Istanbul Şehir University (Turkish: İstanbul Şehir Üniversitesi, literally City University of Istanbul) (not to be confused with Istanbul University) is a private, non-profit university located in Istanbul, Turkey. It was established in 2008 by the Bilim ve Sanat Vakfı (BSV), a foundation for science and arts. The university started its education in the academic year of 2010-11 at its campus in Altunizade, Istanbul following a ceremony held on October 5, 2010 that was also attended by State president Abdullah Gül, Prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoğlu.
Istanbul Şehir University has three campuses West Campus, East Campus and South Campus all of them are located in Altunizade,Istanbul. and also in the same time Istanbul Şehir University is developing its main campus in Dragos, Istanbul, which will enter in service in 2014. Currently, lectures are held at the Altunizade Campus.