Istanbul Arel Universitesi

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Istanbul Arel Universitesi
founding May 18, 2007
Sponsorship Republic of Turkey
place Istanbul
country TurkeyTurkey Turkey
President, Rector Kemal Gözükara , Ihsan Derman
Students 18,000
Networks BAUNAS

The Istanbul Arel Üniversitesi was founded on May 18, 2007 as a private nonprofit university by the Kemal Gözükara Education and Culture Foundation and recognized by the state. The language of instruction is predominantly English; there are bachelor, master and doctoral programs.


In 1990 Arel College Istanbul was founded. In the years that followed, the school permanently expanded the educational area with Arel Preschool, Arel Primary School, Arel Anatolian High School, Arel Science High School and Arel Sports and Culture Complex. After 26 years in the education sector, the institution sought to expand to include higher education.

With the help of the Kemal Gözükara Education and Culture Foundation, the Istanbul Arel University was established, which was officially recognized on May 18, 2007 in accordance with Law No. 2809/5656 Appendix.76 of May 9, 2007, published in the Official Gazette No. 26526 has been. Istanbul Arel University has 2 campuses and a sports and cultural complex.

Özgür Gözükara (son of the founder) has been Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Arel University since 2018. He is supported by Hilmi Ibar in building an international network. In December 2018, agreements were successfully concluded with DHBW Lörrach to set up student and professor exchanges as well as joint training projects.


The university comprises (2018) the following faculties:

  • Medicine, Dean Enver Duran
  • Art and science
  • Fine arts
  • Economics and Administration
  • communication
  • Engineering and architecture


  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Applied Sciences
  • Foreign Language School
  • professional school

Institutes (Master's programs for graduates and distance learning)

  • Institute for Applied Sciences
  • Institute for Social Sciences
  • Institute for Health Sciences

Web links


  • Istanbul Arel University in 100 Questions (Erasmus̟, Europass) Istanbul April 2018
  • Enver Duran: Challenges of Higher Education Institutions in the Balkans , III Balkan Universities Network Meeting, Trakya University Edirne, May 2010, ISBN 978-975-374-134-7

Individual evidence

  1. Members. In: Balkan Universities Association, 2019, accessed September 8, 2019 .
  2. Webpage IAU
  3. ^ Report on the Istanbul Arel Universitesi
  4. ^ Arel University Foundation and Campuses

See also: List of universities in Turkey