International Education

Turkish Universities.

Bilgi University
The Bilgi Educational and Cultural Foundation was established on October 31, (1994) for the realization of the following objectives:
to establish and operate educational and instructional institutions focusing on foreign languages, social sciences, science and technology at all levels and kinds to conduct scientific and cultural research
to establish and operate museums to protect our cultural heritage; to organize seminars, briefings, conferences and/or similar gatherings for the advancement of our nation's cultural life; to extend provisional or monetary support to persons or representational organs that participate in cultural activities.
stanbul Bilgi University took its place as a private, non-profit institution within the Turkish system of higher education in June 7th, 1996 in accordance with the decision of the Turkish Grand Assembly.
Eastern Mediterranean University
The University originated as a Higher Technological Institute established in 1979.
Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) is an international university with a population of over 13, 500 students from 67 different countries. The University originated as a Higher Technological Institute established in 1979, and received its parliamentary Charter as a trust-endowed university in 1986.
Marmara University
Marmara University was founded on January 16, 1883 under the name of "Hamidiye College of Higher Commercial Education" in Caalolu. At the time, it was the only leading higher education institute for studies in economics and commerce. Until 1923, courses were taught in various buildings in Istanbul; however in 1923, with the declaration of the Republic, the Institute was located in the Rectorate Building in Sultanahmet. From 1923 to 1959, the college was called the "Higher Education School of Economics and Commerce". In the year 1959, its name was changed to "Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences". Finally in the year 1982, the name was changed to "Marmara University". This university currently does not have a published IB recognition policy. Please contact the university directly for more information.

Yeditepe University

Modern Turkey has roots going back to the entry of Turks into Anatolia (Asia Minor) in the 10th Century, from Central Asia through Iran. In Anatolia they mingled with the existing Byzantine Empire, absorbing and adding to, the many Anatolian civilisations and cultures which have existed since earliest times including Hittites, Assyrians, Ionian Greeks, and Romans. The Ottoman conquests, from the 14th Century onward, took Turks into the Balkans, Central Europe, the Caucasus, the Black Sea periphery, the Middle East and North Africa. Current Turkey mingles all these influences after a long historical process of mutual transformation.
Yeditepe University is situated in Istanbul, the biggest city in Europe and the former capital of three empires (Eastern Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman); and a historical centre of Islam, Orthodox Christianity and Eastern Christianity. Since the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul has continued to be the major city, if not the titular capital, in a Republic, which has inspired 20th Century movements of national liberation and secular reform. As the commercial centre of modern Turkey, it continues to join the Balkans and Anatolia, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. The people of Istanbul have roots, and continuing links with Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and Europe. Yeditepe means Seven Hills. This refers to the legendary Seven Hills of Istanbul.
Yeditepe belongs to a new wave of foundation universities established in Turkey since the 1985's. Yeditepe University was established in 1996 by the Istanbul Education and Culture Foundation (ISTEKVAKFI) which promotes education on a non-profit basis in Istanbul. Apart from several schools, it also supports Yeditepe University. The President of the Board of Trustees of the ISTEK Foundation is Mr. Bedrettin Dalan, the ex- Mayor of Istanbul and deputy in the Turkish National Assembly who also founded the ISTEK Foundation. The Board of Trustees brings together representatives of major businesses and public organisations in Turkey. Yeditepe University was established under the leadership of the Chairman of the Foundation, Mr. Bedrettin Dalan. Under the Higher Education Code, all foundation universities are public legal entities and enjoy financial and administrative autonomy.