The university is located in the Turkish capital of Ankara and it is a non-profit university founded in 1994. It is considered one of the leading institutions in Turkey regarding the number of scientific research provided by the teachers working in it. The university includes 11 colleges, 8 institutes, 6 vocational schools and 13 research centers. The current number of students is 10,000 students and includes approximately 1500 highly qualified professors and academics, the vision of the university is In providing an international academic education based on scientific production in all fields, in order to add civilizational and cultural value to the society in the way of urbanization and keeping pace with modern technological developments.
The university has its own hospital and also a research center and dialysis centers. The university is considered the first private university in Turkey, a pioneer in the teaching of health sciences. The university has developed and expanded within 8 years without even government support.
The Library is an important center for education and research that provides the information and resources needed for users. The library operates in an automated system with a database that includes all library materials. In addition to high-level educational activities, the university has a number of research and application centers, including: Language and Application Research Center, Training, Consultation and Research Center and Center for Cultural and Technical Research.
BaŞkent University is considered one of the first Turkish private universities that have obtained the ISO quality certificate in health and education activities and it is distinguished in teaching medical specialties (dentistry, human medicine and health sciences) using the latest teaching and training equipment.
Today, the university is considered one of the elite universities in Turkey in the scientific departments.