Abdullah Gül University


The Abdullah Gül University (AGU)

The Abdullah Gül University (AGU) is a young, dynamic top-quality Turkish State University and already one of the best in the country.

The University opened its doors in July 2010 with the aim to produce graduates who can shape the future, equipped with the best skills for today’s globalized society.

AGU is the first State University in Turkey with legal provision for support by a private foundation (including many prominent figures of Turkey), which is solely dedicated to the University and its objectives.

As the pioneer of third-generation universities, AGU places great emphasis on interdisciplinary research, university-industry collaboration and innovative teaching. AGU is a research university that embraces solution seeking for global challenges.

In order to achieve this, AGU aims to attract brilliant faculty members and the brightest students, who, as AGU graduates, will be typified by their ability to think, research, work in an interdisciplinary fashion and to lead and who will be trained to work anywhere in the world.

Therefore proficiency in English is fundamental and all our programs are taught 100% in English. English education at AGU continues after our Preparatory Program (at the AGU School of Languages) and plays an important role in the academic and social life of our students.

AGU’s aims

  • To become a leader in creativity, innovation and high quality institution for learning, teaching, research and enterprise.
  • To attract the brightest students (AGU receives Turkish students that are in the top 20.000 at the national level and our requirements for international students are among the most selective) and brilliant/award winning faculty members from all around the world (in total 20% of our faculty members, 40% of our lecturers and 82% of our English Instructors are international).
  • To produce learning and knowledge, which is of value to a wide range of stakeholders
  • To work closely with the industry, in particular local industry, in order to develop high quality and effective projects in industrial R&D.

AGU’s Educational Practices include

  • The creation of programs designed to comply with the accreditations’ demands like ABET, AACSB, AMBA, Erasmus+, etc. and the different international rankings.
  • The adoption an interdisciplinary approach with the combination of theoretical Education, Research & Development and Hands-on Training.
  • The creation of international partnerships, joint programs and exchange programs raising the international profile and intercultural knowledge of our students and staff.
  • The preserving of a small students/academicians ratio to optimize the students’ experience.
  • The implementation of Long-term internship programs with renowned quality corporations.
  • The use of hands-on training in collaboration with corporations, institutions and industries.
  • The preparation of our students for the job market and the professional life via our Career Centre, Youth Factory and other personal development AGU programs.
  • The direct interaction with the business community through career coaching and mentorship.
  • The implementation of effective, interactive and participatory classes.
  • The implementation of practice-based training in top-quality laboratories and research facilities.
  • The Opportunity to learn foreign languages via our Language school.
  • The Opportunity to evolve in a multicultural hub and interact with our International AGU Community members (19 countries present on campus).

100% English Institution

Proficiency in English is fundamental, therefore all programs are taught 100% in English. The AGU School of Languages (AGUSL) has three fundamental goals:

  • To ensure that all students who are about to enter an AGU faculty are empowered to function effectively in English in the study programs they will follow.
  • To ensure that all students who graduate from an AGU faculty are empowered to communicate effectively and function professionally in English.
  • To offer all students the opportunity to gain some familiarity with a second foreign language that has world significance.

English education at AGU continues after the Preparatory Program and plays an important role in the academic and social life of our AGU members.

AGU Academic Programs

AGU is currently admitting students into the following programs:


  • School of Engineering: Computer Engineering (B.Sc), Civil Engineering(B.Sc), Electrical & Electronics Engineering(B.Sc), Industrial Engineering(B.Sc), Mechanical Engineering(B.Sc)
  • School of of Architecture: Architecture (B.Sc)
  • School of Leadership and Management: Business Administration (B.Sc)
  • School of Life and Natural Sciences: Molecular Biology and Genetics (B.Sc), Fall 2017


  • Graduate School: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (M.Sc), Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.Sc and PhD), Industrial Engineering (M.Sc and PhD)

New programs will be added in near future. AGU will also project interdisciplinary graduate programs in its academic departments.

AGU looks forward to welcoming you to its brand new Campus and is ready to make sure you are fully equipped with all the knowledge, skills, experience and international exposure you need to have a significant impact on today's and our future globalized society.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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MSc in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Turkey Kayseri

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MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM IN ADVANCED MATERIALS AND NANOTECHNOLOGY (AM&N) (100% in English) WHAT IS MATERIALS SCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY? The famous talk entitled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom” by renowned theoretical physicist Richard Feynman seeded the concept of nanotechnology in 1959 during an American Physical Society meeting at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech), which was long before the term "nanotechnology" was used. Inspired by this talk, many researchers from various disciplines started exploring the possibility of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale, which has evolved a new interdisciplinary research area called "Materials Science and Nanotechnology Engineering". This new visionary field covers a wide range of projects from atomic-level manipulations to micro-scale device fabrications, and it's main goal is to control the structure and properties of materials in an extremely small scale (nanometer). The idea behind this approach is that the properties of materials can exhibit dramatic changes when dimensions get close to atomic levels and exceptional properties can be obtained, which otherwise would be impossible. The field of Materials Science and Nanotechnology Engineering investigates different classes of materials such as metals, ceramics, polymers, electronic materials and biomaterials with an emphasis on elucidating structure-process-property relationships. Over the past two decades, nano-structured materials and devices impact all fields of science and engineering, including chemistry, physics, molecular biology, microelectronics, biomedical engineering, and civil engineering. The advancements realized in these fields has led to advanced materials and technologies such as smaller, faster computer chips, smart phones, new display technologies, smart... [-]

MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Turkey Kayseri

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s MSc and PhD Programs at AGU emphasizes advanced graduate education for cutting-edge research. [+]

MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering (100% in English) Abdullah Gül University (AGU) aims to be a research-oriented university with state-of–the-art facilities designed for multi-disciplinary research and graduate studies. AGU faculty with full experience in national and international research projects will produce benefits for all stakeholders. AGU pays special attention to building relationships with industry in order to establish efficient collaboration for qualified R&D projects. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s MSc Program at AGU emphasizes advanced graduate education for cutting-edge research. Our research focuses on current high-growth fields like optics, photonics, nanotechnology, biomedical and bioinformatics, information and communications technology, power systems engineering, energy, control and automation. All graduate students are encouraged to participate in funded research projects where they are supported as full-time research assistants. Research projects are funded by TUBITAK, BAP, EU Framework Programs and industry. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for TUBITAK 2211 and TUBITAK 2215 scholarships. Internal funded scholarships will also be available for highly qualified candidates. We believe that Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) MSc program at AGU will build its reputation based on the quality of its faculty members and graduate students. Bright, motivated and ambitious graduate students with renowned professors in their field will help to develop one of the best ECE programs. Come and join us to build up a successful career at AGU! Admission Requirements: B. Sc. degree from Electrical and Computer Engineering or a related field 2.20 or greater cumulative grade point average (GPA) ALES ≥ 70 or GRE... [-]

MSc in Industrial Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Turkey Kayseri

Research in the department of Industrial Engineering at Abdullah Gul University focuses on understanding, developing models and solution procedures. [+]

MSc in Industrial Engineering (100% in English) ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A program meeting your career needs? Expertise in interdisciplinary research? Innovative and stimulating atmosphere? Collegial work environment? A challenging, high-impact research? A learner-centered climate? A life-changing experience? JOIN US IN DISCOVERING, EXPLORING, EXPERIENCING AND SOLVING CHALLENGING GLOBAL PROBLEMS. INTRODUCTION Research in the department of Industrial Engineering at Abdullah Gul University focuses on understanding, developing models and solution procedures, and providing decision support for the contemporary challenges in production and service industries as well as large-scale socio-technical systems. The department provides a strong background in modeling and optimization, simulation, and probability/statistics. Upon this background, students have the opportunity to specialize in the following three interdisciplinary focus areas: Sustainability: Producing goods and services using processes that are non-polluting, conserving of energy and natural resources, economically viable, and safe and healthful for workers, communities, and consumers. Disaster Management: Analyzing, modeling, and providing scientific decision support in the management of natural and human-induced disasters (e.g., earthquakes, landslides, and terrorism) to contribute towards improving the resilience of governments, organizations, and companies. Healthcare Systems: Improving efficiency, productivity, and patient access in healthcare systems by developing tools, methodologies, and protocols that allow for the safe, efficient, and cost-effective delivery of healthcare with improved outcomes. ADMISSIONS B. Sc. degree from a field with one year of college-level mathematics (calculus and probability/statistics), e.g., industrial engineering, operations research, operations management, statistics, computer science/engineering, and civil engineering. For Turkish citizens, a minimum score of 70 from ALES quantitative section. For... [-]


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