MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Middle East Technical University is founded under the name of "Orta Do?u Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü" (Middle East High Technology Institute) on November 15th, 1956 to contribute to the development of Turkey and Middle East countries and especially to train people so as to create a skilled workforce in the fields of natural and social sciences. "Arrangements and Procedures as for the Foundation of METU, Law No 6887" was enacted on January 29th, 1957. Finally, "Foundation Act No 7307", which sets forth the particular standing of METU and describes the conditions rendering METU as a juridical entity, was enacted on May 27th, 1959. Middle East Technical University's presence brought about new methods and introduced innovations to Turkish higher education system manifesting METU as a pioneer of modern education nationwide. In its earliest years, part of METU was located in a small building that belonged Social Security Office of Retirees at Kizilay's Müdafaa Street and the other section was located in the barracks behind the TBMM (Turkey's National Grand Assembly). In 1963, the University moved to its current campus location which is the first university campus of Turkey.
Bilkent University was founded on October 20, 1984 by Ihsan Dogramaci, through the joint resolution of Ihsan Dogramaci Education Foundation, Ihsan Dogramaci Science and Research Foundation and Ihsan Dogramaci Health Foundation. The establishment of this private university was later approved by an act of Parliament. The aim was to create a center of excellence in higher education and research. The name ``Bilkent'' exemplifies the founder's aim, since it is an acronym of ''bilim kenti,'' Turkish for ''city of science and knowledge.'' It had long been an objective of the founder to establish a private university distinguished by its high quality education and research. The founder, himself an academician by profession, had earlier contributed to the establishment of numerous public institutions of higher learning and served as rector of Ankara University, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Middle East Technical University and founder and first rector of Hacettepe University.
Robert College was founded in Istanbul,Turkey, by Dr.Cyrus Hamlin,an educator, inventor, technician, architect and builder, and Mr. Christopher Rheinlander Robert, a well-known philanthropist and a wealthy merchant from New York.
ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY was established in 1773, during the time of the Ottoman Sultan Mustafa III. With its original name "Muhendishane-i Bahr-i Humayun", The Royal School of Naval Engineering, its responsibility was to educate chart masters and ship builders. In 1795, the "Muhendishane-i Berr-i Humayun", The Royal School of Military Engineering, was established to educate the technical staff in the army. In 1847, education in the field of architecture was also introduced.
Ankara University is a comprehensive public university located in the capital of the nation. Being the first higher education institute of the Republic, it has established a reputable image both within the country and in the international arena, with its vast experience for 50 years, its highly qualified academic staff and students, and its well established teaching, learning and research facilities. Ankara University was founded by Atatürk himself in order to set foundation for his teachings and revolutions on which those would get stronger and spread wider, and for those principles that are the expressions of a modern society, science and enlightenment are hold dear and protected.
The university is located in two major campuses, namely Sihhiye and Beytepe Campuses. Sihhiye (Central) Campus was built in the Hacettepe neighborhood of Ankara.
Ege University as a precursor university in many activities has a 52 year history of long standing. The University is situated in Bornova, which is one of the biggest districts of ?zmir.The university Campus with its 3700 hectare of parkland is composed of many buildings used for educational, cultural, sporting and social purposes. The Campus is equipped with parking areas, roads, traffic signs and direction signboards. Furthermore, due to the fact that the University provides Internet connections throughout the Campus, an easy access to extensive resources on wide area networks to the entire world is provided to the University members. In addition to Internet infrastructure, intercity, national and international communication is possible owing to phone lines.
UNIVERSITY OF ANATOLIA
Anadolu University is a mirror of modern Turkey with its well-equipped infrastructure in its units and modern campuses. The qualified and experienced academic staff, devoted administrative staff and all students at Anadolu University strive to improve prosperity and life quality not only in Turkey but also throughout the world by producing, disseminating and making use of knowledge in the light of Ataturks principles. First founded as Eski?ehir Academy of Economy and Commercial Sciences in 1958, it became Anadolu University in 1982. Since then, Anadolu University has strived to be the best. Today, Anadolu University is considered one of the most modern, dynamic, and innovative universities not only in Turkey but around the world.
Gazi University is one of the few universities whose history dates back to 1920s. Right after the declaration of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his friends decided to establish an institute. This resulted in the establishment of the 'Teacher Training Institute' in 1926. Mission Our university, with the honor of having its name from the founder of the Republic and having the first established higher education institution training the leading teachers of the Republic under its constitution; has the mission of training individuals who have explorer, inquisitorial and analytical thinking, who can lead the society in a changing world and the mission of contributing to the society's life long learning and development processes by accessing, producing, sharing information and transforming it to daily life. Vision The vision of Gazi University, where education in Turkish language is fundamental, is to be a prestigious and preferential institution both nationally and internationally by its original researches, high quality education, creative activities and community services in a wide range of fields such as science, technology, arts and sports.
The Faculty of Agriculture, founded in 1967 by Ankara University, and the Faculty of Medicine, founded in 1972 by Atatürk University, were combined to form Cukurova University in I973. The number of the faculties rose to five when the faculties of Basic Sciences, Administrative Sciences and Engineering were founded. In 1982, the Faculty of Basic Sciences was reorganized as the Faculty of Sciences and Letters, and the Faculty of Administrative Sciences was combined with the Department of Economics and Administrative Sciences forming the Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics. The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture emerged from the combination of the Faculty of Engineering and the Engineering Department of the Adana Academy of Administrative and Commercial Sciences. Also, the Faculty of Education was established when the two-year Foreign Language Colleges of the Ministry of Education in Adana, Mersin and Hatay were combined.
SABANCI UNIVERSITY (Note 31)
Under the direction of one of Turkey's leading family-run foundations, the Sabanc? Foundation, the Sabanc? Group established Sabanc? University in July 1994. More than fifty academicians from 22 different countries, students, and individuals from the private sector participated in the conference in August 1995. At the end of the conference, based on the knowledge and experience of the participants, the key philosophy of a "world university" emerged: "creating and developing together." This conference was followed by design committees which worked under the guidance of a "Student Tendency Survey" and other academic program design activities. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Sabanc? University campus took place on July 31, 1997. The University began its first academic year on October 20, 1999.
YILDIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
GENERAL INFORMATION Faculties, Institutes and Schools of Y?ld?z Technical University Y?ld?z Technical University continues education and instruction with its 8 faculties, 2 institutes, School of Vocational Studies, School of Foreign Languages and students over the number of 17,000 . > Faculty of Electrical and Electronical Engineering > Faculty of Literature and National Sciences > Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences > Faculty of Civil Engineering > Faculty of Chemistry and Metallurgy > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering > Faculty of Architecture > Faculty of Art and Design > Institute of Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering > Institute of Graduate Studies in Social Sciences > School of Vocational Studies > School of Foreign Languages There are 33 departments in our faculties and 8 programs in the School of Vocational Studies. Master's Degree and PhD Studies are undertaken at institutes.
DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY
Dokuz Eylül University was founded on 20 July 1982. Seventeen previously founded institutions of Ege University and other various higher education institutes were affiliated to the University in the same year. Number of its academic units reached 41 until 1992. Presently DEU owns10 faculties, 5 schools, 5 vocational schools, 5 graduate schools and 5 institutes. Faculties: Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law, Medicine, Theology. Schools: Maritime Business and Management, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, State Conservatory, Foreign Languages
INONU UNIVERSITY MALATYA
History of the University ?nönü University, named after the second President of Turkish Republic, ?smet ?nönü, is one of the leading Institutions in the country. Due to both natural and industrial potential of the region, this University has been among those that are given priority by the government and private sector. Malatya, where our University is located, is a leader for its world-famous apricot fruit. Of the World dry-apricot production, 90 % originates from this region. The city is located at the Upper Firat river basin area of the Eastern Anatolian Region. The area had been inhabited since the Neolithic ages, mainly because of its geographic position at the crossroads of major trade routes; the famous Route of Kings and the Silk Road. It is a busy modern city in a huge fertile region with a major agricultural industry due to its rich water sources. It is a popular base from which Nemrut Dagi, one of the most famous touristic sites in Turkey, is within one day trip. Another interesting day trip is to Eski Malatya (Old Malatya), 12-km north of the modern city, which is a ruined Roman town with remains of some old city walls, mosques and caravanserais.
One of the main characteristics of Istanbul University is its leadership in higher education for centuries. It has played a guiding and influential role in the social and cultural life of our country. We can clearly see this when we trace the line of historical development of the University. Istanbul University, as one of the oldest educational institutions, not only of Turkey, but also of the world, was founded when Mehmet the Conqueror conquered Istanbul. Education began to be available in theological schools ("medrese/madrasah" as they were then called) and, until the end of the 16th century, these schools were instrumental in educating the ruling cadres of the Ottoman society.
In response to Turkey's need for high quality institutions of higher education, the Organ Transplant and Burns Treatment Foundation, which has been in operation since 1980, made the decision to turn its existing complexes into a university. In 1993, procedures were begun to establish Ba?kent University, with the aid of the Haberal Educational Foundation. In accordance with Article 3961 of the Legal Code, the University was officially founded on January 13, 1994. all but the English Language Department and the Department of American Culture and Literature. The English Language Department offers instruction in academic and occupational English, which is a mandatory part of the curriculum. The aim of the University is to educate a generation of young people who have incorporated into their lives cultural and historical values. The graduates are successful in the professional and business world, and are open to competition. They are sensitive to national and international issues, are dynamic and inquisitive, and are knowledgeable in the areas of health,
ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITY
Education and Culture Foundation was established on October 31, 1994 for the realization of the following objectives: to establish and operate educational and instructional institutions focusing on foreign languages, social sciences, science and technology at all levels and kinds to conduct scientific and cultural research .
The aim of our university is to bring up contemporary youth who has identified themselves with the cultural and historical values of the country by being respectable to the national values, has high personal responsibility, and has free thought on the contemporary, secular, and democratic way led by Reason and Science, and drawn by Atatürk . The university includes 11 faculties, 1 school on the undergraduate level, 12 vocational schools, 1 conservatoire, 3 institutes, 11 research centers and 6 departments that are under Presidency.
Mission Statement Koç University's mission is; to produce the most capable graduates by providing a world-class education to advance the frontiers of knowledge and to contribute to the benefit of Turkey and humanity at large. Koç University's graduates will be leaders in their respective professions, critical thinkers, creative individuals and will be able to operate in any environment, adhere to the highest ethical standards, feel social responsibility and be committed to the values of democracy. Vision Koç University will be recognized as a model in Turkey; its students, faculty, educational and research programs will be recognized worldwide within the next decade
SULEYMAN DEMIREL UNIVERSITY TURKEY
Süleyman Demirel University was established officially on July 11, 1992 as a State University. It is located in the Isparta City at the Mediterranean Region of Turkey. Establishment of our most developed Engineering and Architecture Faculty goes back to 1976 under the name of Isparta State Engineering and Architecture Academy. Collages and Technical High Schools located in Isparta, Burdur, E?irdir and Yalvaç, also became a part of Süleyman Demirel University. Today SDU has 11 Faculties, 12 Collages, 2 Higher Schools and 3 Graduate Schools, 28 Research Center and 4 Departments under Rectored. Many of the academic units are located on its main campus, which is placed on the foot of the hill outside Isparta.
The Gevher Nesibe Medical Faculty, which was opened as an affiliation with Hacettepe University in 1969; and Kayseri Business Administration Faculty, which opened in 1977, constituted an independent university under the name of The University of Kayseri in 1978. In 1982, the other two Higher Education Institutions in Kayseri were incorporated into the same university as Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Theology. Then its name was converted into Erciyes University.
Akdeniz University is a campus university established on approximately 925 acres of land to the west of Antalya city centre between Dumlupinar Boulevard and the Uncal? district. It was founded in 1982, and incorporated the higher education institutions already established in Antalya, Isparta and Burdur. In 1992 the institutions located outside Antalya were transferred to Süleyman Demirel University. There are at present 11 faculties and a conservatory active in the university. There are also 4 vocational schools within the university providing bachelor degree courses, 8 vocational schools established in Antalya and its surrounding districts which offer 2-year courses and 4 graduate schools providing education at master and doctorate levels.
The Faculty of Medicine of Diyarbakir, which was opened in 1966 under the administration of the Faculty of Medicine of Ankara University, forms the nucleus of the present university. By transferring its students to Diyarbakir in 1969, it continued its activities as a faculty of Ankara University and in 1974 with the opening of the Faculty of Science, Diyarbakir University was actively founded.
After spending over forty years in the field of education, next to Ar? Primary School and Ar? High School, an investment in higher education and research as well became inevitable. This endeavour was realized through the collaboration and genuine contribution of all the teaching and administrative staff as well as the thousands of young people who have attended these schools and also their parents. In fact, this was the source of the motivation that led to the establishment of Çankaya University, the last link in our educational project.
KARADENIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Karadeniz Technical University, founded upon the approval of the proposal put forward by Mustafa Re?it Tarakç?o?lu, Trabzon deputy of the time, and his 28 friends on May 20th 1955, is the first university to be founded except for the ones established in ?stanbul and Ankara. Eight years after the foundation, Department of Basic Sciences, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering and Forest Engineering faculties were established in accordance with the article 336, enacted in September 19, 1963.
IZMIR INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Note 39)
The ?zmir Institute of Technology (?YTE) is a state university that places emphasis on research and graduate and undergraduate education in fields relevant to science and technology and on interdisciplinary studies. Like its international counterparts such as The Massachussetts Institute of Technology, the Institute adopts the organisational scheme of institutions of advanced education and intensive research oriented toward science and technology. It was founded by central government to be a centre of excellence in science and technology. In keeping with the Institute's international identity and mission, the language of instruction is English. T
Do?u? Group of Schools started its educational life as a High School in 1974, with the aim of both educating its students as modern, secular, democratic and freethinking individuals that follow Atatürks principles; and supplying them with the awareness and strength to contribute to our economic and cultural development. Later on, by establishing kindergartents, an elementary school, a Science High School, an IB world school, it continued serving the Turkish Educational System in each phase of the elementary and secondary education.
The nucleus of Sakarya University has been the School of Engineering and Architecture which was opened in 1970. In 1971 the institution was transformed into an Academy. University of Sakarya carried out its curricula under the name of State Architecture and Engineering Academy. Between the years 1982-1992 Sakarya University functioned as a faculty affiliated to ITU. On 3rd July 1992 by Law Number 3837 The University of Sakarya was founded. Among the universities which were established after 1990s, Sakarya University has a unique place with its complete technical infrastructure and number of full time teaching staff. Sakarya University is the only state university that holds a ISO2002 Quality Certificate. With its huge investments in Information Technology, Sakarya University has its contribution to the development and progress of IT sector in Turkey.
CANAKKALE ONSEKYZ MART UNIVERSITY
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University was founded in 1992 based upon the Faculty of Education on the Anafartalar Campus. Before this the facilities had housed a Teacher Training Institute, then a branch of Trakya University. With its new status and intake from Turkey's large youth population, the university developed quickly in terms of the number of students, staff and facilities, spurring the opening of new faculties and colleges.
AFYON KOCATEPE UNIVERSITY
Our mission Is to train students who are obedient to Ataturk's principles, contemporary, dynamic, open-minded, self-confident and with responsibility; to serve the society besides educational and research developement activities; to serve the science world and institution culture depending on participation, sharing and team work. Our vision Is to become one of the best government universities and to pioneer to provide the university and industry-people collaboration in our province and the region, to produce technology and information having universal quality reaching scientific standarts in the world.
KAHRAMANMARAS SUTCU IMAM UNIVERSITY
KAHRAMANMARAS SUTCU IMAM UNIVERSITY was founded on July 11th 1992.The university carries out its academic activities in the campus located in the city centre, Karacasu, The Faculty of Medicine, Avsar and Aksu campuses. Karacasu campus has an area of 100 hectares and Avsar campus, which is still under construction, will have an area of 1300 hectares. 266 hectares of this area have been nationalized up to now. There are totally 170 departments and programs in our university ; 45 departments including the second education program in 7 faculties and 12 in higher vocational schools, 93 programs in higher vocational schools, 17 departments in the Institute of Natural Sciences, 9 departments in the Institute of Social Sciences, 6 departments subordinated to the Rectorate.
ONDOKUZ MAYIS UNIVERSITY
Ondokuz May?s University is a state university founded in 1975.Today, according to the October 2005 statistics, there are a total of 30,629 (including 260 foreign) students and a total of 1923 academic and 1681 administrative staff members. The university is currently considered to be one of the most significant and large universities of Turkey. Ondokuz May?s University recognises internationalisation as a major mean to improve the quality of education and research through the created interactions and cooperation leading to innovation. In that sense, the integration of the university to the European Education and Research areas, and involvement in cooperative activities with European Education Institutions are considered crucial. Moreover, the university recognises the demand of its students for preparing them for an international career and sees it important to give students opportunities to become familiar with other European cultures and educational systems through mobility. The mobility of students is also recognised as a means for improving the quality of education.
ISTANBUL KULTUR UNIVERSITY
ISTANBUL KULTUR UNIVERSITY has a total covered area of 30,000 square metres within six buildings on the Sirinevler Campus: the main building, buildings of the Faculty of Engineering and Archi-tecture, the Faculty of Letters and Science, and buildings of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Studies and the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design which were opened in the 2001-2002 academic year. Within the Ataköy Campus is an indoor gymnasium and outdoor sports areas, where students can play football, volleyball, basketball and tennis, together with the KEV auditorium , where social and cultural activities are held. Quality in Education IKU, founded by a trust with over 40 years experience in education, is an institution whose main principle is quality in education. This tradition is reflected in two main areas: The first area is the supply of scientific research facilities to scholars and, thus, continuous improvement of the academic staff through scholar development programs. The second reflection of the academic tradiition is our mission to educate students as world citizens.
Associations, clubs, and similar foundations created by Galatasaray Lycée Alumni have undertaken positive tasks in their own fields and are still carrying them on. However, with regards to Galatasaray University, Galatasaray Educational Foundation set up by a group of Galatasaray Alumnae in 1981 and presided by ?nan K?raç should be mentioned, especially, in terms of the importance given to education and the projects put forward. Founded with the aim of overriding the constraints on educational targets and needs of Galatasaray Lycée which was, initially, dependent on just the budgetary possibilities of the Ministery of Education, this foundation, has been successfully achieving the proposed target in the commencement article since its foundation.
Founded by Turkish Association of Health and Medical Treatment, Fatih University officially opened at the inauguration ceremony attended by ex-President Süleyman Demirel on 18 November 1996. Fatih University is administered by a Board of Trustees having 15 Members. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Engineering Faculties, Institutes of Sciences and Social Sciences and School of Vocational Studies are located in Istanbul while the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Vocational School of Medical Studies, and School of Vocational Studies are in Ankara.
UNIVERSITY OF MERSIN
OUR MISSION To educate hardworking individuals who are devoted to Atatürk's principles and revolution and do not make any concession from secularism and basic principles of Turkish Republic.
TOBB UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY
TOBB ETU aims to put into practice a modern education policy which takes into consideration the future world. Our aim is to teach the students current approaches and show the ways to learn by searching. We try to help our students to widen their planning and decision making abilities, make them work in groups and acquire ethical behaviors.
Beykent University, Istanbul was established by a foundation set up by Adem Çelik in 1996 and began its first academic calendar in 1997-1998. The university is made up of four faculties; Science and Letters, Engineering and Architecture, Economics and Administrative Sciences, and Fine Arts. These include 28 academic departments. The university also has a School of Foreign Languages as well as an Institute of Social Sciences and an Institute of Science and Technology.
ZONGULDAK KARAELMAS UNIVERSITY
Zonguldak Karaelmas University , a young yet dynamic University set in outstanding surrounddings with charming natural beauties of the Western Black Sea region. You, that is to say, our students take precedence over all at our University. Our young qualified teaching staff make every effort in their capacity to prepare you for the future. Atatürk's principles and reforms are our guidelines. Our objectives include training you to become individuals who are rational, enterprising, resourceful, teamwork-minded and able to make use of technology. We wish you all well-being and success in your studies at our University.
Atatürk Universitys history is one of the dreams that came true for the Republic of Turkey. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, spoke about the necessity of establishing a large university in Eastern Anatolia at his Grand National Assembly inauguration speech on 1st November 1937 and also gave instructions for the start of the proceedings. After the death of Atatürk a break was taken from these proceedings for twelve years until when in 1950 this issue was put back on the agenda.
ABANT IZZET BAYSAL UNIVERSITY
Abant Izzet Baysal University was founded on July 3, 1992 with the aim of establishing a centre of excellence in higher education and research. Today it has 8 faculties, 3 institutes, 5 two-year programmes, 6 vocational schools and 4 research centres. Abant Izzet Baysal University is a unique university model in Turkey not for being a purely state university nor a foundation university but instead a foundation supported state university.
CELAL BAYAR UNIVERSITY
"aims to raise youth who will embrace national and universal values, persue closely technological advancements, be open to social developments, and who will be independant minded as a youth following the footsteps of the great leader ATATÜRK" University of Celal Bayar, with its academic and organisational identification, was founded on the 11th of July 1992, and is rapidly maturing to become a quality symbol world-wide. The organisation's name is starting to become known not only in and around Manisa and in Turkey in general, but also in international scientific publication platforms around the world.
OSMAN GAZI UNIVERSITY
The University has begun to run as a new institution under the name of Osmangazi University on August 18, 1993, with the force of governmental decree numbered 496. Our vision is to accomplish an education to raise individuals being analytical, enterprising, creative and having moral values as well as being self-confident and able to integrate with the world scientifically and technologically.
UNIVERSITY OF BAHCESEHIR
Bahçe?ehir University was founded in 1998, as a foundation university by Bahçe?ehir U?ur Educational Institutions. Bahçe?ehir University is aiming to take its place among the leading universities in the world with its strong academic staff, research and educational-instructional programs on international level, education-abroad opportunities and modern technical infrastructure. Bahçe?ehir University encourages its students to be productive, investigative and intellectual individuals, who are respectful of human rights and freedoms with social responsibility to serve humanity and who are adorned with creative thinking in line with universal knowledge and values.
GEBZE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Gebze Institute of Technology (GYTE) is one of two such institutes of technology founded in Turkey in 1992. It is a university for graduate studies located in a specifically selected area in the Marmara Region. The institute aims to become an institution of learning whose priority is educating innovative and broad-minded researchers, thus establishing itself among the international science and technology producers and helping the Turkish industry gain a strong position in the competitive global arena.Our mission is to educate individuals who are able to stand behind the principles of the republic and the universal ethic values, who can think independently and critically, who knows how to grasp, utilize, produce, improve, and disperse knowledge, who is a researcher successful in independent as well as in team work, who has developed a sense of civil responsibility and environmental awareness, who realizes the basic concepts of his profession on the undergraduate level and can master the related sub-discipline on the graduate level, and who can produce and apply modern technologies. Moreover, it is our mission to work with industry in research and development to support and aid the national industry improve its international competitive strength.
With its past dating back for centuries, Harran University receives its name from the historical town of Harran which is situated 44 km. southeast of the city of ?anl?urfa. University of Harran is known to be one of the first universities of the world and of the most important centers in history where many world-famous zcholars had studied. After a period of one thousand year, on 9th July 1992, University of Harran was reestablished, winning back its glorius place in history.
Mu?la University was established in 1992 as a state university with four proposed faculties, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Technical Education and Faculty of Aquaculture and Fisheries. Mu?la School of Management, which was founded in 1975 as the first higher education institution in Mu?la and had been the part of Ankara Academy of Economics and Administrative Sciences and then ?zmir Dokuz Eylül University, was tied to Mu?la University on its establishment.
Established in 1996, Isik University is the pride of the deeply rooted education tradition of a 122-year old foundation called Feyziye Mektepleri Vakf?. This foundation started education under the name Feyz-i S?byan Mektebi, on December 14, 1885 in Salonika and has witnessed an era starting from the days of Ottoman Empire through the foundation of the Turkish Republic, and Ataturk's reforms and revolutions. The school got its name, I??k Lisesi, with the approval of Atatürk, who himself was a student of ?emsi Efendi Mektebi, one of the Feyziye Foundation schools.
MILITARY ACADEMY TURKEY
Defense Sciences Institute began to function in 2001. Its primary aim is to train specialists on defense sciences for the Turkish Armed Forces. The students will have the opportunity to follow the development in the world and they will have the chance to evaluate and compare the quality of Turkish Armed Forces with other Armed Forces. These main principles were taken into consideration in planning and providing education and training to realize all these programs.
Established on 9, July 1997 by ?stanbul Marmara Education Foundation (?MEV), the institution has a very broad scope of education starting from the elementary level to university. Welcome Established on 9, July 1997 by ?stanbul Marmara Education Foundation (?MEV), the institution has a very broad scope of education starting from the elementary level to university. Maltepe University is the last chain of this reputable education institution started in 1991. The first alumni graduated in June 2001. Principles of Education Free in thought, modern in science is one of the most important principles of Maltepe University. The aim of Maltepe University is to educate students to be competitive with their peers all over the world, to be dynamic, rational, creative, collaborative intellectuals; to be individuals who are secular, respectful of the rules of democracy and are followers of Atatürks reforms and principles.