Faculty of Agriculture of Akdeniz University was established on March 30, 1983 and started education in the academic year 1984-1985. Today, it has taken its place among the leading Faculties in Turkey for contemporary and qualified educational programs, constantly evolving research and application infrastructure, contribution to scientific knowledge and success in international relations.
Faculty of Agriculture consists of 9 departments:
Within 9 departments of the Faculty, 120 academic staffs serve including 96 faculty, 22 research assistants and 2 lecturers. In addition, 33 administrative staffs and 18 permanent workers serve in the faculty and research farms. All of the 9 departments give education at undergraduate and graduate (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) levels. Currently 1845 and 451 students of which 72 and 45 are international enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, respectively.
Education activities have being held in 5 buildings covering a total of 23.000 m2 area. Within buildings, there are 19 classrooms, 3 of which are large auditorium style, one meeting room, one conference hall for 200 people, two drawing-design rooms and one computer laboratory used for teaching. All rooms equipped with projection tools and free internet connection. In the Faculty of Agriculture, research and trial activities continue intensively besides the education and training activities. In this regard, both research and laboratory infrastructures are at very good level.
Research priority is given to the use and application of new technologies in agricultural fields, the development of new genotypes that are resistant to changing environmental conditions and diseases in crop and animal production areas, precision agriculture, digitalization in agriculture and sustainable agriculture. There are 23 research laboratories in the faculty in which, research, application, experiment and analysis are carried out in different fields. In these laboratories, besides education, research and application studies, services are also provided for regional agricultural sectors. The Faculty has two research and application farms namely Campus and Aksu. The Campus Farm consists of open field and protected production areas, livestock facilities (cattle and poultry) and workshops. Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, watermelons, winter vegetables, sweet potatoes, daily milk, ayran, yoghurt, cream, village type white cheese and quail eggs are produced in the farm. Aksu Farm is located in Aksu district, 20 km from Antalya downtown. In this farm, wheat, corn, fodder crops and fruit are produced in 100 hectares area. There are three Research and Application Centers directly related to our faculty.