The University That Continuing Renaissance of Ataturk Yeditepe University was founded in 1996 by the Istanbul Education and Culture Foundation (ISTEK). In line with Atatürk's principles and with the contribution of pioneering and distinguished academic and administrative staff, Yeditepe University aims to educate students who are inquisitive, innovative, well-equipped with technological skills, well-acquainted with world culture, equipped with all the qualifications required by the business world and who have a solid identity. With its up-to-date academic programs and training, Yeditepe University offers an education compatible with the expectations of the information age. Yeditepe University carries out its academic mission through the School of Applied Sciences, and 13 faculties namely the Faculties of Dentistry, Pharmacy, Education, Arts and Sciences, Law, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Communication, Engineering, Architecture, Health Sciences, and Medicine, entailing 64 undergraduate programs. 74 Master’s degree programs, and 33 PhD. programs are also offered under the Graduate Schools of Atatürk’s Principles and History of Revolution, Educational Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, Health Sciences and Social Sciences. Located in “26 August Campus", Yeditepe University, an English-medium university, educates young people coming from every corner of Turkey.
The most important aspect making Yeditepe University unique among the other universities is that it provides all its students with academic quality, social opportunities, foreign language education and campus facilities in global standards. That the language of instruction is English and 7 different languages are offered as a second language make its graduates keep one step ahead. Providing academic studies ranging from physical sciences to social sciences, from fine arts to health sciences and educational sciences, Yeditepe University offers its students the opportunity to earn a double major or a minor and to study abroad in order to meet the requirements of the developing world. Along with the academic studies, Yeditepe University contributes to the personal development of its students by means of 45 students clubs and activities on campus. Also, Yeditepe University is ranked among the top universities with its success in sports. Yeditepe University, a pioneering institution in Turkey in terms of higher education which cooperates with more than 700 leading universities around the world including Europe, the USA, Russia, and Far East, gives priority to "university-industry" cooperation projects which are performed successfully and believed to be highly beneficial for students.
Yeditepe University which is a dynamic higher education institution is growing each year. Yeditepe University aims to improve the quality of education by increasing its contribution to the industry and society, carry out scientific studies, and develop its project in the way that it will contribute to the society. As an academic institution, the university also aims to carry out its scientific studies, increase the number of its international agreements and patents, and have more qualified graduates.
Yeditepe University, the first foundation university in Turkey that passed the evaluation of European Universities Association (EUA) Institutional Evaluation Program, has had its quality certified by national and international accreditation organizations. Yeditepe University, which has been accredited in 12 fields of study and has passed many accreditation processes successfully, aims to improve the quality of its education continuously and provides its students and faculty members with the opportunity to take part in international projects with its international cooperation agreements. Faculty of Dentistry, has Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation and BS-EN-ISO 9001 quality assurance system certificate. The faculty also became the first faculty in Turkey which earned the JCI accreditation for the third time. It passed the pre-audit process of American Dental Association (ADA) educational accreditation in October 2014 successfully. Faculty of Pharmacy, was evaluated by National Pharmacy Education Accreditation Board (ECZAK) and Pharmacy Education Program Evaluation and Accreditation Association (ECZAKDER) and became the first Faculty of Pharmacy of a foundation university qualified for "Full Accreditation" for the next six years. Faculty of Education, became a member of European Teacher Education Network (ETEN), and is ready for the accreditation process with its Turkish Language and Literature Teaching, English Language Teaching, and Guidance and Psychological Counseling programs. Faculty of Arts and Sciences; following the departments of Philosophy and Physics, received FEDEK Faculty of Science and Literature certificate for the departments of Anthropology, Translation and Interpreting Studies, English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Psychology, Turkish Language and Literature, Sociology and History for five years. Metrology (calibration) laboratory in the Department of Physics was accredited by TÜRKAK in accordance with TS EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard. Faculty of Engineering, departments of Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Genetics, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering were accredited by Engineering Education Programs Evaluation and Accreditation Association (MÜDEK). Faculty of Medicine, is fully accredited by the Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (UTEAK / TEPDAD) upon the site visit evaluation of National Medical Education Accreditation Board (UTEAK) commission. Also Yeditepe University Hospital was accredited by JCI, the most important standard setter of the world, in its first evaluation with all its systems and in all standards.