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IFMA Foundation Announces Two New FM Degree Programmes

IFMA Foundation Announces Two New FM Degree Programmes
22 June 2022

Ankara University, a public university in Turkey, now offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in facilities management.

Run by the Department of Real Estate Development and Management, the courses offer training and research in various subjects such as real estate and asset valuation, urban development, zoning planning and risk and insurance and information systems

The department aims to enable students to examine real estate and assets with different perspectives such as owners, investors, financiers, operators, planners, state and users, and to acquire skills in strategy development.

The courses have been accredited by the Facility Management Accreditation Commission (FMAC) of the IFMA Foundation as a Facility Management Registered Degree Program (RDP).


Elevating FM as the Career of Choice Around the World


IFMA Foundation accreditation assures that academic programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter the FM field, leading the way in innovation, emerging building technologies, and anticipating the safety, health and wellbeing of facility occupants.

“The IFMA Foundation is dedicated to elevating the FM profession to a career of choice around the world through its Global Workforce Initiative,” said IFMA Foundation Chair Bob Dills.

“RDP accreditation is important to academic institutions, enabling them to offer quality facility management education and prepare students for the FM jobs of today and the future. On behalf of the foundation, I would like to commend Ankara University for its educational offerings in both undergraduate and graduate levels and for meeting the global demand of skilled labour in the profession.”

The programme is also in the process of accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

To learn more about the department, visit

Picture: a photograph of a person holding a scroll with a red ribbon wrapped around it. Image Credit: Pexels

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 22 June 2022


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