Message from the Founder

Dear Youth,

I believe that the qualifications and knowledge you have gained will influence you and the life you have been dreaming of.  I think that you will be respected in life owing to your personality, knowledge, and above all, your kindness.  In addition, I believe that a good university education shall broaden your horizon to acquire a reputation, bring your life and dreams together, determine your priorities, realize your strong points, and, in short, you will ask yourself: “Who am I, and what do I really want to do?” Maltepe University was founded with the aim of creating such an environment for you, and today I have a strong belief that we have made this dream come true together with you and through our undergraduate, graduate, master and doctoral degree programmes, Vocational School, Research Centres, national and international projects, and social and cultural activities.

We continue to make significant strides in the field of internationalization in our university, which was awarded with “ECTS and Diploma Supplement Labels” by the European Commission.  Our international student congresses organized by you on a yearly basis enable students from different countries to share their studies and develop joint projects, and establish good relationships with each other.  Our ERASMUS student mobility increases every year by means of agreements with different universities abroad.

I closely follow you and appreciate your effort to form a platform where you share your perspectives and opinions freely, and implement your creativity and innovative approaches in your life. The practice newspaper, which is a joint product of your efforts, and the student clubs you have established  in different areas such as cinema, entrepreneurship, literature, technology and others, make Maltepe University efficient, lively, and unique. We take pride in your participation in national and international conferences, film and art festivals, and representing our university.  

I wholeheartedly believe that the power of making a difference in education has an incremental effect only when it can be extended beyond the classroom experience where it meets real life.  Our corporate social responsibility projects, which we carry out together with non-governmental organizations, different sectors, and local administrations, enable us to use this power effectively.

The innovative and creative approach is one of the necessities of our time. Our technical standards and equipment at our university endorse this approach, and enable us to put theory and practice together. Our film plateaus, being the second biggest university plateau in Europe, attract media sector to our university. The laboratory of construction materials for the students of Engineering and Natural Sciences, and the mock courtroom for Law students, as well as the construction workshop for the students of Faculty of Architecture and Design enhance creativity and expand areas of practice.

Dear Youth,

I have no doubt that you have enough courage to pursue your heart, mind and dreams, and I am sure that you will continue to make the best use of these resources offered by our university  to make your dreams come true, and I firmly believe that we will continue creating the difference for you all together.

I wish you all the success, happiness, and joy in life.

Hüseyin Şimşek

Founder/ Chairman of the Board of Trustees