Rector’s Message

Dear students and parents,

On behalf of the entire Konya Food and Agriculture University community, I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to you as you consider your higher education options. Choosing a university is an important decision, and I am confident that Konya Food and Agriculture University can offer you the academic and personal growth opportunities you are seeking.

Our university was established in Konya under the leadership of the Scientific Research, Technology, Education, and Culture Foundation (BARTEK) founded by Konya Şeker Inc., the productive power of Turkey, in 2013. It is the first specialized university in Turkey that has adopted the mission of being an “International Research University that Converts Knowledge into Products”, designed to provide education in English, and has been established in accordance with the new higher education mission.

Our fundamental goal is to take our university, which contributes to the development of our country and has been continuously working towards sustainable development since its establishment, further with the same determination. In our rapidly changing and transforming world, we will always maintain the pride and excitement of being a university that not only transfers knowledge but also produces it. Working with all our might to become one of the respected higher education institutions in Turkey and the world is our duty and responsibility to our country. We will continue our path by adding new successes to our achievements from past to present every day. Our goal is to be the backbone of a strong and prosperous Turkey in the 21st century. We will achieve this together. Our aim is to create a working environment where ideas are freely expressed and discussed, an academic atmosphere prevails, and a happy, peaceful, impartial, unifying, and realistic management approach dominates.

Dear parents, you entrust us with your most valuable possession in life. Being aware of this, our greatest desire is to raise our children as individuals who can compete worldwide, who are curious, questioning, researching, and who are beneficial to society as problem-solving individuals. It will be our greatest happiness to graduate our young people who will shape the future as responsible experts who are in demand in the business world, have synthesis abilities, and take on responsibilities after receiving education.

Dear students, our main goal at KFAU is to train individuals who are equipped with current knowledge and technologies, think internationally as well as considering the local, and are confident entrepreneurs. At KFAU, we are committed to providing our students with a world-class education that prepares them for successful careers and fulfilling lives. Our programs are designed to challenge and inspire, combining rigorous academic coursework with hands-on experiences and real-world applications. Our faculty are experts in their fields, passionate about teaching, and dedicated to mentoring and guiding their students.

But KFAU is more than just an academic institution - it is a vibrant, diverse, and supportive community. Our campus is a place where individuals from all backgrounds can come together to learn, grow, and build meaningful relationships. We offer a wide range of extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations that allow you to explore your interests, develop your leadership skills, and make lifelong friends.

Moreover, KFAU is dedicated to serving the community, both locally and globally. We believe that education and research can be powerful forces for positive change, and we are committed to using our expertise and resources to address the pressing social and environmental challenges of our time.

So, if you are looking for a university that combines academic excellence with a supportive community, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a passion for making a difference in the world, I encourage you to consider KFAU.

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus and helping you achieve your goals.


Prof. Dr. Erol Turan

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