Programs are taught at Kadir Has University’s Cibali Campus, in the heart of Istanbul. The Campus offers a unique educational experience in a beautiful setting, combining elegant facades, sunny atria and large, airy interiors.
The Campus combines modern state-of-the-art facilities with history and culture to provide a complete and rounded experience for you, supporting your personal growth as well as your academic development.
The Campus has everything you could want as a student and more. There are cafeterias, a library, sports facilities including a tennis court, copying and film-screening facilities, a theatre and four separate exhibition halls, always offering an exhibition or cultural activity.
The library offers a variety of print journals, e-journals, books, videos, DVDs, daily newspapers and magazines. You can access over 20,000 electronic journals, 36 databases, various encyclopaedias and other electronic sources both on and off campus.
The Campus has a medical centre on site offering doctor, nurse and psychological consultations. Should you need further medical assistance, there are hospitals located nearby and in case of emergency each campus also has vehicles on call to assist students.
The Campus is very close to areas such as Taksim, Besiktas, NIsantasi, Eminonu, Mecidlyekoy and Etiler, where you can find cinemas, theatres and concert halls all within easy reach using public transport.
The University places just as much importance on your personal development as your academic development and the Campus combines modern state-of-the-art facilities with history and culture to provide a complete and rounded experience for you.
For sports lovers you’ll find a fitness suite and studio inside the sports hall, which is used for a variety of sports, from handball and basketball to tennis and karate. If you prefer to exercise outside there’s also a basketball court, mini football field and a boathouse that the rowing team uses, on the shores of the Golden Horn.
The Campus is home to a range of clubs to help you engage with other students and make the most of your student experience. The clubs cover a variety of topics from artistic, social and cultural to physical and health, so you should be able to find one that fits your interests.
The clubs are very active in University life, supporting a variety of conferences and events. There are also plenty of competitions and celebrations throughout the year for you to join in with, including The Kadir Has University Spring Festival (Khasfest). Khasfest, one of the most colourful university festivals in Turkey, is organised by students and held every May to help students relax at the end of the academic year with dance, music and concerts, hosting many popular national and international artists.
You can see what the campus looks like by clicking on the images below
The Cibali Campus is located on the grounds of the historical Tekel Cibali Works, which opened in 1884 as the state tobacco factory. The factory was then renovated and transformed into the University campus and awarded the Europa Nostra award for restoration and conservation.
To compare the past with the present, visit the Rezan Has Museum, located on campus, and you will see their displays of black and white photographs of the original factory. The other main attractions at the museum are a Byzantine Cistern called Karanlik Cesme (Dark Fountain) and the ruins of the Ottoman-era Turkish bath, or hamam. The museum also showcases a permanent exhibition of artefacts dating from the Neolithic to the Selcuk periods as well as temporary exhibitions of high-quality art and historical artefacts such as paintings, ceramics, jewellery and photography.
The campus is easily accessible by public transport from central areas of the city such as Taksim, Besiktas, Nisantasi, Eminonu, Mecidiyekoy and Etiler. More information on travelling to campus is available on the Find Us page.