Middle East Technical University


Middle East Technical University is among Turkey's best public research institutes doing research on the international level. Spread over 11,000 acres of land, the University constitute 5 faculties and graduate schools. It offers degrees in 41 Undergraduate, 105 graduate and 70 doctoral programs to national and international students.

Founded in 1956, METU is an institute which seeks excellence in serving the region, country and the world. The university host academic departments in the fields of natural sciences, engineering, architecture, education, and social-administrative sciences, which the most outstanding student in Turkey chooses. Middle East Technical University strives to maintain high standards of education internationally. All of the engineering programs at METU are ABET accredited. In terms of international research projects and funds generated by these activities, this University is leading in Turkey. Funds generated cover almost 1/3 of the annual expenditures of the University. The first technology development area in Turkey named "METU Technopolis" is among the first 20 technoparks in the world.


The mission of METU is to produce, reach, promote and apply knowledge and train individuals with that knowledge of humanity's economic, cultural, social, technological and scientific development.


In terms of students, Middle East Technical University can be termed one of the most populous universities in Turkey. It is a home for about 18,000 students, including 1600 international students worldwide.

Student Life at Middle East Technical University is marked by the interests of student clubs and societies, festivals and political interests. METU Cultural and Convention Center hosts a broad range of cultural events and regular events like the Art Festival and METU Jazz Days. Spring Festival is an event with the most significant number of participants. It is a five-day series of exhibitions and open-air concerts on the main campus.

The main campus of Middle East Technical University is facilities of banks, a post office, shopping centres and a wide range of sports facilities, including tennis courts, football fields, gymnasiums, jogging trails, basketball, Indoor Swimming pool of Olympic-size and an outdoor swimming pool.


The University offers dormitory-styled accommodation for students. Dormitories 2,4,6,8,9 are for male students while 1,3,5,7 are for female students. These dormitories offer a closet for clothes and shoes, a mini-fridge and a study desk for each student. It also provides rooms for laundry, study and TV, apart from that, it offers a chance to be among fellow students and focus on studies.


Following are global rankings of the Middle East Technical University.

  • By Q.S. World Ranking, the Middle East Technical University ranks 501-510.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, the Middle East Technical University ranks 601-800.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank the Middle East Technical University at 484.


Middle East Technical University
Üniversiteler, Dumlupınar Blv. 1/6 D:133, 06800 Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey

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