Motto: Enlight the future with knowledge
Chancellor: Prof.Dr.Ekrem Ekinci
President: Prof.Dr.Ekrem Ekinci
Location: Þile and Maslak, Ist., Turkey
Campus: Urban/Suburban, 600 acres (2.4 km²)
Athletics: Iþýk Sports Club - 21 Sports teams
Colors: Blue, Grey, Black and White
Affiliations: ABET, EUA
The history of Feyziye Schools Foundation Iþýk Schools began on December 14, 1885 in the city of Salonica, one of the most dynamic cities in the days of the Ottoman Empire, with the establishment of Feyz-i Sýbyan School.
The school has gone through enormous expansion, including Þemsi Efendi School - the school where Mustafa Kemal Atatürk received his initial education. Following the Balkan Wars when Selânik became part of Greece, Feyziye School moved its operations to Ýstanbul and continued its pursuit in educational excellence in Niþantaþý Naciye Sultan Mansion.
In 1935 during the 50th anniversary of the School, the name was changed from "Feyziye" to "Iþýk" (which means light in Turkish) with the blessings of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
In 1986, the Foundation completed its Maslak campus, in order to meet the need for educational institutions. Finally, in the beginning of the 1996-1997 academic year, Iþýk University was launched in the Maslak Campus, starting a new page in the history of the Foundation.
Feyziye Schools Foundation has served the Turkish Educational System for 119 years, from preschool to graduate level education.
Iþýk University operates in two campuses. The Maslak campus is located in one of the business centers of Ýstanbul. The Þile campus, located 50 kilometers out of Ýstanbul, opened its doors in 2003. The Þile campus has been planned as a complete “educational campus” complete with dormitories, social facilities, and educational and administrative buildings situated in an area of 600 acres (2.4 km²). In 2005 summer, most of the university's academic and administrative departments (including the rectorate) moved to the Þile campus. Faculty of Fine Arts is located in Maslak Campus. Three faculties (Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences) and two institutes (Institute of Science and Engineering and Institute of Social Sciences) are located in Þile Campus.
Iþýk University is home to 4 faculties, 2 institutes, Biggest Lab Department in Turkey, Biggest production sites Fab01-Fab02, about 386 faculty members, and 6786 students as of 2007. Iþýk University is gathering the best teachers and professors which gives the students to take the best education from best teachers all around the world thus they will have a large perspective and knowledge which they can use in real problems easily.
Iþýk University's reputation is growing day by day. Technological advances, improving technics, abroad university collaboration makes Iþýk one of the best universities in Turkey. Iþýk University council is so determined to enlarge the university's faculties and departments. Iþýk University is also very famous with its high schools and elementary schools, of which Turkey's founder Ataturk is one of the alumni. The university has collaboration with MIT, University of Middlesex, Virginia Tech, London South Bank University, Dexter University, Cologne University, Cit, State University of New York and lots of other universities in the world. Iþýk University is so determined and performing a very fast development program with its sufficient and growing endowment to become the best university in Turkey.
Iþýk University has 37 clubs (due to 2007 data) including Information Security Club, Akiva Club, Philosophy Club, Young Democrats, the Environmental Club and much more. Club numbers are increasing day by day. Full list of clubs can be found here.
Iþýk University and Iþýk Schools (as known as F.M.V.) has one of the oldest sports club named Iþýk Sports Club. Club has won lots of competitions just a soon after it has been founded. Club has 21 different sports division in her constitution.