Kadir Has University
“Academic excellence and global perspective”
Founded in 1997 as a private non-profit institution, Kadir Has University (KHAS) is one of the leading mid-size universities in Turkey. The university, which has six faculties and three vocational schools, is dedicated to becoming a leader in university education in Turkey and neighbouring areas. More than 6,000 undergraduate students were enrolled at twenty-eight different departments in the faculties of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Communications, Law, Art and Design, and Applied Sciences and at eleven different departments in the vocationals schools.
The university also strives to link research with graduate education through around 1,000 students in its twenty four Master’s and nine Doctoral degree programs in the graduate schools of social sciences as well as science and engineering. As an outcome of the concrete steps taken since the strategic decision to shift its orientation from education to research was made in 2006, the university’s current research portfolio boasts 256 projects, most of which are funded by sources other than KHAS. For the last three years, the university has ranked in the top 50 universities in the University Entrepreneurship and Innovation Index List, prepared by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. The university’s Innovation and Technology Transfer Research and Application Center (INEO) has been awarded funding by TÜBİTAK in 2014 for capacity building.