Istanbul Technical University was founded in 1773 during the time of Ottoman Sultan Mustafa III. With a history stretching back over 241 years, providing technical education within a modern educational environment and strong academic staff, ITU is strongly identified with engineering and architectural education in Turkey. ITU has assumed pivotal roles in the reconstruction, modernization, and administration of the country.
Istanbul Technical University has six campuses; Ayazağa, Maçka, Taşkışla, Gümüşsuyu, Tuzla and Florya. In these campuses there are 12 Faculties, 36 Departments, 5 Institutes, 15 Research Centers, a Vocational School and a Foreign Language School, as well as a Musical Conservatory., The graduate education is carried out through such institutes as Science & Technology, Social Sciences, Energy, Eurosia Institute of Earth Sciences and Informatics. 30 percent of the students and 39 percent of the teaching staff of ITU consist of women. Women have also been represented at top management and decision making positions in the university.
ITU has 427 professors, 194 associate professors, 365 assistant professors, 828 teaching assistants, 95 lecturers, 84 specialist, 168 teachers. Staff includes 1 of the 3 Turkish members of the American Academy of Sciences, 2 of the 3 Turkish members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2 of the 3 Turkish members of the European Academy of Sciences, 14 highborn and 4 honour members of the Turkish Academy of Sciences.
Istanbul Technical University is an active member of many global associations and takes part in developing new visions, strategies and programs to adapt to an ever-changing world while preserving the cultural and traditional aspects of the university. Aiming to use its strong international contacts to mould young, talented individuals who can compete in the global arena ITU has more than 130 international partnership agreements and is member of many international networks. International contacts include such institutions as the European Association for International Education (EAIE), European University Association (EUA), International Association of Universities (IAU),International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), SEFI (European Association for Engineering Education), OECD/IMHE, Advanced Technology Higher Education Network (ATHENS), Community of Mediterranien Universities (CMU), TIME Association. Dual degree programs have been established with several universities in the USA and ITU has reached the leading position in Turkey with its involvement in ERASMUS Student Exchange Programs covering 450 outgoing and 100 incoming students.
For more information: http://www.itu.edu.tr/en/