Deeply rooted in its founding principles, Kadir Has University, founded in 1997, is dedicated to establishing itself as an international center for research and scientific development, and is an attractive place for international students and scholars. Kadir Has University’s overarching priority is to enhance its global presence and to become a place of first choice through continuous reform and adaptation to global demands across a range of areas.
The founder of the University, Kadir Has, was one of the most important businessmen in Adana, working in the automotive trade. He moved to Istanbul in 1960 and became a prominent business figure in the city, founding the Mercedes Automotive and Truck factory and Coca-Cola Company in Turkey. He was also a partner of Peugeot minibus producers and distributor for Michelin tyres.
Kadir Has was a benefactor for important activities in education and health and believed that he had an honourable and loyal obligation to give back to Turkey. He established the Kadir Has Foundation for Education and bequeathed his entire estates to the cause. Kadir Has’ biggest passion was the establishment and improvement of his namesake university.
Our aim at Kadir Has University is to create an environment of education, research, and discussion at the level of the best universities in the world. Thus we offer education based on both traditional disciplines and interdisciplinary models; we foster the skills necessary for continuing social and cultural development; and, while helping students prepare for the future, we encourage their search for higher truths.
The central tenet of Kadir Has University’s philosophy is to produce students who are self-confident, who question, who consider all perspectives and evaluate them without prejudice, and who are open to the winds of change. We want students to see that as successful scholars and fulfilled individuals, they are the leaders of their societies.
The University is made up of five faculties, each comprising Schools that offer teaching across a range of vocational and academic subjects:
You also find out what current students at Kadir Has University have to say here.