Istanbul Gelisim University (GOLD)

  • Private University
  • Istanbul / Turkey

Cihangir, Şehit Jandarma Komando Er, J. Kom. Er Hakan Öner Sk. No:1, 34310 Avcılar/İstanbul


    In 2008, the "Gelisim Education Culture Health and Social Service Foundation", which attempted to establish a Vocational School named "Istanbul Gelisim Vocational School", started its education life with the Vocational School established on 14 June 2008 by the Ministry of National Education and the Council of Ministers. With the law numbered 6114 dated February 17, 2011, Istanbul Gelisim University was established in the 2022-2023 academic year with 6 Faculties, Graduate Education Institute, 2 Vocational Schools and 2 Schools with the step taken to become a "world university". Istanbul Gelisim University, which grows every year with solid steps taken with the aim of becoming a university that has a voice in the world, is one of the most preferred universities among Turkey's foundation universities. 

    A total of 65 programs of Istanbul Gelisim University, which cooperates with leading institutions in its field and attaches great importance to internationalization in order to achieve global success, have been thoroughly examined and accredited by international delegations appointed by German, British and American accreditation institutions such as AQAS, AHPGS, ABET and PEARSON. Having achieved the success of being the university with the most accredited programs in Turkey, Istanbul Gelisim University has attracted worldwide attention with the steps it has taken to become international. Advocating that higher education is the most important tool for sustainable development, IGU offers education and training opportunities to its national and international students with 6 Faculties, 2 Schools, 2 Vocational schools 76 bachelor's Programs, 58 associate degree daytime programs, 34 associate degree night programs, 32 thesis / 30 non-thesis graduate programs, and 6 Ph.D. programs. 

    Cooperating with more than 100 world universities Istanbul Gelisim University is also motivating its undergraduate, associate degree, graduate and doctoral students to become international. Istanbul Gelisim University offers its students a huge research complex consisting of over 100 laboratories in the campus area in Istanbul, one of the financial and commercial centers of Turkey and the world. IGU has 22 research centers and 81 student clubs that allow students to engage in social, cultural, scientific and sports activities outside of the classroom. We will be happy to cooperate with you, our external stakeholders, within the rapidly growing and developing dynamic structure of our university.


    Our founding foundation, "Development Education Culture Health and Social Service Foundation", took an initiative to establish a Vocational School named "Istanbul Gelisim Vocational School" in 2008. Upon the letter of the Ministry of National Education dated 08/07/2008 and numbered 17261, our Vocational School was established by the Council of Ministers on 14/07/2008 in accordance with the Additional Article 2 of the Law No. 2547 and started education and training. "Istanbul Gelisim University" has been established with the Law No. 6114 dated 17/02/2011 and continues its education activities with 6 Faculties, 2 Schools, 2 Vocational Schools and Graduate Education Institute in the 2022-2023 academic year. Adopting the principle of "Development" in every field that Turkey and the world need, IGU has so far graduated 42,265 graduates who have been trained as leaders in accordance with the principles and principles of its accreditations.

Our Mission

    Gelisim’s goal is to add value to society and humanity Education, research and community service practices compose its core values; while Leading competent people and those who use the resources effectively and accountably, for a world In which goodness, fairness and sustainability are integrated. Simply believing in research ethics and freedom in its activities, Internalizing a quality and tolerance atmosphere and Mastering in physical, social, cultural, psychological and digital realms, Gelisim keeps on improving.


    To be one of the WORLD UNIVERSITIES that produce value for continuous IMPROVEMENT

Campus Life

    Sports facilities within the campus of Istanbul Gelisim University was created with the aim of evaluating the extracurricular time of the youngsters of IGU and revealing their sporting talents through sports activities. Basketball and volleyball courts, tennis court, indoor gym are open every day for the use of our students and staff. Our aim is to prepare the environment for students to gain healthy living habits, to enrich campus life, and to provide students with life-long sports skills organizing quality physical education, sports and fitness programs. It is also a scientific fact that the sense of learning is enriched by the acquired skills. In addition to having basketball, volleyball and football pitches in international standards, our university provides convenience to the students with its fitness center area. 

    All of our students have the opportunity to work under the supervision of instructors and coaches at any time in the sports hall where the training and matches of university teams are held. Throughout the academic year, our students are provided with the opportunity to evaluate their free time and improve their skills with courses in basketball, volleyball, folk dances and modern dance branches organized by expert trainers. Dining hall, canteens and cafeterias of Istanbul Gelisim University serve its students with quality products considering their daily caloric needs. All nutrition places are continuously inspected by the university administration in terms of cleanliness, compliance with hygiene conditions and price balance. There is also a healthy life cafe (Fit Cafe) which is opened by the students of School of Physical Education and Sports to draw attention to the importance of healthy and balanced nutrition. The café offers handmade organic food and drinks, and different menus are available for each meal. In campus life, there is a plenty of daily and fresh dishes as the same quality as home cooking.

University Features

  • Students Number:31612
  • Year of Foundation:2011-01-01
  • Campus Number:1
  • Faculties Number:6
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