Istanbul Commerce University is a private university established in 2001 by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce which offers undergraduate and graduate programs as well as doctorate programs. It is one of the five Turkish universities that traditionally participate in the Willem C. Vis Moot. The university supports funds and encourages its senior law students to participate in national and international moot court competitions. The university runs a research centre aims to measure the credit ratings of the large companies of Turkey. Istanbul Commerce University actively cooperates with several academic institutes in Turkey, Europe and the United States in order to enhance progress in universal knowledge and science. It is a cooperative partner of teknoparkistanbul which is a technology complex worth US$2 billion. It also has comprehensive cooperation with the industrial players, since it was founded by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce.
Istanbul Commerce University provides education in 6 Faculties, Foreign Language Preparatory School, Vocational School, 3 Institutes and several Centres. The faculties are the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Commercial Sciences, Law, Engineering and Design, Communication and Applied Sciences. The Faculty of Arts is constituted of the Departments of Statistics, Mathematics and Psychology; the Faculty of Commercial Sciences is constituted of the Departments of Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Tourism Management, International Relations and International Trade; Faculty of Law includes the Department of Law; the Faculty of Engineering and Design is constituted of the Departments of Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Fashion and Textile Design; the Faculty of Communication is constituted of the departments of Visual Communication Design, Public Relations and Media-Communication Systems. The Vocational School is made up of programs such as Accounting (Tr/Eng), Foreign Trade, Computer Technology and Programming (Tr/Eng), Computer Technology and Programming (1+1), Air Logistics, Aviation Ground Services, Logistics, Accounting and Taxation Applications and International Logistics. The university provides a one-year English Preparatory Program which is executed by the English Preparatory School. The universitys campuses are located in Üsküdar, KüçükyalÄ±, Eminönü and Sütlüce.
The university has approximately 6,000 students and 295 faculty members. It is a cooperative partner of teknoparkistanbul which is a technology complex worth US$2 billion. Each year in June, ICU organizes large scale festivities that last 1 to 3 days.
Istanbul Commerce University is the first university to start International Creative Economy and Culture Industries, Creative Cities Application and Research Centre in Turkey. The Research and Application Centres of the university are European Union Research Centre, Intellectual Property and Competition Law Centre, Continuous Education Centre, TOEFL Centre, Career Planning Centre, Psychological Counselling Centre.