Hasan Kalyoncu University is a foundation university in the province of Gaziantep. On July 30, 2008, it was decided by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) that a university should be founded by the Gaziantep Education and Service Foundation in accordance with the amendment to laws no. 5799 and no. 5796 on the Organization of Higher Education InstİTÜtions. Gazikent University was founded on December 4, 2008 by the Gaziantep Education and Service Foundation under the leadership of Hasan Kalyoncu as president. The university, which started its educational journey under the name "Gazikent" and which welcomed its first students in the 2009/2010 period, became the "Hasan Kalyoncu University" on July 1, 2012.
Hasan Kalyoncu University, the first foundation university in the Southeastern Anatolia Region, was founded in Gaziantep, an important juncture of the historical Silk Road, with a focus on "education, research, and innovation".
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