In 2008, “Development Education Culture Health and Social Service Foundation”, which attempted to establish a Vocational School named “Istanbul Gelisim Vocational School”, started its education life with the Vocational School established on 14 June 2008 by the Ministry of National Education and the Council of Ministers.
With the law numbered 6114 dated February 17, 2011, Istanbul Gelişim University was established with the step taken to become a “world university” with 3 Faculties, 3 Institutes, 4 Schools and 1 Vocational School in the 2015-2016 academic year. It continues with 5 Faculties, 1 Institute, 3 Schools and 2 Vocational Schools in the 2019-2020 academic year.
With the accreditation breakthrough made in the 2017 – 2018 academic year, its 40 Departments and 63 Programs were accredited by AQAS (Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programs), one of the leading accreditation institutions in Germany, Istanbul Gelişim. The University of Turkey has the title of being the only higher education institution with the most accredited programs.
Arguing that higher education is the most important tool of sustainable development, IGU today has nearly 24 thousand national and international students; It offers education and training opportunities with 3 faculties, 3 colleges, 2 vocational schools, 3 institutes, 79 undergraduate, 101 associate degree programs, 32 thesis / 30 non-thesis graduate programs and 6 doctoral programs.
Collaborating with over 100 world universities, Istanbul Gelişim University also motivates undergraduate, associate, graduate and doctoral students to become international.
Istanbul Gelisim University, which offers a huge research complex consisting of over 125 laboratories on the campus area of Istanbul, the financial and commercial centre of Turkey and the world, to the service of its students. There are also 81 student clubs that allow them to engage in scientific and sports activities.
Istanbul Gelisim University, which grows every year with solid steps taken with the aim of becoming a university that has a voice in the world, is one of the top 3 most preferred universities in Turkey.