In its thousands years of history; it was home of many civilizations and cultures; the historical capital Konya, which still carries these traces; Turkey's largest province in terms of surface area and the seventh most populous city. It is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List with two concrete and non-concrete cultural heritage sites. These cultural heritage; Catalhöyük Neolithic City and Mevlevi Sema Ceremony. B.C. The Catalhöyük Neolithic City, which consists of 18 Neolithic settlement layers dated between 7400 and 6200, contains wall paintings, reliefs, sculptures and other artistic elements that symbolize social organization and transition to settled life. In addition, Catalhöyük is an important proof of the transition from villages that have existed in the same geography for more than 2000 years to urban life. Mevlevi Semâ Ceremony; It is a Sufi ceremony that contains religious elements and themes and has detailed rules and qualities. The ceremony, which emerged in the 13th century, is an important part of Turkish history and culture by developing and shaping in time. Konya's other works; Ince Minare, which is a stone and wood museum, Karatay Medresesi, a museum of tile works, Akşehir where Nasreddin Hodja lived, Halkapınar, where the first agricultural monuments of the world, Ivriz Hittite Rock Relief, Esrefoglu Mosque, Beysehir Lake can be counted. In addition, Mevlana Museum, Science Center, 80 000 Devr-i Alem Park, Butterfly Valley and Sille will be located in memory with Konya; is a city to live.
About Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
His real name was Mohammed Jalaluddin; Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, who was later called Mevlana and Rumi, was born on September 30, 1207 in Balkh, the former great Turkish cultural center in Afghanistan. He passed away on December 17, 1273. He spent most of his life in the province of Konya in Anatolia. Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi; He is a world-renowned sufi scholar who is very modest in his interpersonal relationships, compassionate, has strong reasoning ability and is centered on people in his work. Thus; 1259-1268 between the years with great enthusiasm Sema; He wrote Masnavi. Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi's grave; Mevlana Museum. Museum of Mevlana; It is the priority value of our city and our country in terms of culture and tourism, which accepts visitors from all over the world and embraces the spiritual peace of mind for all visitors from 7 to 70.
About Selcuk University;
Selcuk University, which is in the center of Anatolia and walks confidently to the future; In 1975, the process of education and training; 2 faculties started with 7 departments; If today; 23 faculties, 5 colleges, 22 vocational schools, 1 state conservatory, 45 practice and research centers, 6 institutes and 58,710 students are continuing education. Also; 2,483 foreign students from 114 countries, including France, Germany, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Thailand, Sweden and Norway, are studying at the university. The university has 18 coordinators; Erasmus Coordinator is in international interaction with the Foreign Relations Coordinator; It hosts many scientific, cultural and sports activities and cooperates. The University has 148 student communities; more than 400 events were held annually in various fields ranging from fashion to chess, from debates to theaters and from sports to basketball, handball, volleyball. Numerous international and national congresses, symposiums, conferences and panels are organized by the Rectorate and faculties.