Istanbul University


The Istanbul University dates back to 1453 after the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmet who is the most famous Sultan of Ottoman Empire. During Ottoman Empire the University has closed and opened 3 times for some reasons and finally after Turkish Republic was established it has renovated by M. Kemal Atatürk. With its history, Istanbul University is one of the oldest universities in Europe.

In addition to its scientific impact, Istanbul University has also been a leader in the movement towards enlightenment and modernization that began with the Republic by acting as a bridge between science and life. It is aware of its role in the perpetuation of Atatürk's principles and reforms. Istanbul University will protect in line with this in all issues pertaining to public life with no concessions from its decisive stand.

Istanbul University consists of 17 faculties, 5 departments, 13 schools, 15 institutes and 26 centers situated in many districts of Istanbul. Total number of students is 58,850, and the number of academic staff is 5,127. The total campus area is 3,550,375 m².