Marmara University with more than 3000 distinguished faculty members and a student body reaching 60.000, located in several different campuses scattered throughout the most important city of our country, Istanbul, following a great tradition has been one of the leading institutions of higher education in Turkey for 124 years. Together with the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry where the medium of instruction is in Turkish and English, Marmara University also comprises the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences which provides education in four different languages: Turkish, English, French and German, thus making Marmara University the only “multi-lingual” university in Turkey. Both the faculty and the students compete in their participation and dedication to academic work to enhance the educational quality and the effective implementation of scientific studies in our university.
The primary mission of Marmara University is not only to provide up-to-date contemporary education to fulfill the requirements of today’s modern society but also to prepare the students for the future through participatory democratic administration that is in accordance with Ataturk’s Principles and Reforms. In pursuit of these goals, 2839 faculty members are employed, including 558 professors, 234 associate professors, 569 assistant professors, 237 lecturers, 987 research assistants, 172 instructors, 78 specialists, and 3 translators, 1 education planner along with 1354 administrative personnel working at various units. About 500 of our faculty members also teach at other universities, thus sharing their knowledge and experience.
As of the 2005 – 2006 academic year, a count of 51.227 students, 2839 faculty members and 1354 administrative personnel make Marmara University the third biggest university in Turkey. Our university, with its 13 faculties, 9 vocational schools of higher education, 11 institutes, and 31 research centers, is situated in 13 different locations, most of which are on the Anatolian side of Istanbul.
Welcoming international students as well as providing education at international standards in almost all fields, Marmara University, with its long and successful history, has rapidly become a modern and international university which hosts and participates in scientific meetings, cultural activities, art and sports along with various other national and international events. Our university is one of the few Turkish universities, which is a member of the European University Association (EUA). The faculties of Engineering and Technical Education are also carrying out their international studies through ABET. The faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and the Institute of Social Sciences are in the process of preparation for the quality assessment carried out by EQUIS, an international system of accreditation in management and business administration in Europe. The Institute of Social Sciences is now an institutional member of EFMD, European Foundation for Management Development.