DumlupÄ±nar University is one of the newest universities in Turkey. The university began to operate as a new institution under the name of Kütahya DumlupÄ±nar University on July 3, 1992, with the force of governmental decree numbered 3837; before its been a part of the Anadolu University with The Faculty of Kütahya Economics and Administrative Sciences which was established on October 12, 1974 as The Business Administration High School of Kütahya under the name of The Economics and Commercial Sciences Academy of EskiÅehir.
The university has established and is keeping up close ties with universities abroad including University of Virginia in the United States, Brunel University in the United Kingdom, University of Pécs in Hungary and universities located at the member states of the former Soviet Union. Moreover, DPU hosts or takes part in the conferences, symposia, and cultural events organized by the collaborating institutions. Also the university is a member of the European University Association. DumlupÄ±nar university was founded with date of 3 July 1992 and the number of 3837 law. This law also contained the foundation of the four faculties and two institute. Before had continued its activities under the name of Anadolu University Kütahya faculty of economics and administrative sciences and Kütahya vocational school constitute the university’s seed. On 12 October 1974 Kütahya faculty of economics and administrative sciences was founded under the name of Kütahya vocational school of administrative sciences connecting with the EskiÅehir academy of economics and commerce sciences and started the education on 4 December 1974. Until 15 February 1979 it continues its activity of education as vocational school and beginning from this time it was transformed to the Kütahya the faculty of administrative sciences by the academy. After that, it was connected to the EskiÅehir Anadolu university faculty of economics and administrative sciences with the date of 20 July 1982 and number of 41 governmental decree which has the force of law under the name of Kütahya administrative sciences. School lastly after 3 July 1992 continues its education activities connecting with the DumlupÄ±nar university. Kütahya vocational school started its education connecting with the minister of education in the 1975–1976 education time. From 3 July 1992 on it continues its education activities connecting with DumlupÄ±nar university.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, faculty of engineering, Simav faculty of technical education, Bilecik faculty of economics and administrative sciences and institutes of science and sociological sciences, tavÅanlÄ± and Gediz vocational schools was found and started their activities in 1993–1994 education time. With the decision of the committee of advanced studies in 14.02.1994 and the number of 94.5.332 fourteen vocational schools were founded in the ten district of Kütahya and four district of Bilecik. For the 1996/8655 protocol between yök and ministry of health the faculty of health was added the university. With the date of 14 April 1999 and number of 23666 law the decision which was published in the official gazette the faculty of arts and sciences, faculty of education, faculty of fine arts, faculty of physical education were transformed into faculties. In the 2005–2006 educational time the practical sciences department was founded. With the law of 24 May 2006/10493 decision of the ministries institute of health sciences was founded. With the law of 5662/29 May 2007 Bilecik university was founded and it was divided into one faculty and four vocational schools. Ä°n 2007 the university continues its education activity with six faculties, three advanced schools, two institutes, totally 26,999 undergraduates, 789 lecturers and 556 administrative personal and in a closed area which covers about 191,965 square meters.
The following is the list of scholars from DumlupÄ±nar University who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences