In 2008, "Gelisim Education Culture Health and Social Service Foundation" initiated to establish Vocational School named 'Istanbul Gelisim Vocational School' and started education life with Vocational School established by the Ministry of National Education and Council of Ministers on 14 June 2008.
A total of 63 programs of Istanbul Gelisim University, which cooperates with leading organizations in their fields to achieve global success and attaches great importance to internationalization, have been examined in detail by international delegations commissioned by German, British and American accreditation organizations such as AQAS, AHPGS, ABET and PEARSON and accredited. Istanbul Gelisim University succeeding in becoming Turkey’s university with the most accredited programs has attracted worldwide attention with the steps taken to become international.
IGU, advocating that higher education is the most important tool for sustainable development, today it offers to its national and international students education opportunities in 5 Faculties, 3 Schools, 2 Vocational schools 79 bachhelor's Programs, 64 associate degree daytime programs, 37 associate degree night programs, 32 thesis / 30 non-thesis graduate 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 21 research centers and 81 student clubs that allow students to participate in social, cultural, scientific and sporting activities outside the classroom. Within the rapidly growing and developing dynamic structure of our university, our cooperation with our external stakeholders would make us happy.