|Rector||Prof. Dr. Şerif Ali Tekalan|
Fatih University is a private (foundation) university with branches in Büyükçekmece, and, European Side, Istanbul, Turkey. In Turkey, there is no private university in the actual sense yet: All universities are subject to regulations of the Higher Education Council and all get their students via Student Selection and Placement Center (SSPC), a governmental institution that holds countrywide compulsory exam for entrance to universities. It employs professors from over 30 countries focusing on academic diversity. Fatih University has the highest number of international students (from 102 countries) among Turkish universities, which makes it the most colorful Turkish university. Tuition fee is lower for international students than for native students. The number of students getting education at the university is around 14 thousand.English is the medium of instruction in most departments, and students are encouraged to learn an additional foreign language. There are also separate/parallel departments that teach students in Turkish, native language.
The university was established in 1996 by the Turkish Association of Health and Medical Treatment. The ninth President Suleyman Demirel was present at the formal inauguration of the University in November 1996.
The rector of Fatih University is Prof. Dr. Şerif Ali Tekalan. Mustafa Özcan is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Fatih University. With regard to its social inclination, it has connections with the Islamic Gülen movement of the Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen.
Fatih University has nine faculties:
- Faculty of Education,
- Faculty of Engineering,
- Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences,
- Faculty of Arts and Sciences,
- Faculty of Law,
- Faculty of Theology,
- Faculty of Fine Arts Design and Architecture,
- School of Medicine,
There are five graduate institutes (Institute of Sciences, Institute of Social Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, and Institute of Economics And Statistics), and three vocational schools located on three campuses.
The School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Vocational School of Medical Studies, and School of Vocational Studies were in Ankara until 2013. The School of Medicine and Vocational School of Medical Studies have been moved to Istanbul as of 2013–2014 academic year.
- Research centers
- Atatürk Research Center
- Industrial Automation Technology Development and Liaison Investment Project
- BioNanoTechnology Research and Development Center
- Civilizations Research Center
- Turkish Language Teaching Research and Application Center
- Sema Medical Application and Research Hospital