The origin of the Engineering Faculty that constitutes the core of our university is the School of Mining Engineering established in 1924. This institution which was named Vocational School of Mining and Mine Foremen, Technical School of Mining and Academy of Engineering and Architecture, was afterwards named as Zonguldak Faculty of Engineering under the responsibility of Rectorship of Hacettepe University with law no. 2809, and then, according to the supplementary item no. 9 of the law no. 6287 issued in the Official Journal numbered 21281 on 11.07.1992, Zonguldak Karaelmas University was established. The name of Zonguldak Karaelmas University was changed as “Bulent Ecevit University” according to item no.18 of the law no.6287 issued in the Official Journal numbered 28261 on 11.04.2012. Bulent Ecevit University offers instruction at Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate levels in the western Black Sea Region.

The purpose of the establishment of our university was to create a center of excellence in all respects in Zonguldak and western Black Sea Region. For this reason, BEU has devoted itself to both providing instruction at international standards and being a pioneer in the field of research. Our university is among the pioneer institutions to initiate instruction of programs to meet the demands of the business and industrial world. Developing innovative instruction methods and curriculum are among the instructional policies of BEU.

As indicated in the strategy plan, BEU gives utmost importance to internationalization. To serve this aim, strong relations have been established with universities all over the world for purposes of exchange of students and academic staff and joint research. International exchange programs and double major problems are the proof of the international character of BEU. Along with exchange students, there are also full-time and part time foreign academic staff in all programs.

BEU obtained the Erasmus University Charter in 2004, and Extended Erasmus University Charter in 2007.

BEU has been offering all its graduates Diploma Supplement since 2005-2006 academic year. With this process, BEU was awarded with the Diploma Supplement Label which indicates the level of quality of instruction at universities by European Commission in 2012.

In our university, social activities are strongly supported. With the help of compulsory internship, our students have the chance to gain experience about business life. In addition, our university has a lively and entertaining campus life.

The existing programs in our university are being strengthened and new programs are being established. At the moment, there are 11 faculties, 5 schools, 7 vocational schools, 1 conservatory and 3 institutes in our university. Nearly forty thousand graduates of BEU have attained considerable achievements in their fields so far. Bulent Ecevit University is opening its gates to all students from all over the world to share this creative and innovative spirit.

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