Compiled by the Office of the Vice President Istanbul Technical University Release May, 2010 Questions concerning University

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Table of Contents

Message from the President ITU at a glance Vision and Mission ITU Impact History Administration Senior Administrative Personnel Student Profile 2009/2010 Faculty Profile 2009/2010 Financial Overview Educational Approach Research International Outreach International Campuses International Programs Overview Improvement Projects Information Services Student Life Campus Life Athletics

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Message from the President
REDEFINING SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE 21ST CENTURY TURKEY AND THE WORLD...

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he Istanbul Technical University (ITU) is the oldest technical University in Turkey providing continuous education since 1773. Throughout its history, ITU has established a longstanding tradition of both defining and creating an innovative approach to methods of engineering and architecture in Turkey. As a modern research University, our University has a global vision in research and education. We manage the most productive Technopark of our country. Recent research projects that we are involved in include a satellite which is already in orbit and functioning successfully. We are also looking forward to another exciting project which is the completion of an 8-passenger helicopter which we expect to fly in a years time. Our engineering programs exemplify our quest for excellence, as 21 have ABET equivalency accreditation. We are currently preparing for full accreditation in 2010 for all programs. ITU has become Turkey’s foremost university in its unwavering quest for excellence in scholarship and research, moving forward in a steady upward trend that reflects the accelerated change and progress taking place throughout the institution. Dr. Muhammed Şahin Istanbul May, 2010
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ITU at a glance
WITH A HISTORY STRETCHING BACK TO 237 YEARS, ITU IS STRONGLY IDENTIFIED WITH ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION.

Founded in 1773 as The Imperial School of Engineering Located in a global metropolis Thirteen colleges and six graduate institutes Five campuses across financial, cultural and historic districts 39 undergraduate degree programs 144 graduate degree programs 25,000+ full-time students (26% Graduate Students) 2000+ faculty 12:1 student-faculty ratio 346 Labs and 12 research centers

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Vision&Mission

Through a combination of its three core missions of education, research and development, ITU maintains its leadership role in science, art and technology as a

Pioneer through the ages.
The Vision As a research university, to be a focal point for pioneering studies in science, technology and arts and humanities on a national and international scale.

The Mission To produce graduates who possess the ability to: compete at the national and international level; associate their national identity with global values; engage in continuous improvement; have a good command of technology; respect their environment, societal and ethical values; excel entrepreneurship and leadership qualities. Conduct research in basic and applied science; create a breakthrough in national development; and develop and support leading creative research groups and faculty working towards this common goal. To conduct research studies that will contribute to science and technology at the international level, to establish and support research groups and faculty to carry out such research activities and to develop and sustain the necessary infrastructure.

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ITU Impact
ITU makes an impact
With a student body of 25.000, ITU is dedicated to transforming research into value, empowering the local and global economy and disseminating knowledge to excel in the sciences, arts and technology.

ITU turns research into value
The ARI Technopolis is home to the nation’s top technology and R&D companies, creating jobs for highly-educated technology professionals. 346 research labs, and 12 research centers, offer a state-of-the art R&D infrastructure.

ITU creates the intellectual minds
At ITU, students can actively participate in a broad range of social activities, athletic programs, clubs and organizations. ITU campuses are located across the financial, cultural and historic districts of Istanbul. Service and contribution to society are highly valued.

ITU students learn by doing
ITU encourages students to augment their education by participating in international exchange programs, internships and professional activities. Students have direct access to the leading firms and organizations in the region and the world.

ITU responds to ever-changing needs
At ITU, research and education addresses current and future needs of society. ITU aims to create young and talented minds that will shape the 21st century Turkey and the World.

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History

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he foundation of ITU dates back to 1773, to the Ottoman Era. During the Ottoman Empire, as the “Mühendishane-i Bahr-i Humayun”, The Imperial School of Naval Engineering educated chart masters and naval architects. In 1795, the “Mühendishane-i Berr-i Humayun”, The Imperial School of Military Engineering, was established to educate the artillery officers of the imperial army. In 1847, education in the field of architecture was introduced to the curriculum. In 1883, the institution was transformed into “Hendese-i Mülkiye”, the Imperial Academy of Civil Engineering. This transition was the first step in creating the foundation for the future planning and implementation of the country’s new infrastructure projects. Acquiring university status in 1928, the Academy continued to provide education in the fields of engineering and architecture until it was incorporated into ITU in 1944. During university reforms in the republic era, ITU adopted the continental European technical university (TU) educational system. In 1946, ITU became an autonomous university with the Colleges of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Throughout the years, ITU has continuously been a leader in reform movements, and has assumed pivotal roles in the reconstruction, modernization, and administration of the Republic. With a history stretching back 237 years, ITU’s state-ofthe-art setting, modern facilities and strong academic staff offer a dynamic, global, high quality, creative and communicative approach in education, research and development.

1773
Imperial School of Engineering

1795
Imperial School of Military Engineering

1847
Architectural Education

1883
The Imperial Academy of Civil Engineering

1909
Academy of Engineering

1928
Acquired the university status

1944
Istanbul Technical University

1971
Adoption of the 4+2 System

2004
Internationally Accredited Programs
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Administration

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DYNAMIC, PROACTIVE, RESPONSIVE & INCLUSIVE
TU’s long standing commitment to focus, strategic planning and continuous assessment led to a sound administration culture that

is recognized by national and international counterparts. The administrative approach of ITU is based on being dynamic, proactive, responsive and inclusive. The driver of strategic initiatives is the University’s vision statement — to be a focal point for pioneering studies in science, technology and arts and humanities on a national and international scale — delivering a high-caliber educational experience and helping build a knowledge-based economy.

Office of the President has 16 branches and 12 administrative centers located on the Ayazağa Main Campus.

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Senior Administrative Personnel
Dr. Muhammed Şahin Dr. Ahsen Özsoy Dr. Mehmet Karaca Dr. Derin Ural Nevzat Özkök Dr. Yılmaz Taptık Dr. A. Hamdi Kayran Dr. Suat Küçükçiftçi Dr. Gaye Onursal Dr. Orhan Hacıhasanoğlu Dr. Taner Derbentli Dr. Hakan Kuntman Dr. İlyas Çağlar Dr. Sadriye Küçükbayrak Dr. Ali İhsan Aldoğan Dr. Nil Güler Dr. Cenap Özben Dr. Öner Günçavdı Dr. Fevzi Ünal Dr. Emel Önder Dr. Nüzhet Dalfes Dr. Serdar Çelebi Dr. Altuğ Şişman Dr. Ali Demir Dr. Fatma Küskü Dr. Hasan Boduroğlu Dr. Nebiye Musaoğlu Dr. Cihat Aşkın Dr. Mustafa Yanalak President Vice President for Facilities & Infrastructure Vice President for Research & Development Vice President for Student & Academic Affairs General Secretary Dean of Students Dean of International Education Dean of Continuing Education and Conventions Dean, College of Civil Engineering Dean, College of Architecture Dean, College of Mechanical Engineering Dean, College of Electrical Engineering Dean, College of Mines Dean, College of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering Dean, College of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering Dean, Maritime College Dean, College of Sciences & Letters Dean, College of Management Dean, College of Aeronautics & Astronautics Dean, College of Textile Technologies & Fashion Design Dean, Euro-Asian Institute of Earth Sciences Dean, Institute of Informatics Dean, Institute of Energy Dean, Institute of Science & Technology Dean, Institute of Social Sciences Dean, Institute of Earthquake Eng. & Disaster Management Director, School of Foreign Languages Director, State Conservatory of Turkish Music Director, Vocational School

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Student Profile
as of April 2010
Student Enrollment 2010
Level Number

Total Enrollment 2006-2010
Year Undergrad. Graduate

Enrollment by Gender
Male Female

Undergraduate Masters Ph.D. Doctorate Conservatory Vocational Total

17274 5205 1924 5 773 798 25979

2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008 2006-2007 2006-2005 2005-2004 2004-2003

18941 17513 16372 14860 14282 13342 13031

6628 5590 5887 6121 6507 5104 5286

Undergraduate Masters Ph.D. Doctorate Conservatory Vocational Total Percentage

11746 3123 1136 0 466 660 66%

5528 2082 788 5 307 115 33%

Student Enrollment by Department
Department Aeronautical Engineering Architecture Astronautical Engineering Bioengineering Civil Engineering Chemical Engineering Chemistry Computer Science & Eng. Conservatory of Turkish Music Control Engineering Economics Electrical Engineering Electronics & Comm. Eng. Environmental Engineering Environmental Science & Mngmt. Fashion Design Food Engineering Geological Engineering Geomatic Engineering Geophysical Engineering Industrial Engineering Industrial Product Design Undergrad. 390 908 262 106 1537 501 441 610 773 356 220 660 1008 343 7 104 239 290 286 212 595 208 Department Information Technologies & Eng. Interior Architecture Landscape Architecture Business Administration Management Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Marine Engineering Maritime Trans. & Mngmt. Mathematical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Metallurgical & Materials Eng. Meteorological Engineering Mineral Processing Engineering Mining Engineering Molecular Biology & Genetics Naval Architecture Petroleum & Natural Gas Eng. Ocean Engineering Textile Development & Mngmt. Textile Engineering Urban & Regional Planning Vocational School Undergrad. 167 154 146 156 609 283 383 706 437 1248 454 300 115 345 231 360 308 321 71 360 356 798 Institute Earth Sciences Energy Informatics Science & Technology Social Sciences Earthquake E. & Dis. M. Masters 21 162 127 4204 463 N/A Ph.D. 26 35 62 1516 123 N/A

ITU has over 140 graduate degree programs offered in 6 graduate institutes. programs are affiliated with the departments or listed as interdisciplinary and crossdepartmental programs.

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Faculty Profile
as of April 2010
University Totals
Rank Number

New Promotions in 2009
Rank Number

Faculty by Gender
Rank Male Female

Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor Lecturer Teaching Assistant Specialist Teacher Total

427 194 365 95 828 84 168 2161

Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor Lecturer Teaching Assistant Specialist Teacher Total

42 47 74 2 112 3 20 300

Professor Associate Prof. Assistant Prof. Lecturer TA Specialist Teacher Total

284 121 207 64 464 40 23 1203

143 73 158 31 364 44 145 958

Faculty by College/Schools/Institutes
Professor Assoc. Professor Assist. Professor Lecturer Teaching Assistant Specialist Teacher

Aeronautics and Astronautics Architecture Civil Engineering Chemical & Metallurgical Eng. Electrical Engr. & Electronics Management Maritime Mechanical Engineering Mines Naval Architecture & Ocean Eng. Sciences and Letters Textile Technologies & Fashion Des. Computer Science & Informatics Earth Sciences Energy Informatics Science & Technology Social Sciences Earthquake Eng. & Disaster Mngmt. School of Foreign Languages Vocational School Conservatory Office of the President Total

19 46 77 49 37 16 2 39 41 15 60 8 2 9 2

7 21 40 11 17 10 1 14 12 9 35 5 3 9 2

13 45 55 14 43 23 13 32 30 10 53 4 1 9 2

13 10 5 1 5 4 15 5 2 2 11 2

35 96 92 56 86 47 13 57 48 23 113 17 11 11

1 4 2

3 2 2 1 4 1

(2010-2011 Academic Year)

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47 28 25

2

(2010-2011 Academic Year) 1 5 5 6 16 8 15 2 20 2 4 1 55 12 156

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Financial Overview
Fiscal Years 2008/2009/2010
University Operating Budget in Functional Classifications
Dollars in Thousands Class Description
KPI

2008
Expenditures KPI

2009
Mid-Year Budget

2010
Proposed Budget

2011
Projected Budget

2012
Projected Budget

Educational Services Public Services Cultural and Recreative Services Public Safety Emergency Management

$100,174 $105,943 $15,203 $3,345 $1,003 $35 $13,823 $3,183 $1,068 $35

$115,765 $17,962 $2,488 $1,459 $41

$69,874 $9,864 $1,522 $1,184 $22 $82,465

$126,676 $18,548 $2,785 $1,235 $38 $149,283

$118,549 $19,760 $2,522 $1,712 $38 $142,581

$124,064 $20,618 $2,477 $1,762 $41 $148,962

$131,707 $22,031 $2,570 $1,827 $42 $158,177

Total

$119,760 $124,052 $137,715

University Operating Budget in Economic Classifications
Dollars in Thousands Class Description
KPI

2008
Expenditures KPI

2009
Mid-Year Budget

2010
Proposed Budget

2011
Projected Budget

2012
Projected Budget

Personnel Expenditures Social Security Expenditures Service & Property Procurements Prevalent Transfers Capital Expenditures Capital Expenses

$60,539 $8,067 $23,031 $1,318 $25,720 N/A

$60,310 $7,534 $22,651 $1,233 $32,324 N/A

$115,765 $17,962 $2,488 $1,459 $41 N/A

$44,980 $5,750 $14,877 $2,630 $4,363 $9,865 $82,465

$66,644 $8,404 $26,067 $4,889 $43,279 N/A $149,283

$118,549 $19,760 $2,522 $1,712 $38 N/A $142,581

$124,064 $20,618 $2,477 $1,762 $41 N/A $148,962

$131,707 $22,031 $2,570 $1,827 $42 N/A $158,177

Total

$118,675 $124,052 $137,715

ITU Revolving Funds Financial Summary
Dollars in Thousands Class Description 2008 2009

ITU Development Foundation Financial Contributions1
Dollars in Thousands Class Description 2009 ITU DF 2009 Technopolis 2010 Projections

Gross Sales Other Income Other Profits

$9,560 $825 $5 $10,391

$8,232 $1,286 $20 $9,538

Scholarships Investments Faculty Awards Educational Expenses Project Expenses Activities Other Internal R&D

$152 N/A $245 $88 $221 $432 $66 N/A $1,204

$27 $40 N/A N/A N/A $81 N/A $29 $177

$183 $45 $260 $95 $248 $445 $96 $35 $1,407

Total

Budget data is converted to US Dollars using April 2010 average rates: $1= 1.48 TL. [1] The data reflects only the contributions to the annual ITU budget. ITU DF and the ARI Technopolis are currently investing on new projects and land developments. Estimated annual budget for the ARI Technopolis is approximately $35M.

Total

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Educational Approach

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TU offers 39 undergraduate and 140+ graduate degree programs ranging from basic sciences to various disciplines of engineering, arts, architecture, planning and design. The core objective of all undergraduate and graduate programs at ITU is to create skilled, visionary and talented individuals, lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and the technology leaders of 21st century Turkey and the World.

GRADUATE
ITU offers over 140 graduate level programs in 6 graduate institutes. Master level programs are designed to equip students with the necessary foundation to succeed in their professional lives and utilize cutting-edge technology in advanced scientific studies. Master level curricula include core compulsory courses, fundamental inquiry courses and a number of elective courses supporting thesis research. ITU Ph.D. programs target advancement of knowledge, scientific progression and intellectual exploration with a flexible and interdisciplinary curricula, engaging essential research problems for both current and future needs of society. ITU provides a vibrant research environment and a variety of opportunities including academic scholarships, exchange programs and international researchabroad grants. Students in the Ph.D. programs are required to complete a core set of research inquiry and methodology courses and advanced level courses during the first phase of their program. ITU sets high standards for the dissertation phase, requiring internationally acclaimed research outcomes and both tangible and applicable results from the entire research process.

UNDERGRADUATE
Undergraduate education at ITU aims to provide its students with the fundamental academic background to develop the necessary skills and creative thinking. All undergraduate engineering degrees at ITU have a 4-year curriculum as required by the Higher Education Council of Turkey, ABET and EUA accreditation criteria: 25% basic science courses; 25% basic engineering courses; 20% humanities and social science courses; 30% engineering design courses. ITU students also benefit from a large selection of elective courses. The curriculum includes compulsory internships and study-abroad programs. ITU labs and research facilities provide sufficient support for instruction and learning as well as undergraduate research activities. Successful students have the opportunity to pursue double-major degrees.

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Research
APPLICABLE RESEARCH PERVASIVE IMPACT

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TU is one of Turkey’s leading public research universities. ITU’s research policy is to carry out both applicable and value-added research with a pervasive impact on improving people’s lives and producing a new generation of technology and innovation to drive economic growth. ITU faculty members conduct world-class research in fields of engineering, technology, basic sciences, earth and planetary sciences and social sciences. In line with the University’s mission and values, ITU faculty is committed to advance scientific knowledge and discovery. Their dedication has resulted in globally recognized graduate degree programs and a vibrant graduate studies environment, enrolling more than 5000 students. The ARI Technopolis, KOSGEB Technology Development Center, 346 state-of-the-art research labs and 12 research centers, form a research corridor that links the university to the world’s outstanding engineering and technology firms and R&D institutions.

ITU labs are equipped with the cutting-edge technology, providing adequate research environments for the students and faculty.

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International Outreach

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stanbul Technical University actively upholds a strong commitment to expand relations with select institutions abroad and promotes the international exchange of students and scholars. ITU strives to develop new visions, strategies and programs to adapt to an ever-changing world while simultaneously preserving the cultural and traditional aspects of the university. ITU has more than 135 international partnership agreements and is the first university to introduce the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) in Turkey. ITU has received the Erasmus University Charter and became the leading university in Turkey with its involvement in EU exchange programs. ITU has also initiated Dual Degree Programs with US Universities, and has nearly 1500 full-time enrollment in 12 programs. ITU welcomes students from over 75 countries across the globe.

Institutional Memberships in International Networks
BSUN (Black Sea University Network) CESAER (Conf. of European Schools for Adv. Eng. and Research) EAIE (European Association for International Education) OECD/IMHE (International Management of Higher Education) EUA (European University Association) IAU (The International Association of Universities) IAUP (The International Association of University Presidents) CMU (Community of Mediterranean University) TIME (Top Industrial Managers for Europe) ATHENS (Advanced Technologies in Higher Education Network)

Selected Partnership Agreements
University of California, Berkeley University of Georgia Berlin Institute of Technology Cairo University Carleton University Codarts, University for the Arts King Saud University Nagoya University State University of New York Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Universidade de Sao Paulo Technical University of Lisbon

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International Campuses
EXCELLING IN BERLIN
One of the leading universities at a global level, ITU will establish a university in Berlin, based on a bilateral agreement between Turkish and German governments. This institution will be the first Turkish university in Europe which will offer engineering and technology studies. ITU and Technical University of Berlin will jointly establish a research institute specializing in digital communications and information technologies.

EXCELLING IN CYPRUS
ITU strives to contribute to science and technology at the international level with all necessary steps to serve the global community. As a direct outcome of this strategic vision, ITU will establish the Northern Cyprus Campus where it will provide education in engineering, management and technological studies for the global community and the Turkish students in Cyprus. ITU Northern Cyprus Campus will be built on three locations; Lefkosa, Magosa and Yenierenköy.

ITU’s Berlin Campus will come to life through the visionary partnership of Turkey and Germany.

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International Programs Overview
as of April 2010
Erasmus Program Data
Period Outgoing Incoming Outgoing Faculty

ATHENS Program Data
Period Outgoing Incoming

International Study Supports
Period # Budget

2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006 2004-2005 2003-2004

489 380 353 259 206 126 15

120 75 51 50 46 22 2

19 18 28 53 14 6 0

2010 Fall 2010 Spring 2009 Fall 2009 Spring 2008 Fall 2008 Spring Total

20 20 14 18 13 5 90

40 40 38 41 36 0 195

2009 Fall 2009 Spring 2008 Fall 2008 Spring 2007 Fall 2007 Spring Total

446 357 342 296 391 342

$351K $281K $254K $219K $231K $202K

2174 $1,53M

Dual Degree Programs Overview
Program Civil Engineering Environmental Engineering Information Systems Engineering Business Administration Economics Maritime Transportation Marine Engineering Fashion Design Textile Development & Marketing Bioengineering Environmental Sci.&Management Industrial Engineering University SUNY-University at Buffalo SUNY-University at Buffalo SUNY-Binghamton SUNY-New Paltz SUNY-New Paltz SUNY-Maritime College SUNY-Maritime College Fashion Institute of Technology Fashion Institute of Technology Montana State University Montana State University S. Illinois University - Edwardsville Prep Enrollment 38 13 43 45 50 24 14 36 21 41 3 36 Undergrad Enrollment 137 64 124 106 66 68 52 67 50 65 4 64 Graduates 16 0 45 61 62 21 8 19 18 0 0 0 Total 191 77 212 212 178 113 74 122 89 106 7 100

Exchange Agreements by Countries (2009-2010)
Country United States France Netherlands South Korea Arab Republic of Egypt Azerbaijan Italy Japan TRNC # 10 6 5 4 3 3 2 2 2 Country Australia Brazil Canada China Cuba Georgia Germany Greece India # 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Country Nigeria Pakistan Portugal Romania Saudi Arabia Singapore Spain UAE Total # 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 54
Exchange agreements are based on specific collaborations on research projects or educational programs in undergraduate and gradute level.

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Improvement Projects

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BUILDING A BETTER ENVIRONMENT FOR THE ITU COMMUNITY

he administration has initiated new projects for improving the teaching and research infrastructure of the university. These projects are essential aspects of ITU’s 2010 University Strategic Initiative. The Central Education Facility, equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms, is a 98,000 ft2 building with a total capacity of 1700. Total cost of the building, including infrastructure, is estimated at $6.5 million. The building is expected to be completed and fully operational Fall 2010. The new student center project is designed as an annex to the 75th Anniversary Student Complex. The center is a 85,000 ft2 building with a total cost of $5 million. The center will provide additional cafeteria space and new offices for student clubs and organizations. The National Supercomputing Center is a joint endeavor with The State Planning Organization. The project includes both high-performance computing equipment and a high-tech facility. The 72,000 ft2 smart-building is under construction with high-tech control systems. Total cost for the facility is estimated at $13.5 million.

ITU/National Supercomputing Center provides high performance computing services for academic and governmental institutions, banks, and R&D companies.

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Improvement Projects
Continued
ITU Nanotechnology Center is a ITU and central government sponsored project with a total budget of $20 million. The project phases include physical space allocation for the labs and clean room; participation of industry counterparts; and establishment of research groups. Researcher and Scientist Development Program is funded by The State Planning Organization. the ultimate goal of the nationwide project is to recruit and educate future researchers, academics and technology experts. The $17 million program includes scholarships funds for incoming Ph.D. students, housing facilities and research infrastructure support. ITU and the ITU Development Foundation’s joint initiative, ARI Technopolis Phase 3 Building and Phase 4 Development are currently underway. The Phase 3 building, with an area of 540,000 ft2, will be equipped with offices, a recreation center, a fitness center, and a food court for selected R&D firms based in ARI Technopolis. Phase 4 is a signature project in the Florya region with a 15 acre land for potential development.

ITU Nanotechnology Center will provide the necessary infrastructure for nanotechnology and nano-materials research for academic and industry R&D initiatives.

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Information Services

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TU offers the necessary IT infrastructure to its community. Services include state-of-the art technologies such as campuswide gigabit ethernet, wireless internet, VPN, VOIP and interactive user services. ITU internet bandwidth is 600 Mbit/s provided through the National Academic Network and private service providers. ITU is the national internet access gate for all educational institutions in Istanbul and the Marmara Region. ITU Open-Access Labs have up-to-date computer systems and specific software for student use. ITU Computing Center continuously plans and monitors both software and hardware maintenance for effective and efficient use. ITU Libraries hold over 1 million items including books, periodicals, electronic resources, digital media collections, musical recordings, and various documents. ITU Mustafa Inan Library provides 24/7 access to ITU community. ITU Music Library has a unique collection of recordings and materials on Turkish, Classical and Contemporary Music.

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Student Life
AN URBAN UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE IN A GLOBAL METROPOLIS

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TU stretches across five campuses located in the financial, cultural and historic districts of the city of Istanbul. City campuses offer unique opportunities for students to develop social and leadership skills while enjoying an urban cultural experience. With over 100 active student clubs and organizations on campus, plus the varied resources of cosmopolitan Istanbul, student life at ITU is exciting, educational, interactive and fun. Student led activities and organizations include the ITU Solar Car Teams, ITU Solar Boat Team, pSAT Orbital Satellite Team, Annual Rock Festival, ITU Spring Festival, theater performances, ITU polyphonic choir, and dancing troupes.

ITU campuses host symposiums, student conventions, art exhibits, screenings and music festivals.

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Campus Life

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TU has on-campus housing facilities with a capacity of 3000, offering high quality accommodation to its students. ITU dorms are located in convenient locations allowing students to enjoy campus life. All facilities provide access to campus services and are within close proximity to popular venues around Istanbul. ITU operates a large scale food services department offering affordable meals to students, faculty and staff. Over 60% of the costs are subsidized by ITU and nearly 3000 students have free meal plans as scholarships. ITU Food Services are ISO and HACCP certified and employ qualified food and nutrition specialists. The ITU Health Center provides quality programs of preventive, therapeutic, and primary medical care services. The primary goal of the center is to educate the ITU community of strategies for preserving health and promoting well-being. The Health Center on the main campus is a fully-equipped clinic and city campuses offer emergency services. The ITU Counseling Center aims to support students as they grow in their personal and academic lives. The center offers a range of services to the university community, including mental health service to students, consultation to faculty, administrators and staff. The ITU Career Center offers counseling services for the ITU community for linking industry peers to ITU’s high profile graduates. The center prepares students for their professional career through seminars, consulting sessions, career fairs and guest lectures.

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Athletics
A LONG TRADITION OF ATHLETICISM

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TU has a long tradition of being a leader in collegiate athletics in Turkey. With its well established sports and recreational facilities,

ITU offers a variety of programs through ITU Sports Union and ITU Sports Club that the ITU community utilizes to exercise, compete, and relax. ITU has over 30 men and women teams competing in various levels in the interuniversity and national leagues.

ITU athletic programs include, basketball, american football, soccer, volleyball, water polo, swimming, scuba diving.

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Office of the Vice President Ayazaga Campus, Maslak, 34469 Istanbul/Turkey

PHONE FAX

+90 212 285 30 30 +90 212 285 29 10

www.itu.edu.tr info@itu.edu.tr

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