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Akdeniz University

Akdeniz University, an institution which is dedicated to bringing illumination and enlightenment to society, was founded in 1982. It has since become one of the nation's leading education institutions due to its rapid yet stable progress. The university now provides a modern standard of education in 22 Faculties, 4 Schools, 12 Vocational Schools, and 39 Research and Application Centres. In addition to its bachelor degree programmes, Akdeniz University has 7 graduate schools which provide post-graduate and doctorate programmes, as well as providing a home for the Antalya State Conservatory. There are 74.000 students, 2.405 academic staff and 1.915 administrative staff in the university.

The primary mission of Akdeniz University is to provide a high level of education which is closely integrated with the academic world; to establish high quality programmes which support student mobility; to create scientific research and applications to a global standard with universal relevance; to transform its scientific projects into technologically viable products; to meet the needs of society for knowledge, technology and social solutions at the most advanced level through ongoing programmes in the fields of education, health and other vital services. The vision of Akdeniz University is to become a world-class university dedicated to continuous improvement in the quality of its education, research, art and technology, while at the same time encouraging entrepreneurial activity and showing sensitivity to the environmental.

The vision of Akdeniz University is to become a university which puts into practice the internationalization strategies of the university effectively and in a sustainable way, to be attuned to the new conditions of the higher education system in the field of internationalization, and to make the best contribution to Akdeniz University’s internationalization strategy. Akdeniz University, which is a member of the European Universities Association (EUA) and the International Association of Universities (IAU), attaches the greatest importance to internationalisation. The International Relations Office, which shares the vision of Akdeniz University, is responsible for Erasmus+ Programme, International Cooperation and Publicity, the Bologna Process, as well as the IAESTE, Farabi and Mevlana Exchange Programmes.

Euromed Youth Center which runs within Akdeniz University is dedicated to serving the youth sector and young people and hosting a lot of Youth projects.  Since 2007, The University has been involved in the European Voluntary Service Programme as a Sending, Coordinating and Hosting Organisation. Under this programme we have implemented 8 different Youth Projects, amongst which are included several activities which give support to young people on the campus who have fewer opportunities. We are also a Eurodesk Contact Point with responsibility for informing young people about Youth Opportunities and Youth Projects.

Akdeniz University


Main added values for the project: 

Akdeniz University has the vision to become a distinguished university which continuously enhances the quality of its work in the fields of research, education, art and technology; which is sensitive to the environment; which is entrepreneurial, and which is recognized internationally for its scientific work.

The university continues its work with the mission of providing education and scientific production at a universal level through high quality academic programmes, contributing to transformation of information to technology, meeting the needs of society at the highest level in the fields of knowledge and technology as well as environmental, artistic, social, cultural and other areas.

The university attaches importance to the internationalization with a great variety of international agreements from all over the world.


Kampus Akdeniz University Dumlupinar Boulevard Campus, Konyaalti 07070

Coordinator Name
Nurgül Büyükkalay
Coordinator Email
Mustafa Çoban
Nilgün Çoban