İstanbul Kültür University (İKÜ) is a private university located in Istanbul, Turkey. It has three campuses near to each other in the western part of Istanbul, the Ataköy and İncirli campuses in Bakırköy, and the Şirinevler campus in Bahçelievler. The University was founded in 1997 and has five schools and two vocational schools. In 2009, Global Political Trends Center, a policy oriented research institution, was founded under the auspices of the University.
In the 2007-2008 academic year, 7021 students are registered in 19 departments in 5 faculties, 13 programs in 2 vocational high schools, and 3 PhDs, 28 Post Graduate Programs in 2 institutes at İKÜ. In total, 622 instructors, 372 of whom are permanent and 250 hourly-wage ones, teach to these students.
Istanbul Kültür University which started its education life with 3 faculties in the academic year of 1997-1998, now accepts students to 19 higher education programmes in 5 faculties.
Faculty of Science and Letters
English Language and Literature
Mathematics and Computer Science
Moleculer Biology and Genetics
Turkish Language and Literature
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Faculty of Arts and Design
Interior Architecture and Environmental Design (Special Ability)
Arts of Communication
Communication Design (Multimedia) (Special Ability)