In response to Turkey’s need for high quality institutions of higher education, the Organ Transplant and Burns Treatment Foundation, which has been in operation since 1980, made the decision to turn its existing complexes into a university.

The language of education at Baskent University is Turkish and English for some departments, in all but the English Language Department and the Department of American Culture and Literature. They are sensitive to national and international issues, are dynamic and inquisitive, and are knowledgeable in the areas of health,humanities, environment, industry, trade, and technology. Currently, the university’s enrolment includes 806 associate students, 7,535 undergraduate students and 831 graduate students. Today, Baskent University has become one of Turkey’s leading higher education institutions, with its 11 Faculties, a State Conservatory, 7 Institutes, 6 Vocational Schools, 13 Research Centers, 1500 academic staff members.

Baskent University has been awarded Erasmus University Charter in 2003 and since then has been participating in the Erasmus program. Starting with 2005-2006 academic year, diploma supplement is being issued automatically and free of charge to all Baskent University graduates of short, first, second, and third cycle programmes. At second and third cycle diploma supplement’s section 4 “Information on the Contents and Results Gain” is documented as 60 ECTS per academic year