Karadeniz Technical University
  • Type of University : Public
  • StudyQA ranking: 6 pts.
  • Offered programms: 1 Master
  • Phone:
  • +90 462 377 3000
  • Fax:
  • +90 462 325 32 05 - 325 31 85


With all its practices in the fields of education, research, and social service, KTU’s mission is to raise individuals that are open to development, to encourage the development of high-level scientific and technological products, and to pioneer the development and welfare of society.


KTU’s vision is to be a nationally and internationally preferred university with all the educational services, scientific activities, and cultural environment it is to offer.

Values Statement

Our values are as follows:

  • Possessing universal values, respecting human rights, and favoring the supremacy of law
  • Adhering to the core values of the Republic of Turkey
  • Seeking excellence in education
  • Adopting an ethical approach
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Favoring both freedom and discipline
  • Making knowledge-based decisions and leading the information society
  • Adopting total quality management
  • Being open to all kinds of cooperation for the well-being of society
  • Embracing team spirit
  • Valuing culture and art

Founded with the approval of the bill proposed by Trabzon Deputy Mustafa Reşit Tarakçıoğlu and his twenty-eight comrades by the law no. 6594 of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey dated 20 May 1955, KTU is the first university of Turkey established outside Istanbul and Ankara.

About 8 years after its foundation, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Faculty of Forestry were established through the assignment of staff for the rector’s office and faculties under the law no. 336 dated 19 September 1963.

The university commenced its educational activities in the elementary school building of Ataturk Primary School located in the Esentepe neighborhood of Trabzon on 2 December 1963.

Later in 1966, it moved to its current campus. 

With KTU flourishing expeditiously, faculty staff were assigned to the faculties of Earth Sciences and Medicine with the law no. 1659 dated 4 January 1973.

Following the enactment of the Law on Higher Education no. 2547 in 1981, the university accelerated its expansion with new faculties and departments opened. Today, KTU is one of the outstanding universities in Turkey with its 17 faculties, four schools, one conservatory, seven graduate schools, 12 vocational schools, and 28 research and application centers as well as 2,400 well-qualified academics and 60,000 students from 81 provinces of Turkey and many different countries.

Being the fourth oldest university in Turkey and with its long-standing background and knowledge, our university promotes universal values, respects human rights, and acknowledges the supremacy of law. Our university aims to be effective, productive, and competitive in education, research, development, and social services, ensure full satisfaction of all stakeholders, offer a process-oriented service, use resources efficiently, and improve the quality of its activities continuously.

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