Invited Speakers
Bulent BASOL
Active Layer Parametrics (ALP), Inc. CA / USA
University of Michigan, MI / USA
University of California Santa Barbara, CA / USA
Cumhuriyet University / TURKEY
Cagliyan KURDAK
University of Michigan, MI / USA.
Research & Technological Development Dept. of SISECAM / TURKEY
Raymond T. TUNG
City University of New York, NY / USA
Sebahattin TUZEMEN
Ataturk University / TURKEY

About Selcuk University

Selçuk University, which began its educational endeavors in 1975, is one of the leading higher education institutions of Turkey, with its 21 faculties, 6 institutes, 6 schools, 22 vocational schools, 1 state conservatory and 9.519 graduate, 38.115 undergraduate, 26.178 two-year degree, totally 73.812 students. With a population of about 80 thousand people, including academic staff, administrative personnel and students, Selçuk University, according to the figures released by the Turkish Statistics Institute, is larger than 10 provincial centers and, according to the international publications data released by the Higher Education Council (HEC), ranks in the first 8 in Turkey. According to 2013 Scopus data of Scimago Institute, one of the well known world universities ranking institutions, our university is ranked in the top 8 universities in our country and 678th in world's ranking. In addition to campuses in 18 districts within the borders of the province of Konya, our University has a campus in the city centre of Konya which covers an area of 14.5 million square meters.

Educational Activities and Scientific Developments

• More than 1.000 foreign students from 86 different countries, including France, Germany, Israel, Afghanistan, Thailand, Sweden and Norway, receive education at our university.

• The Konya Technopark, an affiliate of our university, is one of the fastest developing technopark in Turkey in terms of the number of companies it has. It ranks second after METU Technopark in terms of academic staff employed by companies within the capacity of advisors and directors.

• The Rumi Research Center, which was established in 2010, is the only institution of education in the world bearing the name of famous mystic Mawlana Jalaladdin Rumi.

• Dual Degree Programs have been started with Montana State University in “Mechanical Engineering” and “Biochemistry” departments and St. Cloud State University in the USA. With the inception of EU Research and Application Center, bilateral agreements were signed within the framework of Erasmus +. Farabi Student Exchange program was established in 2010 to enable student mobility among universities within the country. In 2012, our university was given the “University with the Highest Student Mobility Award” by The Council of Higher Education in Turkey.

• BILMER, the computer center of our university, is Turkey's largest computer center with a fiber optic cable network of 100 km and can serve 2.000 students simultaneously.

Social, Cultural and Sportive Activities

Selçuk University has 81 student clubs varying from fashion to chess, social responsibility to drama and perform over 300 events annually. Turkey's leading artists, singers, actors and actresses and authors meet with our students within the scope of “Culture and Art Events” hosted annually by our Rectory and Faculties. About 100 thousand people attend these 5-day events.

Alaeddin Keykubat Campus is home to 19 May Torku Arena Sports Hall, which, with a capacity to hold 3.500 spectators, hosts various national and international activities. The 75th Year Sports Hall, where, with a capacity of 500 viewers, basketball, volleyball and handball competitions can be held. Moreover, our university has 3 sports halls, an Olympic stadium covering an area of 10.345 m² with a capacity of 3.100 viewers, 2 astro pitches, 2 tennis courts and a 10.000 m² Olympic Indoor Swimming Pool with a capacity of 1.000 viewers.

Accommodation and Food Facilities

Selçuk University Ataturk Student Dormitories located in Alaeddin Keykubat Campus consists of 5 blocks. With a capacity to accommodate 2.160 students. These dormitories offer rooms for one, two and four students. A low-priced cafeteria with a 1.680 m² indoor area serves to the students staying at our dormitories.

In order to meet the accommodation needs of foreign students who come to Selçuk University through various exchange and cooperation programs, Erasmus House was built at Selçuk University. This Erasmus House is the only one of its kind in Turkey. The building can accommodate 96 students in its 48 rooms.

Selçuk University does its best to provide its students with inexpensive, healthy and quality meals and serves a 4-course meal to 18.000 students at affordable price. Menus are prepared in collaboration with a dietitian taking the students' daily energy and nutritional needs into consideration.


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