or İstanbul Üniversitesi
higher education institution in Turkey.
Istanbul University - Description
Under the direction of one of Turkey's leading family-run foundations, the Hacı Ömer Foundation (VAKSA), the Sabancı Group established Sabancı 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 Sabancı University campus took place on July 31, 1997. The University began its first academic year on October 20, 1999.
Bachelor - Istanbul University
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. However, when the "madrasahs" were no longer able to meet the needs of the modern world, a restructuring process began, and as a result, the institutions of higher education called "Darülfünun," the core of Istanbul University, were established. Through the educational reforms, introduced by the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk , the " madrasahs" were abolished in 1924. As a first step in modernization, the Istanbul Darülfünun was established, comprising the departments of medicine, law, literature, theology, and science. The institution was renamed Istanbul University in accordance...
Description of Istanbul University
Establishment: 1453 Faculties: 20
Schools: 3 Vocational Higher School s : 7 Nobel Prizes: 1 Nobel Prize in Literature Motto: The Science Bridge From History to the Future Campuses: 12 Campuses The LibraryCollection: 2 MillionBooks (Approximately) Rector: Prof. Dr. Mahmut Ak
THE MISSION OF ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY Istanbul University brings together the East and the West; the past and the future; also it is the leading University raising competent individuals who produce beneficial knowledge for our country and humanity. THE VISION OF ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY Istanbul University will become one the leading universities of the world. ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY’S CORE VALUES To protect and glorify Atatürk’s principles and the Republic’s Acquisitions, Participation, Respect to the environment and human-being, Absolute harmony with ethical values. 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 thesocial and cultural life of our country. 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. When the Turkish Republic was founded, Istanbul University was the only institution of higher education. That is the reason why it is the provider of teaching staff for all the universities in Turkey today. Many academics educated here have initiated the establishment of the other higher education institutions. Thus, Istanbul University has always been instrumental in the training and strengthening of our country's scientific cadres. 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 functions as a reflection of Turkey's history of science and independence. As was the case in its history, Istanbul University is still in the vanguard of scientific success. Being the bridge between both the East and West and the past and future, Istanbul University is the leading university which creates valuable knowledge both forTurkey and the world, and bring-up competent individuals.