List of universities in Istanbul

This list of universities in Istanbul lists the universities within the city limits of Istanbul.

Istanbul University is the oldest university in Turkey.
Istanbul Technical University one of the oldest technical universities in the world

Public universitiesEdit

Name[1] Year of foundation
Istanbul University 1453[2]
Boğaziçi University 1863[3]
Galatasaray University 1992[4]
Istanbul Medeniyet University 2010
Istanbul Technical University 1773[5]
Marmara University 1883[6]
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University 1882[7]
Yıldız Technical University 1911[8]

Private universitiesEdit

Name[9] Year of Foundation Founder Foundation
Acıbadem University 2007 Acıbadem Health and Education Foundation
Altınbaş University 2008 Mehmet Altınbaş Education and Culture Foundation
Bahçeşehir University 1998 Bahçeşehir Uğur Education Foundation
Beykent University 1997 Adem Çelik-Beykent Education Foundation
Bezmialem Foundation University 2010 Bezm-i Alem Foundation
Doğuş University 1997 Doğuş Education Foundation
Fatih Sultan Mehmet University 2010 Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation
Haliç University 1998 Our-Children Leukemia Foundation
Işık University 1996 Feyziye Mektepleri Foundation
Istanbul 29 Mayıs University 2010 Turkish Piety Foundation
Istanbul Arel University 2007 Kemal Gözükara Education and Culture Foundation
Istanbul Aydın University 2007 Anadolu Education and Culture Foundation
Istanbul Bilgi University 1996 Bilgi Education and Culture Foundation
Istanbul Bilim University 2006 Turkish Cardiology Foundation
Istanbul Commerce University 1992 Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Education and Social Services Foundation
Istanbul Kültür University 1997 Kültür College Education Foundation
Istanbul Medipol University 2009 Medipolitan Education and Health Foundation
Istanbul Okan University 1999 Okan Culture, Education and Sports Foundation
Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University 2010 İlim Yayma Foundation
Istinye University 2015 21st Century Anatolia Foundation
Kadir Has University 1992 Kadir Has Foundation
Koç University 1992 Vehbi Koç Foundation
Maltepe University 1997 Istanbul Marmara Education Foundation
MEF University 2012 İbrahim Arıkan Education and Scientific Research Foundation
Nişantaşı University 2012 Engin Fikirler Education and Culture Foundation
Özyeğin University 2007 Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation
Piri Reis University 2008 Turkish Maritime Education Foundation
Sabancı University 1996 Sabancı Foundation
Yeditepe University 1996 İstanbul Education and Culture Foundation
Yeni Yüzyıl University 2009 Vatan Health and Education Foundation

Private vocational schoolsEdit

Name[10] Year of Foundation Founder Foundation
European School of Higher Education 2009 European Education Foundation
Beykoz Logistics School of Higher Education 2009 Logistics Research and Education Foundation of Turkey
Gedik School of Higher Education 2010 Gedik Education and Social Aid Foundation
Istanbul Gelişim School of Higher Education 2009 Gelişim Education, Culture, Health and Social Services Foundation
Istanbul Kavram School of Higher Education 2009 Kavram Education Foundation
Nişantaşı School of Higher Education 2010 Engin Fikirler Education and Culture Foundation
Plato School of Higher Education 2010 Riva Foundation

Related listsEdit


  1. ^ "State Universities". The Council of Higher Education. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  2. ^ Istanbul University was founded as an institution of higher education named the Darülfünûn ('House of Multiple Sciences') on 23 July 1846; but the Medrese (School of theological and environmental sciences), which was founded immediately after Mehmed II conquered Istanbul in 1453, is regarded as the precursor to the Darülfünûn which evolved into Istanbul University. See the Wikipedia article on Istanbul University
  3. ^ Boğaziçi University is founded in 1863 as Robert College, renamed as Boğaziçi University in 1971. See: History of Boğaziçi University.
  4. ^ Galatasaray Education and Training Institution is established by the Charter on 14 April 1992. Renamed as Galatasaray University with Law No 3993 enacted on 6 June 1994. See: History of Galatasaray University
  5. ^ Founded as Mühendishane-i Bahrî-i Hümâyûn (The Royal School of Engineering) in 1773. After various name changes, finally renamed as Istanbul Technical University in 1944 with law no 4619. See: History of ITU Archived 2012-06-18 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ The roots of Marmara University’s can be traced back to Hamidiye Ticaret Mektebi Alisi (Hamidiye School of Higher Commerce), which was founded in 1883. In 1982, Istanbul Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences was amalgamated with other university institutions to become the Marmara University. See:"History of Marmara University". Archived from the original on 2012-08-05.
  7. ^ Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts institution was founded on January 1, 1882 as the "School of Fine Arts". Finally renamed as Mimar Sinan University on June 20, 1982. See:History of Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts Archived 2010-10-29 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ The history of Yıldız Technical University dates back to Kondüktör Mekteb-i Âlisi (The Conductors School of Higher Education) founded in 1911. Yıldız University was founded by merging several independent faculties with decree law no.41 dated 20 June 1982. See:History of Yıldız Technical University Archived 2010-08-18 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Institutions of Higher Education". The Council of Higher Education. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  10. ^ "Vakıf Üniversiteleri". Yükseköğretim Kurulu. Retrieved 2010-08-28.