Middle East Technical University

  • Description
  • Mis­sion State­ment of METU

    The mis­sion of the Mid­dle East Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­sity is to reach, pro­duce, apply and pro­mote knowl­edge, and to edu­cate indi­vid­u­als with that knowl­edge for the social, cul­tural, eco­nomic, sci­en­tific and tech­no­log­i­cal devel­op­ment of our soci­ety and human­ity. This is to be done by bring­ing teach­ing, research and social ser­vices up to uni­ver­sal standards.

    METU in Turkey

    METU is one of Turkey’s most com­pet­i­tive uni­ver­si­ties. Each year, among the stu­dents tak­ing the National Uni­ver­sity Entrance Exam­i­na­tion, over 13 of the 1000 appli­cants with the high­est scores attend METU. Due to the high demand towards METU is so great, most of our depart­ments accept only the top 1% of the approx­i­mately 1.5 mil­lion appli­cants tak­ing the National Uni­ver­sity Entrance Exam­i­na­tion. Over 40% of METU’s stu­dents go on to grad­u­ate school.

    Basic Principles

    Sci­en­tific Approach

    It is uncon­di­tion­ally accepted that a university’s mis­sion is to ensure the under­stand­ing of cur­rent knowl­edge and the dis­cov­ery of new knowl­edge. On this sub­ject, there should be no hin­drance to the dis­cov­ery and shar­ing of new knowl­edge. An envi­ron­ment should be cre­ated in which research, cre­ativ­ity and stu­dent self-​development can be fostered.

    Aca­d­e­mic Freedom

    The right to deter­mine how, to whom, and by whom knowl­edge is taught is para­mount. The uni­ver­sity is opposed to dog­matic thought and ideas, under the prin­ci­ple of the sci­en­tific approach. The right to hon­est inquiry and legal protest is acknowl­edged and guar­an­teed by law.

    Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Approach

    Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary edu­ca­tion and research are encour­aged. The uni­ver­sity enables aca­d­e­mic staff to work on edu­ca­tional and research projects with edu­ca­tional cen­tres and insti­tutes out­side their own aca­d­e­mic units.

    Life­long Education

    The uni­ver­sity encour­ages life­long edu­ca­tion for its own staff, grad­u­ates, and peo­ple from all walks of life, and pro­vides these peo­ple with new sci­en­tific knowl­edge. In order that the peo­ple of our coun­try ben­e­fit more effec­tively and effi­ciently from METU’s expe­ri­ence and cul­ture, the uni­ver­sity devel­ops and applies exem­plary edu­ca­tional models.

    The Train­ing of Qual­i­fied People

    For the good of soci­ety, the uni­ver­sity aims to develop stu­dents with humane and moral val­ues, the skills for lead­er­ship, open-​mindedness, and the habit of con­tin­u­ously re-​educating them­selves. Grad­u­ates are ori­ented to employ the skills they have learned at METU in the work­place. Stu­dents are encour­aged to become sci­en­tists, and thus be among the nation’s most impor­tant human resources.

    Stu­dent Support

    The duty to pro­vide the nec­es­sary sup­port in order to pre­vent those stu­dents with mate­r­ial dif­fi­cul­ties from being deprived of higher edu­ca­tion is acknowledged.

    Com­mu­ni­ca­tion with Society

    The uni­ver­sity aims to con­tinue per­form­ing its func­tions in order to ben­e­fit every sec­tor of soci­ety and remain in con­tact with its envi­ron­ment. The uni­ver­sity is con­cerned with the find­ing and pro­mot­ing of solu­tions to the prob­lems of our nation, region and the inter­na­tional com­mu­nity. It plays a promi­nent role in pro­vid­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion in sci­en­tific, cul­tural and social fields.

    Involved Administration

    The uni­ver­sity encour­ages its aca­d­e­mic staff, depart­ments and admin­is­tra­tive units to pre­pare, assess and con­tin­u­ously eval­u­ate plans and con­crete strate­gies in order to keep up with rapid change and glob­al­iza­tion. To this end, an admin­is­tra­tive pol­icy which is based on knowl­edge, the del­e­ga­tion of duties and respon­si­bil­i­ties, demo­c­ra­tic prin­ci­ples, involve­ment, dynamism, flex­i­bil­ity and trans­parency is pur­sued. Respect for the indi­vid­ual and tol­er­ance are our fore­most concerns.

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    Website metu.edu.tr/
    Phone +90.312.210-2000
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