TED University

TED University (TEDU) is a young, dynamic university, located in the heart of Ankara. It was founded in 2012 by the Turkish Education Association (TED), which has been pioneering the development of education in Turkey since 1928. With an emphasis on liberal arts education, TEDU aims to foster graduates, who are creative, critical-minded, self-confident and well-rounded. 

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



TED University was established by an act of the Parliament dated July 07, 2009 (legislation # 5913). The founder is the Turkish Education Association - Higher Education Foundation (TEDYÜV) which in turn was founded by the Turkish Education Association (TED).


 The University consists of five faculties: Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Economics and Administrative Sciences; Education and Engineering, and English is the medium of instruction. TEDU is a progressive academic institution offering an integrated approach to higher education and a high quality student-focused educational experience.


TED University acknowledges teaching, research, and community service as the main components that form the identity of a university. The majority of advancements in the contemporary world are a result of research done at universities; however studies that focus on producing simplistic/typical outputs can only reach weak conclusions which do not have a significant impact.

  • Human Subjects Ethics Committee (HREC)
  • Trade Research Center
  • Center for Gender Studies


  • The TEDU Career Center was established to assist all TED students in familiarizing themselves with and getting in contact with the local businesses and business leaders before graduation, as well as helping them adapt to potential professional demands after graduation.
  • We do this by providing students with pertinent information and leadership skills regarding their career choices, with the intent to guide them toward the best suitable career paths. By taking into account their personal talents, abilities and interests, we help students lay out a plan for their careers while also providing higher education opportunities as they come along.

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Student services

Starting from the time our university admitted its first students, a decision was made to form a TED University Student Council to allow students to directly share their wishes, complaints and views with the administrative organs of the university, and thus a founding council was formed with volunteer students. 

Housing services

Our University has a student residence with 93 bed capacity for male students established in the 2015-2016 academic year. Our two - block student residence for female students with 392 bed capacity is established in the 2016- 2017 academic year.Our dormitories are designed in a way that will meet all the basic needs of the students. All our rooms include bathrooms and the residence offers common areas for recreation, studying and social activities.

  • TED University Student Residence For Male Students
  • TED University Student Residence For Female Students

Library services

The TEDU Ayse Ilıcak Library supports teaching, learning, and research at the University by providing a world-class collection of national and international resources including print books, e-books, periodicals, e-magazines, multimedia collections, and academic online databases.

ICT services

  • Internet
  • TV rooms 

Medical services

In case of any health problems, the students can benefit from the Health Care Center located at the campus and receive examination and first-aid service free of charge. In urgent cases the immediate treatment is done at the health care center and if needed transfer to the hospital is provided.

Student Life

Campus life

TEDU campus is located in the heart of the city; equidistant to every neighbourhood of Ankara and next to the arterial public transportation. TEDU offers a serene and comfortable education environment with a specially designed architecture that motivates students in every aspect. Equipped with the highest technological infrastructure, TEDU assures students with the most efficient and effective technology. TEDU facilitates cultural activities in the student centers located at the campus and realizes a chain of activities like club activities, concerts, theatre performances, films and exhibitions.

Sports facilities

TEDU students can use the semi-olympic swimming pool and the fitness center located at the campus during the week and the weekends without any restrictions. Our facilities also hold a number of social and sportive activities organized by the student clubs and societies.

Student clubs

  • Architecture And Design Society
  • Animal Friends Society
  • Ataturkist Thought Society
  • Cinema Society
  • Culture & Arts Society
  • Dance And Musical Society
  • Economics And Finance Society
  • EduAction Society
  • Entrepreneurship And Innovation Society
  • Esports Society
  • Gastronomy Society
  • History Society
  • International Students Society
  • Kaizen Society
  • Logos Society
  • Maths-Up Society
  • Media Society
  • Music Society
  • Need Based Map Society
  • Outdoor Sports Society
  • Photography Society
  • Platform Of Politics
  • Psychology Society
  • Science And Technology Society
  • Theatre Society

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I believe that university adds vision to the students, but it has not prepared us for professional life.

TEDU experience
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

the department overall pushed me to be a better student and study harder as well as be active in class as an international student, but the university as a whole lost its spark after the pandemic and got more and more polarized especially toward international students

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Efficient and beneficial for my career life

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