In 2008, "Gelisim Education Culture Health and Social Service Foundation" initiated to establish Vocational School named 'Istanbul Gelisim Vocational School' and started education life with Vocational School established by the Ministry of National Education and Council of Ministers on 14 June 2008.
Istanbul Gelisim University was established with the step taken on behalf of becoming a "world university" with 3 Faculties, 3 Graduate Schools, 4 Schools and 1 vocational school in the 2015-2016 academic year with the law numbered 6114 dated 17 February 2011. Growing every year by making solid steps forward with the goal of becoming an arbiter university in the world Istanbul Gelisim University, one of Turkey's most preferred universities.
A total of 57 programs of Istanbul Gelisim University, which cooperates with leading organizations in their fields to achieve global success and attaches great importance to internationalization, have been examined in detail by international delegations commissioned by German, British and American accreditation organizations such as AQAS, AHPGS, ABET and PEARSON and accredited. Istanbul Gelisim University succeeding in becoming Turkey’s university with the most accredited programs has attracted worldwide attention with the steps taken to become international.