Founder Foundation

The Turkish Religious Foundation (TDV), which has aimed to support education and academic research since its establishment in 1975 has given scholarships to more than 250,000 secondary/high school students, provided dormitory accommodation to higher education students in different parts of Turkey and continues to fund educational projects particularly in the Central Asian, Caucasian and Balkan countries. The foundation, which built the Centre for Islamic Studies (İSAM) in 1988, as a further step in its educational and academic objectives, founded Istanbul 29 Mayıs University in 2010.