About the Faculty

About The Faculty

 

The Faculty of Communication (ILEF), which was established as the School of Press and Broadcasting with the support of UNESCO and the Community of Journalism in 1965, is the first institution which offers a four-year undergraduate program in communication in Turkey. The School of Press and Broadcasting became the Faculty of Communication in 1992.


Scholars of Faculty of Communication are academics whose research has special importance in their fields. The number of instructors is 100. With nearly 1700 undergraduate students, ILEF annually has a hundred and fifty graduates.


The main objective of ILEF is to orient students in order to combine information with their very practical life. Qualified students who internalize the bond between theory, method and practice are at the heart of the education schedule. Radio Studio, Film Lab, Photography Lab, Advertisement Lab, students’ journal named Görünüm and Ankara University’s Radio (Radio ILEF) on FM 91.0 are at the students’ service. Moreover, two cinema halls, a computer laboratory and library are also at the students’ service.


Graduates of ILEF are qualified to become new personnel in journalism, public relations, advertisement, radio, television and cinema. In addition, the graduate program of faculty plays an important role in nurturing a young generation scholars for communication faculties all over the country.


Departments of ILEF

The Faculty of Communication consists of three departments:

  • Journalism
  • Radio Television and Film
  • Public Relations and Advertising

The choice of department, which is made at the time of the university entrance exam, can not be changed after registration. But it is possible for students to take elective courses from other departments in the same faculty. The ongoing academic schedule of the faculty is flexible so that students can focus on different interests.

History

The story of the Faculty of Communication began in November 1965 with the name of the School of Press and Broadcasting (Basın Yayın Yüksek Okulu, BYYO). The idea of establishing “a school of journalism”  in order to promote freedom of the press and to educate qualified staff, brought journalist Metin Toker together with Hıfzı Topuz, who has a PhD in freedom of the press from the University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France. UNESCO and the Community of Journalists also made contributions to this idea. Moreover, an offer was made to the Faculty of Political Science. A commission composed of five members of Faculty of Political Science, namely, Prof. Dr. Bahri Savcı, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şerif Mardin, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mümtaz Soysal, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bülent Daver and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nermin Abadan, whose classes were mostly on freedom of press, began to study the matter. The commission was assisted by research assistant Erdoğan Güçbilmez. Further, with the support of UNESCO, Belgian Prof. Dr. Clause, who has been a pioneer of departments of journalism in Europe, came to Ankara for a semester in order to contribute to the preparation of curriculum for the school together with the commission.

The first institution in Turkey which delivered academic education on press and broadcasting was opened in November 1965 and named the School of Press and Broadcasting of Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University. The first administrator of the school was Prof. Dr. Fahir H. Armağanoğlu and the first two departments were “Journalism and Public Relations” and “Radio, Television and Cinema”.

The first lessons were delivered in two classrooms of the Faculty of Political Sciences since there wasn’t a separate building assigned to the School of Press and Broadcasting. It was going to take a few years to have such a building.

The 1970s was a period of great progress for both the academic program and academic personnel. While technical courses were carried out by the important journalists of the era, general formation courses were taught by the academic staff of the Faculty of Political Sciences. The printing house, which was established in 1974, published  books written by scholars of the Faculty of Political Sciences and School of Press and Broadcasting until it was closed in 1993. Moreover, during this period it was possible for students to get information about ongoing publishing technologies in this printing house.

It took some time to lay the foundations of the radio studio and units of television and cinema, with the support of UNESCO. The first student films were produced in 1976. The name of the very first movie was “Ladik 76”.

The School of Press and Broadcasting was separated from Faculty of Political Sciences and turned into an institution which was directly connected to the Presidency of Ankara University on 6th November of 1982. Graduate classes started to be offered in 1986. During the 1980s, the resources for practice opportunities required for vocational training were developed. The journal Görünüm was the first students’ practice journal. It was published in January 1981 and the first closed circuit radio studio started broadcasting in 1982.

The School of Press and Broadcasting became the Faculty of Communication in July 1992. This led to an increase in the number of academic personnel as well as development of the academic curriculum. After that, there have been three departments: Journalism; Public Relations and Advertising; and Radio, Television and Film. During this transition process, the first the administrator of School of Press and Broadcasting and later the dean of Faculty of Communication was Prof. Dr. Oya Tokgöz.

In the same period, Görünüm switched to offset printing and the old letterpress printing technique stood idle. Closed circuit television broadcasting started in 1993 with new equipment. In these days, the first radio broadcasting was started in Ankara with a transmitter of 100 Watts. The official launch of the station on FM 97.5 with the name of Radyo Radyo was in November 22, 1994. Because of some problems related to legal and management procedures, the broadcast was terminated and then started again on FM 105.8, in 1998. The ongoing problems led to a new start in 2005. The broadcast on FM 91.0 with the name of Radio of Ankara University, Radio İlef (Ankara Üniversitesi Radyosu Radyo İlef) has been available not only for people in Ankara but for people of nearly 90 countries from all around the world via internet.

The Faculty of Communication consists of units like Radio Lab named as Esin Öngören Radio Studio, Television Lab, Advertisement Lab, Photography Lab, two cinema halls, a computer laboratory, Görünüm, Radio of Ankara University/Radyo İlef, Mahmut Tali Öngören Cinema Hall, Ahmet Taner Kışlalı Art House. Moreover the new building which was projected for Faculty of Communication will be ready for use soon.

The Faculty of Communication offers a five year undergraduate education including an English preparation class and it contributes to educating scholars of the future through graduate courses. The School of Press and Broadcasting, which was the first faculty in the field of communication in Turkey, has always been the leader amongst the universities in Turkey in terms of its academic staff. This faculty has become the home of professionals in communication sciences, hosting the pioneers of academic studies  in communication  such as Şevket Evliyagil, Oya Tokgöz, Aysel Aziz, Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Mahmut Tali Öngören and Ünsal Oskay. By educating today’s lecturers and media professionals, it continues to shape the future.

Ilef is still leading the nation in communication studies, just as in the old days. Moreover with pride in recent graduates, in addition to the graduates of the past (nearly 6.000), Ilef is saluting the future with its graduate students and scholars.

Today’s Ilef, with its ninety-four scholars and the dean Prof. Dr. Ruken Öztürk, carries the honour of “being part of the School of Press and Broadcasting” to the vision of being from İlef.

Mission & Vission

Being one of the advanced centers of education, research and application with the goal of providing guidance to communication professionals who have core and basic communication skills, who are able to carry these skills to multiple environments, who give importance to public interest in their professional practices and who can always be critical about themselves.

Core Skills: Timeless skills of the profession

  • Achieving right and necessary information, selecting information, choosing the context and filtering with respect to its importance
  • Creating journalism that is interesting and appealing to the audience
  • Understanding social effects and aspects of communication and having necessary background on social matters
  • Being self-confident, relaxed, sociable and courageous

Basic Skills: Individual communication skills

  • Having fluent Turkish
  • Speaking at least one other language
  • Being highly capable of visual and aural perception, having excellent expressive skills and possessing artistic interests
  • Feeling empathy with individuals and groups different from oneself and being open to new ideas

Multiple environment skills: Skills that are related to developments in communication technologies in order to excel at the profession

  • Being capable of multiple environment literacy (i.e. the necessary new hardware, software, and technological environments)
  • Being able to create productions for media channels and similar platforms
  • Being able to interact with the addressed groups and individuals in multiple areas and having interest in serving them
  • Having background information about social aspects of sectorial convergence

Public Interest in Professional Practices:

  • Independence from regional interests (such as individual, commercial, political etc.)
  • Giving importance to public service and feeling responsible to society
  • Being aware of social and professional rights

Being Critical: Having the intellectual capacity and desire to change the world for the benefit of equality and cultural diversity

  • Having holistic view on social problems
  • Questioning society and the world around

Faculty Boards

Dean
Department: Journalism
Major Science Press Economics and Management
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 31706590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 ' 200 - 267
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Vice Dean

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Prof.

Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 06590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 '
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Faculty Executive Board
Department: Journalism
Major Science Press Economics and Management
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 31706590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 ' 200 - 267
Email:
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Department: Journalism
Major Science Press Release Technique
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 31406590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 ' 264
Email:
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Department: Journalism
Major Science General Journalism
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 30106590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 ' 251
Email:
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Department: Journalism
Major Science Informatics
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 06590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 '
Email:
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Prof.

Department: Journalism
Major Science
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 06590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 '
Email:
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Burcu Sümer

Assoc. Prof.

Department: Radio, Television and Cinema
Major Science Radio and TelevisionAdvertising and Promotion
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 06590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 ' 235
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Tuğba Taş

Asst. Prof.

Department: Radio, Television and Cinema
Major Science Photography and Graphics
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: -06590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 ' 243
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Faculty Academic Board
Department: Journalism
Major Science Press Economics and Management
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 31706590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 ' 200 - 267
Email:
Website:
Department: Journalism
Major Science Press Release Technique
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 31406590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 ' 264
Email:
Website:
Department: Journalism
Major Science General Journalism
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 30106590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 ' 251
Email:
Website:

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Prof.

Department: Journalism
Major Science
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 06590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 '
Email:
Website:
Department: Radio, Television and Cinema
Major Science Cinema
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 30306590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 ' 285
Email:
Website:
Department: Journalism
Major Science Informatics
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 30206590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 ' 253
Email:
Website:
Department: Public Relations and Advertising
Major Science Public Relations
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 06590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 ' 230
Email:
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Melike Aktaş

Assoc. Prof.

Department: Public Relations and Advertising
Major Science Public Relations
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 06590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 ' 248
Email:
Website:

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Prof.

Department: Journalism
Major Science
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 06590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 '
Email:
Website:

Çağla Kubilay

Assoc. Prof.

Department: Journalism
Major Science Press Release Technique
Address:ilef Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Oda no: 06590 Cebeci, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 (312) 319 77 14 ' 299
Email:
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The Previous Deans
PhotoName / SurnamePeriod
Prof. Dr. Fahir ARMAOĞLU18 Mart 1965 - 25 Kasım 1965
Prof. Dr. Mehmet GÖNLÜBOL26 Kasım 1965 - 29 Aralık 1965
Prof. Dr. Reşat AKTAN30 Aralık 1965 - 1 Kasım 1968
Prof. Dr. Feyyaz GÖLCÜKLÜ11 Kasım 1968 - 26 Ocak 1970
Prof. Dr. İlhan ÖZTRAK27 Ocak 1970- 3 Kasım 1970
Prof. Dr. Muammer AKSOY4 Kasım 1970 – 14 Ocak 1971
Prof. Dr. Nermin ABADAN-UNAT15 Ocak 1971- 5 Temmuz 1971
Prof. Dr. İlhan ÖZTRAK6 Temmuz 1971 – 18 Ocak 1972
Prof. Dr. Reşat AKTAN20 Ocak 1972 – 16 Kasım 1972
Prof. Dr. Haluk ÜLMAN16 Kasım 1972 – 13 Haziran 1973
Prof. Dr. Reşat AKTAN1 Ocak 1974 – 25 Mart 1976
Prof. Dr. Cevat GERAY25 Mart 1976 – 3 Kasım 1977
Prof. Dr. Yılmaz GÜNAL12 Ocak 1978- 17 Nisan 1980
Prof. Dr. Yüksel KOÇ-YALKIN17 Nisan 1980 – 11 Kasım1980
Prof. Dr. Özdemir AKMUT11 Kasım 1980 – 2 Eylül 1982
Prof. Dr. Nejdet SERİN2 Eylül 1982 – 1 Mart 1983
Prof. Dr. Ahmet DANIŞMAN7 Mart 1983 – 7 Mart 1986
Prof. Dr. Ferruh DİNÇER7 Mart 1986 – 2 Ocak 1989
Prof. Dr. Oya TOKGÖZ2 Ocak 1989 – 10 Kasım 1992
Prof. Dr. Aysel AZİZ11 Kasım 1992 – 22 Aralık 1995
Prof. Dr. Türker ALKAN22 Aralık 1995 – 10 Şubat 1997
Prof. Dr. İ.Erol MUTLU10 Şubat 1997 - 15 Eylül 1998
Prof. Dr. Oğuz ONARAN27 Ocak 1999- 2 Ağustos 2002
Prof. Dr. Ahmet TOLUNGÜÇ02 Ağustos 2002 - 16 Ağustos 2006
Prof. Dr. Haluk GERAY01 Aralık 2006 - 31 Aralık 2009
Prof. Dr. Eser KÖKER31 Aralık 2009 - 20 Eylül 2012
Prof. Dr. S. Ruken Öztürk20 Eylül 2012 - 15 Kasım 2015
Secretary of Faculty

Asuman GÜNAY

Phone: (+90312) 319 51 33
Fax (+90312) 362 27 17
Address:Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi, Cebeci Kampüsü, 06590, ANKARA, TURKEY
Email:agunay@ankara.edu.tr

Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi