Middle East Technical University


Since its foundation, METU, as an international research university, has been the leading university in Turkey in terms of depth and breadth of international ties and the amount of funds generated from international research projects.

The mission of the Middle East Technical University is to reach, produce, apply and promote knowledge, and to educate individuals with that knowledge for the social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological development of our society and humanity. This is to be done by bringing teaching, research and social services up to universal standards.


Hayrettin Yucesoy

Ambassador to Bogazici University and Middle East Technical University

Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, History (Affiliate), and Global Studies; Director of Undergraduate Studies for Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies; Study Abroad Advisor for Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies