About Ankara

Ankara is the capital city of Turkey and the second largest city in the country after Istanbul. It is located at the heart of both Turkey and Central Anatolia. The population is around 4.5 million.

Ankara is the administrative center of Turkey and a huge university town, so it has a large population of government workers and university students. As the national capital, Ankara is home to a large population of foreign diplomats and embassy staff, so it offers goods and services that might be more difficult to find in other Turkish cities.

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About Ankara University

As the first university of the Republic of Turkey, Ankara University holds a privileged status in the areas of education, research, community services and
ACADEMIC STRUCTURE: 14 faculties, 9 vocational schools, 2 colleges, 1 school of foreign languages and 1 conservatory; 37 research centres, 4 institutes and 9 graduate schools.

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About Biotechnology Institute

The Institute of Biotechnology at Ankara University, the first interdisciplinary graduate school of biotechnology established in Turkey, is a research establishment focusing on health and agricultural bio-tech. Included in the future perspective of the Institute are goals like the development of biosimilar drugs and the identification of novel biomarkers for complex diseases and molecular farming. The Institute was founded primarily to create a niche and a critical mass for biotechnology research in the country. On this basis, the critical mass assembled around the General Council of the Institute and the Academic Board of the Central Lab has generated significant translational data in the Life Sciences for 12 years now since its foundation and for 8 years since the inauguration of the Central Laboratory.

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