Arel College founded in the 1990-1991 school year has expanded its area of education with Arel Preschool, Arel Primary School, Arel Anatolian High School, Arel Science High School and Arel Sports and Culture Complex. After 26 years of educational excellence, Arel Educational Institutions has grown to offer higher education by founding Istanbul Arel University. Istanbul Arel University was founded by the Kemal Gözükara Education and Culture Foundation in accordance with the Law No. 2809/5656-Annex.76 dated 9 May, 2007 published in the Official Gazette No. 26526 dated 18 May, 2007. Istanbul Arel University has adopted the principle of providing its students with a modern higher education at international academic standards, since this is the basic way to ensure that our country earns the reputation it deserves among other countries. Istanbul Arel University aims to raise individuals who are devoted to principles and reforms of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk; who believe in the existence and integrity of the Turkish Republic as a secular, democratic and social law state; who research, think globally, respect universal values; and who are adhered to national values and open to scientific, technologic developments.
Istanbul Arel University has 6 Faculties; Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Faculty of Communication, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Fine Arts and Faculty of Medicine, 3 Schools; School of Health Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, School of Foreign Languages, 3 Institutes (graduate and distance education master’s programmes); Institute of Sciences, Institute of Social Sciences and Institute of Health Sciences and 1 Vocational School. Istanbul Arel University has 2 campuses and 1 sports and culture complex.
This Istanbul Arel University offers degrees in Science and Letters, Fine Arts, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Communication, Engineering and Architecture, Medicine, etc. It has facility of School of Health Sciences, Applied Sciences, Foreign Languages, Institute of Sciences, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, etc. Istanbul Arel University has a rich library which showcases and preserves the scholarly work of anyone affiliated with Ä°stanbul Arel University (faculty, staff, students) established by the Library in collaboration with the ABID to support the dissemination of knowledge by the University community to the wider community locally and globally. Article request service started in this university to obtain articles that are not available at the Istanbul Arel University Library. Library, obtains copies of articles by working in co-operation with other libraries and institutions. It is usually a library-to-library transaction including both academic libraries and information centers. All Istanbul Arel University faculty, administrative staff, graduate and undergraduate students can benefit from this service, which is free of charge.
University is having association with different centres which includes Career Planing, Application and Research Centre, ARELPDR - Psychological Counselling, Guidance Application and Research Centre, ARELSEM - Continuing Education Centre, ARELUZEM - Distance Education Centre, ARELUSAM - International Strategic Research, Application and Research Centre, ARTIAREL - Incubation and Entrepreneurship Centre, YOUTHAREL - Youth Activities Centre. The purpose of this centres is to to increase the quality and functionality of the scientific studies carried out at our university or national level, by enabling researchers at our university to reach project promotion and support programs in the fastest and most effective way.