Gümüşhane University was established on 31st May 2008. Gümüşhane University has started to grow continuously since its establishment and accordingly, new faculties, colleges and vocational schools have been opened. After the day it was founded, Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Literature, (School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Gümüşhane School of Health as explained above, these units were later transformed into faculty), School of Physical Education and Sports, Kelkit Health HMYO, İrfan Can Köse Vocational School, Kürtün Vocational School, Torul Vocational School. , Şiran Health Services Vocational School, Social Sciences Vocational School, Continuous Education Application and Research Center, Organic Agriculture Application and Research Center, Central Research Laboratory Application and Research Center, Medical Plants Traditional Drugs Application and Research Center, Educational Technologies Application and Research Center, Language Education Application and Research Center and Atatürk Principles and Revolution History, Turkish Language, Physical Education, Informatics, Foreign Languages, Fine Arts Departments attached to Rectorate have been added to University. Gümüşhane University is currently continuing its growth with 2 institutes, 7 Faculties, 1 School of Higher Education, 10 Vocational Schools of Higher Education and 6 Research and Application Centers and 6 departments under the Rectorate.