Namık Kemal University was founded on March 17, 2006 in compliance with law no 5647. Faculty of Agriculture, Çorlu Faculty of Engineering and School of Health undergraduate studies, Vocational Schools in Tekirdağ Center, Çerkezköy, Çorlu, Hayrabolu, Malkara, Marmara Ereğlisi, Muratlı, Saray, and Şarköy, which were previously affiliated with Trakya University, became independent under the roof of Namık Kemal University in the academic year 2006-2007. In the same year, Namık Kemal University began working on the foundation of its graduate studies in institutes, such as Natural Sciences, Health Sciences, Social and Technical Sciences. Our university took its steps further into academic life with the foundation of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine.In the process, School of Foreign Languages and Vocational School of Health Services also started academic education while completing their set-up. The Vocational School located in Tekirdağ was divided into two vocational schools as Social Sciences and Technical Sciences, thus providing expansive and modern opportunities to students.With its new Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Law, and Faculty of Dentistry, Namık Kemal University today has become an important institution among newly founded universities. Moreover, since 2006, we have been one of the fastest developing universities of Turkey.Providing education in 273 classrooms and 203 training and research laboratories to some 32.100 students (among which some 400 international students from 33 countries) by an academic staff consisting of more that 1000 professionals in various fields, and located on 14 campuses on an area of 4.116.680 m2, our university contains currently 9 faculties, 1 conservatory, 3 colleges, 3 institutes on graduate level, 13 vocational schools, 6 units affiliated with Rector’s office, 10 research and training centres, and a multi-purpose sports centre. Some 75 student clubs offer around 400 activities per year, including theatre performances, seminars, concerts, and scientific conferences.MissionNamık Kemal University has adopted a university model which is internationally advanced in education and training, science and technology, and contributes to the state’s economy, gives great importance to research and integrates with the public.VisionNamık Kemal University renovates itself in terms of technology, information and human resources. It gives importance to quality, creates scientific values and foresees the future. In short, our vision is to acquire the modern quality in education and academic life.