HISTORY

Hacettepe University Medical School began with the establishment of The Child Health Department affiliated with Ankara University Medical School on February 2, 1954.

Hacettepe University Child Health Institute and Hospital started serving in 1957, and started to serve the community officially in 1958 along with education and research in medicine. School of Health Sciences was established in 1961, including Nursing, Medical Technology, and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.

In 1962 the Department of Home Economics was established, encompassing the above sections administered under the authority of the Medical School, in addition to Hacettepe University Faculty of Dentistry.

In 1965 Hacettepe University Science Center was established in order to coordinate the already existing educational institutes. In 1966 Hacettepe Medical Center was created and the same year, Hacettepe University Hospitals started serving the public. According to Act No.892, on July 8, 1967, Hacettepe University was officially founded, including the Faculties of Medicine Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences. In 1971 the Faculties of Dentistry and Pharmacy were established. In the following years, new faculties and departments were created and a second campus, Beytepe 17 km from the central campus, was opened.

According to Act No.2547, announced in 1982 ( Higher Education Act), Hacettepe University serves with the institutions of 9 faculties, 14 schools, 1 school of art, 12 institutes, and 24 research centers.

The previously-mentioned overall aim clearly states that Hacettepe University takes into account the foundations of science, art, culture, and technology for the benefit of Turkish society and for becoming an esteemed partner of the contemporary, creative, global community.

In addition, Hacettepe University aims to achieve high standards in research, and to produce information and technology that socially and economically benefits society. Hacettepe University is the leader in publications of Turkish origin in the International SCI and SSCI indexes. This fact is proof of Hacettepe University’s achievement of its goals.

Professor İhsan Doğramacı, the founder and the honorary president of Hacettepe University, served as the first Dean of The Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine (July 15, 1963-November 4, 1963) In chronological order the Deans who later served were :

  • Prof. Dr. Doğan Karan (7 Kasım 1963 - 9 Temmuz 1969),
  • Prof. Dr.İlhan Kerse (9 Temmuz 1969 - 3 Temmuz 1971),
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Ertuğrul (3 Temmuz 1971 - 3 Temmuz 1975),
  • Prof. Dr. Neşet Aytan (3 Temmuz 1975 -3 Temmuz 1978),
  • Prof. Dr. Akgün Hiçsönmez (3 Temmuz 1978 - 3 Temmuz 1981),
  • Prof. Dr. Doğan Taner (31 Temmuz 1981 - 2 Eylül 1991),
  • Prof. Dr. Şevket Ruacan (2 Eylül 1991 - 4 Eylül 1994),
  • Prof. Dr. Ergül Tunçbilek (5 Eylül 1994 - 31 Ocak 1996)
  • Prof.Dr.Yavuz Renda( 1 Şubat 1996 – 26 Ekim 1999)
  • Prof.Dr. İskender Sayek (21 Aralık 1999- 3 Temmuz 2006)
  • Prof.Dr. Serhat Ünal (3 Temmuz 2006 -7 Eylül 2010)
  • Prof.Dr. Sarp Saraç (8 Kasım 2010 - 19 Aralık 2010)
  • Prof.Dr. Serhat Ünal (20 Aralık 2010 - 18 Ocak 2011)
  • Prof.Dr. Elif N.Özmert (19 Ocak 2011 - 04 Şubat 2011 )
  • Prof.Dr. Sarp Saraç ( 4 Şubat 2011 - 11 Ocak 2012 )
  • Prof.Dr. Elif N.Özmert (12 Ocak 2012 - 07 Mart 2012 )
  • Prof.Dr. Bülent Sivri ( 07 Mart 2012 - 02 Mart 2016 )
  • Prof.Dr. Çağatay Güler (02 Mart 2016 - 21 Haziran 2016 )

 

Professor Bülent ALTUN is currently serving as the Dean of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine.

 

 

 

 

 

Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Sıhhiye, 06100 Ankara
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