Istanbul Health & Technology University was established by Bilgiç Foundation which has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical research and development sector, with an aim to transform its health-related experience into academic potential to raise graduates who are research-oriented, and who will be at the forefront of medicine and science on a global scale.
ISTUN started its educational activities in the 2020-2021 academic year and is proud to open its doors to the scientists of the future with its expert and prestigious academic staff, classrooms and laboratories equipped with the latest technology, and socially vivid campus life. In addition to providing internship and career opportunities to prepare our students for life, opportunities are also offered to enable them to develop in the fields of culture, arts, social responsibility and sports.
In an endeavour to carry out internationalization policy at ISTUN as well as its exchange programs for all activities, Office of International Relations (OIR) has been established to serve as the Center for supporting international partnerships, collaborating with other units, international representation of the University, arranging and leading global activities, assisting academic planning in the framework of Bologna Process/EHEA (European Higher Education Area), conducting all mobility activities, supporting the mobility of students / staff and development of opportunities for international experiences and understanding, counselling international students and their recruitment, providing opportunities for ISTUN students to study abroad.
OIR arranges info-day sessions for students and staff regarding Erasmus for all programs and selection procedures and announces these by e-mails, social media and University web page also from faculties’ panels constantly. OIR also organizes orientation programs and cultural activities for incoming students in order to integrate international students with home students, arranging an academic mentor to each international students, matching with a buddy to help them for accommodation, residence permit, use of public sphere etc.
OIR helps to develop and sustain variety of international cooperation about research and education and student/staff exchange connections that ISTUN has with institutions of academic excellence around the world.