It was established on 22nd May 2009 and by 5765 numbered law.

Bartın university houses

a.        The  Faculty of Forestry which was first a unit of Zonguldak Karaelmas University but then became a unit of Bartın University, and the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences which was established

b.       The  School of Physical Education and Sports which was first a unit of Zonguldak Karaelmas University but then became a unit of Bartın University

c.        The Vocational School which was first a unit of Zonguldak Karaelmas University but then became a unit of Bartın University and  The Vocational School of Health Services which was established

d.       And the Institute of Social Sciences and the Institute of Sciences.