of land in İncek one of the most recent and fastest developing residential areas of Ankara, 20 kms from the City Centre and 7 km from the motorway. The campus contains faculty buildings, laboratories, conference halls, basketball and volleyball fields, a gymnasium, tennis courts, a condition hall, a swimming pool, recreation areas where outdoor activities are also carried out, cafeterias and restaurants.
Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences
At Atilim University, the quality of graduate education is maintained at a high standard in a pleasant environment promoting advanced learning. Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences started MSc programs in several fields of engineering in February 4, 2002 in conformity with the Turkish University system realized by the Higher Educational Council. The Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences started its interdisciplinary Modeling and Design of Engineering Systems(MODES) PhD Program on 7.12.2006 and Architecture (in Turkish) PhD Program on 9.08.2012 with the approval of Higher Education Board.
Graduate School of Social Sciences
Graduate School of Social Sciences first started in 1999 with three graduate programs: Business Management, International Relations and English Language and Literature. Today, our GSSS offers 13 masters and 3 PhD programs.
GSSS offers programs in both Turkish and English. All lectures are carried out in English for international students. When required, an academic preparation program is offered prior to the admittance to the graduate programs.
Our graduate and PhD courses are carried out by 80 distinguished and notable professors. Modern teaching methods such as case studies, team projects, research assignments and group study are offered in our courses.
All departments offer thesis and non-thesis masters programs.
The purpose of thesis programs is to provide students with the ability to acquire information through scientific research, and to assess and interpret information. The students are required to take 7 courses (with a total of at least 21 credits) and a non-credit seminar course and to defend a masters thesis. Required time to complete the program is 4 semesters.
The purpose of the non-thesis programs is to offer up-to-date academic and professional knowledge to students and to teach them how to find and properly use information. The students are required to take 10 courses (with a total of at least 30 credits) and a non-credit tem project course. Required time to complete the program is six semesters.
The purpose of the PhD programs is to provide students with the ability to do independent research, to interpret scientific and academic knowledge with a broad and profound perspective and to bring an analytical approach to the issue in discussion. The doctorate students are required to take at least 8 courses (with a total of at least 24 credits), a PhD comprehensive exam, and to defend a doctoral dissertation.. Required time to complete the program is eight semesters.
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, founded in 1997 as one of the founding faculties of Atılım University, comprises the departments of English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Translation and Interpretation, Psychology and Educational Sciences. Starting off with the Department of English Language and Literature in 1997, the Faculty launched the departments of Mathematics and Translation and Interpretation in the 2000-2001 academic year, which were then followed by the departments of Psychology in 2003-2004 and Educational Sciences in 2010-2011, respectively.
With its team of highly qualified and experienced faculty, The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to providing a learning environment that fosters academic and personal growth, inspiring students to become socially responsible individuals with open and enquiring minds competent in their own fields of expertise. The departments offer a wide range of compulsory and elective courses and have exchange programmes with several universities around the world.
The Faculty offers students various opportunities for active involvement in learning, research and application. Students can make use of the Computer Laboratory of the Mathematics department, the Simultaneous Interpretating Lab, the Experimental Psychology Research and Application Lab, and the Clinical Psychology Lab. These facilities are all fully-equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The Faculty also encourages students to pursue a double degree; a double major or a minor. The departments also offer M.A., M.S. and Ph.D. programmes.
Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Fine Arts, Design and Architecture Faculty of Atılım University was founded in 2007. There are five departments from the fields of design in the faculty: Graphic Design, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Fashion and Textile Design, Industrial Product Design, Architecture. These departments gathered in the same faculty to support each other and offer a creative atmosphere. Students have a chance to choose from shared selective classes and improve themselves according to their interests. In addition to departments with undergraduate studies; Interior Architecture and Environmental Design department has also a graduate study program. Integrated Architecture PHD has started in 2012 Fall Semester. The PHD program allows focusing on “Architectural Design”, “Building Science” and “Conservation-Restoration”. In addition to students with a graduate degree, students who have an undergraduate degree from architecture and similar fields can join the PHD program.
When compared to similareducation institutions, it can be easily realized thatFine Arts, Design and Architecture Faculty of Atılım University has a significant superiority with academic staff quantity and quality. This allows the faculty to pioneer in scientific and artistic researches and events.
Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law was established in 2003, and its first academic year began in the November of the same year. Its curriculum is prepared according to the below mentioned considerations.
In recent years, as a consequence of rapid developments on both regional and global levels, the structure of both state and society has been deeply influenced by international and supranational improvements. One of the expected results of this fact is the rearrangement of educational curricula into a form able to reflect this transformation. Due to the significance of the role it plays in society, the law discipline is at the forefront of this adaptation. For this reason the curriculum of the Atılım University Faculty of Law has been designed to take this reality into consideration. Two interrelated dimensions have been taken into account during the adaptation. The first is the teaching of English, the global language, and the other is the provision of knowledge related to newly emerged topics .In this context the traditional and basic branches of law are taught in Turkish as obligatory courses. In regard to the newly emerged fields, some are accorded obligatory status others are offered as elective courses. Courses from supplementary branches of law are also included in the curriculum. Some of these, as is also the case with courses from the newly emerged fields, are considered to be better taught in English.
In sum, the main goal or philosophy behind the curriculum is not to merely give information to students but to provide them with the knowledge and background that will enable them to access and process information and thus make well-reasoned judgements.
Faculty of Management
Our Faculty is one of the oldest in Atilim family as it was set up in the academic year of 1997-1998 soon after the establishment of our University. Since then it has grown steadily, as we currently have ten departments on a wide range of subjects from Management and Economics to Political Sciences and Public Administration and International Relations. We are now running a number of fully-fledged English medium departments such as Management, Economics, International Relations, International Trade and Logistics, Tourism and Hotel Management as well as Public Relations and Advertisement.
Faculty of Engineering
The Engineering Faculty of Atılım University has a unique position among Turkish universities, with its new and popular engineering fields such as mechatronics, manufacturing, software, informatics systems, energy systems and automotive engineering in addition to the existing conventional engineering departments. Altogether there are fourteen departments in the faculty. Having been established in 1997, the faculty, with its relatively large number of departments, a strong and dynamic academic cadre, and modern educational and research facilities, has secured a reputable position in a very short time and now is competing with the famous public universities in Turkey. Among the five faculties of Atılım University, the Engineering Faculty has nearly half of the students and the academic staff of the university. With its 39650 square meter indoor space on the university campus, it is the largest faculty of Atılım University. It also acted as a pioneering institution in Turkey for the establishment of a Center of Excellence on Metal Forming in 2009.
- The opportunity to have your university education in a foreign language
- The physical and systematic infrastructure required for the synthesis of the three basic facets, namely "education", "research" and "culture", which form the "university" concept
- Education Programs at international standards (e.g. ABET 2000)
- Competent academic team
- The opportunity to have lectures in small classes and thus more active involvement in the learning process,
- Modern laboratories equipped with the latest technology
- The opportunity to communicate with faculty members on a one-to-one basis and have a real education and discussion atmosphere supported by a variety of social activities,
- The opportunity to study at the "University of the Incarnate Word", the sister University of Atılım Universities, in University of Bremen (Germany), Universiteit Gent (Belgium), Haute Ecole De Bruxelles (Belgium), University of Warwick (United Kingdom), University of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Roskilde University (Denmark), Aarhus University (Denmark), University of Tartu (Estonia), Hame Polytechnic (Finland), Tampere University of Technology (Finland), Douai Business School (France), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), King Sigismund College (Hungary), Trento University (Italy), Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy), Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland), College of Social Sciences (Lithuania), Kaunas College (Lithuania), Poznan School of Social Sciences (Poland), Lodz Academy of International Studies (Poland), WSB-NLU National Louis University (Poland), University of Lodz (Poland), Universitatea Transilvania din Brasov (Romania), University of Presov (Slovakia), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Primorska (Slovenia), Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), Universitat de Lleida (Spain), Escuela de Arte10 (Spain), NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands), University of Groningen (The Netherlands) in accordance with the Student Exchange Program, if requested, under the scope of the Erasmus Programme
- Various scholarship opportunities offered with the objective of encouraging and rewarding success,
- The opportunity to participate in sport at facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts.
- The pleasure of welcoming “spring at Atılım” with the annual Spring Festival at a stable university located on a tranquil campus in the heart of nature at İncek, one of Ankara’s most sought-after districts.