Rector’s Message




Dear youngsters,

There is a rapid transformation in the field of higher education. Our task is to prepare our universities for development and transformation. In order to achieve this aim, it is a necessity for our universities to adopt an appropriate management approach. It is of great importance for our country not to be late.

In order to realize development and transformation, our universities need to be managed  with  the principle of 'innovation, creativity and competition'. Istanbul Gelişim University has accepted the notion of "who doesn’t try to be better cannot stay good, as well" as a basic principle in order to fulfill this mission which is meaning of Gelisim.

Our management philosophy is set as:

• Success-oriented university,
• Human-oriented management,
• Science-oriented work environment.

In order to provide a better higher education service to our students, our goal is to make Istanbul Gelisim University a “Model University” in Turkey and one of the leading universities of the World.

IGU has the potential for this goal. We have proved that our educational quality is in international standards with the accreditation of 54 programs. We are moving forward establishing cooperations with world universities according to our internationalization strategy. As a manifestation of this, Istanbul Gelisim University has achieved great success being shortlisted in the final of the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Asia 2019, known as the “Oscars of higher education”, together with 6 Asian universities under the category of “International Strategy of the Year”.

The most powerful aspect of Istanbul Gelisim University family is that it is always open to development. Those who are open to development, can build a future full of success together.

With my most sincere regards, “nobody can make a difference adopting the dominant view”.

Prof. Dr. Burhan AYKAÇ
Rector