The first higher education unit established in Sanliurfa is the Sanliurfa Vocational School (1976). Then the Faculty of Agriculture (1978), and the Department of Civil Engineering (1984) both affiliated to Dicle University were founded. Following these schools, the Faculty of Theology was formed in Sanliurfa by Gaziantep University in 1988.
In 1992, as a result of a move to form 23 new universities, Harran University was founded (July 9, 1992; Law No: 3837) and the schools mentioned above were affiliated to this institution together with two faculties (Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Medicine), one vocational school (Sanliurfa Vocational School Health Services), and three institutes (Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences, Institute of Health Sciences, Institute of Social Sciences).
As of December 2015, Harran University functions with nine faculties and two colleges offering 4+ years of undergraduate degree programs and ten vocational schools which provide two-year associate degree programs. The students in three institutes enroll to get degrees toward masters or Ph.D. levels. Over 800 faculty members serve in about 70 different departments/programs to a population of 12000 students. In Harran University, the language of education is Turkish.
An educational system of two-semesters is followed. This 25 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. HRU 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, as well as administrative services. Harran University has many Faculties including Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences.
Harrran University has three Institutes which are named as Institute of Health Sciences, Institute of Social Sciences and Institute of Applied and Natural Sciences. Harran University has Vocational school for graduate students. It includes Vocational School of Akcakale Vocational School of Bozova, Vocational School of Hilvan, Vocational School of Birecik, Vocational School of Ceylanpanar, Vocational School of Siverek, Vocational School of Health Services, Vocational School of Viransehir and Vocational School of Sanliurfa. Admission test is compulsory for the local students to get admission in Harran University.
The following is the list of scholars from Harran University who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Harran University that are published in OMICS International journals.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Harran University that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.