Adnan Menderes University was founded in 1992.

The University has 12 Faculties, 3 Institutions, 5 High Schools, 1 State Conservatory, 17 Vocational High School, 22 Application and Research Centers, has become an academic institution which gives education in 60 academic institutions in total.


Adnan Menderes University is a young, dynamic and fast-growing university. Since its foundation in 1992, the university has grown to give quality education with its 12 faculties, 3 graduate schools, 5 schools, 17 vocationals schools, 1 state conservatory and 22 research centres to over 43,000 students every year.  We have a wide-range of courses to suit everybody at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels with new courses are being opened all the time.

ADÜ provides practical and student-orientated education helping our graduates to become self-confident individuals capable of problem-solving and analytical thinking.

The city of Aydın is an area abundant in history. The area has been inhabited since 7,000 B.C. and in turn by the Ionians, Lydians, Byzantines, Selcuks, Romans and the Ottomans and all of these civillisations have left their mark on the area.  There are many historical touristic sites in and around Aydın including Nyssa, Preine, Miletos, Didyma, Aphrodisias and Heraklia. Also the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary and Pamukkale, (a UNESCO World Heritage site)are all located close to Aydın.

The province of Aydın also contains the famous holiday resorts of Kuşadası and Didim while being within an easy distance of Bodrum, Marmaris and Dalaman. It is within an easy distance of İzmir and its international airport as well as close to Bodrum and Dalaman International airports.


The university has various student clubs. These help our students to increase their social life, obtain new perspectives and skills while developing a team spirit. There are currently nearly 50 different students clubs catering to all different tastes and hobbies. These include: Photography, Theatre, Literature, Horse-riding, Diving, Dance, Mountaineering, Cinema, Tennis, Chess, Astronomy, Bird-Watching, Bicycle, Archery, Robotics and Turkish Music. Students clubs are always ready to welcome new members.


Faculty of Economics in Aydın

Faculty of Dentistry

Facult of Education

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Faculty of Communication

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Nazilli

Faculty of Business Administration

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Tourism

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Faculty of Agriculture