Dean's Message

Prof. Dr. Mehmet AHLATÇIOĞLU


Our faculty was established as Faculty of Arts and Sciences with The Law on Higher Education in 1983.

Before this establishment, our faculty continued education under the name of the Faculty of Fundamental Sciences of “Istanbul State Engineering and Architecture Academy”. After 1983, all scientific studies have been carried on under the name of Faculty of Arts and Sciences and because of contributions to these scientific studies to the science our faculty has been considered as one of the favorite faculty of our university.

I would like to proudly say that the research and development (R&D) activities which are done by our experienced and dynamic faculty members provide to get the highest proportion of the Rectorate funds given to scientific studies within the other faculties.

I strongly believe that in order to be listed among the world’s top 100 universities in the 100th anniversary of our Republic established and consigned to us by our Great Leader Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK, afore-mentioned studies will increasingly continue in the upcoming years and will play a crucial role in the development of our country.

I would also like to mention that our faculty is the biggest faculty of our university through with its eight major programs in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Western Languages and Literature, Turkish Language and Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences, graduate programs and in terms of the number of faculty members.


Our faculty members conduct young researchers, by offering consultancy services in their specialties as well as through national and international projects besides giving lectures during the academic year.

We offer Turkish programs whose medium of instruction is 30% English as well as programs totally taught in English together with modern laboratory facilities in a 200-years historical atmosphere at Davutpasa Campus.

We also provide opportunities for qualified students and academicians to participate in exchange programs within the framework of educational and scientific cooperations, agreements signed with foreign universities and exchange programs such as Erasmus and Mevlana. Our undergraduate and graduate students have also the opportunity to study as an exchange student at another Turkish university in Turkey within Farabi program. Owing to these exchange programs we provide opportunities for our faculty members and students to improve their academic works and skills.

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Humanities and Social Sciences departments offer a wide range of elective courses to approximately 10.000 undergraduate students majoring in different fields. These courses can be in English or Turkish.