With philosophy of being success, human and science-oriented, Istanbul Gelişim University (IGU), founded in 2008 continues its development steps today in order to become "Model University" in Turkey. Defending that higher education is the most important tool of sustainable development, İGÜ offers education and training to nearly 25 thousand national and international students today with 71 undergraduate, 57 associate degree programs, 38 associate degree programs, 17 thesis / 15 graduate programs and 4 doctoral programs in 3 Faculties, 4 Colleges, 2 Vocational Schools, 3 Institutes. Adopting the principle of “Development” in all areas in Turkey and the World, IGU has so far educated nearly 17 thousand graduates according to basics and principles of owned accreditations. 40 Departments and 53 Programs have been accredited by AQAS (Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Accreditation Programs) which is one of the leading accreditation institutions in Germany. Istanbul Gelişim University has the title of being the most accredited higher education institution in Turkey. Collaborating with more than 100 world universities, Istanbul Gelişim University motivates undergraduate, associate degree, graduate and doctoral students to become international. İstanbul Gelişim University locates in Istanbul - Turkey’s and the world's financial and trade center- campus area, offering huge research complex consisting of over 100 laboratories to the service of its students. There are also 18 research centers and 83 student clubs that allow students to participate in social, cultural, scientific and sporting activities outside the classroom.