Founded in 1773 with the name “Mühendishane-i Bahr-i Hümayun” (Imperial School of Naval Engineering) during the reign of Mustafa III, Istanbul Technical University is a prominent and pioneering university of engineering and architecture with many innovative studies in science, technology, research and development.
The mission of Istanbul Technical University is to expand the boundaries of knowledge in science, technology and art and respond to the needs of society by implementing this knowledge.Values
TU has 360 laboratories and 13 research centers. With 23 engineering programs accredited by ABET Accreditation, ITU is the world’s leader among universities. Students participating in International Exchange Graduate Programs complete a part of their education at one of the partner universities in the USA and receive a dual diploma. ITU offers a number of double major programs and is the top university in Turkey providing a broad range of Erasmus exchange programs with more than 900 international agreements.ITU is the cradle of science, industry and technology conducting over 200 R&D projects in the scope of ARI Teknokent.
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There are six personnel housings of which ITÜ personnel take advantage. Two separate personnel housings are located in Ayazaga Central Campus. Ayazaga Houses has a capacity of 304 family- type flats and 125 studio flats that young researchers benefit from, as for Vadi Houses they have a capacity of 34 flats. When it comes to other housings of ITÜ, there are (26 flats) in Besiktas Akatlar, (3 flats) in Bakirköy Florya, (8 flats) in Emirgan and (1 flat) in Maçka.
ITÜ maintains a central library (Mustafa Inan Library) and 6 other libraries in various locations. Our central library is open 7/24. The other libraries are:
With 23 engineering programs accredited by ABET Accreditation, ITU is the world’s leader among universities. Students participating in International Exchange Graduate Programs complete a part of their education at one of the partner universities in the USA and receive a dual diploma.