ESTABLISHMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
The Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences was established affiliated with Ankara University on 20 July 1982. It started postgraduate education first with 17 major departments of the Faculties of Science and Agriculture for the purpose of regulating, implementing and monitoring postgraduate education in the fields of basic and engineering sciences at the Faculties of Science and Agriculture. Later the number increased with the participation of new other departments. Our Graduate School is, today, carrying out postgraduate education activities in 27 major departments which are based in the faculties of Agriculture, Engineering, Science and School of Home Economics.
There are a total of 484 lecturers 331 of whom are professors, 91 associate professors and 56 assistant professors assigned for postgraduate education at the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Science. Up to the present, 7450 students have completed MSc and 2422 PhD studies. Currently a total of 5271 students have been enrolled by the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Science. 4028 of them are studying to get a MSc degree (1669 based on a thesis and 2359 without a thesis) and 1243 others to get a PhD degree.
All of our graduates have been taught by distinguished academicians and the majority are now employed both in government offices and private sector. We are proud of the success they have already achieved and are continuing to achieve.
Having ever relied on the principle of the universality of science, the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Science has, since 1984, had as many as 230 graduates of foreign nationality 145 of whom have obtained a degree in MSc and 85 in PhD. 149 foreign students are currently continuing to study in postgraduate subjects at the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Science.