Year of foundation: 1773
Approx. number of students: 36,400
MCI partner since: 2021
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey with a population of 12.6 million. Istanbul is the cultural and financial center of Turkey. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country.
It extends both on the Europe (Thrace) and on the Asia (Anatolia) side of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. The city was chosen as joint European Capital of Culture for 2010.
Istanbul Technical University, also referred to as ITU or Technical University, is a public state university in Turkey. It is the world's third-oldest technical university mainly dedicated to engineering sciences and counts among the most prominent educational institutions in Turkey. ITU has five campuses, which are located in the most important areas of Istanbul.