Özyeğin University

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Özyeğin University
Özyeğin University
Motto -
Established May 18, 2007; 8 years ago (2007-05-18)
Type Private - Non-Profit
Location Istanbul, Turkey
41°01′23.5″N 29°02′46″E / 41.023194°N 29.04611°E / 41.023194; 29.04611Coordinates: 41°01′23.5″N 29°02′46″E / 41.023194°N 29.04611°E / 41.023194; 29.04611
Campus Çekmeköy, Istanbul
Language English and Turkish
Website ozyegin.edu.tr

Özyeğin University is a private, non-profit university located in Istanbul, Turkey.


The university was founded by the Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation, and its establishment was approved by Foundation Act No 5656 published in the Official Gazette No 26526 on May 18, 2007.[1]

Özyeğin University admitted its first class of students to the department of Business Administration and started its education in September, 2008.

According to the “Most Popular Universities” survey conducted by Bloomberg Business Week in 2014, Ozyegin University ranked 3rd among foundation universities, following Sabancı and Koc Universities, respectively. Özyeğin University was also placed 4th among all universities in the online survey conducted with 15.700 students from 89 universities between January and May 2014. [2]

Özyeğin University ranked 6th among the Most Entrepreneurial and Innovative Universities of Turkey and rose in the ranking compared to 2013. [3]


Altunizade Campus is the university's first campus, which was opened in June, 2008. The university launched a second one in Çekmeköy, Istanbul. Later the building was evacuated and all departments moved to Çekmeköy Campus in May 2013.

Organization and structure[edit]

Özyeğin University aims to contribute to the development of Turkish society by producing original, creative, and valuable knowledge with its thoroughly modern education system, innovative structure, and service sector oriented education programs as well as being financially accessible to all students through an effective scholarship and financial support model.[4]

The following faculties and institutes are planned:[5]

  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Architecture and Design
  • School of Applied Sciences
  • Institute of Natural Sciences
  • Institute of Social Sciences


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