Anadolu University is an institution, promoting universal higher education values and blazing trails in the Turkish higher education with its 16 faculties (3 of which offer distance education), 4 applied schools, 4 vocational schools, 9 graduate schools, 25 research centers, and 15 research, development and application units. The successful launch of the distance education system ranks at the top of innovative initiatives of Anadolu University. Today the total number of students in three faculties offering distance education is over one million. This system has been taken as a model by many countries.
Anadolu University strives to prepare its students to be the best in their field of study in creative, dynamic and interactive settings owing to academic staff, each exerting to be the best in their field and devoting all their time to students in the academic units equipped with the latest technology. Students have access to all sorts of facilities in safe and modern campuses of the University. They follow cultural and art activities at theatre, concert and exhibition halls on the campus simultaneously with metropolitan cities such as Istanbul and Ankara, and have the opportunity to do sports in gyms at international standards, semi-olympic swimming pool, tennis courts and green pitches; and thus spend their free time efficiently. In addition to grants provided by various institutions, Anadolu University provides housing and food grants to students that achieve a certain level of success, but are financially disadvantaged. With its safe and modern campuses, Anadolu University has been embracing the world, as a source of pride of Turkey.