In today’s modern world which is knowledge-based and borderless by globalization, universities have become the basic building blocks where knowledge is produced to shape the future of our country and the world. As Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University, we are working with all our strength to prepare you for the future by analyzing the needs of the modern world in the best way with the power we derive from our deep-rooted history that dates back to the early years of our Republic.
With the awareness that theoretical education needs to be reinforced with experience, we provide our students with human priority education to make them successful in global competition; in addition to this, providing our students with the opportunity to discover and develop themselves, we aim to bring our valuable young students, who will be successful scientists and managers in the future, together with the sector leaders in national and international fields.
Today, as Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University, we are ready to guide you and help you become free thoughtful, democratic and visionary individuals with our ongoing education activities in 14 faculties, 1 state conservatory, 3 institutes, 9 vocational schools, and 5 colleges, our technological, social and cultural infrastructure and our academic personnel who have multidisciplinary perspective and also follows the global world closely. As a return of the interactive education philosophy in our university, we are aware that our identity, which follows the age without breaking with its traditions, is open to innovations and transformations, is aware of its social responsibilities and based on science, will develop further with you new generation young people who will join us.
In the modern world where the concept of sustainability is becoming more widespread, we are aware of the potential tourism movements that move away from the " sea-sand-sun” trio and turn towards alternatives by gaining momentum based on nature and culture in Zonguldak and especially in Black Sea Ereğli. In this context, we have added Black Sea Ereğli Tourism Faculty to our university to contribute to the tourism activities of our country, to produce scientific information in the field of tourism, to take the leading place in regional, national and international tourism circles and to train individuals who will direct tourism activities both in our country and in the world thanks to the tourism knowledge gained.
We want to educate future tourism professionals with the departments of Tourism Management, Hospitality Management, Recreation Management, Food and Beverage Management, Gastronomy and Culinary Arts and Tourism Guidance under the roof of Black Sea Eregli Tourism Faculty which will provide four-year undergraduate education. For this purpose, in the 2017/2018 academic year, we aim to start our academic life by recruiting 60 students to the Department of Tourism Management With the opening of Black Sea Ereğli Faculty of Tourism, we have expanded our field of education in the field of social sciences. In line with the 2023 Tourism Strategies and supporting alternative tourism, We believe that the faculty will be able to evaluate the tourism potential both of Zonguldak and Ereğli, with its history dating back to the 6th b.c , the 80 km coastline along the Black Sea and with its green vegetation in all four seasons, and will play play an active role in identifying the problems of the region and proposing solutions, and will meet the needs of educated tourism professionals in the region.
In our educational journey that we have started for these purposes mentioned above, we will be pleased to have you here who will shape our future, and we welcome you to the Black Sea Ereğli Tourism Faculty.
Prof. Dr. Mustafa ÇUFALI
Rector of Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University