A Pioneer Through the Ages
Istanbul Technical University (ITU) was established in 1773, during the time of the Ottoman Sultan Mustafa III. under its original name “Muhendishane-i Bahr-i Humayun”. Since then ITU continued and developed its higher education in various forms.
In 1946, ITU became an autonomous university, including the Faculties of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. ITU is a state university which defines and continues to update methods of engineering and architecture in Turkey. It provides its students with innovative educational facilities while retaining traditional values, as well as using its strong international contacts to mould young, talented individuals who can compete not only within their country borders but also in the global arena.
With its educational facilities, social life and strong institutional contacts, ITU has always been preferred by Turkey’s most distinguished students since its foundation and has achieved justified respect.
Vision & Mission
The vision of Istanbul Technical University is always in development as ITU is a world university.
The mission of Istanbul Technical University as a research university competing in the international arena without being constrained by the national boundaries, is to continue teaching, education and R&D activities as well as contributing to the international knowledge by reaching the advanced knowledge rather than only improving the quality of teaching and research activities.
The objectives of Istanbul Technical University with regard to teaching and education are:
To train students who
- Learn how to learn,
- Speak English fluently,
- Act global without ignoring the local,
- Proficient in advanced technologies,
- Have advanced research abilities,
- Create the agenda instead of following the agenda,
- Have strong social relationships,
- Contribute to the well-being of their countries and humanity,
- Have the international standards.