7 Facts About GTU



Gebze Technical University is located at the heart of the industry, at a key location that connects Asia and Europe. It is maximum 1 hour away from Istanbul, Kocaeli, Sakarya, Bursa and Yalova cities and a 15-minute drive from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, and also at the center of approximately 20 million people population.

GTU's campus is easily accessible by public transport to and from Istanbul and Kocaeli. Commuting to GTU much easier with Marmaray Project, two stations of which are located within our campus.


Each step you take after you enter the GTU campus will take you centuries back in history as centennial sycamores welcome you. The campus awaits you right beside the Sultan's Meadow (aka Hünkar Çayırı) where Mehmed the Conqueror (Fatih Sultan Mehmet) established his pavilion and drew his last breath. Our campus is breathtaking with a green area as big as Kınalıada (one of the Princes' Islands in Istanbul) and faculty buildings that do not harm the natural texture.


Although it has an establishment history dating back only a quarter-century, Gebze Technical University has managed to become a university capable of producing science and projects on a universal scale. It has been listed the fourth in the "Top Universities in Turkey" ranking made by URAP according to the criteria such as the number of publications per academician, the number of citations per academician, and the number of students per academician. In the "Entrepreneurship Index" announced by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, GTU ranks the first among the "universities without technoparks". 

Making many contributions to science in the international arena, GTU is also one of the powerful partners of IT Valley, which will enable Turkey to be listed among technology producing countries.

There are 5 faculties, 22 departments and 9 institutions at GTU. 70% of the academic staff holds PhD degrees from renowned universities in the US and UK, and the number of undergraduate students per academician is high. 

In 2009, the European Commision awarded GTU with the Diploma Supplement Label, along with 7 other universities. The label increases the quality and reputation of the higher education institutions and provides them with international credibility, thus enabling our graduating students' diplomas to gain universal quality.


Within the scope of the Erasmus+ Programme that provides student and teaching staff mobility for our university, we have agreements with almost 100 universities in Europe. Under these agreements, 1 out of every 5 students has the opportunity to spend one year of their university education studying at one of our reputable partner universities in Europe. This ratio places GTU near the top among the other universities in Turkey.


With nearly 300 activities organized by 35 student clubs in total throughout the academic year, our students have the opportunity to improve themselves in line with their interests. A university life full of career days, entrepreneurship summits, science and technology days, talks and panels, concerts and so much more is awaiting our students. Thanks to the university administration supporting the social campus, the student clubs with the Rowing Club in the first place, including the Dance Club, Robotics and Automation Club, IEEE Club, Turkish Club, and Theater Club, are making their mark the with the prizes they win at competitions.


Pioneering technological developments, GTU has close relationships with TÜBİTAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) and TSE (Turkish Standards Institution), which are located in the same region as GTU, and with many other organizations and institutions. Thanks to the protocols signed, GTU has developed its R&D infrastructure and increased its opportunities, by which means it continues its high-budget projects with DPT (State Planning Organization) and TÜBİTAK on subject matters such as unmanned aerial vehicles, electric cars, biological clocks, cancer, defense technologies and nanotechnology, in order to meet the necessities of our time.


Gebze Technical University is located at the heart of 5 Technoparks, 18 Organized Industrial Zones, and over 200 R&D and Design Centers and thanks to the university-industry collaboration, it offers employment opportunities to its students even before they graduate.

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