ITU, from the Past to the FutureHaving 240 year prominent history, a contemporary education environment and an impressive faculty, Istanbul Technical University has been distinguished in Turkey with its engineering and architecture education. Istanbul Technical University had undertaken the leadership in the Ottoman Empire reformation movements and had invaluable influence on the reconstruction, modernization and administration of our nation during the Republican Period of Turkey. ITU graduate engineers and architects had devoted tremendous effort on building the infrastructure in the cities and villages of Turkey, such as, bridges, factories, buildings, power plants, telecommunication networks. Istanbul Technical University is a state university that defines the professions of engineering and architecture in Turkey that provides a modern education environment to the students while possessing its conventional structure. ITU educates its students as the future pioneers in engineering and architecture not only in national but also in international environments by establishing strong relations with international institutions.