Our university was founded in 1996 by the Istanbul Education and Culture Foundation (ISTEK). In line with Atatürk's principles and with the contribution of a pioneering and distinguished academic and administrative staff, Yeditepe University aims to educate students who are inquisitive, innovative, well-equipped with technological skills, well-versed in world culture, have a solid identity, and are equipped with all the qualifications required by the business world. With its up-to-date academic programs and training, Yeditepe University offers an education compatible with the expectations of the information age. Yeditepe University carries out its academic activities via 3 departments at the School of Applied Sciences, and 13 faculties namely the Faculties of Dentistry, Pharmacy, Education, Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts, Law, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Communication, Engineering, Architecture, Health Sciences, Medicine and Commerce, entailing 64 undergraduate programs. The university also offers 86 MA and 41 PhD programs in the Graduate Schools of Atatürk’s Principles and History of Revolution, Educational Sciences, Science, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences. Since its establishment, Yeditepe University, whose language of education is English, has been preparing young people for life from all over Turkey on the 26 Ağustos campus. Yeditepe University offers education on the “26 Ağustos” campus that is designed to meet the requirements of students for education, culture, art, sports and a spectrum of various needs. The 26 Ağustos campus is located on the Asian side of Istanbul with its own architecture on the skirts of the Kayışdağı hill, with an area of 125 thousand square meters and a closed area of 223 thousand square meters. Inspired by Seljuk Architecture, the 26 August campus consists of educational buildings and social facilities and they are surrounded by two separate student dormitories with a total capacity of 4,250 students. Voted first among private universities in Turkey by Green Metric which is an international platform for sustainability and environmental awareness and determines the greenest universities in the world, Yeditepe University is the only university in Turkey that can produce its own energy with a solar energy system that is built on a roof in the campus. The system, which has the largest roof application facility in Istanbul, has a capacity of 1 MW and used 3850 Axitec panels and a Hawei inverter. At the same time, the university has started work on a wind energy investment of 350 KW in Şile. The solar energy panel works will continue until 10 MW is reached. The entrances to the buildings are through grand portals, some of which have a height of 22 meters. With their well-lit courtyards, these are modern structures with the typical features of Selchuk architecture. The surfaces of the buildings are covered with natural stone brought from Anatolia. To keep cool during the summer and warm during the winter, Ünye stone was used in the facades of the building, and polyurethane for the heat panels.
Yeditepe University, which is engaged in a wide range of academic activities from science to social sciences, from fine arts to health sciences and educational sciences, provides its students with double major, minor and overseas training opportunities and brings them together with training that is appropriate to the requirements of the developing world. In addition to its academic activities, it also allows students to develop themselves through its 43 student clubs and activities on campus. With major achievements in sports, it ranks at the highest levels among universities every year. Yeditepe University has established over 700 collaborations with leading universities in the world, especially in Europe, America, Canada, Russia, South America and the Far East. Yeditepe holds the flag among foundation universities with the most foreign Erasmus and Exchange students, and is stepping up with its Academic Cooperation Agreement with Houston Methodist Global which includes Faculty of Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry and Business Administration. One of the priorities of Yeditepe University is its successful "university-industry" cooperation projects that we believe to be essential for students. The Yeditepe University Automotive Club, where students from various departments of our university are involved, continues to work actively. The club, which is entitled to participate at the TÜBİTAK Efficiency Challenge electric vehicle competition in 2018, continues to work on the design and production of the vehicle. In addition, the Yeditepe University Shell Eco-Marathon team, which has regularly participated in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition since 2010, will represent us with the support of our university and companies in the Electric Vehicle category at a competition which will be organized in London and attract 3000 students from 200 teams. Yeditepe University founded Yeditepe Sağlık Hizmetleri A.Ş. in 2005 to combine academic expertise with the marketing expertise of a dynamic company. Over the years, our company has brought many maintenance products to the market with the aim of raising healthier generations and eliminating factors that negatively affect human health and produced the organic fertilizer Bactogen brand with an Innovative Agriculture philosophy. Bactogen products take their power from the expert staff of Yeditepe University Genetics and Bioengineering department and laboratories equipped with the latest technology. www.bactogen.com
As a dynamic higher education institution, Yeditepe University continues to grow and develop itself every year. The main objective of our university is to increase the quality of education, to produce science for society, to spread its activities to other parts of the community by increasing scientific contributions to industry and society. In addition, as an academic institution, we also aim to continue to work in scientific studies, to increase the number of foreign agreements and number of patents and provide the country with more qualified graduates.
With an understanding of education at global standards, Yeditepe University, the first foundation university in Turkey to be awarded by the European University Association (EUA) Institutional Evaluation Program, has been qualified following inspections of national and international accreditation institutions. Yeditepe University, having been accredited in 12 fields and successfully passing many accreditation processes, continues on its course with the aim of constantly improving its quality of education, thus providing students and faculty members the opportunity to participate in international projects with its international cooperation agreements. Faculty of Dentistry, has Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation and BS-EN-ISO 9001 quality assurance system certificates. The faculty, which has received the JCI accreditation for the third time has achieved another first in Turkey. It successfully passed the pre-audit of the American Dental Association (ADA) training accreditation in October 2014. In 2008, the faculty received the ISO 9001 Certificate in the field of faculty, education and patient services, the EFP European Federation of Periodontology accreditation in 2005 for periodontology graduate education, and the Association for Dental Education in Europe (EAEE) accreditation for dentistry education. The EFP audit was approved in 2014 and accredited up to 2022. Faculty of Pharmacy, has achieved a first among foundation university pharmacy faculties by getting “Full Accreditation” for six years by the Accreditation Board of National Pharmaceutical Education (ECZAK) and the Association for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Pharmacy Education Programs (ECZAKDER). Faculty of Education, is a member of the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) and is in anticipation of accreditation for its Turkish Language and Literature Teaching, English Language Teaching and Guidance and Psychological Counseling programs. In addition to the Departments of Philosophy and Physics at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the departments of Anthropology, Translation and Interpretation Studies, Sociology, History, English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Psychology, Turkish Language and Literature, Sociology and History also secured their qualifications by receiving a five-year FEDEK certificate. The Metrology (calibration) laboratory in the Physics Department was accredited by TÜRKAK as per TS EN ISO / IEC 17025 standards. Faculty of Engineering, was accredited by the Association of Engineering Education Programs Evaluation and Accreditation (MÜDEK) in the fields of Computer, Electrical-Electronics, Genetics, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Mechanics, Industrial and Systems Engineering. Following the third inspection, it was recognized as the first Education Center in Turkey. Faculty of Medicine, received full accreditation from the Association of Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (UTEAK / TEPDAD) as a result of on-site evaluation by the visiting team of the National Medical Education Accreditation Board (UTEAK). In addition, the Yeditepe University Hospital was accredited with the entire system and its standards by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the most important leader of health standards in the world. The result of the third inspection was that it was recognized as the first Education Center in Turkey.