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Social Sciences University of Ankara

Social Sciences University of Ankara (ASBU), a public university, was founded in 2013. The University offers undergraduate and graduate programs mainly in social sciences. The key purpose of ASBU is not to disseminate knowledge already produced but to focus upon research and create new knowledge for the the benefit of society in general. Hence ASBU has established several research centers related to the social sciences. The medium of introduction at ASBU is English. 

The priorities of ASBU are as follows:


• is research oriented,

• is dedicated to post-graduate study,

• acknowledges the importance of international cooperation

• prioritizes the most current areas of research

• is a leader in the development of social science education in Turkey

• has one of the most extensive libraries in Turkey

• is multilingual and multicultural

• positively contributes to university’s surrounding community

ASBU is a research-oriented university for both undergraduate and graduate studies. Among the university’s primary aims is the publication of social sciences research that positively contributes to the international literature. To that end, ASBU encourages its academic staff and students to engage in national-international scientific projects, and supports their effective use of social sciences research funds provided by national (TUBİTAK, and other public and private institutions) and international bodies.

 With the help of the Language Studies Center, the university provides its students the opportunity to learn other foreign languages in addition to English, according to their area interest, in an environment that facilitates broadening of the their horizons through use of language.

Via prioritizing the most current research topics, ASBU plans to accurately map Turkey’s contemporary social structure, values, institutions, and trends. Moreover, the ASBU is committed to performing all departmental procedures and research projects in an interdisciplinary fashion. ASBU also plans to establish dual/joint diploma programs with prominent international universities, so that post-graduate diplomas obtained from the ASBU will be internationally recognized.

ASBU recruits highly qualified experts and researchers in the social sciences that are familiar with countries and geographic regions that are important to Turkey's international relationships, and encourages them to engage in relevant comparative research. To ensure transparency, the University will publish such research in multiple languages.

The main ASBU campus comprises several historical and culturally important buildings in the historical Ulus neighborhood of Ankara. Via the influx of the national and international academic staff, administrative personnel, and students ASBU will, no doubt, positively contribute to the intellectual, social, economic, and cultural transformation and development of the community surrounding the university.

Foundation of ASBU

Complying with Article 6410 of the Constitutional Law, Social Sciences University of Ankara (ASBU) was founded on January 1st, 2013 and its establishment was announced in the Official Gazette on January 31st, 2013.

History of the Building

Designed by Yahya Ahmet, the building was originally used as the Turkish Prime Minister’s Office from 1925 to 1937. It was home to the the department of Treasury and the Undersecretary of Customs respectively. In April, 2013 the building was allocated to ASBU and has been used as the President’s Office since then.

ASBU in Numbers