Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Turkey Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University is a Turkish public research university established in 1992 which is located in Canakkale (Dardannelles) province near Gallipoli, Officially accredited/recognized by the YOK - Yuksekugretim Kurulu (YOK - Council of Higher Education). Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU) is one of the leading universities in Turkey with its nearly 44.000 students and qualified academic and administrative staff. In the diversity of its students, its global outlook, and its outstanding research, the COMU is also a university of compelling change. COMU’s remarkable global appeal continues to grow with 13 faculties, 4 institutes, 8 colleges, 12 vocational high schools, 26 research and application centers and a Research Hospital. COMU offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, and associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. It also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services. The COMU is listed among the world's top 1,000 best universities in the 2012 annual Scimago Institutions Rankings World Reports and one of the top innovative universities in Turkey. The University was named as one of the top innovative Turkish universities in 2013 by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. COMU is a member of the European University Association, the International Association of the Universities and the Thrace Universities Union. The university has a research fund to encourage the progress and development of society by financing scientific research projects. In addition, COMU actively seeks to develop and propose projects within international research programmes. In recent years COMU attracted millions of Euros in research grants and contract income from a variety of funders, including the EU, the Turkish Science and Technology Research Council (TUBITAK), the Turkish Ministry of Development, the Turkish Higher Education Council and various NGOs. The university strongly encourages academic staff to increase efforts in the area of Publications, especially in the case of internationally refereed journals. In the last few years, there has been a dramatic increase in both the quantity and quality of publications emerging from COMU.