Ondokuz Mayıs University is a modern local state university founded in 1975 and situated in a land of 10,000 acres with a view of the Black Sea on the one side and a view of the nationally famous Kocadag Mountain on the other side, which is well known for its national yearly walks. The university has schools in the City of Samsun and 7 other counties. The main campus is located in Samsun, a coastal and harbour city situated on the border of the Black Sea in the North of Turkey.
OMU gives great importance to science, education and research and takes place amongst the significant and large universities of Turkey. The University also aims to satisfy all the needs of a student in terms of professional training and other social needs; such as accommodation, health service, nutrition, cultural, social and sport activities etc.
The university has 16 faculties, 3 schools (first cycle), 1 music conservatoire, 11 vocational schools (short cycle), 5 graduate schools, 22 research centres, 6 educational centres including a children’s hospital. It has approximately 46,225 students (including postgraduate and distance learning students), 2051 academic staff and 1,559 administrative staff.
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