Letter from the Rector

Istanbul 29 Mayıs University started its journey in the 2010-2011 academic year with the Departments of Philosophy, History, and Turkish Language and Literature as part of the Faculty of Letters. In the following years, our university has incorporated the Faculties of International Islamic and Religious Studies and Economics and Administrative Sciences into its structure.

In addition to psychological counseling and guidance services, Istanbul 29 Mayıs University provides an academic support program for students who need help in adapting to their departments, and an academic improvement program for supporting the personal development of enthusiastic and talented students.

Our aim is to equip our graduates with the essential knowledge and skills for their personal as well as professional lives. Our university also provides preparatory services for the students who want to pursue a graduate degree. Being aware of the need for qualified academicians, Istanbul 29 Mayıs University Institute of Social Sciences places due emphasis on the development and improvement of existing and future graduate programs (Masters and PhD degrees).

The Istanbul 29 Mayıs University School of Foreign Languages, Center for Continuous Education Application and Research (SÜREM), Arabic Center for Education Implementation and Research (ARÖMER), and Center for Turkish Language Teaching Application and Research (TÜRÖMER) offer our students a wide range of foreign language programs required for their studies.

Setting out to become a high quality research university, Istanbul 29 Mayıs University carries out scientific studies in various fields at its research centers in collaboration with recognized Turkish and international universities.

Istanbul 29 Mayıs University has carried out its academic activities at the Altunizade campus since its foundation. With the start of the 2018-2019 academic year, the new Ümraniye Elmalıkent Campus started to serve as the main campus while partially benefiting from the Ümraniye Yamanevler Campus.

Istanbul 29 Mayis University aspires to enable its students to graduate as confident and responsible individuals with critical thinking skills, always seeking for the truth and the good and respecting different beliefs and ethical values. Therefore, our doors are open to students from all over the world for the development and enrichment of scientific, social, and economic relations.

I hereby would like to present my gratitude to the esteemed Board of Trustees of our founding foundation, the Turkish Religious Foundation, and the esteemed Chairman and the members of the Board of Trustees of our university for their efforts and supports for our endeavor to become one of the leading universities in our region and in Turkey.

I would also like to welcome all the bright and young minds to Istanbul 29 Mayıs University.


Prof. Dr. Mustafa SİNANOĞLU

Rector