Middle East Technical University - METU

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Middle East Technical University - METU

  • Ankara
  • Turkey

Middle East Technical University has 42 academic departments, most of which are organized into 5 faculties, to contribute to the development of Turkey and Middle East countries and specially to train people so as to create a skilled workforce in the fields of natural and social sciences. The new METU Northern Cyprus Campus, about 50 km west of (Nicosia) on the island of Cyprus, admitted its first students during the academic year 2002 - 2003, but the doors were officially opened in Cyprus in 2005. METU has about 40 undergraduate programs within the faculties of Engineering, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Economic, and more. Therefore, Middle East Technical University aims to reach, produce, apply and promote knowledge, and to educate individuals with that knowledge for the social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological development from the society and humanity perspectives. All the above missioned may be done by bringing, teaching, research and social services up to the universal standards. Student life at METU is marked with activities of student societies, frequent political protests, and festivals. Moreover, the Cultural and Convention Center continually hosts a wide spectrum of cultural events and regular occurrences such as the METU Jazz Days and METU Art Festival. Nevertheless, an event with the largest number of participants is the annual METU Spring Festival, which is a 5-day-long series of open-air concerts and exhibitions held at the main campus.
  • About location of Middle East Technical University - METU

  • LOCATIONCity: Ankara          Population: 5151000

Ankara is the capital of Turkey. The city has exported mohair, and Angora wool internationally for centuries. There are a large percentage of the complicated employment in Ankara is provided by the state institutions; such as the ministries, undersecretaries, and other administrative bodies of the Turkish government. There are also many foreign citizens working as diplomats or clerks in the embassies of their respective countries. Among to uncountable amused activates, Ankara is home for lots of mosques mostly largest and fabulous around over the world. Moreover, the foreign visitors to Ankara usually like to visit the old shops in (Weavers' Road) near Ulus, where myriad things ranging from traditional fabrics, hand-woven carpets and leather products can be found at bargain prices.