Founded with the Council of Ministers Decision dated August 26, 2014, the Faculty of Applied Sciences is the 16th faculty of Ankara University established in 1946 as the first higher education institution of the Republic of Turkey. The wealth of knowledge accumulated in fields such as “real estate appraisal, real estate law, land development, land management and protection, land economics, urbanism and urban sciences, local governments, expropriation, settlement and settlement policies, insurance, actuarial science, transportation and international trade” since the 1930s at the faculties, institutes and academies affiliated to the University of Ankara, was aimed to be gathered under the roof of a new faculty and educating qualified individuals for the world of science and the society. The Undergraduate Programs of our Faculty offer the opportunity to develop rapid and analytical solutions, pioneering, theoretical and practical education, vocational knowledge and skills development and on-the-job training in the field for young people. Undergraduate and graduate education and training programs have been prepared so that graduates can have the qualifications to find jobs easily all over the world and activities focused on international accreditation of programs are given priority and importance.
Currently there are four departments and six department branches affiliated to these departments established in our Faculty. The departments and department branches of our Faculty are as follows:
- Department of Real Estate and Asset Economics and Valuation
- Department of Land Development and Project Management
- Department of Insurance and Risk Management
- Department of Actuarial Sciences
- Department of Transportation
- Department of International Trade and Logistics
Urban Studies and Local Governments Department
In our faculty, along with interdisciplinary studies and technical knowledge in new business areas, the emphasis is on application studies in a total of four years (eight semesters) undergraduate education programs. With this model, it has been made possible to integrate professional requirements into training programs as a whole, to apply constantly updated or dynamic programs, to prioritize education focused on problem-solving and to test individual skills during the education period and to gain experience on different job opportunities in public and private institutions through on-the-job training.
In the undergraduate programs, besides the theoretical training, at least 10 weeks of on-the-job training and internship work are carried out at the end of the second and third grades and in addition, project preparation and presentation are emphasized and application skills are improved. Scientific branches and research groups have been established within the divisions of the branches and the participation of undergraduate and graduate students in the project studies carried out in each group is obligatory. In the Departments of Real Estate Development and Management and Insurance and Actuarial Sciences of the Faculty, education and training activities as well as research studies are carried out primarily at undergraduate level.
For the first time in 2016-2017 academic year, students were admitted to the Real Estate Development and Management Department, which was established with the experiences of the Immovable Development (Real Estate Development and Management) Branch, which was established on Feb. 2, 2007 at the Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences of the University. Since 2017-2018 academic year, students have been taken to the Department of Insurance and Actuarial Sciences and from that year onwards, both divisions are accepting students with Equal Weight Score Type. Our Faculty, which started education in the 2016-2017 academic year with the experienced staff of our Faculty Departments, will serve for the development and implementation of educational programs and research projects that will contribute to social and economic development as well as the provision of a diploma with high brand value and professional skills to young people on the road to contemporary civilization drawn by the great leader Atatürk.