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  • Istanbul Arel University
  • Istanbul Arel University
  • Istanbul Arel University
  • Istanbul Arel University


Arel College founded in the 1990-1991 school year has expanded its area of education with Arel Preschool, Arel Primary School, Arel Anatolian High School, Arel Science High School and Arel Sports and Culture Complex. After 26 years of educational excellence, Arel Educational Institutions has grown to offer higher education by founding Istanbul Arel University.

Istanbul Arel University was founded by the Kemal Gözükara Education and Culture Foundation in accordance with the Law No. 2809/5656-Annex.76 dated 9 May, 2007 published in the Official Gazette No. 26526 dated 18 May, 2007.

Istanbul Arel University has 6 Faculties; Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Faculty of Communication, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Fine Arts and Faculty of Medicine, 3 Schools; School of Health Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, School of Foreign Languages, 3 Institutes (graduate and distance education master’s programmes); Institute of Sciences, Institute of Social Sciences and Institute of Health Sciences and 1 Vocational School.


Institute of Social Sciences was established in association with Rectorate of Istanbul Arel University (09 May 2007 date and 5656 law) on 28 March 1983 date and 2809 "Law to Higher Education Institutions Governance".


Our mission is to raise instructors who have the skill and talent about scientific research and analytical thinking in field of social sciences, can understand and interpret technological, social and cultural changes, also create solutions to the problems. We aim to contribute to scientific developments and business life by educating skillful people.


Our vision is to be one of the leading Institutes of Social Sciences in national and international platform by making improvements in education programs. The another aim of our Institute is creating an atmosphere in which cooperation of university-graduate student is strong, efforts and aims of academic member-personnel are supported and also cooperation with business life is developed.


Providing a high quality education is our first goal and other essentials about our policy are;

  • Producing global information and developing scientific activities by remaining loyal to our university’s basic values,
  • Providing support and administrative employment to educate individuals who can use modern, scientific knowledge innovatively,
  • Creating a structure that efforts of academic members and administrative personnels are supported,
  • To be respectful to academic member and students’ rights and to be trustworthy,
  • Optimizing the quality management system conditions constantly.
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