In 2008, the "Gelişim Education Culture Health and Social Service Foundation," which initiated to establish a Vocational School named 'Istanbul Gelişim Vocational School,' started its educational life with the Vocational School it established on June 14, 2008, with the approval of the Ministry of National Education and the Council of Ministers.
With the law numbered 6114 dated February 17, 2011, Istanbul Gelisim University was established in the 2023-2024 academic year with 6 Faculties, Graduate Education Institute, 2 Vocational Schools and 2 Schools with the step taken to become a "world university". 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 most preferred universities among Turkey's foundation universities.
A total of 65 programs of Istanbul Gelisim University, which cooperates with leading institutions in its field and attaches great importance to internationalization in order to achieve global success, have been thoroughly examined and accredited by international delegations appointed by German, British and American accreditation institutions such as AQAS, AHPGS and ABET. Having achieved the success of being the university with the most accredited programs in Turkey, Istanbul Gelisim University has attracted worldwide attention with the steps it has taken to become international.
Advocating that higher education is the most important tool for sustainable development, IGU offers education and training opportunities to its national and international students with 6 Faculties, 2 Schools, 2 Vocational schools 77 bachelor's programs, 61 associate degree daytime programs, 34 associate degree evening programs, 39 thesis / 38 non-thesis graduate programs, and 9 Ph.D. programs.
Cooperating with more than 130 world universities Istanbul Gelisim University is also motivating its undergraduate, associate degree, graduate and doctoral students to become international.
Istanbul Gelisim University offers its students a huge research complex consisting of over 140 laboratories in the campus area in Istanbul, one of the financial and commercial centers of Turkey and the world. IGU has 20 research centers and 93 student clubs that allow students to engage in social, cultural, scientific and sports activities outside of the classroom. We will be happy to cooperate with you, our external stakeholders, within the rapidly growing and developing dynamic structure of our university.