The university comprises 10 faculties, 4 institutes, 6 schools, 7 vocational schools and 13 research centers. 900 faculty members and 550administrative staff in the university are proud to provide a quality and modern educational setting for about 25.000 students. Abant ?zzet Baysal University is a third model as not being purely a state or foundation university but a state university supported by a foundation. Abant ?zzet Baysal University has been supported by the foundation founded by ?zzet Baysal, one of the greatest philanthropists in Turkey. The university has reached an excellent physical structure and superior technologic infrastructure with the facilities and equipment investment amounting to 262 million TL as of 2010 funded by ?zzet Baysal Foundation and the state allocation. The Foundation not only supports the international achievements of academics but also provides scholarship to successful students. The university aims to become the most rapidly developing university to go beyond the modern civilization level as suggested by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of Republic of Turkey. To this end, the university, prioritizing science at international standards, attaches outmost importance to the national and local needs in training and education.