Since 1773, İTÜ represents the deepening of knowledge, inspiring innovation through discovery and successful progression of humankind.


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Istanbul / Türkiye



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History and Mission


Istanbul Technical University, which is approaching its 250th anniversary, is one of the oldest technical universities in the world and was established with the name of “Mühendishane-i Bahr-i Hümayun” by Sultan Mustafa the Third. İTÜ, the first technical university in Turkey, is identified with its engineering and architectural education.

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To be a global university that pioneers in science, technology and arts.


Istanbul Technical University exists to expand the limits of knowledge in science, technology and arts and to respond to the necessities of society through practice.

İTÜ to date

With a historical background tracing almost 250 years, Istanbul Technical University is an institution that plays a leading role in science, technology, arts and sports. İTÜ aims to be the center of science, which connects the past to the present by producing projects for the future.
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Rektör - Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu Fotoğrafı
Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu

Bachelor: İTÜ - Environmental Engineering; 1995
Master’s: İTÜ - Environmental Engineering; 1997
Doctorate: İTÜ - Environmental Engineering; 2002

Born in 1974 in the village of Ziyaret, Suruç district of Şanlıurfa, where his family resided due to his father’s duty; Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu completed his primary, secondary and high school education in his hometown, Antalya.
Prof. Dr. Koyuncu graduated from Istanbul Technical University Environmental Engineering Department, which he started in 1990, and finished in 1995 as the second in the department. He completed his master’s degree in 1997 and his doctorate in 2002 in the same department.
Prof. Dr. Koyuncu became associate professor in 2004 and professor in 2010 and is currently working as a professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering, Istanbul Technical University. Besides, since 2019, he has been teaching as a visiting professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University (USA).
In 2002-2003, Prof. Dr. Koyuncu completed his post-doctoral studies in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University, one of the leading universities in the USA, with the scholarship granted by TÜBİTAK NATO B1. Afterwards, he took part in many projects as a visiting researcher at the University of Leuven (Belgium) for two months in 2003 and again at Rice University for a year in 2004.
Prof. Dr. Koyuncu held many academic and administrative positions through his career among which are Director of İTÜ Institute of Science and Technology (2012-2018), Member of İTÜ Board of Directors (2012-2016), Member of İTÜ Senate (2012-2018), Member of İTÜ Civil Engineering Faculty Board (2015-2018) and Member of the Commission for İTÜ Environmental Engineering Department.
Besides his membership of Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA); Prof. Dr. Koyuncu was elected a Member of the Committee for Climate Change and Health under the Asian Academy of Sciences in 2019 and a board member of Membrane Technologies Group under the International Water Association (IWA), positions which he actively carries on.
Prof. Dr. Koyuncu has been a member of Associate Professorship Commission of the Interuniversity Board since 2016. Within TÜBİTAK, Prof. Dr. Koyuncu acted as Presidency for TÜBİTAK Technology and Innovation Support Programs (TEYDEB), Executive Board Member for Biotech Group (2015-2017) and Consultant for TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center (MAM) Environment and Cleaner Production Institute (2014-2017).
Prof. Dr. Koyuncu actively took part in numerous applied engineering projects, providing consultancy to many public and private organizations on issues related to his field. Prof. Dr. Koyuncu gave trainings and executed many projects on issues of infrastructure, waste management and recycling under the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Union of Municipalities of Turkey (TBB), Turkey Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), the General Directorate of the Etimaden and Turkey Water Institute.

Rektör Yardımcısı - Prof. Dr. Bülent İnanç Fotoğrafı
Prof. Dr. Bülent İnanç

Bachelor’s: İTÜ -Environmental Engineering; 1987
Masters: İTÜ - Graduate School of Engineering and Technology; 1989
Doctorate: Kyoto University - Environmental Engineering; 1995

Prof. Dr. Bülent İnanç completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in the Environmental Engineering Department of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at İTÜ; and his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at Kyoto University in Japan in 1995. Following the completion of his doctoral studies, Prof. İnanç carried post-doctoral studies at the same university as a Research Associate.
Prof. Dr. İnanç became an associate professor in 1996 and served as a laboratory manager, head of the department and faculty board member at Marmara University Environmental Engineering Department until 2001. Prof. Dr. İnanç worked as a Senior Researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) in Japan, where he carried out academic studies between 2001 and 2005. After acting as Vice General Manager and member of Executive Board for Botas International Limited, a company that partly carried out the business management in Turkey of the BTC Raw Petrol Pipeline between 2006 and 2016; Prof. Dr. İnanç became professor in 2017 at İTÜ Environmental Engineering Department. Besised currently acting as the head of İTÜ Molecular Biology and Genetics Department and the Director MOBGAM (Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Genetic Research Center). İnanç is fluent in English and Japanese; and married with 1 boy.
Prof. Dr. Bülent İnanç acts as vice rector responsible for corporate affairs of our university.

•Department of Strategy Development
• Directorate of Construction and Technic
• Personnel Directorate
• Department of Administrative and Financial Affairs
• Department of Information Technologies
• Directorate of Communication and Marketing
• Digital Transformation Office
• Quality Coordinatorship
• Workplace Health and Safety Unit
• Security Directorate
• Civil Defense Expertise (AFAD) Coordinatorship

Rektör Yardımcısı - Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Kızıl Fotoğrafı
Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Kızıl

Bachelor: İTÜ - Mechanical Engineering; 1992
Master's: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Mechanical Engineering; 1995
Doctorate: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Materials Science and Engineering; 2002

Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Kızıl was born in 1971 in Konya. He completed his primary, secondary, and high school education in Konya. He graduated from İTÜ Mechanical Engineering Department in 1992. He received his Master's Degree (1995) in Mechanical Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the USA and his Ph.D. (2002) in microtechnology at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering with the Ministry of National Education’s overseas master’s and doctoral scholarship. He worked as a researcher at GE Global Research Center (Niskayuna, NY) between 2001-2004. In 2005, he started to work as an Assistant Professor in İTÜ Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Department. He has been working as a Professor since 2019. He served as BAP Coordinator between 2010-2011, as Rector’s Advisor and İTÜ-Montana State University UOLP Bioengineering Program Coordinator between 2012-2016, and as Head of the Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at the Institute of Science between 2016-2020. He pioneered the Micro and Nano Systems Clean Room Laboratory and the İTÜ Nanotechnology Center (İTÜnano) Clean Room Laboratory in İTÜ. He conducts research in micro and nano-systems, biosensors, surface treatments, and energy materials. He has taken part in many research projects supported by different institutions as an executive, researcher and consultant. He has registered national and international patents, numerous articles published in internationally indexed journals and national refereed journals, and many national and international congresses, conferences, and symposiums. He is married.
Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Kızıl acts as vice rector responsible for R&D activities of our university.

• Scientific Research Projects (BAP) Coordination Unit
• Directorate of Revolving Fund Management
• Research Centers and Laboratories Coordinatorship
• UYGAR Centers
• Research Policies Coordinatorship

Rektör Yardımcısı - Prof. Dr.  Lütfiye Durak Ata Fotoğrafı
Prof. Dr. Lütfiye Durak Ata

Bachelor: Bilkent University - Electrical and Electronics Engineering; 1996
Master’s: Bilkent University - Electrical and Electronics Engineering; 1999
Doctorate: Bilkent University - Electrical and Electronics Engineering; 2004

Prof. Dr. Lütfiye Durak Ata completed her undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University in 1996, 1999, and 2004. She continued her post-doctoral studies at the Statistical Signal Processing Laboratory of the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) between 2004-2005. She worked as a faculty member in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Yıldız Technical University between 2005 and 2015. Prof. Dr. Durak Ata worked at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an invited researcher in 2008. She started working at the Informatics Institute of ITU in 2015. After being Erasmus coordinator and research projects coordinator, she worked as the Deputy Director of the Institute between 2016-2018 and as the Director of the Institute since 2018. .
Prof. Dr. Lütfiye Durak Ata has undertaken the executive role of many research and development projects for telecommunication and defense industry applications funded by various public and private sector organizations, including TÜBİTAK and the Defense Industry Presidency. She continues her work in the fields of communication and digital signal processing.
Prof. Dr. Lütfiye Durak acts as vice rector responsible for international relations of our university.

• International Student Coordinatorship
• International Strategies Coordinatorship
• International Relations Commission
• International Rankings Commission

Rektör Yardımcısı - Prof. Dr. Şule İtir Satoğlu Fotoğrafı
Prof. Dr. Şule Itır Satoğlu

Bachelor: Yıldız Technical University - Mechanical Engineering; 2000
Master's: İTÜ - Industrial Engineering Department; 2002
Doctorate: İTÜ - Industrial Engineering; 2008

Prof. Dr. Şule Itır Satoğlu was born in 1979 in Istanbul, Kadıköy. She completed her primary, secondary, and high school education in Ankara. In 2000, she completed her undergraduate degree in Yıldız Technical University Mechanical Engineering Department. Then, she received her Master's degree in Engineering Management from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Industrial Engineering, and her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 2008. She worked as a research assistant in the Industrial Engineering Department between 2001-2008. During her doctoral studies in 2004, she conducted research studies at the State University of New York, Buffalo. Prof. Dr. Satoğlu became an assistant professor in 2009, associate professor in 2013, and professor in 2019 in the Department of Industrial Engineering. Between 2012-2017, she worked as assistant manager at İTÜ Institute of Sciences and as vice-dean at the Faculty of Business Administration between 2018-2020. She is married with two children.
Prof. Dr. Şule Itır Satoğlu acts as vice rector responsible for education of our university.

• Student Deanship
• Student Affairs Directorate
• Department of Library and Documentation
• Health, Culture and Sports Directorate
• Continuing Education Center
• İTÜ Career Center
• Distance Learning Center
• Center for Excellence in Education
• Publishing Coordinatorship

Rektör Yardımcısı - Prof. Dr. İbrahim Demir Fotoğrafı
Prof. Dr. İbrahim Demir

Bachelor: İTÜ - Civil Engineering; 1982
Master's: İTÜ - Environmental Engineering; 1984
Doctorate: YTU - Environmental Engineering; 1994

Prof. Dr. İbrahim Demir completed undergraduate and graduate studies at the Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical Univesity, respectively, and doctorate studies in the Environmental Engineering Department of Yıldız Technical University.
After completing post-doctoral studies as a visiting researcher at Rutgers University for two years, Prof. Dr. Demir became an assistant professor in 1996, associate professor in 2007 and professor in 2018 at the İTÜ Environmental Engineering Department. Prof. Dr. Demir held many administrative positions including; the Head of the Department of Environmental Protection and Control of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, the Director of the İTÜ Disaster Management Application and Research Center, the Deputy Director of the İTÜ Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Management Institute, and the Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Department. Prof. Dr. Demir worked as an executive, researcher and consultant in many research and application projects supported by different institutions. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Demir serves as Secretary-General of İTÜ. He is married with three children.

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5 Campuses 8 Libraries

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