Kütahya is a 5000-year-old Anatolian city, full of cultural and historical richness. As well as being an important province center during the periods of Hittite, Phrygia, Lydia, Persian, Macedonia, Bithynia, Kingdom of Bergamo, Roma and Byzantine Empires, Seljuk and Ottoman Empires, it has an important place in Turkish History as the Great Victory, by which the foundations of Turkish Republic were laid, was achieved in this city.
Easily accessible by highway, railway and airway, Kütahya has a great number of historical and cultural heritages. The world’s largest ceramics, porcelain and glass industries are in Kütahya and 35 different kinds of precious metals exist within city boundaries. It is also a center of geothermal tourism with the world’s richest water sources. Today, Kütahya is a lovely, economic to live, safe and student-friendly city, where living conditions are reasonable and easy for everyone.
DUMLUPINAR UNIVERSITY (DPU)
Founded in 1992, Dumlupınar University is an institution at national and international level of education, research, innovation and entrepreneurship. It has two campuses with an area of 7500 and 480 acres respectively as well as 9 more in its each different district. Bringing together the classic Anatolian architecture and modern style, Evliya Çelebi Campus hosts most of the faculties and schools. The number of programs and students has been increasing since it was founded, and currently DPU has associate degree, first degree, second degree and third degree programs distributed through 4 institutes, 10 faculties, 5 schools and 15 vocational schools.
In the School of Foreign Languages, DPU offers language education for English, German, French, Russian, Spanish and Arabic. In the upcoming years, it is planned that more languages are added such as Italian, Chinese and Japanese. Furthermore, the Turkish Education Center (TÖMER) offers Turkish Language Education, Certificate Programs and other activities for the students coming from different parts of the world.
Our university has been integrated with Europe in the framework of European Commission Bologna Process. Through the international relations, DPU performs student and staff exchange with European countries and other countries from around the world via bilateral agreements and Erasmus and Mevlana Exchange Programs.
Dumlupınar University relies increasingly on quality, and thus has invested in the expansion of its facilities in both academic and social senses to offer the best conditions for the students. At DPU, the students can take the chance to have high-quality education and research activities as well as many social, cultural and sports facilities.
Adopting a student-centered approach, DPU not only gives importance to education, but cares for social and cultural aspects also. With its canteens, game saloons, hairdressers, cafeterias and food halls, it offers its students the chance to take part in various activities to make their lives more enjoyable. Different student clubs provide the students with the opportunity to be engaged in various extracurricular activities. Also, to enhance the contentment and motivation of the students, DPU organizes traditional spring festivals annually in which different activities are held like dance shows, concerts, tournaments or competitions.
FOOD AND DRINK
DPU has 4 dining halls in both campuses. The meals are prepared and served in modern kitchens under hygienic conditions. Various kinds of meals and price options are available to suit every taste and budget. In Bedesten, a complex structure with its cafeterias, markets and dining halls for the staff and students, sandwiches, salads, pastries, desserts, drinks and a menu with hot meals is offered every day. Also, every department and dormitory has its own canteen, which is on good condition and provides food and drink affordable for students.
DPU promotes sporting activities, thus students will certainly find here a number of sport facilities. It offers various sports ranging from traditional sports like tennis, swimming, volleyball, basketball, aerobics, soccer, karate or gymnastics to the more unusual ones such as climbing, wrestling or rafting. In Germiyan Campus, there is also a center for both indoor and outdoor sports like fitness, step or athletics.
Furthermore, to maintain and develop the physical and mental health of students and staff and to contribute to the socialization of students, several sports events are organized. Each year, during the Spring Festivals held by DPU, tournaments of football, basketball, volleyball, chess, arm wrestling and table tennis are organized.
DPU Central Library, located in the central campus, provides the students and academic staff a very large study field, allowing over 1300 readers to study simultaneously.
Internet and online database access are free in our library.