A Brief History of the Middle East Technical University
Middle East Technical University was founded on November 15, 1956 with the name: “Orta Doğu Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü” (Middle East High Technology Institute).
Important Dates and Stats for the Middle East Technical University
1956: The Department of Architecture was the first academic program to be launched.
1957: Launching of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
1958: Launching of the faculties of Architecture, Engineering, and Administrative Sciences.
1959: The project to establish the Faculty of Arts and Sciences was completed.
1982: The Middle East Technical University launched an academic program in the Faculty of Education.
Today, the Middle East Technical University has a total of 41 undergraduate programs in five faculties.
The Graduate Schools of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Informatics, Applied Mathematics and Marine Sciences have about 107 graduate and 69 doctorate programs available.
For international students, it is worth mentioning that English is the principal language of instruction.
METU counts about 791 professors and associates professors, 225 academic instructors, and 1.273 research assistants in the various faculties.
It is a great pleasure to offer education to over 28.000 students. The total number of graduates presently is above 120.000.METU, Management