Ä°stanbul Kültür University is one of the private universities located in Istanbul, Turkey. It has three campuses near to each other in the western part of Istanbul, the Ataköy and Ä°ncirli campuses in BakÄ±rköy, and the Åirinevler campus in Bahçelievler.
The University was founded in 1997 and has five schools and two vocational schools. In 2009, Global Political Trends Center, a policy oriented research institution, was founded under the auspices of the University.
In the 2007-2008 academic year, 7021 students are registered in 19 departments in 5 faculties, 13 programs in 2 vocational high schools, and 3 PhDs, 28 Post Graduate Programs in 2 institutes at Ä°KÜ. In total, 622 instructors, 372 of whom are permanent and 250 hourly-wage ones, teach to these students.
The university is a member of the Caucasus University Association.