Turkish Maritime Education Foundation was established by the support and sponsorship of 52 founder members of Turkish Chamber of Shipping on January 7, 1993. Subsequently, TUDEV Maritime Education Center started providing education in the former building of Sisli city hall in March 1995. In 1997 with the contributions of D.T.O the construction of the new building started in Tuzla and TUDEV moved to its new place in 1999. TUDEV Maritime Education Center is under the control of Ministry of Education and Maritime Undersecretary. Up until now, TUDEV has graduated 2100 officers. On December 4, 2003 at an extraordinary meeting of the general assembly Maritime Chamber of Commerce and Turkish Maritime Education Board of Trustees and Directors intended TUDEV to sustain as a Turkish Maritime University. Right after this decision was taken, an application for the foundation of the university was presented to Higher Education Council (YOK) on February 9, 2004. Thus, on February 8, 2008 the foundation of PIRI REIS UNIVERSITY was accepted and published in an official jounal. Therefore, Piri Reis University has become invaluable for the Maritime World. Faculties and Departments Maritime Faculty Maritime Transportation Management Engineering, Marine Engineering Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of International Management and Trade, Department of Economics and Finance, Department of Maritime Business Management, Department of International Logistics and Transportation, Department Of Management Information Systems Faculty of Engineering Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering Faculty of Arts and Sciences Founded in 2008, Piri Reis Üniversitesi (Piri Reis University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the metropolis of Istanbul (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the YÖK - Yüksekögretim Kurulu (YÖK - Council of Higher Education), Piri Reis Üniversitesi (PRU) is a very small (enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Piri Reis Üniversitesi (PRU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 9 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Turkish higher education organization a very selective institution. Educate young people equipped with the vocational and communication skills required in the competitive, global environment of the 21st century, who are perfectly trained and capable of operating in any corner of the world. Our aim is to produce graduates who also know how to learn, can think freely, are creative, inquisitive, entrepreneurial team players dedicated to constantly improving themselves. In addition they should be modern, cultured, kind and respectful, socially responsible and conscious citizens in line with the principles and revolutions of Atatürk and Turkish maritime customs and traditions.