Partnership Development


Adopting the principle of 'Non scholae, sed vitae discimus' (Learning not for school, but for life), İstanbul Bilgi University took its place within the Turkish system of higher education as a civil corporation after the application made by the Bilgi Education and Culture Foundation on 7 June 1996 and the subsequent approval by the Turkish Grand National Assembly according to Law number 4142.

Over time İstanbul Bilgi University has grown to encompass 3 main campuses that total 210.000 m² and it is on these four campuses (Kuştepe, Dolapdere and santral istanbul) that it continues to serve its students and the academic world in Turkey.

The university currently has more than 20,000 students and near 50,000 alumni, over 1,000 academicians; 7 faculties, 3 institutes, 4 schools, 3 vocational schools, and 150+ programs that provide education to its associate, undergraduate and graduate students.

Having broken many new grounds since its foundation, BİLGİ, both on institutional and program level, has been awarded with the quality and accreditation awards by the globally reputable institutions.