Where is Uludağ University?
Bursa, the 4th biggest city of Turkey, is located on the north-west skirts of the Mount Uludağ and the south-east of The Marmara Sea. Bursa is settled on the north-west slopes of the Mount Uludağ in the South of Marmara Region. It is bordered by The Marmara Sea and Yalova on the north, Kocaeli and Sakarya on the north-east, Bilecik on the east and Kütahya and Balıkesir on the south. Our city was founded and developed on the slopes of the Mount Uludağ. Since it is a convenient place for defence, the first settlement was on the rocks of the slopes. After the city was captured from the Byzantine Empire, many structures were built especially when it was the capital city of the Ottoman Empire.
Besides it natural riches, green texture, healing waters, and summer and winter tourism opportunities, Bursa, which carries the residential and architectural characteristics of the Ottoman and Republic periods into the present, has a unique cultural and historical inheritance.
The aim of Uludağ University is to bring up contemporary students who identify themselves with the cultural and historical values of the country by being respectable to the national values, have a high personal responsibility, and free thought on the contemporary, secular, and democratic way led by reason and science, and drawn by Atatürk .
Uludağ University, established in 1975 under the name of Bursa University and took its current name in 1982, has been successfully continuing its educational services ever since with its 13 faculties, 2 schools, 15 vocational schools, 1 conservatory, 4 institutes, 21 applied research centers and 5 departments under rectorate. Apart from these units; there are also Faculty of Dentistry and Gemlik Necati Kurtuluş School of Maritime founded by law but not functioning currently.
The Rectorate, the institutes and most of the faculties are located on central campus in Görükle with an area of 17 million m2 and 20 km away from the city center. Faculty of Theology is on Fethiye Campus, School of Foreign Languages and Vocational School of Social Sciences are on Ali Osman Sönmez campus. Faculty of Law, Gemlik Asım Kocabıyık Vocational School are on Gemlik Sunğipek-Asım Kocabıyık campus in Gemlik; Faculty of Fine Arts is in Mudanya. The schools in Mustafakemalpaşa, Karacabey, İnegöl, İznik, Yenişehir İbrahim Orhan, Orhangazi, Orhaneli, Keles, Harmancık and Büyükorhan have been continuing their education where they are named after the districts they were founded.
In the academic year 2015-2016, a total of 63,273 students are studying at Uludağ University. Of these; 37,159 are undergraduate, 19,548 are associate degree, 49 are conservatory, 391 are residency, 4,860 are master, and 1,266 are doctorate students.
As of November 2015, Uludağ University has a total of 2,423 teaching staff. Of these 2,423 teaching staff, 477 are professors, 317 are associate professors, 246 are assistant professors, 478 are lecturers, 850 are research assistants, and 55 are specialists.
Estimated living expenses for students are 400 to 450 Euros per month including the cost of accommodation, food and drink, transportation and stationary.
Ten dining halls found on and beyond the Campus together with the dining halls of the regional colleges meet students’ luncheon requirements five days a week between 11:30 am and 13.30pm, providing a menu made up of three or four different dishes of healthy food at reasonable prices. The menus and food are controlled by dieticians.
Canteens and cafes, as well as fast food restaurants, pastry shops, ‘pide’ and kebab restaurants are available at various locations on Campus. The suitability of the price and health conditions of all these establishments is inspected by the University.
Educational activities in various sports are held by the teaching staff Physical Education and Sports Department for our students to make productive use of their free time, do sports for a healthy and hapy life, get to know each other and develop bodily and mentally. The students who participate in sports activities during the academic year get the chance to represent our university in local and inter-university competitions and experience the feeling of becoming successful sportsmen and champions.
Local activities include tournaments among faculties and schools in various sports branches. These tournaments, known as “Sports Games”, have become traditional and a good number of students and staff take part in them.
All the equipment (sports gear, jerseys, t-shirts, shorts, balls, etc.) used in the tournaments which are held in our facilities is provided by the Sports Directorate. The facilities are open from 08:00 to 21:00 seven days a week and even to later hours on some days. The new sports facilities are yet under construction.