Maltepe University

Maltepe University (Turkish: Maltepe Üniversitesi) is a private university located in Maltepe district of Istanbul, Turkey. It was established on July 9, 1997 by "Istanbul Marmara Education Foundation" (İMEV), and is the last chain of this reputable education institution started in 1991. The institution has a very broad scope of education starting from the elementary level to university. The first alumni graduated in June 2001.
Established July 9, 1997 
Type: Private university 
Rector: Prof.Dr. Mesut Razbonyalý 
Staff: 300 
Location: Maltepe, Istanbul, Turkey 
Campus: Maltepe Education Village, Dragos, Faculty of Medicine 
Founder: Istanbul Marmara Education Foundation (ÝMEV) 

Principles of education

"Free in thought, modern in science" is one of the most important principles of Maltepe University. The aim of Maltepe University is to educate students to be competitive with their peers all over the world, to be dynamic, rational, creative, collaborative intellectuals; to be individuals, who are secular, respectful of the rules of democracy and are followers of Atatürk's reforms and principles.

Medium of teaching

Turkish is deliberately chosen as the medium of teaching, unlike many other private universities in Turkey, with the belief that an individual can best learn and perform in the mother tongue. However, having the awareness that English is indispensable in the international scientific arena, a solid English teaching program is included. Those students, who are not exempt in the proficiency exam of the English language Department, enroll in the two semester intensive English prep program. All students take compulsory English courses during their undergraduate education.

Academic programs

Undergraduate programs
Vocational school
  • Radio–TV programming
  • Tourism and hotel management
  • Computer technology and programming
  • Film production techniques
Post-graduate and doctorate programs
  • Institute of social sciences (education administration, economics policy, business administration, law, psychology, human sciences, philosophy, radio-cinema-TV)
  • Institute of natural sciences (computer science, industrial engineering, mathematics, architecture, civil engineering-earthquake engineering)
  • Atatürk's reforms and history of the Republic of Turkey
  • Foreign languages

Academic staff

Maltepe University has a renowned academic staff highly knowledgeable, specialized in their domains and experienced in teaching and management. As of 2003 academic year, the university holds 300 teaching staff of which 205 are full time.


Maltepe University has three campuses. The main campus in Maltepe Eðitim Köyü (Maltepe Education Village), located at Maltepe, Büyükbakkalköy, was opened in September 2003. The President's Office and administrative units are situated on this campus, which extends over an area of 100 hectares comprising faculty buildings, indoor/outdoor sports facilities, an olympic-size swimming pool and student social activities centers.

The university's Dragos campus is located at Dragos, close to the shore on an area of 15.000 m². The Vocational School, The Science Institute, The Social Sciences Institute and The Continuous Education Center are all located on this campus.

The Faculty of medicine and its hospital, which serves its students as an application hospital, are both located in Maltepe, on the campus where the university was first founded