ISTANBUL GELİŞİM UNIVERSITY
About Istanbul Gelişim University
In 2008, "Gelişim Education Culture Health and Social Service Foundation" initiated to establish Vocational School named 'İstanbul Gelisim Vocational School'and started education life with Vocational School established by Ministry of National Education and Council of Ministers on 14 June 2008.
Istanbul Gelisim University was established with the step taken on behalf of becoming a "world university" with 3 faculties, 3 institutes, 4 Schools and 1 vocational school in the 2015-2016 academic year with the law numbered 6114 dated 17 February 2011.
The accreditation breakthrough made in the academic year 2017 - 2018, the 40 Departments and 53 Programs have been accredited by AQAS (Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Accreditation Programs) which is one of the leading accreditation institutions in Germany. Istanbul Gelisim University has the title of being the most accredited higher education institution in Turkey.
IGU, advocating that higher education is the most important tool for sustainable development, today it has about 24 thousand national and international students; There are 3 faculties, 3 vocational schools, 2 vocational schools, 71 licenses, 57 preliminary daytime programs, 38 associate degree night programs, 23 thesis / 21 non-thesis postgraduate programs, and 6 Ph.D. programs.
Collaborating with more than 100 world universities, Istanbul Gelisim University motivates undergraduate, associate degree, graduate and doctoral students to become international.
Istanbul Gelisim University locates in Istanbul - Turkey’s and the world's financial and trade center- campus area, offering huge research complex consisting of over 100 laboratories to the service of its students. There are also 17 research centers and 78 student clubs that allow students to participate in social, cultural, scientific and sporting activities outside the classroom.
Growing every year by making solid steps forward with the goal of becoming an arbiter university in the world Istanbul Gelisim University, one of Turkey's most preferred first three universities.
Mission and Vision
To be one of the WORLD UNIVERSITIES that produce value for continuous IMPROVEMENT
To be an institution with the goal to add value to the city, society and humanity, Considering the education, research and community service activities its main task; A place where merit owner people who use resources effectively and accountably, meet for a good, fair and sustainable World; Believing in the ethics and freedom of science in its activities without any conditions, With the prevailing culture of internalized quality and tolerance, and With a consistently developing space in physical, digital, social, cultural and psychological manner.
To provide education and training services in national and international quality standards,
To implement a student-centered education approach,
To adopt the understanding of governance with stakeholders,
To provide services to the community in effective, efficient and measurable standards,
To implement continuous and sustainable improvement and development activities in every field,
Sustainability is a concept that has entered our life in the last 20 years. The growing awareness of such problems as global climate change, environmental pollution, deforestation, the exhaustion of plant and animal species, and depletion of energy resources we use has brought us to this point.
This concept tells us: “Meet the needs of today without dispossessing future generations of the opportunity meeting their own needs!”. In other words, we have a responsibility to keep the environment clean at all stages of our production and consumption activities and to use resources as little as possible.
While studies on the world are progressing rapidly, there are many steps to be taken by our country. In order for these steps to be taken healthily, cooperation is needed between the state, companies, non-governmental organizations, universities and individuals who conduct scientific studies.
We, as Istanbul Gelisim University, want to fulfill our responsibility with the support of our students and leave a more livable world for the next generations. For this, we chose “Sustainability” as the main theme of our university.
As a beginning, we have put a mandatory “Introduction to Sustainability” course into the curriculum of all our departments, believing in the power of awareness and education. Together we will become conscious, and then we will fulfill our responsibilities.
As the University, we set out to act as required by the concept of sustainability in all future activities and projects. With the support of you students, we will create a better world, together!