The Faculty of Communication of Ankara University is located in Cebeci which is one of the most central places of Ankara. Cebeci is very close to locations of art and culture such as Kızılay, Sıhhıye, Tunalı Hilmi and Bahçelievler. Students can follow social activities such as theatre, cinema and sports off campus as well as enjoying a wide range of facilities within the university.
Each year several activities are put into practice through Health, Culture and Sports Department in order to enable students to spend their extracurricular time in the best way, to contribute to students’ active participation (rather than their being mere spectators), and to pass cultural and artistic values to future generations. In order the achieve these objectives, courses on Turkish Classical Music, ballroom dances, folk dances, musical instruments (guitar, bağlama, ney (reed flute) and percussion), diction, drama, theatre, nonverbal communication and NLP, photography, painting, marbling art, miniature, ceramics and chess are offered.
The announcement for the courses is sent to faculties and academies in September. Courses begin in November following the enrolllment of students and end in June. Students’ works are exhibited during the important activities such as Ankara University Culture Week, Spring Fest, Youth Week and the festivals of other universities.
There are choirs for different branches of music at the Ankara University and they are led by performers who have good reputations in their respective fields. Students’ music groups, found in nearly in every unit, bring vitality to the university life.
There are also communities for modern dance, folk dance, and drama/performing at the university. They take part in various contests and different shows in Turkey and abroad. Many plays are shown at the university every year as a result of the theatre work conducted in many faculties. The university offers numerous opportunities for students who would like to work and improve their skills in different fields of art, such as painting and photography.
There is a conservatoire and a theatre department in the university. The Ankara University Soloists’ Chamber Music Community, consisting of the staff members of Ankara University State Conservatoire, contributes to the artistic life in Turkey with its activities at home and abroad.
There are 14 students’ communities within the Faculty of Communication, which students can join in accordance with their fields of interest: Ilef Cinema Community, Ilef Sports Community, International Research and Development Community, Communication and Culture Research Club, Creativity and Social Activity Community, Ankara Hitit Cycling Community, Theatre Community, Ilef Chess Community, Ilef Literature Community, Anti-capitalist Students’ Community, Alternative Media Community, Ilef Ataturkist Thought Community, Marxist Thought Community and SISKARP Community.
Ankara University promotes sports activies in order to contribute students’ socialization as well as their balanced and healthy physical, physchological and mental development. Within the Department of Health, Culture and Sports of Ankara University, there are one indoor olympic pool, five sports halls, three exercise halls and an outdoor sports camp in the Manavgat- ORSEM Complex (Student Centre for Rehabilitation and Sports Education) to enable students continue their sports activities during summer. There are also football fields and voleyball, basketball and tennis courts in the faculties and academies. In Cebeci Campus where the Faculty of Communication is located, there is a fitness centre besides these facilities.
The capacity of the annual “Traditional Sports Festival of Ankara University” is nearly 2500 students. The aim is to promote the spirit of Ankara University among students by allowingthem to get closer and support their friendship by competitions on sports like athletics, badminton, basketball, football, wrestling, handball, ping pong, volleyball, tennis and swimming.
Indoor Olympic Pool of Ankara University is the biggest unique indoor Olympic pool of Turkey whose dimensions comply with the terms and conditions of Federation Internationale of Natation (FINA) with length of 50 meters, width of 26 meters, height of 2.5 meters and 10 swim lanes.
There is a pool, a sauna, a gym saloon and studios suitable for spinning, pilates and step-aerobics in the same center which is available between 06:30 a.m. and 21:20 p.m. everyday including public holidaysthroughout the year . There exist treadmill, bicycles (horizontal, vertical and elliptical) and strength equipment in the center. Also there is a commercial outlet where products with logo of Ankara University can be taken.
Bicycles are available for students to hire from Tandoğan Campus of Ankara University. Moreover, check in for the campsites of Manavgat, Çolaklı and Ilgaz can be done at the office of ÖRSEM which is placed inside the Indoor Olympic Pool of Ankara University.
Personnel of the center who are all experts in their fields give swimming, aqua-fit, spinning, step-aerobic, yoga, pilates and stretching classes for adults and also for children aged between 6 and 14 some of whom may not be a member of Ankara University.
Ankara University has six student houses in Ankara and one in Beypazarı. Students can also stay in the dormitories of the General Directorate of Higher Education Credit and Hostels Institution. Application dates for the university housing are determined according to the academic calendar. Registration dates for students admitted to the university housing is announced on the following web site: www.ankara.edu.tr
Milli Piyango, Cumhuriyet and Yıldırım Beyazıt Women’s Student Houses provide services to female students and Vehbi Koç and Yıldırım Beyazıt Men’s Student Houses to male students. Block A of Keçiören Student House offers accomodation to research assistants appointed in the framework of the article 35 of the Higher Education Law and graduate students; and Block B to African students.
Vehbi Koç Men’s Student House hosts 200 students, most of whom are final year students, selected according to their success levels. 20 percent of students are not asked for any payment. There are single and double rooms in the Vehbi Koç Student House. Approximately 177 students can be accomodated in the Yıldırım Beyazıt Men’s Student House of Dışkapı Campus and there are triple rooms. In two of the student houses, students have a television and a refregerator in each room.
328 female students stay at the Milli Piyango Student House of Cebeci Campus, 172 at the Cumhuriyet Student House of Dikimevi Campus and 127 at Yıldırım Beyazıt Student House of Dışkapı Campus. Each room in these student houses includes a television, a telephone, refrigerator, work tables, wardrobes and dressing tables.
Students of the Faculty of Communication prefer Milli Piyango and Cumhuriyet Student Houses for the most part because of their promixity to the faculty. As students of prep classes get their education in Gölbaşı Campus in the first year, they can benefit from the university housing in that area for one year. There are buses from every neighbourhood to Gölbaşı Campus for students who do not prefer to stay in university housing there.
Students are provided not only with accomodation but also with other services essential for students in the university housing. There are computer labs and fitness rooms at Milli Piyango, Cumhuriyet, Vehbi Koç and Yıldırım Beyazıt Student Houses. Students can stay in the student houses during summer by providing documents from their faculties and academies about the reason for their stay, such as make-up examinations, intership, and summer school. Students have to obey the rules of student houses.
Web Site: http://sks.ankara.edu.tr/ogrencievi/
Ankara University provides several contributions to students who need financial support to continue their studies. Students chosen amongst enrolled students by the Scholarship Commission of the Faculty and the Academy according to the eligibility criteria are offered one of the following options: contribution in return for part-time work, free lunch or accommodation in one of the student houses.
Students, who would like to benefit from contribution in return for part-time work can find detailed information in the announcement on part-time work and apply to relevant units during the dates specified in the announcement published on the following websites in September: www.ankara.edu.tr and www.sks.ankara.edu.tr.
As mentioned above, applications for part-time work are assessed according to the criteria set by the Scholarship Commission of the Faculty and the Academy. Students receiving scholarships from other institutions are not eligible. The names of the selected students for part-time work are announced on the web site of Ankara University, following the completion of the assessment.
For students getting the highest ranks in the university examination (YGS-LYS), Ankara University provides a range of opportunities such as laptop, contribution in return for part-time work, free lunch, free use of Olympic pool, %75 discounts for language course in TOMER, according to the grading done in accordance with the students’ enrollment scores.
Students, who would like to benefit from contributions varying in accordance with grading intervals set by the Executive Board of Ankara University for each type of the score in the 2012-2013 university examination, can get more information on the scholarships — which they would get according to their enrollment scores — by following the bulletin boards at the faculties. They can submit their scholarship application to the registrar’s office.
There is a clothes bank at Ankara University established by Ankara University Alumni Association. Students can get clothes from this bank by paying a symbolic amount of money.
Besides the opportunities listed above, students of the Faculty of Communication can benefit from Mahmut Tali Ongoren Scholarship of ILEV.
There are more than 18.720 books (in the areas related to the education and training focus of the faculty) both in Turkish and foreign languages, national and international periodicals, and newspaper collections at the library of the Faculty of Communication.
Being subscribed to many academic journals, the library offers access to seven newspapers at the reading room and adds these newspapers in its collection everyday.
Users who would like to study at the library can benefit from a thirty-four person reading room and two computers with internet access. The catalogue information of books can be searched via the Internet and article research can be done by accessing e-journals in the electronic library.
The library fully conducts its activities in the computer environment. Besides staff members, willing students contribute to the services of the library by working parttime.
At the Cebeci Campus where the Faculty of Communication is located, there are libraries of faculties of Political Sciences, Law, and Education Sciences, open to the common use of all students and academic staff of the University. Our students can access these libraries with their student IDs. In addition to this, the Library and Documentation Department of Ankara University offers rich research opportunities such as internet resources and databes. More information and access options can be found using the links below.
Besides the oppotunities that our University offers, the National Library, having the richest written resources in Turkey, gives public access to a wide range of materials and study halls through membership.
In these days in which borders gradually fade away and the world transforms into a global village, international relations also becomes important in terms of collaborations between different universities in a variety of countries. Interaction and mobility have become one of the basic necessities of the university. Information, freed from the monopoly of certain countries, contributes to the accelaration of the internationalization process through more sharing.
By increasing its academic activities in its region and the world, Turkey is becoming an attractive education destination for international students. In the process of internationalization, Ankara University is also aiming to create multiple degree programs in collaboration with universities abroad; establish an internationalized and modern living space in the all units of the university; and support all the units in the university in line with this purpose.
The most important dimension of international relations at Ankara University is bilateral relations based on protocols signed with foreign universities regarding academic collaboration. Student exchanges are done within the framework of the protocols on academic and cultural collaboration, signed by over a hundred universities from more than fifty countries. In addition to the joint research projects based on protocols, academic staff, student and material exchange through different mobility programmes is implemented by the University.
Students of Ankara University who meet the criteria for academic exchange programmes, gain the status of “exchange student” and can study in the universities, with whom we hold mobility agreements, during one month, one semester or one academic term.
Being a higher education institution awarded the Extented Erasmus University Charter, Ankara University is entitled to take part in the Life-Long Learning/Erasmus Programme in the framework of the EU Education and Youth Programmes. Students can be involved in education mobility in the EU universities with whom we hold bilateral agreements and do internship in higher educations instutitutions or business organizations.
Ankara University has signed bilateral agreements with different departments of many universities. In the framework of these agreements, students have an opportunity to continue their studies in the agreed universities during one or two semesters and to transfer their academic activities abroad to Ankara University. Students coming from the universities concerned also have an opportunity to continue their studies in Ankara University.
Ankara University is the leading among the universities which extensively implement Erasmus Mobility Programmes and increase their facilities every year. Acknowledging the importance of Erasmus Programmes, Ankara University endeavours to increase the number of the universities with whom Erasmus Agreements would be signed. The Office for EU Education Programmes and Erasmus can be consulted in order to get more information and support about this issue.
Being aware of the fact that limiting the student exchange only with EU countries is a serious deficiency, Ankara University provides an opportunity for opening several programmes through bilateral protocols signed with other countries in the framework of Mevlana Exchange Programme. Students and academic staff can study and/or work in a wide range of countries from Japan to Bosnia and from Georgia to Albania depending on the bilateral protocols covering a large geography. The number of the protocols is swiftly increasing.
Similar to Erasmus, Mevlana Exchange Programme aims to provide students, who have the opportunity to study in a country other than Turkey, with a sophisticated, analytic, and diverse perspective to express themselves. Besides gaining academic experiences, students benefiting the programme, would be able to get acquinted with the culture of the country on-site. Students who improve the level of their foreign language competence have a significant advantage in terms of reaching their career objectives, based on the experience of spending a portion of their academic lives abroad.
International Student Office of the Presidency provides information and support to students who would like to study abroad and who come to study at Ankara University. The office also carries out guidance and assistance to foreign national students.
Students of Ankara University have an opportunity to do internships abroad via IAESTE and IASEC. Necessary work has been undertaken to create a balance between diversity and unity, to strengthen Turkey’s place in the European Higher Education Area, and to facilitate movement of students in Europe.
The Foreign Relations and Internationalization Office of the Presidency is responsible for maintaining relationships with foreign missions in Turkey as well as overseas institutions. The Office also sustains communication with institutions having important activities in terms of internationalization, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prime Ministry Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, and the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities.
Improved foreign relations and internationalization is conducted by the Foreign Relations and Internationalization Office with every passing day and is reflected in all units of the university. The Office, has connections with many institutions, ranging from academic institutions to international organizations, and from embassies to international corporations. Responsibilities of the Office include the areas of international protocols, projects providing the visibility of the university, international activities on culture and arts, educational activities, dual degree programmes and international foreign language programmes. The Foreign Relations and Internationalization Office continue to work on creating a cosmopolitan university, on forming a university in harmony with the current developments in the world rather than being a mere spectator, and on nurturing cosmopolitan citizens.
Ankara University has twenty-three campus areas. Some of these campus areas such as Beypazari, Elmadag, Kalecik, Haymana, Nallihan and Golbasi are outside of the city center.
Moreover research and application farms of the Veterinary School and of the Agricultural Faculty are respectively in Kazan and in Haymana and Ayas. In Kalecik there is a research and application station on viticulture; in Cifteler, Eskişehir there is a research and application station on fresh-water fishery; in Gemlik, Bursa there is a research and application station on olive cultivation. In addition to the educational and sportive centers in the ski resort of Ilgaz Mountain, there are day rooms in Local of Antalya/Manavgat-Çolaklı, Golbasi and Elmadag.
TÖMER has taught Turkish to two hundred and fifty thousand people from a hundred and thirty five different nations. It has also provided education in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Hungarian, Contemporary Greek, Dutch, Bulgarian, Chinese, Korean, Polish, Latin, Indian, Urdu, Bosnian, Portoguese, Persian, Eurisian Turkish and Ottoman Turkish to more than fifty-five thousand students. TÖMER has eleven offices in total which are in Ankara (City Center, Kizilay and Yenisehir), Istanbul (Taksim Square and Kadikoy), Izmir, Antalya, Alanya, Bursa, Samsun and Trabzon.
Language sections in TÖMER are perennial. Foreign language courses with specific motivations like preparation for YDS (Yabancı Dil Bilgisi Seviye Tespit Sınavı), TOEFL, DALF, DELF, and DELE; courses adapted to prep classes; translation courses; professional English; and speaking classes can all be found in TÖMER. Diction and rhetoric, speed reading, and creative writing courses are given in order to provide accurate and effective speaking as part of Turkish Classes with particular objectives.
The classes are organized around a table in such a manner as to provide students with the opportunity to interact with each other directly and to see and to communicate easily with the lecturer. Moreover, every class has its own DVD system. With library, video-DVD clubs, and reading halls, each TÖMER office offers its students free internet access.
Being the pioneer and keeping ahead in education of Turkish languge, TÖMER became the first language center to have the authority to give European Language Certificate of Councile of Europe, in Turkey. Moreover, with the project named Distance Turkish Exam (UTS) TÖMER was awarded the European Language Label Award in 2006 and TÖMER classes became TOEFL exam centers in June 2010.
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