In March 2013, Ankara Transportation Master Plan Project Office, which includes engineering, architecture and technology faculties, was established as "AUAP" within Gazi University in order to work on the Ankara transportation master plan.

In August 2015, the name was changed to Urban Transportation Technologies Accessibility, Application and Research Center 'KUTEM' and was founded by the Council of Higher Education with the proposal of Gazi University (with the regulation numbered 29439 published in the Official Gazette on 8 August 2015). Today, the center continues to work with this legal status and operates in many national and international projects.