Beykent University

Beykent University (Turkish: Beykent Üniversitesi) is a foundation university in Istanbul, Turkey, teaching in English, Russian combined and Turkish with 29,401 students.[4]

Beykent University
T.C. İstanbul Beykent Üniversitesi
Beykent University logo.png
Seal of Beykent University
Other name
Bir Kent Üniversitesi
MottoProfesyonel yaşam için doğru seçim
Motto in English
The right choice for a professional life
Established1997 (founded by Adem Çelik-Beykent Educational Foundation) [1]
Academic affiliations
Beykent Educational Institutions
International Baccalaureate
Bologna Process
Erasmus Exchange Programme
Mevlana Exchange Programme
Farabi Exchange Programme
ChairmanAdem Çelik[2]
ChancellorProf. Dr. M. Emin Karahan[3]
Vice-ChancellorEbru Güzelcik Ural[3]

Coordinates: 40°59′10″N 29°03′13″E / 40.98611°N 29.05361°E / 40.98611; 29.05361
Sarıyer-Ayazağa Campus, Taksim Campus, Beylikdüzü Campus
University PressBeykent University Press
Colours Yellow, black and turquoise
MascotBeykent Compass
Beykent University Faculty of Law

Beykent University has agreements with European universities under the Socrates and Erasmus programmes, which allow university students to continue their education in a European university and foreign students to study in Turkey.

Ahmet Davutoğlu, the former Prime Minister of Turkey, worked at Beykent University as a professor from 1999 to 2004, serving as Head of the Department of International Relations, Member of University Senate and Member of Board of Management.[5]

Ömer Dinçer, the former Minister of National Education of Turkey, worked at Beykent University as a professor from 1999 to 2003, serving as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Director of Institute of Social Sciences and Vice Chancellor.[6]

Beykent University Men's Volleyball Team has become the champion in the first League Volleyball Tournament organized on March 18–29, 2013 by the Turkish University Sports Federation.[7]


Beykent University is a foundation university having the public legal entity status which was founded by Adem Çelik - Beykent Educational Foundation on 09.07.1997 under the Law No. 4282.

Believing that education is the only solution for the unsolved problems of the increasingly growing and developing modern Turkey, our founder Adem Çelik has taken initiatives in the field of education with the ideal of “serving the community”, and created a flawless chain of education from kindergarten to primary and high school followed by Beykent University.

The university, which began its educational journey on Büyükçekmece Campus in the Academic Year 1997 – 1998, offers education on four highly equipped campuses located in central districts of İstanbul.


Faculty of Science and Literature

  • English Language and Literature
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Translation and Interpreting (English)
  • Translation and Interpreting (Russian)
  • Turkish Language and Literature

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • International Logistics and Transportation
  • International Trade
  • Management Information Systems
  • Tourism Management
  • Political Science and Public Administration

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

  • Architecture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Energy System Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Architecture
  • Management Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Faculty of Law

  • Law

Faculty of Fine Arts

  • Acting
  • Art Management and Performing Arts
  • Cinema and TV
  • Communication and Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Textile and Design

Faculty of Communication

  • New Media
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Television Reporting and Programming
  • Visual Communication

Faculty of Medicine

  • Medicine

Faculty of Dentistry

  • Dentistry

School of Applied Sciences

  • Capital Market and Portfolio Management
  • Gastronomy and Culinary Arts
  • Industrial Design

School of Foreign Languages

  • Foreign Language Preparatory Department

School of Health Services

  • Child Development
  • Social Services
  • Audiology
  • Nursing

Vocational School

Associate (Pre-Bachelor's) Degree

  • Anaesthesia
  • Applied English and Translation
  • Applied Russian and Translation
  • Architectural Restoration
  • Audiometry
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Business Administration
  • Cooking
  • Child Development
  • Computer Programming
  • Construction Technology
  • Dental Prosthesis Technology
  • Dialysis
  • Electroneurophysiology
  • Fashion Design
  • First Aid and Emergency
  • Foreign Trade
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Establishments Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Justice
  • Logistics
  • Machinery
  • Medical Documentation and Secretary
  • Medical Documentation Techniques
  • Medical Laboratory Techniques
  • Medical Publicity and Marketing
  • Opticianry
  • Oral And Dental Health
  • First Aid and Emergency
  • Pathology Laboratory Techniques
  • Physiotheraphy
  • Printing and Broadcasting Technologies
  • Public Relations and Publicity
  • Radio and Television Programming
  • Radiotherapy
  • Surgical Services
  • Textile Technology
  • Tourism and Travel Services
  • Worker's Health and Safety

Institute of Social Sciences

Department of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Business Administration
  • Fashion Management
  • Finance
  • Global Marketing
  • Hospital and Health Institutions Management
  • Human Resources and Organizational Change
  • International Economy Politics and Business
  • International Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Organization
  • Marketing
  • Numerical Methods
  • Production Management and Industrial Management
  • Production Management and Marketing
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Real Estate Valuation And Financing
  • Strategic Business Administration
  • Tourism Management

Department of Psychology (MA)

  • Clinical Psychology

Department of Economics (MA)

  • Political Economy

Department of Law

  • Public Law

Department of International Relations (MA)

  • International Relations

Department of English Language and Literature (MA)

  • English Language and Literature

Department of History

  • History

Art Department of Cinema and TV (MA)

  • Cinema and TV

Art Department of Communication and Design (MA)

  • Communication Arts and Design

Art Department of Textile and Fashion Design (MA)

  • Textile and Fashion Design

Institute of Science and Engineering

Department of Mathematics and Computing (MSc)

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Networks and Internet Technologies
  • Decision Analysis and Strategy Development
  • Information Technologies

Department of Computer Engineering (MSc)

  • Computer Engineering

Department of Industrial Engineering (MSc)

  • Industrial Engineering

Department of Architecture (MSc)

  • Architectural Design
  • Architecture
  • Construction Technology
  • Urban Design

Department of Machine Engineering (MSc)

  • Machine Engineering

Department of Construction Engineering (MSc)

  • Design and Production Management
  • Earthquake Risk Constructions and Urban Transformation

Department of Interior Architecture (MSc)

  • Interior Architecture

Doctorate – Competence in Art

Institute of Social Sciences

  • Art and Design (Competence in Art)
  • Business Administration (Doctorate)
  • Cinema TV (Competence in Art)
  • Political Science and International Relations (Doctorate)

Institute of Science and Engineering

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Computer Engineering

Distance Learning

Institute of Social Sciences

  • Banking and Finance (Distance Learning)
  • Hospital and Health Institutions Management (Distance Learning)
  • Human Resources and Organizational Change (Distance Learning)
  • Management (Distance Learning) (e-MBA)
  • Management Information Systems (Distance Learning)

Institute of Science and Engineering

  • Urban Management and Geographical Information System


Campuses include:[8]

Beylikdüzü CampusEdit

The Beykent Büyükçekmece Beylikdüzü Campus is located at Istanbul's Büyükçekmece county within the residential area of Beykent. The 12 floor building is centered around the Beylikdüzü life center, healthcare institutions and the Tüyap Exhibition.

The 16.000 m2 closed educational complex provides modern educational facilities, laboratories, workshop studios, an auditorium, and a cultural center. The external sports area and swimming pool at the Beykent College can be used by the students of the university.

The facility houses mainly the Vocational School, which runs 38 programmes, 23 in the daytime and 15 in the evening for the benefit of working students. The Vocational School opened its doors for the 2005-2006 teaching year.

Also the newly opened Communications Faculty will be housed within this building, starting teaching in the 2008–2009 academic year.[9]

Ayazağa-Maslak CampusEdit

The Ayazaga-Maslak Campus is in the Sarıyer[10] region of Istanbul. This modern building opened with an 8,000 student capacity for the 2005-2006 lecture year. It provides facilities mainly for BA and BSc programmes as well as for the Turkish youth series Hepsi 1.[9]

In 2011 the Ayazaga-Maslak Campus has a maximum 12,000 student capacity because of new building improvements.

Taksim CampusEdit

Located within Istanbul's main culture and arts district, the 5000 m2 building was opened in 2004. It serves as the headquarters of the Social Sciences Institute and most post-graduate programmes are taught in this building. The Law Faculty is located in this building and began teaching in the 2008–2009 academic year.

Also in 2008-2009 the Taksim Campus began to offer its Distance Learning Programme for two, 2-year programmes. The building is also the headquarters for the Beykent University Atatürk Research and Applied Sciences Center and the Beykent University Strategic Research Center [9]


The university is a member of the Caucasus University Association.[11]

See alsoEdit


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  6. ^ "Türki̇ye Büyük Mi̇llet Mecli̇si̇".
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2014-01-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Iletisim". Beykent University. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
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  10. ^ "Maslak ve Ayazağa Sarıyer'e bağlanıyor".
  11. ^ Tüm Uyeler.

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