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Duzce University

Duzce University (DU) stands just in the middle of two major cities of Turkey, which are namely İstanbul and Ankara. Duzce located between İstanbul and Ankara highway. İstanbul is 200 km, Ankara is 230 km far from Düzce which corresponds to the need of metropole and nature. DU is one of the pioneers of the newly founded state universities after 2006 in Turkey. DU acts as a family with nearly 34.000 students and 2.550 academic and administration staffs in-holding 14 faculties, 4 institutions, 10 vocational school, 31 research centers, one professionally equipped Hospital, one technology transfer center, a techno-park itself and a alternative medicine center.

Academic researches and projects

DU fulfils the research and academic needs of Düzce and the region. Academic researches and projects are sponsored and supported by the Top Administration Office of the University.
Also, DU achieved high achievements in The Impact Rankings 2021, which Times Higher Education, one of the world’s most respected assessment organizations, has achieved through 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) determined by
the United Nations. By showing its most striking success in “Zero Hunger”, it ranked 72nd among 1115 universities in the world in this field. As a result of its value-added studies in many fields, DU, showing this success with the data it obtained, found itself a place between 101-200 in the world in the “Life on Land” category.
As a part of European University Association, DU pays great attention to the development of international collaboration, and supports different schemes of mobility. DU is an important actor in international academia. Participating international fairs, organisations, seminars, conferences are welcomed by the top administration of the university.