Ufuk University has started its education in 2002-2003 academic year based on the article with the number 4488, which was published in the Official Newspaper with number 23910 dated 18th December 1999 by the Traffic Accidents Aid Foundation in Turkey, and with the authorisation writings numbered 13.30.0.EÖB.0.00.00.03.06.05 – 954/09006, dated 1st May 2002, which was based on the rule related to 2547 article of Council of Higher Education decision.

As the Founding Foundation of Ufuk University, Traffic Accidents Aid Foundation in Turkey was established in 1972. As stated in the third act of the settlement deeds of Traffic Accidents Aid Foundation, which was established for such reasons as the prevention of traffic, work, sports and other accidents and disasters, providing such services as emergency, medical and social aid and founding rehabilitation services which may occur as a result of such calamities as mentioned before, providing all kinds of required personnel by enabling educational foundations including Higher Educational Institutions, providing the required equipments and collaborating with the relevant institutions which deal with such academic facilities as courses and seminars, it was anticipted to provide education, research and service on such issues.

The main reasons behind our intention to establish our university are the prevention of accidents and disasters, the detection of protective and remedial approaches and methods for the physical and psychological problems, educating our public and providing them with the consciousness of public services and the relevant methodology, guiding behaviours through colloboration both with official institutions and inter-personal relations, and providing qualified and expert personnels on such issues.

For these reasons, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (The Departments of Statistics and Psychology) Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences (The Departments of Business Administration, Political Sciences and International Relations- International Trade), and the School of Nursing and Vocational School of Health Services and Institutions as complementary units to the faculties mentioned above have been initiated.

It is required for our students to learn English language in order to provide them with the opportunities of following researches on their subject fields on a civilised basis, publishing, searching and making use of the data on the Net. Furthermore, vocational English courses are also required after one-year Preparatory School Education in order for them to be succesful in the departments they enrolled.

Libraries and computer labaratories are also availlable and open to students’ services.

15% of the students in each faculty and department has the opportunity for scholarship, which means that they are free from their annual payments. The scholarship is provided through Prof. Dr. Ufuk Ege Uygur Fund and through our university’s own financial sources.

The required equipments for online education are also provided for our students.

Moreover, Prof. Dr. Rıdvan Ege Health Research and Application Hospital with the capacity of 120 beds has been ready for medical service.