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Ibn Haldun University

Ibn Haldun University

Ibn Haldun University


Ibn Haldun University aims to stand out as a "research university" in Turkey and in the world with the quality of education it provides and the research projects it conducts. Ibn Haldun University (IHU) is a foundation university founded by TÜRGEV. It was opened in 2015 and started education in the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Education continues in the following 6 faculties and 12 departments within IHU:

  • School of Education
    • Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling
  • School of Law
  • School of Communication
    • New Media and Communication Department
  • School of Islamic Sciences
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Philosophy Department
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Comparative Literature
    • Psychology Department
    • Department of Political Science and International Relations
    • Department of Sociology
    • History Department
  • School of Business
    • Department of Management

There are 9 doctoral and 21 master's programs within the Institute of Graduate Studies, and 1 doctoral and 1 master's program within the Alliance of Civilizations Institute.

The languages of instruction at IHU are Turkish, Arabic, and English. In addition, Western languages such as German, Spanish, Russian, and French, as well as Eastern languages such as Chinese and Malay are taught as electives.

Our Values

Global Competition

Ibn Haldun University offers its students the opportunity to learn, interpret and apply what they have learned from different perspectives in an international environment.


Ibn Haldun University has adopted Futuwwa to be its basis for education. Futuwwa in the dictionary means “youth, bravery, generosity” and “youth, hero, generous” are synonyms of Fata.

Multi-Language Education

Ibn Haldun University aims to provide its graduates the ability to use the scientific traditions, methods, and concepts related to Eastern and Western civilizations within the context of its mission of becoming a research university with a focus on social sciences, global objectives, and its principle of intellectual independence.

Open Civilization

Civilization is not established by politicians, sultans, rulers, or kings; the civilization's cause rises and develops on the shoulders of scientists and cultural men.

Tradition-based Innovation

Ibn Haldun University is applying a new social sciences education that will educate its students according to the ideals of intellectual independence.

Comparative Education

A comparative approach is a unique and genuine feature of Ibn Haldun University.

Intellectual Independence

By redefining the purpose of education, Ibn Haldun University implements a new social science education that will educate its students according to the ideal of intellectual independence.


As of January-2023, there are 280 academicians and lecturers working at IHU, which has a distinguished and internationally recognized academic staff.

As of January 2023, 1,203 Turkish students and 639 international students from 82 different countries are studying at IHU, which has an international teaching environment. International students receive Turkish preparatory education. At IHU, where 1,036 of these students receive postgraduate education, it is planned that 75% of its students will be postgraduate (master's and doctoral) students in the future.

    Campus Features

    All education at our university is carried out in Fatih-Suleymaniye Campus (Suleymaniye Complex madrasas), Bakırköy-Taş Mektep Campus, and Başaksehir-Ibn Haldun University Complex. Ibn Haldun Complex was built in Başakşehir, modeled on Ottoman madrasah architecture, and was commissioned in October 2020.

    We have application and research centers in the fields of Argumentation and Debate Studies, Conflict Analysis and Peace Studies, Ethics Studies, Real Estate and Infrastructure, Future Studies, Hadith Studies, Haydar Aliyev Eurasian Studies, Islamic Economics and Finance, Japan Studies, Curriculum Studies, Psychotherapy, Guidance and Psychological Counseling, Civil Society Studies, Oral History and Social Memory, Continuing Education, Turkish Language Teaching, International Law and Human Rights, Dispute Resolution and Distance Education.

      Scholarships and Funding

      Student Testimonials


      • Başakşehir

        Ordu cad. F-05 Blok No 3, 34480, Başakşehir