The Hamdullah Emin Pasha and Harem Hatice Tahire Hanım Foundation (established in 1932), which founded the Private Hamdullah Emin Pasha College in 1978, began its efforts to establish the first university in Alanya as an educational foundation in 2007. On 14 March 2008, two participatory meetings were held and a feasibility report was prepared in the light of the consensus from these meetings.
The foundation made its first official application to the Higher Education Council (YÖK) on the 23rd December 2008 with the number 148/335 by presenting the feasibility report prepared on the 26thAugust 2009 and other required documents. The Higher Education Institutions Unit of YÖK requested some changes in the application file and the requests were fulfilled during the year 2009.
The Board of Trustees for Alanya University was established in 2009 by the founders. The number of the members was 15 in 2010. At the meeting of the delegation dated on the 4th December 2010, the developments in the physical, financial and administrative structure of the University were discussed and the delegation formed sub-groups on these issues.
The application made in 2010 was approved by the Education Commission and presented to the General Assembly of the Higher Education Council and two presentations, the first of which was on the 5th of March 2010, were made to introduce the university at the General Assembly.
APPROVAL FROM THE TURKISH GRAND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
The law to establish Alanya University was accepted and was published in the Official Gazette on the 3rd of March 2011. This was the result of the intensive efforts of Vice President Bulent Arinc, the Deputy of Antalya Mevlüt Cavusoglu, the former governor of Alanya Hulusi Doğan, the Mayor Hasan Sipahioğlu and other administrators.
After the law was published, the Board of Trustees began to work on the preparation of the Master Regulation, which is the constitution for the foundation of universities. The main regulations of other foundation universities were examined accordingly. The draft of the Main Regulation of the Alanya University was accepted by the Board of Trustees, approved by the Higher Education Council and published in the Official Gazette dated July 18, 2011 and entered into force. Our university's name 'Alanya Hamdullah Emin Pasa University' became 'Alanya University' by being published in the official Gazette dated 09.02.2023 and numbered 32099.