Ankara University is the first university of the Republic of Türkiye.
Ankara University is a University that has identified and integrated the history and mission of the Republic with its nation. The establishment of the Republic of Türkiye is far beyond merely changing a form of government, as it is a great social transformation system based on modern science, contemporary democratic values and institutions; The opening of Ankara University, besides the known university aims, also expresses the concretization of a special mission.
The first and striking achievements of the Young Republic in the field of higher education; The Law School, which was established in 1925 to train lawyers who will realize the new legal order of the secular and democratic Republic, the Higher Institute of Agriculture, which started education in 1933 to serve Turkish farmers, the Faculty of Languages, History and Geography opened in 1935 to research the rich Anatolian culture, the School of Political Sciences, which was established with the special orders and interests of Atatürk, who has trained senior public administrators since 1859 and moved to Ankara in 1936.
Ankara University was officially established in 1946 with the Faculties of Law, Humanities, Science and Medicine, each of which had important missions in the building of the Republic of Türkiye. In 1948, the Faculty of Agriculture and the Higher Institute of Agriculture were included in Ankara University.
Agricultural education in Turkey dates back to old ages. The first Agriculture College was established in 1846 on the lands of Istanbul-Yeşilköy Ayamama farm, however the college closed in only two years. Towards the end of the 19th century, some measures were taken to develop agriculture sector in Turkey, and agriculturists were planned to be employed to apply these measures. For this purpose, Halkalı Agricultural Vocational School was established in 1891. This school continued its education until 1928 and educated many students.
In order to fulfill the gap after the closure of this school, a new school, Ankara Higher Agriculture College was established in 1930. This college, which adopted the German education system, was converted into the Higher Agriculture Institute prior to the graduation of its first students. This institute, which was established on October 30, 1933 with the directives of Atatürk, differentiates from both Halkalı and Ankara colleges in terms of functional and physical properties. Faculties of Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary, Natural Sciences and Arts were all located in this Institute in order to modernize the Turkish agriculture, scientifically define its problems and find solutions, educate Higher Agricultural Engineers to serve Turkish agricultural sector, and for research and education purposes in the field of agriculture. The institute’s program is based on the 8 semester, 4 years of general agricultural education with 10 months of internship.
Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture, which joined to Turkish higher education with a new discipline and approach in 1948, has made many contributions to the development of nation’s agriculture; played important roles in education of Agriculture Engineers and many highly qualified scientists. Beginning from its first establishment, more than 20.000 engineers graduated from the faculty, and thousands of research papers, theses and articles were published.
Today, with more than 500 decares of the campus land, research and application farms, research stations, experienced academic and administrative staff, Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture is the leading education and research institution of Turkey.
Our department is the first agricultural machinery department in Türkiye to provide education in the field of agricultural machinery at undergraduate degree.
The Department’s foundation is based on the opening of the Agricultural College, which is affiliated with The Ministry of Agriculture. In addition, it is part of The Technical Faculty, one of the five faculties of the Higher Institute of Agriculture. More than 2800 people have graduated up to date since 1958. It has undergraduate and graduate program. Main activities in this department are given as below:
*Organize the scientific research and plans for any kind of agricultural tool, machinery and equipment which are usually needed by farmers in Turkey,
*To have students take bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the areas of design, production, development and management of agricultural tools and machinery using the energy in agriculture,
*Do experiments to determine the agricultural tools and machines’ suitabilty for standards and usage basis,
Render service to Consultancy in the area of agricultural mechanization
Cinnah Cad. Alacam Sk. Tu-Ba Is Merkezi. No: 10/5
06690 Cankaya, Ankara, Turkiye
+90 312 466 70 00
Dr. Kamil Saçılık
Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture
Department of Agricultural Machinery and
Technologies Engineering Ankara 06110, Türkiye
+90 532 606 55 75