Founded under the name “Istanbul Kemerburgaz University” by Mehmet Altınbaş Education and Culture Foundation in 2008, the university proceeds on its way towards the future after its name was changed to “Altınbaş University” in 2017.
Established at the bequest of the late businessman, Mehmet Altınbaş, who had always emphasized the importance of “investing in education”; Altınbaş University has been the most precious legacy to Altınbaş family. With its brand new name driven by the power of Altınbaş Holding, the University is now taking firmer and stronger steps towards its new goals.
Having welcomed its first students in the academic year 2011/12, Altınbaş University grew into an international research university showing its breakthrough progress within a very short period of time. Today, it continues to provide value-added contributions to the scientific community with its high number of granted patents, TUBITAK projects and high rate of faculty publications and participation to international conferences. Home to 9 undergraduate schools, 3 graduate schools, 2 vocational schools as of the academic year 2017-2018, Altınbaş University is currently offering 30 bachelor’s degree programmes, 34 associate’s degree programmes, 28 master’s degree programmes and 6 PhD programmes. As part of its goal to become a hub of international scientific research and activities, more than 3 thousand out of ten thousand students admitted to Altınbaş University are from 88 different countries of the world.
With its strong academic staff adding value to universal knowledge, its global structure, international collaborations, and its entrepreneurial, innovative and competitive vision that enables students to develop and maintain a broader perspective all the time, Altınbaş University keeps enhancing students’ experience and learning process to ensure all its graduates stand out in a crowd of competitors.
Keeping itself always updated with the latest trends in 21st century education and educational technology, and constantly improving its learning processes through lifelong learning methodology approach, Altınbaş University carries forward its mission to promote boundary-free thinking, creative, innovative learning and research environments, to act in a manner that benefits society as solution-oriented institution.