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Information about the Istanbul Technical University.

Istanbul Technical University was established in 1773, during the time of the Ottoman Sultan Mustafa III. With its original name "Muhendishane-i Bahr-i Humayun" (Royal School of Naval Engineering), its responsibility was to educate chart masters and ship builders. In 1795, the "Muhendishane-i Berr-i Humayun" (Royal School of Military Engineering), was established to educate the technical staff in the army. In 1847, education in the field of architecture was also introduced.

Established in 1883, the School of Civil Engineering assumed the name "Engineering Academy", with the aim of teaching essential skills needed in planning and implementing the country's new infrastructure projects. Gaining university status in 1928, the Engineering Academy continued to provide education in the fields of engineering and architecture until it was incorporated into ITU in 1944. Finally, in 1946, ITU became an autonomous university which included the Faculties of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

With a history stretching back 227 years, providing technical education within a modern educational environment and strong academic staff, ITU is strongly identified with architectural and engineering education in Turkey. Since its inception and foundation under Ottoman rule, ITU has constantly lead the way in reform movements, and in the era of the Republic of Turkey, ITU has assumed pivotal roles in the reconstruction, modernisation, and administration of the country.

The efforts and expertise of ITU graduates have been major contributors in the planning and construction of Turkey's roads, bridges, dams, factories, buildings, energy plants, communication networks, villages and cities. ITU is a state university which defines and continues to update methods of engineering and architecture in Turkey. It provides its students with modern educational facilities while retaining traditional values, as well as using its strong international contacts to mould young, talented individuals who can compete in the global arena.

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Of ITU's five campuses, the main campus is located at Ayazağa, a recently developed business area. The Rector's office and administrative units are situated on this campus. The addition to the campus of the Central Library, computer labs and the 75th Anniversary Student Social Center make this area busy and lively for its student population.

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The Ayazağa campus can be reachable in ten minutes from the village of Istinye on the Bosphorus. Travel by water from the Istinye bay to Kadıköy and the Anatolian side is possible. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the city campuses in normal traffic. Public buses setting out from the campus provide transportation to Taksim, the lively center of modern Istanbul. Also the Istanbul Metro, with its ITU station, is a very convenient and fast way to travel between Taksim and the Ayazağa campus.

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The Gümüşsuyu, Taşkışla and Maçka campuses are located in the city center. The campuses at Gümüşsuyu and Taşkışla are both in the Taksim area which has served as the trade and cultural center of the city since the 19th century. The Maritime Faculty is located on the Tuzla campus. The fully equipped Maritime training pool is on this campus and the ITU Mediteranian Ship is anchored at the campus harbour.

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