Istanbul Technical University (ITU) was established in 1773, during the time of the Ottoman Sultan Mustafa III. under its original name “Muhendishane-i Bahr-iHumayun”. 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 that 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 mold 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.