Adopting the concepts “Local Identity, Global Vision” as a principle, Istanbul Commerce University was founded in 2001 as a social responsibility project of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. With its 129-year history and businessmen representing the half of Turkish Economy, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce is one of the most powerful chambers of the world. With this background, Istanbul Commerce University which combines the university with the business world, has been preparing its students to the future with more than 200 professional and prominent faculty members.
Istanbul Commerce University, one of the first foundation universities of Turkey, has taken its privilege from its training programs, professional and prominent faculty members, technical facilities and its future vision aiming to serve to its students. Our university started functioning in 2001-2002 academic year with 73 students, celebrating its 11th anniversary with the number of students counting more than 6000 as of today, has been continuing to rise in a consistent way in academic world with national and international activities held each year, and with its academic studies as well as its publications.
Another feature that grants a privilege to our university is its location in central and prominent environs of Istanbul, which is one of the capitals of culture in the world. This situation not only eases the transportation but also makes it possible to keep up with the pulse of the century with Istanbul, open up to the world and future, always to become active, innovative and pioneer thanks to the meeting of culture, science, art, and economy at national and international levels.
Campuses of Istanbul Commerce University are located in privileged quarters of Istanbul like Uskudar and Kucukyali, in Eminonu at the heart of the old city as well as Sutluce on the shore of Golden Horn. Istanbul Commerce University has the privilege of feeling the pulse of today’s social, cultural, scientific and economic lives as an education institution at the shore of historical peninsula, in the midst of historical locations, almost beside the commercial centers.
Istanbul Commerce University aims to raise young people who understand the age, appreciate intellectual freedom and participation, who have high professional skills, comprehensive vision and strong sense of facing international competition and the world, to develop with society, business world and production processes. For this purpose, Istanbul Commerce University has invested in the scientific future of our country with six faculties, English Preparation School, Vocational High School, Graduate Schools of Social Sciences, Science and Engineering and Foreign Trade.