Istinye University

Istinye University

Istanbul European side
Maltepe Mahallesi, Edirne Çırpıcı Yolu No.9, Cevizlibağ – Topkapı, 34010 Zeytinburnu/İstanbul

About Istinye University

Istinye University is one of the top universities in Turkey. It was established in 2015 by the 21st Century Anatolian Foundation and is located on the European side of Istanbul. Istinye University aims to be an academic institution that produces knowledge through scientific research. The university utilizes modern teaching and research technologies, emphasizing flexible teaching methods and bridging the gap between academic curricula and business requirements. Istinye University strives to be a globally recognized institution with advanced academic standards, contributing to social, cultural, economic, scientific, and technological development.

The university excels in medical specialties, conducting advanced scientific research in this field. In addition, Istinye University provides students with specialized practical training within its affiliated hospitals, which are among the largest hospitals in Turkey:

Liv Hospital – Medical Park – VM Medical Park

The University Campus

Istinye University has two campuses in the heart of Istanbul, connected by regular transportation services. They can be easily accessed from any part of the city.

Topkapi Campus: It is distinguished by its central location in the city center, green areas, and social spaces. It houses the faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences, vocational schools, and an academically equipped institute for postgraduate studies. It is equipped with fully furnished classrooms, modern medical laboratories, computer labs, and research and development centers. It also features a central library, a mini cinema, a conference center, a dining hall, 4 cafes, and various sports, social, and cultural facilities.

Valley Campus (South Campus): Located in the heart of the business sector, it includes the faculties of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Engineering, Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, and Communication. It comprises modern classrooms, labs with the latest technology, engineering labs, architecture workshops, and research and development centers. Additionally, it houses a library with various scientific and research resources, study halls, a dining hall, a cafe, and sports facilities to meet the diverse needs of students.


  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture
  • Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Communication
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Istinye University in numbers

  • 9 Faculties
  • 2 vocational schools
  • An academically equipped institute for postgraduate studies
  • 27 research centers
  • 59 undergraduate programs
  • 45 master’s programs
  • 18 doctoral programs
  • Over 50 student clubs

Why Istinye University?

  • Academic excellence and high-quality education
  • Highly qualified faculty members who are experts in various fields
  • Modern infrastructure and advanced educational facilities, including fully equipped classrooms, laboratories, and workshops
  • Exceptional research opportunities through research centers and applications equipped with the latest technological advancements
  • Strong ties to the industry and business world, providing opportunities for training and employment
  • Specialized training opportunities for students in medical and health specialties in the affiliated hospitals.
  • Outstanding scientific events in various fields, from medicine and health sciences to artificial intelligence.
  • Diverse sports activities are available through fully equipped sports facilities, including a fitness center, basketball and volleyball courts, tennis courts, and more
  • Student activities in various fields and interests through over 50 student clubs
  • Student Center offering various events and services to prepare students for the future through guidance, career counseling, training opportunities, and psychological support services
  • International collaborations with leading institutions and universities worldwide, providing students with opportunities for student exchange and joint programs

Research Centers at Istinye University

Istinye University places significant emphasis on scientific research activities and contributing to generating new knowledge, relying on modern and innovative technologies. The university hosts around 27 research and application centers, including:

  • 3D Design & Prototyping
  • Digital Game Development and Animation Technologies Application and Research Center
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Application and Research Center
  • Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Research and Application Center
  • Artificial Intelligence Research Center
  • Media Studies Application and Research Center
  • Climate and Environment Research Center

International partnerships

Istinye University collaborates with numerous leading institutions and universities around the world in the following areas:

  • Joint Research Studies
  • Exchange of Teachers and Academics
  • Student Exchange Programs
  • International Programs and Projects
  • Exchange of Academic Research Data and Technical Projects
  • Organization of Academic and Scientific Activities such as Conferences and Seminars
  • Publication and Collaboration in Various Cultural Activities
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