Istanbul Bilgi University

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Group.png Istanbul Bilgi University  
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Motto"Non scholae sed vitae discimus"
HeadquartersIstanbul, Turkey
Sponsored byMercator Foundation
A private university located in Istanbul, Turkey.

İstanbul Bilgi University is an university with 4 campuses centrally-located in Istanbul.[1]

As of 2020, Istanbul Bilgi University has near 20,000 students and 45,000 graduates; approximately 1,500 academicians; 7 faculties, 3 institutes, 4 schools, 3 vocational schools, and more than 150 programs that provide education to its associate, undergraduate and graduate students.


İstanbul Bilgi University was founded as Turkey's fourth foundation university in 1996. The University took its place within the Turkish higher education system as a civil corporation after the application made by the Bilgi Education and Culture Foundation on 7 June 1996 and the subsequent approval by the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

Before its official foundation, a precursor to the University, İstanbul School of International Studies, started education in 1994 in partnership with Portsmouth University and the London School of Economics, offering courses in Business Administration, International Relations, Economics, and LSE Economics programs.

In 1997, Kuştepe Campus opened with 3 faculties, 2 institutes, and 12 programs with more than 1.000 students. The education in Dolapdere Campus started in 2000 and in the same year, the University officially graduated its first students.

In 2007, santral Istanbul Campus, the third campus of the University, opened at the site of the historic Silahtarağa Power Plant.[2]

In 2015, Kozyatağı Campus was established at the Asian side of İstanbul.

In 2019, Can Holding joined Bilgi Education and Culture Foundation as a supporter.[3]


Employees on Wikispooks

Senem Aydın-DüzgitChair-Department of International Relations20082016Attended Bilderberg/2016
Emre ErdoğanProfessor in Political Science2015Attended Bilderberg 2022.


Mercator FoundationGerman foundation financing projects of deep state interest and buying control over the narrative, especially on "climate change" and pro-migration. Frequently connected to censorship initiatives.
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