The Rector heads the University Senate. Its members are the Vice Rectors, deans, school directors and one representative from each faculty and institute. It is the decision-making body for academic matters. The Senate also makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees on issues presented to it by the Board, including the granting of honorary academic degrees.
Rector: Abdullah Atalar
Vice Rectors: Adnan Akay, Kürşat Aydoğan, Orhan Aytür
Necmi Akşit, Tijen Akşit, Ayhan Altıntaş, Alipaşa Ayas, Mehmet Baray, Pınar Bilgin, Tuğrul Dayar, Hilmi Volkan Demir, Halime Demirkan, Atilla Erçelebi, Ülkü Gürler, Orhan Güvenen, Tanju İnal, Ezhan Karaşan, Kağan Korad, Mustafa Nakeeb, Erdal Onar, Hitay Özbay, Tayfun Özçelik, Aykut Pekcan, Kamer Rodoplu, Aslıhan Salih, Margaret Sands, Turgut Tan, Erinç Yeldan