The University of Firsts and Achievements

Institutional Identity

As Hacettepe University, we compete with national and international universities. We race with our competitors to host the best students and academicians, to promote the researches carried out in our university and to provide support to our projects. We strive together to provide the best job opportunities for our graduates and to create the best academic opportunities for our employees.

We need to work harder together to ensure that our university is consistently at the forefront and to continue to be an accepted academic institution in national and international fields.

One of the secrets of success is to have a strong and prominent name that gives the right message. As we all know, the reassuring image of Hacettepe University reflects the true identity of the university. In all our studies, the Hacettepe brand must be original and accurately defining the identity of the university.

The expressions used by the communication sources of the university, whether individual or institutional, are a reflection of Hacettepe University. Hacettepe University Institutional Identity Guide was prepared in 2007 to accurately determine the definition of our identity visually and to establish the way of communication. Each element described in the guide is a complementary value to Hacettepe University's institutional identity and integrity must be maintained under all circumstances.

The brand of the university is a fundamental element of Hacettepe University identity. This brand was developed to represent the university in all communication channels. Consistent and continuous use of the brand will strengthen the visual identity of the organization.

To ensure sustainability, we believe that all stakeholders who use the brand, regardless of personal preferences, take into account the recommendations described in the Hacettepe University Institutional Identity Guide booklet, and what will help to develop and maintain institution belonging in our University.

History of University Logo

We, students enrolling in the 1963-1964 Academic Year, probably take a slightly different  pride  in being the first students of Hacettepe University...

We had our doubts thirty years ago when we first set foot on the buildings of the Institute of Health Sciences, today it is the Faculty of Medicine, which was one of the nucleus institutions that were going to be chartered as Hacettepe University later.

As a matter of fact, Hacettepe did not give confidence to any of us with its academic personnel of three professors, one is Prof. Dr.İhsan Doğramacı, and 15-20 young idealist doctors and its unsecured buildings. However, soon we found that there was an indescribable sincerity and connection between the students and the teachers, which provided the reassurance we all looked for.

Hacettepe was growing and evolving with us, and we were the true witnesses of this rapid and enormous development... Soon the Institute of Health Sciences became the Faculty of Medicine, and eventually, Hacettepe University was founded... But we had a problem; we still did not have a university logo...

It was 1967. One day, Prof. Dr. İhsan Doğramacı approached me and asked me to design a logo for the university in three days... However, I had a lot of weight on my shoulders those days due to my upcoming exams and needed a free mind and more time for such serious work. But there was no turning back once Prof. Dr. İhsan Doğramacı asked something to be done.

I thought of the deer logo I drew for the Theater Club one year ago. The logo represented the Hittites in the Theater Club and the letters “H” and “T” for Hacettepe. In no time, I drew the logo more properly and submitted it to Prof. Dr. İhsan Doğramacı.

Soon the logo was anonymously accepted as the university logo at the Senate Meeting, a fact that I could not quite understand back in those days. But as Hacettepe University developed every day, I realized that it was one of the greatest things that ever happened to me... Moreover, I was honored that Prof. Dr. İhsan Doğramacı asked me to design a logo for Hacettepe University, as he knew well-known and talented artists who could very well assume the responsibility. However, he desired the logo of the university which he founded with great efforts to be done by a student of that university.

I saw the that pride and joy Prof. Dr. İhsan Doğramacı took in this during the Logo Ceremony when I have presented a big bronze medallion... One side of the medallion reads “To Yücel Tanveri for winning the Hacettepe University Logo Contest…” and, under that, there is an open book and a burning candle, and the writing "Hacettepe University, 1967". On the other side of the medallion, there is the Hacettepe University Logo and the University Motto "To the Leading EdgeTowardBeingtheBest...".

Today, I am proud to witness that Hacettepe University goes "To the Leading Edge" and "Toward Being the Best" with every achievement, every progress, and every success... Although I am currently working at another university, I believe I have the right to take pride in the success of the university...

Here, I kindly express my deepest gratitude and respects to those who founded and developed this science house together with only a bunch of young idealists with great efforts fighting against many difficulties day and night, and to those who will take it "To the Leading Edge" and "Toward Being the Best"...

Prof. Dr. Yücel TANYERİ
Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Medicine