The Çukurova University Balcalı Campus, which was established on 20 thousands decare terrain in east coast of Seyhan Barrage Lake, is a natural park land due to its admirable view. University, which is only 10 km far from city center, is among major universities of our country due to its modern substructure and modern facilities meeting every requirement of its student and staff. Establishment of Çukurova University, which is ranked at the first 500 in gradation of World's Universities and is ranked at the first five in gradation of our country, is based on 1973 year. Adana Faculty of Agriculture founded depending on Ankara University in 1969 and Çukurova Faculty of Medicine founded depending on Erzurum Atatürk University in 1972 is major education institutions which were united under Çukurova University. At the present time, university began to education life with two faculties has 16 faculties, 5 Colleges, 12 Vocational Schools, 1 State Conservatory, 3 Institutes and 25 Research and Application Centers.
MODERN CLASSROOMS AND LECTURE HALLS
The university has modern classrooms and lecture halls providing comfortable and healty setting for students to be able to follow their courses.
The lecture hall consisting of two salons, which are used for scientific and cultural events, have every technical installation and have 450 and 150 people's capacity, bears the name of Prof. Dr. Mithat Özsan who is the first rector of Çukurova University. Mithat Özsan lecture hall receives the exhibitions with large foyer that have 450 persond capacity. As Faculty of Agriculture Akif Kansu Salon receives the scientific and cultural events with 150 person capacity, multi-purpose salon with turning stage and with 120 persons capacity, named as Afifa Jale Salon, serves as important locationfor art events. There is also Hippocrates Conference Salon with 360 persons capacity in Faculty of Medicine Balcalı Hospital. Open air theatre with 3.500 persons capacity, which places within campus and takes attention due to its modern architecture, is also used in variety events especially in concerts and theatres.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOCIAL LIFE
Besides the most important hospital complex of region, there are medico social unit, housings, social facilities, guest houses, salons and pitches that every kind of sport could be performed, nursery schools, market, cafeterias, cafes, buffets and canteens that serve lunch to students and staff, post and phone service units, bank offices, a printing house equipped with modern machines an central library. Thus, it is aimed to meet every requirement of students and staff. Cukurova University Central Library serves in 12 thousands centare indoor area and has 800 readers capacity. It is one of European Union 12 Documentation Centers in Turkey.
There is Fevzi Cakmak Dormitory that connects to Higher Education Credit and Hostels Institution, consists of 1.296 beds for female student and 1.516 beds for male student and has 2.812 total bed amount, within Balcalı Campus of university that thousands of students come for education in every year. There are also dormitories serving to students every kinds of opportunities in city center out of campus. Students benefit from private dormitories and dormitories belonging to Higher Education Credit and Hostels Institution in Osmaniye province and Ceyhan County where colleges exist. There is dormitory of Higher Education Credit and Hostels Institution, that has totally 356 students capacity consisting of 246 beds for female students and of 110 bed for male students in Osmaniye; thereis dormitory, that has totally 501 students capacity consisting of 171 beds for female students and of 330 beds for male students in Ceyhan county of Adana province. Also, decision of constructing a new dormitory with 1000 students’ capacity in Cukurova University Campus was made after collaborative work which is being maintained by Cukurova University and Higher Education Credit and Hostels Institution.
CULTURE AND ART FACILITIES
Besides educational and scientific studies, social and cultural events are more important in Cukurova University. In this context, variety cultural events such as conferences, seminars, panels, conferences, symposium, exhibition displays, theater, and concerts are fulfilled. Department of Fine Arts belonging to Rector's Office of University and Culture and Art Center, which works depending on Health, Culture and Sports General Office, evaluate the of waste times of students according to their interest areas, direct them to new fields and create resting and entertainment opportunities. Students applied to Department of Fine Arts and Culture and Art Center are trained in variety art branches by expert and experienced lecturer is provided to develop their skills. Students have opportunity of expressing themselves via events which they organize for communities that they are members and also share their skills with their friends and persons at university. There are programs which students could get course during education period, if they demand: Turkish Folk Music, Turkish Art Music, Baglama (instrument with three double strings), Folklore, Turkish Folk Dances, Wind Instruments, Tamboura, Oud, Zither, Piano, Pop Guitar, Classic Guitar, Vocal Training, Painting, Ornament Arts, art History, Leather Handicrafts, Photograph, Theater And Cinema. Also there are workrooms belonging to Student Council and student clubs in Culture and Art Center building, and students could display their creativity by expressing themselves freely.
There are sports pitches that every kind of sports could be performed, indoor swimming pool, football pitches, tennis courts, open-air volleyball and basketball pitches in Cukurova University that adopts as a principle that students are healthy both physically and spiritually. Person out of university could benefit from facilities within the university.
There is Sakıp Sabancı Sports and Exhibition Room that has 5600 centare indoor area, has telescopic tribunes and has 3.500 persons capacity at the university. Room was built properly to be fulfilled concert and variety organizations beside sports competitions. Özdemir Sabancı Indoor Swimming Pool placed in Balcalı Campus and built by Hacı Ömer Sabancı Foundation (VAKSA) is one of the most modern facilities of the region. Beside indoor swimming pool, there are sports and gym halls, grass and astro football pitches, basketball pitches, tennis courts, athletic fields and boathouse placed Seyhan Barrage in Balcalı Campus.
Social Facilities within campus, which place on side of Seyhan Barrage Lake and among the pine trees, and have unique view, consist of guest houses part and large dining halls. There is Social Facilities Guest House having 12 rooms and 24 bed capacities where guests coming to university for social, scientific and cultural events could meet their all requirements, within campus. In addition to this, university has a modern guest house having 50 beds capacity.
Medico social unit serve in an attempt to protect body and mental health of students and university staff in university. Also, there is Cukurova University Balcalı Faculty of Medicine Hospital that has 1250 beds capacity and serves to totally 2100 patients in a day. Physicians in specialist in field of gynecology and obstetrics, dermatological disorders, ear nose and throat (ent), general surgery, urology, pediatrics, family practice, family practice at the center where studies in field of health, psychological counseling and guidance, social services are made. Also, psychologists, psychiatrists and psychological counselors serve at the center. Persons applying to the center in order to get health service are got an outpatient treatment, in case of necessity of further examination and treatment, they are dispatched to other health institutions, especially to Faculty of Medicine Balcalı Hospital at the first. Also, hepatitis b vaccinations are injected to students of Faculty of Dentistry and Medicine being within the group of risks. Psychological Counseling and Guidance Unit finds solutions related to adopting, personality, family, and friendship and education problems of university students. Also, personality, group and family therapy are applied to persons having mental problems in this unit. Social service specialists in charge in Social Services Unit serve by finding solutions for problems related to education, harboring and nutrition.