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SOCIAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY OF ANKARA (ASBU)

 

 

Social Sciences University of Ankara (ASBU) was founded in 2013 as a public university. The university provides an environment for both undergraduate and graduate studies. In addition, ASBU maintains several research centres related to the social sciences.

ASBU:

{C}·         Offers all the courses through the medium of English

{C}·         is research oriented

{C}·         is dedicated to post-graduate study

{C}·         acknowledges the importance of international cooperation

{C}·         prioritizes the most current areas of research

{C}·         is a leader in the development of social science education in Turkey

{C}·         has one of the most extensive libraries in Turkey

{C}·         is multilingual and multicultural

{C}·         positively contributes to university’s surrounding community

{C}·         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 Centre, 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 neighbourhood 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Mission

Our mission, in line with the universal human values, is to have a leading role in the development of research as to the field of social sciences in Turkey, to shed light on the future of the region and the country alike through the research in social sciences, to contribute to the “universe” of researchers, and to transfer the outputs collected from research into the benefit of society.

Vision

Our vision, as the Social Sciences University of Ankara, is to become a prominent research university at global scale with multilingual and multicultural profile, using high tech at historic buildings, embracing the whole world with its scope, giving priority to international collaboration, through focusing on undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

 

ASBU UNIVERSITY MODEL

 

Social Sciences University of Ankara (ASBU) was founded in 2013 as a public university in Ulus district, which is in the centre of the capital and has an important position in the historical, cultural and commercial life of Turkey.

ASBU is a specialized university in the field of social sciences.

ASBU works with a university model that produces unique knowledge in social, administrative, political, commercial and industrial issues and transforms the generated knowledge into social benefit by focusing on the problems, needs and expectations of public and private sector and non-governmental organizations.

The university model of ASBU, both in education and research, has a different nature and originality beyond the common trends in Turkey.

The education strategy of ASBU is designed to educate intellectuals who can understand and interpret the problems of the field that are studied beyond professional expertise from different perspectives.

ASBU university model focus on research centres. There are currently eight research centres in the ASBU.

There are currently five faculties in the university:

Faculty of Religious Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Political Sciences
Faculty of Social and Humanities
Foreign Languages Faculty.


Also, ASBU has five different institutes in the field of social sciences. These institutes are:

Western World Research Institute
East and Africa Research Institute
Hacı Bayram Veli Islamic Research Institute
Social Sciences Institute
Turkish World Research Institute.


ASBU also demonstrates its difference with its “Sociopark” which established in order to contribute to original and innovative solutions for social problems. ASBU Sociopark was established in order to produce innovative and original solutions to social problems based on different disciplines in social sciences and to support social development and innovation.

In ASBU university model, social problems and possible solutions are discussed firstly in research centres. Then discussions about problems and the possible solutions become publications such as reports, books, articles, papers and so on which aims to offer a specific contribution to the solution of social problems.

While institutes of the university reproduces the problems and solutions discussed in the research centres by feeding master's and doctoral programs, faculties of the university aim to disseminate this information.

The university model of ASBU which focuses on research centres is conscious and determined choice. This university model focus on original information production and it enables information to be used, spread and sustainable.

ASBU:

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
is a public university.

 

With its highly qualified academic staff and warm friendly environment, Social Sciences University of Ankara seeks to recruit international students at both undergraduate and graduate levels for 2018-2019 academic year. The application is open throughout the year.

https://www.asbu.edu.tr/en/social-sciences-university-ankara

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