HISTORY OF THE FACULTY

The Faculty of Agriculture is a higher education institution that has the scientific experience gained from the last 100 years of research and education in Turkey. Its vission is to educate and train well qualified agricultural engineers, and scientists to generate and disseminate technologies required for every aspects of the dynamic agricultural sector of the nation.

The Faculty was founded in Ankara in 1933. Prior to its establishment, the organization of the Faculty benefitted from the long experience in agricultural education provided by the Halkalı High School of Agriculture in İstanbul opened within the last decade of the 19th century. A few years after the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923, the mission and operations of the Istanbul school were transferred to Ankara and became the cornerstone in the establishment of the Agricultural Faculty at Ankara.


Until 1955, this faculty was the only higher educational institution in Turkey which included teaching programs in the agricultural sciences. From this time it fostered the development of other institutions, giving rise to most of the other faculties of agriculture presently spread throughout Turkey.



VISION AND MISSIONS

The main vision of Agricultural Faculty of Ankara University is to create and use all kinds of scientific and technological innovations for humanity, to educate and train students who are aware of the importance of life-long learning, as responsible citizens possessing universal values, and to promote the quality of the life.

The missions of the Agricultural Faculty of Ankara University are:

" To educate students to become creative, inquisitive, and industrious in agricultural engineering, and to improve the design, production, and selection of effective and safely operated agricultural instruments, tools and devices,

" To perform research and development activities that will contribute to the science and technology of agriculture in the nation,

" To lead and to make pioneering efforts in advancing related fields,

" To inform farmers and to public about effective agricultural practices and policies through extension services.
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