Global rank : 5727     |     Local rank : 97



Istanbul, Turkey


About ​​İstanbul Şehir University

​​İstanbul Şehir University (ŞEHİR) is one of the most prestigious and leading non-profit foundation universities in Turkey. Motivated by the joy of producing and sharing knowledge at a global scale, ŞEHİR was officially founded by the deep-rooted Foundation for Sciences and Arts (BİSAV) in 2008 in İstanbul. 


With an innovative and interdisciplinary educational perspective developed in compliance with the latest improvements around the world, İstanbul Şehir University continues its academic studies with undergraduate, graduate and associate degree programs under the roof of 7 colleges, 3 graduate schools, and 1 vocational school. 


Our university’s academic staff consists of 420 distinguished academicians in total, comprised of 114 adjunct professors and 306 full time professors all of whom determinedly strive to foster the academic world both at national and international level. 


As of 2018-2019 academic year, Istanbul Şehir University has over 800 international undergraduate students from 79 different countries. ŞEHİR has over 800 international undergraduate students from 79 different countries, with an international student ratio of 18%. ŞEHİR aims to increase the number of international students even further.​


On the Dragos Campus, in size of 40 football fields, ŞEHİR offers its students a multicultural and vibrant campus life thanks to 1260-person dormitory, indoor and outdoor sports fields, the library with the largest e-archive among university libraries in Turkey, student clubs and communities exceeding the number of 50, a wide variety of cafeteria and social fields. 


In addition, it provides both students and academics with the opportunity to continue their studies in a comfortable and free environment thanks to research centers that offer a unique variety of research and education in the fields of humanities, social, engineering and natural sciences. Hundreds of thousands of printed, visual, digital resources and various database subscriptions in ŞEHİR Library provide opportunities for various projects aiming to contribute to the academic and cultural heritage of the world.​

Vision, Mission, Values

We aim to become one of the most prestigious universities in Turkey and in our region
as a world-renowned institution for higher learning and research


Our mission is to seek, to understand and to share. We wish

to seek for the good, the true and the beautiful,
to understand the human being, the society and the nature,
to share the knowledge gained from this search and comprehension with humanity.



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