Beykent University

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Beykent University
T.C. İstanbul Beykent Üniversitesi
Beykent University Logo.jpeg
Seal of Beykent University
Motto Profesyonel yaşam için doğru seçim
Motto in English The right choice for a professional life
Established 1997 (founded by Adem Çelik-Beykent Educational Foundation) [1]
Type Private - Non-Profit
Chairman Adem Çelik[2]
Chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Emin KARAHAN[3]
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ebru GÜZELCİK URAL[3]
Students 17.059[4]
Undergraduates 9.946[4]
Postgraduates 3.930[4]
Doctoral students 164[4]
Other students 3.019[4]
Location Ayazağa-Sarıyer, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates: 40°59′10″N 29°03′13″E / 40.98611°N 29.05361°E / 40.98611; 29.05361
Campus Urban; Sarıyer-Ayazağa Campus, Taksim Campus, Beylikdüzü Campus
University Press Beykent University Press

Yellow, Black and Turquoise

Sports Basketball, Volleyball and Football
Nickname Bir Kent Üniversitesi
Mascot Beykent Compass
Affiliations Beykent Educational Institutions
International Baccalaureate
Bologna Process
Erasmus Exchange Programme
Mevlana Exchange Programme
Farabi Exchange Programme

Beykent University is a foundation university in Istanbul, Turkey, teaching in English, Combined and Turkish[1] with 17,059 students.[4]

It has four faculties comprising more than 40 academic departments in the fields of Engineering and Architecture, Fine Arts, Science, Economics and Administrative Sciences; a school of foreign languages; and Institutes of Social Sciences and Science and Technology. The University offers both graduate and postgraduate programmes together with certificate programmes, international winter/summer schools and international workshops. It was founded by the Beykent Education Foundation and established in 1997.

Beykent University has agreements with European universities under the Socrates and Erasmus programmes, which allow university students to continue their education in a European university and foreign students to study in Turkey.

Ahmet Davutoğlu, the current Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, worked at Beykent University as a professor from 1997 to 2004, serving as Head of the Department of International Relations, Member of University Senate and Member of Board of Management.[5]

Ömer Dinçer, the former Minister of National Education of Turkey, worked at Beykent University as a professor from 1999 to 2003, serving as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Director of Institute of Social Sciences and Vice Chancellor.[6]

Beykent University Men’s Volleyball Team has become the champion in the first League Volleyball Tournament organized on March 18–29, 2013 by the Turkish University Sports Federation.[7]


Founded by the Adem Çelik-Beykent Educational Foundation, the University opened in 1997, expanding its academic offerings in subsequent years to a total in 2012 of 34 undergraduate programmes, 38 associate programmes and 2 distance learning programmes.

It opened an Institute of Social Science on the Taksim Campus in 1999. In 2002, it opened an Institute of Science on the Sarıyer-Ayazağa Campus and a vocational school on the Beylikdüzü Campus. In 2007, the vocational school began offering night courses. In 2008, it opened the Distance Learning Center, also on the Beylikdüzü Campus, and a Faculty of Law in Taksim.


Faculty of Science and Letters

  • Mathematics and Computing
  • English Language and Literature
  • Turkish Language and Literature
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • History

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

  • International Logistics and Transportation
  • Business Administration
  • International Trade
  • International Relations
  • Management Information System
  • Tourism Management
  • Economics
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Administration(Turkish)
  • Economics(Turkish)

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Management Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Interior Architecture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Faculty of Law

  • Law

Faculty of Fine Arts

  • Cinema and TV
  • Textile and Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Acting
  • Communication and Design
  • Cinema and TV(Turkish)
  • Art Management and Performing Arts
  • Painting

Faculty of Communication

  • New Media
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Media and Visual Communication
  • Radio-Television-Cinema

Faculty of Dentistry and Medicine[8]

  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Medicine

Institute of Social Sciences

  • Business Administration(MBA)(e-MBA)
  • International Relations(Ma)
  • English Language and Literature(Ma)
  • Business Administration(PhD)
  • Textile Design(Ma)
  • Cinema-TV(Ma)
  • Communication and Design(Ma)

Institute of Science and Engineering

  • Architecture(PhD)
  • Computer Engineering(MSc)
  • Mathematics and Computing(MSc)
  • Architecture(MSc)

School of Foreign Language

  • Translation and Interpretring(Russian)
  • Translation and Interpretring(English)


Beylikdüzü Campus[edit]

The Beykent Büyükçekmece Beylikdüzü Campus is located at Istanbul's Büyükçekmece county within the residential area of Beykent. The 12 floor building is centered around the Beylikdüzü life center, healthcare institutions and the Tüyap Exhibition.

The 16.000 m2 closed educational complex provides modern educational facilities, laboratories, workshop studios, an auditorium, and a cultural center. The external sports area and swimming pool at the Beykent College can be used by the students of the University.

The facility houses mainly the Vocational School, which runs 38 programmes, 23 in the daytime and 15 in the evening for the benefit of working students. The Vocational School opened its doors for the 2005-2006 teaching year.

Also the newly opened Communications Faculty will be housed within this building, starting teaching in the 2008-2009 academic year.[9]

Ayazağa Campus[edit]

The Ayazaga Campus is in the Sarıyer [10] region of Istanbul. This modern building opened with an 8,000 student capacity for the 2005-2006 lecture year. It provides facilities mainly for BA and BSc programmes as well as for the Turkish youth series Hepsi 1.[9]

In 2011, the Ayazaga Campus has a maximum 12,000 student capacity because of new building improvements.

Taksim Campus[edit]

Located within Istanbul's main culture and arts district, the 5000 m2 building was opened in 2004. It serves as the headquarters of the Social Sciences Institute and most post-graduate programmes are taught in this building. The Law Faculty is located in this building and began teaching in the 2008-2009 academic year.

Also in 2008-2009 the Taksim Campus began to offer its Distance Learning Programme for two, 2-year programmes. The building is also the headquarters for the Beykent University Atatürk Research and Applied Sciences Center and the Beykent University Strategic Research Center [9]

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