Samsun University (SAMU) was founded in 2018 as a state university in the Black Sea Region of Turkey. Currently, SAMU has 5 faculties, 1 college and 1 vocational school, and aims to be a continuously developing and producing university in Turkey and worldwide by increasing the scientific effectiveness and productivity of the students and research staff in both national and international areas. Therefore, internationalization is one of the main strategies of our University as underlined in the “SAMU Strategic Plan”.
SAMU have 3 campuses: The Ballıca Campus (also named as Aerospace Campus) is a seaside campus and in the neighbourhood of “Kızılırmak Bird Sanctuary” protected by Ramsar Convention. It consists of Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil Aviation, UZAYTEM (Flight Training Organization, maintenance organization, maintenance training organization). The Canik Campus mainly consists of academic units regarding the social sciences. It is a city-view campus that includes the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences having 12 departments.
SAMU has five faculties (Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Architecture and Design and Faculty of Medicine), one college (first cycle, School of Civil Aviation), one short cycle vocational school (Kavak Vocational School), and one Research Center, and aims to be an ever-growing and innovative university in Turkey and worldwide.
The Kavak Campus consists of Kavak Vocational School which includes 4 departments with a variety of programs. Samsun University gives great importance to science, education and research and aims to takes place amongst the significant and large universities of Turkey. The University also aims to satisfy all the needs of a student in terms of professional training and other social needs; such as accommodation, health service, nutrition, cultural, social and sport activities etc.