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İstanbul (Turkey): Universities

Foundation universities, part 2

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İstanbul New Century University

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Flag of İYYÜ - Image by Ivan Sache, 24 January 2018

İYYÜ, established on 28 February 2009 by the Vatan Health and Education Foundation, is composed of 10 Faculties, 2 Vocational Schools and 3 Institutes.

The flag of İYYÜ (photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem. "T.C." stands for "Türkiye Cumhuriyeti", "Republic of Turkey".

Ivan Sache, 24 January 2018


İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

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Flag of İZÜ - Image by Ivan Sache, 18 December 2017

İZÜ (website) was established by the Foundation for the Dissemination of Knowledge.
The university is named for Pr. Sabahattin Zaim (1926-2007), one of the founding members of the Foundation for the Dissemination of Knowledge. After graduation from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Ankara University in 1947, Zaim joined in 1953 İstanbul University, working until 1993 at the Faculty of Economics. From 1993 to 1998, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Sakarya University. In 2003-2004, he worked as Founding Rector of International University of Sarajevo. After 2006, he continued his service as a member of the Board of Trustees in International Balkan University in Skopje, Macedonia.
İZÜ is composed of 9 Faculties, 2 Institutes and 2 Vocational Schools.

İZÜ was established in Halkalı (Küçükçekmece district). on grounds that once belonged to the Sultan II. Bayezid-i Veli Foundation and hosted the first College of Agriculture ever established in the Ottoman Empire.
Agop Amaysan, returning from studies at the Grignon National School of Agriculture (France), was commissioned to found in 1884 the Halkalı School of Agriculture. The first students were admitted in 1889, indeed for veterinary studies. Among them was Mehmet Akif Ersoy (1873-1936), who stayed after graduation as a professor of Turkish language, and subsequently earned national fame as the author of the verses of the Turkish national anthem, İstiklâl Marşı (Independence March).

The flag of İZÜ (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 18 December 2017


İstanbul 29 May University

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Flag of İstanbul 29 May University - Image by Ivan Sache, 12 December 2017

İstanbul 29 May University (İstanbul 29 Mayıs Üniversitesi; website) was established in 2010 by the Turkish Diyanet Foundation. The name of the university is a reference to the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans, 19 May 1453.
The university is composed of 3 Faculties, 1 School and 1 Institute.

The flag of the university (photo, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 12 December 2017


İstinye University

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Flag of İSÜ - Image by Ivan Sache, 20 December 2017

İSÜ, established in 2015, is composed of 2 Faculties, 2 Institutes and 1 Vocational School.

The flag of İSÜ (photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 20 December 2017


Mehmet the Conqueror Foundation University

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Flag of FSMVÜ - Image by Ivan Sache, 19 January 2018

FSMVÜ (website) was established in 2010 by the General Directorate of Foundations, which commissioned five historical foundations:
- Fatih Sultan Mehmet Han Vakfı / Mehmet the Conqueror Foundation, established in 1470; Mehmet II seized Constantinople from the Byzantines in 1453;
- Sinan Ağa bin Abdurrahman Vakfı;
- Nurbanu Valide Sultan Vakfı;
- Hatice Sultan Vakfı;
- Abdullahoğlu Hacı Abdülaziz Ağa Vakfı.
FSMVÜ is composed of 7 Faculties, 6 Institutes and 2 Vocational Schools.

The flag of FSMVÜ (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem. "T.C." stands for "Türkiye Cumhuriyeti", "Republic of Turkey".

Ivan Sache, 19 January 2018


Nişantaşı University

Nişantaşı University (website) was established on 31 May 2012 by the Nişantaşı Education and Culture Foundation, succeeding the Nişantaşı Vocational School, originally founded on 9 September 2009.
The university is composed of 3 Faculties, 3 Schools and 1 Vocational School.

The flag of the university (photo, photo, photo,) is red with the university's emblem, all white.

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Unofficial flag of Nişantaşı University - Image by Ivan Sache, 3 February 2018

A white flag with the complete emblem of the university (photo) was used in a less official context (sports competition).

Ivan Sache, 3 February 2018


Okan University

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Flag of Okan University - Image by Ivan Sache, 7 February 2018

Okan University (website) was established by the Okan Culture, Education, and Sports Foundation in 1999; academic life started in 2003-2004.
The university is composed of 9 Faculties, 1 School, 2 Institutes and 2 Vocational Schools.

Okan Holding A.S. engages in construction works and investments businesses. The company’s construction projects include hotels, food, textile, trade centers and plazas, residence, infrastructure, tourism, banks, health, energy, and other construction works. It also invests in external trade, food, tourism, energy, telecommunications, textiles, finance, and construction industries in Turkic Republics, primarily in Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. The company has operations in Turkey and Kazakhstan. Okan Holding A.S. was founded in 1972 and is based in İstanbul.
[Company profile]

The flag of Okan University (photo, photo; video) is white with the university's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 7 February 2018


Özyeğin University

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Flag of Özyeğin University - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 February 2018

ÖzÜ (website), established on 18 May 2007 by the Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation, is composed of 6 Faculties, 3 Graduate Schools and 2 Schools.
Hüsnü M. Özyeğin (b. 1944), once considered as the richest man in Turkey, is the biggest individual supporter of schools in the country.
[The New York Times, 14 December 2007]

The flag of ÖzÜ (photo, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 8 February 2018


Turkish-German University

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Flag of TAU, as seen on German News, 29 April 2014 - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 April 2014

The flag of the Turkish-German University (website) is white with the university's emblem in its centre. The emblem displays the acronym "taü" in stylized, dark grey lower case letters. The upper left part of the "a" and the dots on the "ü" are turquoise blue.

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 April 2014


Üsküdar University

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Flag of Üsküdar University - Image by Ivan Sache, 20 February 2018

Üsküdar University (website) was established on 3 March 2011, as a thematic university dedicated to Psychology and Behavioral Health Sciences.
The university was founded by the Human Values and Mental Health Foundation (İDER), until 2002 the Protection of Humanitarian Values and Social Solidarity Foundation (İDEF, est. 1997).
The university is composed of 4 Faculties, 5 Institutes and 1 Vocational School.

The flag of the university (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem.

Blue represents infinity, green represents health. The color turquoise is used in holistic medicine as it has healing and tranquilizer effect. Being a university representing behavioral sciences, turquoise color is preferred for this purpose.
The four lines represent the four main principles of the university; Criticizable, Liberalism, Pluralism and Participation. As a University, we give importance to democracy and we express it in our logo.
The Maiden's Tower is thought to represent the grace of youthfulness, the compassion of the family, the excitement of youth, and the guidance of science.
Üsküdar represents the center of knowledge, culture and art, the intersection of wisdom of nature, western philosophy and the conquest of İstanbul.
[University website]

Ivan Sache, 20 February 2018

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