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MAU History


T.R. Mardin Artuklu University was established on 17 May 2007 in accordance with the law no 5662. It aims to contribute the social and cultural atmosphere of Mardin city and the environment of it located on the geography with 4000-year history and including various languages, religion and cultural wealth. In this way functioning as a bridge between the universities in Turkey and in the Middle East is the main goal of the university.

Mardin located on the fertile lands of the Crescent is the city of civilization which flourished with the civil heritage of the Middle East and has an ancient culture including all colors and voices. In Nusaybin the first Christian Assyrian academia was opened by Mor Yakup from Nusaybin, which is known with the titles Ümmü’l- Ulum (Mother of Wisdom) and Medinetu’l-Maarif (City of Education)
The Mor Yakup Monastery, located in Nusaybin, is the world's first education university where philosophy, logic, literature, geometry, astronomy, medicine, and law was taught. The heritage of knowledge and wisdom of the Nisibis Academia (Nusaybin Academy), Deyrulzafaran, great schools such as Kasımiye, Zinciriye and Medresâ Sor (Sor Madrasah) was revived at Mardin Artuklu University.

In accordance with the law of establishment, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, State Conservatory, Institute of Social Sciences, Institute of Science and School of Health, Vocational School of Health Services and Midyat Vocational School were established.

On 10 December 2009, Institute of Living Languages in Turkey, which is the first and unique language institute of Turkey; on 01 February 2010 Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, School of Tourism and Hotel Management, and on 29 July 2010 Kızıltepe Vocational School were added to these academic units. On 5 February 2010, Faculty of Arts and Sciences were separated into two faculties as Faculty of Science and Faculty of Letters. Additionally, Faculty of Theology and Nusaybin Vocational School were established in 2011. In 2015, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, School of Physical Education and Sports and School of Foreign Languages were established.

The Mardin Artuklu Campus, located 5 km away from the city center of Mardin, the İstasyon Campus located 7 km away from the city center, the Faculty of Architecture in the center and the Institute of Living Languages in Turkey, provide a total of 9000 students with the opportunities of the city. Furthermore, there are college units of the university in 5 districts of Mardin.

Mardin is a peaceful and tolerant city with its mosaic cultural structure which has been home to many civilizations and is one of the most developed cities of Turkey from economic, cultural and social aspects. For this reason, it attracts attention with its potential to be an ideal student city.

The closeness of all the campuses of the university to the city center and the availability of public transportation to all of these settlements provide great convenience to the students.


About Mardin Artuklu University

Mardin Artuklu University which is established in Mardin, one of the oldest settlements in Mesopotamia, is one of the young and developing universities of Turkey. As of the academic year of 2015-2016, the university is carrying out its education, research and implementation activities with 6 faculties, 4 colleges, 6 vocational schools, 3 institutes, 1 state conservatory and 11 research and application centers. Mardin Artuklu University, which is preparing nearly 8000 students for the future, attracts the attention with its dynamic academic staff and rapid improvement, is moving forward decisively with 420 academicians and 285 administrative staff in order to be one of the important science and research centers.

Mardin Artuklu University, which has started the Central Campus structuring works in 2012 with the purpose of establishing the first ecological campus of Turkey, continues to work with great dedication to complete the central settlement.

Mardin Artuklu University, which has the privilege of including the "Institute of Living Languages in Turkey" in its body is determined to become thematic, language intensive university by establishing new faculties and departments that provide education in different languages.

Along with providing students with academic experience, Mardin Artuklu University also provides them with opportunities to improve themselves in social, cultural and sports fields.


Social Opportunities

For the social and cultural activities of the students there are outdoor sports areas such as football pitch, basketball and volleyball court and running track, Central Culture Center and open theater stages, dining hall for 200 people and cafeteria with a capacity of 100 students in Mardin Artuklu University Center Campus Settlement, which is located in Artuklu District of Mardin. In addition, the social needs of the students will be mostly met with the Semi-Olympic Swimming Pool and Social Facilities whose construction will be completed soon.

Additionally, students who want to improve themselves socially and want to maintain their own hobbies have the opportunity to exhibit their abilities and skills through the student clubs in sports, art and other various branches they have established.

The university organizes a lot of activities such as concerts, theater shows, festivals, conferences and seminars within the scope of spring festivals which are held every year in the university.


Scholarship opportunities

Every year, scholarships are provided by the Higher Education Credit and Dormitories Institution to the students in a determined number who are studying in Mardin Artuklu University.  Successful students are also provided with the non-refundable grant by the charitable businessmen in Mardin City. In addition, students whose situation is detected are also provided food scholarships from the university budget in order to enable them to take an education of high quality by preventing financial difficulties from being a handicap for the their achievements. Thanks to the meal card pass system, students who get the food scholarship can eat their meal with one card.

Mardin Education Foundation (MARSEV) provides the non-refundable grant for the students who cannot afford the university education. Successful students studying at the Faculty of Theology of the University are provided with the scholarship by the Association of Help for Students at the Faculty of Theology in Mardin.


Student Life

Students can take part in sports teams established within the university to make use of their leisure time and improve themselves. Students can find the opportunity to practice their hobbies in many different fields in the university which has 38 active student clubs.

As an advantage of the fact that Mardin Artuklu University is a young university, the number of new clubs is constantly increasing. In addition, students can live a comfortable student life in the city because of the tolerant character of Mardin and the low cost of living.


Campus Life

On the Istasyon Campus, there are indoor sports hall, dining hall, canteen and outdoor sports areas for the students’ social activities.

In the Center Artuklu Campus, which started to operate in 2012 and whose construction will be completed in a short time, there are open sports facilities, dining hall, the cafeteria where students can spend time with pleasure and coffee hall in the form of a free lobby for students’ social activities.

Social activity needs of the students will be mostly met with Central Library, Semi-Olympic Swimming Pool and Social Facility, Central Dining Hall and Shopping buildings which will be opened soon on the Central campus.

Campuses Serving Education and Teaching as of Academic Year 2015-2016

Istasyon Campus:
➢ Mardin Vocational School
➢ Kızıltepe Vocational School
➢ School of Tourism and Hotel Management
➢ Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences

Central Artuklu Campus:
➢ Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences,
➢ School of Health
➢ Faculty of Literature
➢ Institute of Social Sciences
➢ Faculty of Fine Arts
➢ Faculty of Islamic Sciences 
➢ Health Services Vocational School
➢ Central Laboratory
➢ Central Cultural Center
➢ Foreign Language Vocational School
➢ School of Physical Education and Sports

Ancient Mardin Campus:
➢ Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
➢ Institute of Science
➢ Nusaybin Vocational School

Vocational Schools in the Provinces:
➢ Istasyon district (Kızıltepe Vocational School, Mardin Vocational School and Tourism and Hotel Management School)
➢ Midyat District, Midyat Vocational School
➢ Ömerli District, Ömerli Vocational School
➢ Savur District, Savur Vocational School

➢ Ataturk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolution Department
➢ Turkish Language Department
➢ Foreign Language Department

Rectorate Annex
➢ Institute of Living Languages in Turkey
➢ Faculty of Science
➢ State Conservatory

❑ Lifelong Education Application and Research Center
❑ Application and Research Center for Conflict Resolution and Culture of Living Together
❑ Distance Education Application and Research Center
❑ Career Development and Research Center
❑ Center for Turkish Learning and Research
❑ Global Gender Application and Research Center
❑ Seed Biology and Genetics Research Center
❑ Preschool Education Application and Research Center
❑ Center for Jerusalem and Palestine Studies
❑ Mardin Research and Application Center
❑ Statistical Measurement and Evaluation Application and Research Center

T.C. Mardin Artuklu University Rectorate