Galatasaray, with its present name, was the first in history until 1481 when Sultan II. It was founded by Beyazid as an Enderun school with the name of Galata Palace. The school began training at the place where Galatasaray High School is located today in order to educate civil servants of various governmental levels. At that time, hardworking and talented young people were educated in a secondary school and then sent to Enderun at high level. The palace word at Galata Palace, which is a residential hall, education that the age demands, also means the administrative center where government works are seen and Enderun school at a high level.
It is to train individuals with social responsibility and universal academic values by combining the tradition of equality and diversity based Galatasaray tradition with the knowledge, skills and abilities required by the times in order to contribute to the development and evolution of the national and international society, from the past adopting solidarity, free and inquisitive thought, supporting entrepreneurial spirit. It is to be a university that has earned a reputation with its graduates who have a say in the future of humanity with the contribution of know-how, social responsibility initiatives, international cooperation. Galatasaray is the sole educational institution of the state which continues its name and traditional structure and function until sunny day.
However, like every institution, Galatasaray has had some periods of stagnation, decline and breakthrough throughout history. Within the framework of the provisions of the Law No. 2547 on the Higher Education Law, the Board of Directors and the Senate of Galatasaray University, consisting of Rector, Vice Rectors and Faculty Deans and the other members; They are the main bodies that decide on administrative, legal and financial matters. The Esit Representative Turkish-French Committee was established as a reference unit which provided the functioning of the Institution in accordance with Article 11 of the International Agreement of 14 April 1992. The High Support Committee of Galatasaray University, which is convened twice in the year following the meetings of the Turkish-French Parliamentary Committee, is in academic activities within the framework of its decisions.
High Support Committee Galatasaray University is not only associated with the Universities of Paris, but also with other universities in France. To link the "On-line" system with the French National Library to enrich the University Library; To assist in the establishment of laboratories for the Computer and Industrial Engineering Departments and to ensure that industry circles engage with these departments; It is among the activities of the Committee to ensure the exchange of students between French Universities and Galatasaray University. Galatasaray University President of the Supreme Committee of the Supreme Head of the French Presidency. Other members of the committee are shown below. Frenchman: Raymond BARRE, Emile CAZIMAJOU, Gérard FONTAINE, Jean Noël JEANNENEY, Jacques LAFONT, Alain LANCELOT, Raymond HAIM LEVY, Robert MANTRAN, Michele Gendrau MASSALOUX, Executive Vice President of French Cultural, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, Western European Coordinator.