University of Selcuk, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Recognition status :
EAEVE European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education
Selcuk University, founded in 1975 in Konya which is one of the flourishing cities located in the central Turkey and well-known of its Whirling Dervishes and Mevlana who is a world-famous mystic philosopher and poet.. Konya has long historical and cultural background that expands to cover the cultures of Hittite, Roman, Byzantine, Seljukid, Ottoman and Turkish Republican periods. Because of being the capital of Seljuk (Selçuk) Empire for a long time, Konya still has the characteristics of a city of civilization and culture. In the medieval times the city had many medresahs which were the universities of the time. Konya has been recognized as an important center for agriculture and stock-breeding. It also has a tradition of commercial culture of international trade. Recently, there has been a great development in medium-large sized industry in Konya region. The recent population of the metropolis is about a 1,000,000 and Konya is the 5th major city of Turkey. Selcuk University is now one of the leading education and research institutions in Turkey with its 75,000 students and more than 3000 thousand faculty members and administrative staffs. Currently, the university has 4 institutions, 16 faculties and 25 vocational schools, which include Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture, Dentistry, Law, Business, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Education, Linguistics as well as Fine Arts. Although there are four major campuses, the main campus, Aladdin Keykubadat Kampusu holds most of the faculties. After a steady growth in the last quarter century, Selcuk University, we think, is now ready to undertake collaborative research and share its excellent facilities with other country's academicians. Selcuk University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (SUFVM) was established in 1982 in Konya, which is considered as one of the major animal production areas of Turkey. SUFVM was founded and started veterinary education as the fifth veterinary institution of Turkey. As of today, SUFVM is considered as a pioneer and outstanding veterinary institution of Turkey based on its physical capacity, research, quality of education and academic staff, postgraduate programs and international affairs. Physical capacity Having total floor area over 13000 m2, SUFVM meets EU criteria with its lecture rooms, labs, and training areas. Academic staff SUFVM has a strong and experienced academic staff which compromise 49 full professors, 28 associate professors, 13 assistant professors, 31 research and teaching assistants, 3 specialists. The average academic staff per student is about 6.2. Postgraduate programs There are 17 different master and PhD programs in contribution of all departments at the SUFVM. Education Veterinary education at the SUFVM was reorganized based on criteria of European Association for Establishments of Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and BOLOGNA process. Veterinary training at the SUFVM takes 5 years (10 semesters).Graduates are awarded with a Diploma of Veterinary Surgeon equivalent with MSc degree and can thereby directly enroll in a PhD program. The education includes a four-year theoretical and practical training and the 5th year covers internship program, in which students rotate between the departments. The internship program mainly focused on practical training on main subjects, which provides a chance for students to review and harmonize their knowledge. In addition, in order to shed a light on students' future preferences, a number of different technical trips are organized to state and private organizations. The education at the SUVFM is mainly focused on theoretical training and the ratio of theoretical / practical training is 1/1.2.