About Yeditepe

Yeditepe University
Having been founded in 1996 by Istanbul Egitim ve Kultur Vakfi (ISTEK – Istanbul Educational and Cultural Foundation), Yeditepe University, in line with Ataturk’s principles, with its pioneering and distinguished academic and administrative staff, aims to raise young people that are modern, inquisitive, equipped with all the qualifications that are needed in business world and all the technological skills necessary, well-versed in different cultures and personally well developed. With its contemporary academic programs and applications, our University offers an education that is necessary for people of the age of information.

Yeditepe University offers an education compatible with the expectations of the information age and carries out its academic activities at 13 Faculties namely Dentistry, Pharmacy, Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts, Law, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Communication, Architecture, Engineering, Health Sciences, Medical and Commercial Sciences, 2 Schools and 1 Vocational School entailing 71 undergraduate and 4 associate degree programs. Also, postgraduate education is conducted in 87 Master's Degree programs and 43 Doctoral Degree programs within the body of graduate schools of Ataturk's Principles and Revolution History, Educational Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Applied Sciences, and Social Sciences. Yeditepe University, of which medium of instruction is English, prepares the youth from all over Turkey for their future in 26 Ağustos Campus since the day it was founded.

Yeditepe University’s home is 26 Ağustos Campus, which is equipped with everything a student might need, educational, cultural, artistic, sportive, etc. during his or her time in Yeditepe. 26 Ağustos Campus is located on the outskirts of Kayışdağı on the Asian Side of Istanbul, with a land of 125 thousand square meters and a building area of 223 thousand square meters. Apart from the educational halls, social areas and open areas, in 26 Ağustos Campus, which is built with the inspiration of Seljuk architecture, there are two student halls of residence with a total capacity of 3.270 students.

Our University, which was named number one among the foundation universities among Turkey by the 2017 and 2018 reviews of Green Metric, an international platform about sustainability and environmental awareness and determines the greenest universities around the world, is also and only University in Turkey that produces its own energy by the solar panels on the rooftops within the campus. The system, being the largest-scale rooftop application in Istanbul, has a capacity of 1 MW and consists of 3850 Axitex panels and a Huawei Inverter. Also, there are efforts to build a wind energy farm with an output of 350 kW in an area that belongs to our University in Şile. Also, we strive to increase our solar energy output up to 10 mWs.

The entrances to the buildings are through grand gates, some of which rise to 22 meters. With their well-lit courtyards, these are modern structures with the typical features of Seljuk architecture. The surfaces of the buildings are covered with natural stones brought from Anatolia. To keep the buildings cool during the summer and warm during the winter, Ünye stone was used in the facades of the building, and polyurethane for the heat panels.

Why Yeditepe?

With its diverse academic fields ranging from Natural Sciences to Social Sciences, from Fine arts to Healthcare Sciences and Educational Sciences and by presenting double majors, sub branches and education in different countries, Yeditepe University meets its students with a modern education that is in line with the requirements of the ever-developing world. Apart from the academic life, Yeditepe provides an opportunity for self-development to its students with 44 student clubs and various activities. With its successes in 42 different sports branches, Yeditepe is always a top-performer among all the universities in Turkey.

Thanks to over 700 collaborations with other leading universities around the world, primarily in Europe, U.S.A., Canada, Russia, South America and Far East, Yeditepe University pioneers the higher education in Turkey. Being the university with the largest number of students with Erasmus and other exchange programs in Turkey, Yeditepe takes another step forward in this direction with its Academic Collaboration Agreement with Houston Methodist Global, including Faculties of Pharmacy, Healthcare Sciences, Dentistry as well as Medical and Business Schools. Also, our “University – Industry Collaboration”, which we firmly believe is of utmost importance for our students and we have been carrying out successfully, is also another one of our priorities.

Yeditepe University Automotive Club, which consists of students from various departments of our university, continues its activities. Having earned the right to participate in TUBITAK Efficiency Challenge electric car competition, already continues to work on the design and production of the car. Also, Yeditepe University Shell Eco-Marathon Team, which participates in Shell Eco-Marathon regularly since 2010, will also present us in this year’s competition whih will host 200 teams and 3000 students in London with our University’s and private companies’ support.

To meet academic developments with the marketing knowledge of a dynamic corporation, Yeditepe university established Yeditepe Healthcare Services in 2005. Having provided a handful of care products, our company also started to sell organic fertilizers with the brand name of Bactogen, in order to remove the negative factors that harm human beings and produced in accordance with Innovative Agriculture principles. Bactogen products are powered by the highly specialized staff of Yeditepe University Genetic and Bioengineering department and its cutting edge laboratory.

Our Goals

Being a dynamic body of higher education, Yeditepe University continues to grow by developing itself every year. The main goal of our university is to increase the quality of education, to produce science for society, to spread its activities to other parts of the community by providing more scientific contributions to industry and society.

In addition, as an academic institution, we also aim to continue working in scientific studies, to increase the number of foreign agreements and number of patents and provide the country with more qualified graduates.

Our Accreditations

Being the first foundation university in Turkey to pass European University Association Institutional Evaluation Program with its education provided at a global level, Yeditepe University validated its quality with evaluations both by national and international institutions. Having received many accreditations and keeping on track towards the aim of improving its educational quality on a daily basis by completing many accreditation processes, Yeditepe University provides the experience of participating in international projects towards its students and lecturers with its international agreements.

Faculty of Dentistry, has received Joint Commission International accreditation and BS-EN-ISO 9001 quality assurance system certificates. Being the first one to do so in Turkey, the faculty received its third JCI accreditation for the third time. Also, in October 2014, it also successfully passed the educational accreditation of American Dentistry Association (ADA). Also, Faculty has been approved to have ISO 9001 in 2008 in the fields of education and patient care services, accreditation from European Federation of Periodontology for graduate school of Periodontology in 2005 and European Educational Union Certificate by Association for Dental Education in Europe – ADEE in 2008. The EFP evaluation has been renewed in 2014 and accredited until 2022.

Faculty of Pharmacy, has become the first among foundation university pharmacy faculties by getting “Full Accreditation” for six years by the Accreditation Board of National Pharmaceutical Education (ECZAK) and the Association for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Pharmacy Education Programs (ECZAKDER).

Faculty of Education, is a member of European Teacher Education Network and ready for the accreditation processes with its Turkish Language and Literature Teaching, English Language Teaching and Guidance and Psychological Counseling programs. After Philosophy and Physics departments received their second FEDEK accreditations, Faculty of Arts and Sciences has guaranteed its quality with Anthropology, Translation and Interpretation Studies, Sociology, History, English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Psychology, Turkish Language and Literature, Sociology and History receiving their five-year FEDEK certificates. The Metrology (Calibration) Laboratory in Physics department is also accredited by TÜRKAK by TS EN ISO/IEC 17025 standards.

Faculty of Engineering, was accredited by the Association of Engineering Education Programs Evaluation and Accreditation (MÜDEK) in the fields of Computer, Electrical-Electronics, Genetics, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Mechanics, Industrial and Systems Engineering. Following the third inspection, it was recognized as the first Education Center in Turkey.

Faculty of Medicine, received full accreditation from the Association of Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (UTEAK / TEPDAD) as a result of on-site evaluation by the visiting team of the National Medical Education Accreditation Board (UTEAK).

In addition, the Yeditepe University Hospital was accredited with its entire system and standards by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the most important decisive maker of health standards in the world. The result of the third inspection was that it was recognized as the first Education Center in Turkey.

University - Industry Cooperation

The office of Technology Transfer has been established within the body of our university in order to transform scientific knowledge and experience into technology and economic value and to make the university – industry collaboration sustainable as well as transforming the regional industry into one that is powered by science and technology, innovative, learning and able to think globally and regionally.

Being the first university to produce and transfer information, Yeditepe University received 186 patents in 10 years. Since 2006, our university provided 153 projects with TÜBİTAK support, 25 projects supported by European Union and other international organizations as well as 15 projects supported by Ministry of Science and Industry – San-Tez. Also, 68 active projects are currently being carried out, 51 of which are supported by TÜBİTAK, one of them is by European Union, 4 by Ministry of Science and Industry, 4 by Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Livestock and 8 by other institutions. Commercialization efforts have begun on all patents as well as the production phase.

We still have 193 pending patent applications. An Entrepreneurship Workshop was established in 2016 to promote the commercialization of research outputs and to encourage academics and students to establish companies and, with an agreement signed with Teknopark Istanbul, efforts to construct a Yeditepe Technopark with a 5,000 m2 are in process.


By signing cooperation agreements with leading universities primarily in Europe, the United States, Australia, Canada, Russia, South America and the Far East, Yeditepe University makes it possible for its students to see different cultures, observe educational developments where they happen and experience intercultural exchanges. Student Exchange Protocols and Memorandum of Understanding agreements have been signed with universities in the US, Canada, China and Russia. Apart from these greements, within the framework of LLP – Life Long Learning Erasmus program, there are agreements with more than 700 European universities in place. Thanks to its large network of collaborations, students and lecturers from different faculties and departments can go abroad for their education. We also hold the first place among foundation universities in terms of being the university with the most foreign students by Erasmus and Exchange programs.

Another important factor in student exchange programs is transferring the credits between institutions with no problems. European Credit Transfer System – ECTS is developed by European Commission in order to make students’ movements easier in Europe and in other countries as well as supporting them. This system enables the comparison and evaluation of educational accomplishments and transferring them from one institution to the other. European community also supports the cooperation between universities in order to increase the quality of education. Lecturer exchanges, cooperated projects and seminars provide an international atmosphere within the campus. Thanks to the wide international cooperation network, all the students can continue their education abroad as well as they can have their internships abroad. Being in the list of “Asia’s Best Universities” in Times Higher Education (THE), Yeditepe University is one of the universities that host the largest number of European students in Turkey with its over 700 Erasmus+ agreements.

International Office

International office has a key role in realizing the wide spectrum of educational possibilities with international education and internship programs, student and lecturer exchange programs, international student assistants and with the educational atmosphere within campus. Among its goals, there is cooperating with leading universities and increasing the number of international agreements. Providing the students with information regarding Erasmus+ and Exchange programs and their processes as well as the best international experience possible are among the goals of International Office. Also, by encouraging the students from different parts of the world to participate in the activities within the campus and various cultural experiences as well as Istanbul tours where East meets West with its religions, languages, music and cuisines; various tours around Turkey and social responsibility projects; our office makes their adjustment much easier.

Research Centers

As a research university, Yeditepe University continues its scientific research as well as education in 10 Research and Application Centre and 181 laboratories and workshops, adding on to its contribution to industry and our society.

Research and Application Center for Information Technologies: By conducting theoretical and applied scientific research and studies within the field of information technologies which includes many fields of study including but not limited to information systems, software development and application as well as communication and data transmission; the center organizes seminars and workshops as well as developing projects within the framework of the needs of the headquarters or the shareholders.

Dentistry Center for Education, Application and Research: By focusing on constant development in oral and dental healthcare services, education, research, patient services and national oral and dental healthcare policies and preserving an atmosphere of humanitarian approach and diversity, the center meets the patient expectations while keeping the patient and staff safety and security its primary focus. www.yeditepedishastanesi.com

Pharmacoeconomic and Pharmacoepidermological Research and Application Center: The center conducts pharmacoeconomical and pharmacoepidemiological research with the collaboration of university, in coordination with the Faculty of Pharmacy, private industry, government and non-government organizations. eczacilik.yeditepe.edu.tr

Development and Disabilities Application and Research Center : In line with the needs of people who need specialized assistance, by conducting research in field-based education (natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, language training etc.) and developing teaching projects as well as materials using technology as a supplement, the center participates into the application projects of those designed materials and reports the results.. engelsiz.yeditepe.edu.tr

Center of Excellence for Stem Cells: Being supported by the Istanbul Development Agency, Yeditepe University has established the center in order to realize significant projects in the fields of stem cell research and gene therapy. The center focuses its work on researching, developing and applying the clinical protocols for infertility and age-related physiological diseases as well as cancer, neurodegenerative, muscular and bone-related diseases. Apart from the aforementioned, development and production of cellular and genetic therapy protocols and application of the materials in the fields of cell and tissue engineering are conducted.www.yeditepedishastanesi.com

The Future Center: It is the first “Future Center” that has been established in Turkey and established with the contributions of the Istanbul Development Agency. By stepping out of the normal, routine practices of thinking and movement of persons and organizations (public, private or NGOs), it is a specifically designed place to develop innovative ideas and applications.

Ophthalmology Practice and Research Center: It provides the necessary resources to undergraduate and post-graduate students that continue their education in Medical and Healthcare Sciences departments by providing the latest diagnosis and treatment methods in ophthalmology, conducting cutting edge research and educating highly qualified ophthalmologists.

Research and Application Center for Global Education and Culture: The center studies different regions culturally, socially, politically and economically. The main goal is to study Turkey’s similar and different sides of historical and cultural connections with different regions and studying them together and comparatively with an interdisciplinary approach. kekam.yeditepe.edu.tr

Entrepreneurship Workshop: The necessary consultancy and training services are provided in order to convert the business ideas, which participated into 7 Tepe Yeni Fikir (New Ideas) competition, that is held in 2016 for the first time, and maintains a purpose, into product, market analysis for the development of the aforementioned ideas and commercializing them. 7tepeyenifikir.yeditepe.edu.tr

Health Services Training, Research and Application Center: It aims to conduct scientific research in order to provide the latest diagnosis and treatment methods regarding to the public health, in line with the requirements and expectations and provide a modernized healthcare service of highest quality and respectful to the rights of the patients; as well as contributing academically to the education and applications of the students who study healthcare sciences in undergraduate and graduate levels.

Strategic Application and Research Center: The center aims to analyze the international relationships of Turkey, predict the future of these relationships, providing political, military, social, economic, technological and cultural strategies, define new thought models and share the research results with the public.

Continuing Education Application and Research Center (CEC): Our university raises the living standards of our society thanks to the knowledge of its esteemed academicians and independent specialists by providing the highest possible level of education in any subject that the society might be in need. sem.yeditepe.edu.tr

Turkish Culture Application and Research Center: By sharing the scientific research results with the world of science and preparing the framework of historical and cultural collaboration Turkish Republics and noble Turkish societies, our center carries out the updating the results according to the contemporary strategies and geopolitical conditions.

Yeditepe University Cosmetic R & D (YUCOS): By ensuring the cosmetic products and services produced in Yeditepe University are of the highest level of quality, our center enables the use of those products with an absolute peace of mind by meeting the user demands and expectations to their full extent. cosmeddev.yeditepe.edu.tr

Yeditepe University Medical Faculty Experimental Research Center (YEERC): It enables all the local and international scientists and researchers, primarily those that are in Yeditepe University, to work on their observations, experiments, projects, researches and all kind of other work. yudetam.yeditepe.edu.tr

Yeditepe University R & D and Analysis Central Laboratories (YU-RDAC): YU-RDAC is a laboratory complex with international validity accreditations that provides testing services to different industries. Within its body, there are Private Food Control Laboratories, Soil-Soil Regulators, Plant and Water Analysis Laboratories, Cosmetics and Biocidal Analysis Laboratories, Drug Analysis Laboratories, Pool Water Analysis Laboratories, Mine Analysis Laboratory and Industrial Analysis Laboratories and R & D Laboratories that serve many other fields. These laboratories are authorized by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock as well as the Ministry of Health. Besides, in accordance with TS EN ISO/IEC 17025, our lab is accredited by the Turkish Institution of Accreditation (TÜRKAK) in 414 parameters. Apart from the aforementioned, the Turkish Institution of Standardization has approved our laboratories as a “Laboratory that can provide experiment services”. YU-RDAC continues to strive within the scope of its mission of providing accurate and reliable services within the authorized fields of analysis and providing customer satisfaction by keeping its knowledge, experience and competence up to date and constantly improving. yuagam.yeditepe.edu.tr

Yeditepe University Consultancy Center of Medicine and Poisons (YMPC): Our center aims to provide the medicinal information regarding the public health and safety about events that are related to medicine. eczacilik.yeditepe.edu.tr

Management Practice and Research Center: It is established to conduct multidisciplinary researching and consultancy services for public and private industries, and to provide new methods and models of management and techniques for the management problems with the help of scientific literature by making the university and industry collaborate. Also, it is one of the pioneering centers in its field.

Yeditepe University Communication Agency (CA): Founded within the body of Yeditepe University Faculty of Communications, CA makes the realization of the projects created by the students of various departments of the faculty possible, within the atmosphere of a real agency. ila.yeditepe.edu.tr