Message from our Rector

Istanbul Maltepe University is proud to continue with 40 years tradition of Marmara Education Institutions on strong academic and institutional basis.  We believe in the power of education and knowledge to make a difference, and ever since we were founded in 1997 we have been continuing to educate young people who are aware of this power.

As our basic principle we accept benefiting the community therefore social interaction activities go hand in hand with education and research, which are the basic activities of the university.  We believe that the contribution of education and the power of knowledge make a big difference in creating individuals with strong moral and national values, with superior work ethic, who can take initiative and responsibility.  We consider the non-governmental organizations, local governments and industry as important stakeholders in our efforts to make a difference. 

We define internationalisation as one of our priority areas and believe that our international cooperation offers the opportunity to re-evaluate our “local values” associating them with the “universal” ones.

We have adopted a student-oriented approach which is open to change and supports innovation.  We believe in the importance of offering our students new scopes that help them realise their own potential and inspiring them for innovation and exploration while getting them ready for their professional lives. This approach, which has become our priority, carries us beyond classroom education, and is reflected upon all our multi-shareholder and multidisciplinary research and projects, carried out by our strong academic staff. 

We benefit from the physical facilities our University campus located within the heart of nature to improve personal and academic development and enhance mutual production and we believe that together with our students we create a lively environment making them proud of their university.   

Our goal is to continue making a difference towards “a better future” together with our students, our graduates, our academic and administrative staff.

Prof. Dr. Şahin Karasar