Okan University was established in 1999. Education is provided in the new and modern Tuzla Campus. Standing out with its contemporary architecture, Tuzla Campus has all the features a modern university should have. Tuzla Campus is equipped with modern classrooms, computer and technical laboratories, libraries, conference halls, sports centres, cafeterias, and restaurants, which enable students to receive education in the most efficient way. The campus also offers different opportunities with its proximity to Sabiha Gökçen Airport and F1 Track.
In the Social Center on campus, there are mini movie theatre, cinema, sauna, cafeterias, cocktail lounge, shopping center, and clubrooms. There is a sports center with a capacity of 400 people in the University’s Life Center which was built for students to improve themselves. The Sports Centre, which contains the fitness center, swimming pool, tennis court, basketball, volleyball, and football fields, is designed for the students to make the most of their leisure time.
Aiming to create a bridge between education and the business world, Istanbul Okan University enables its students to take part in the businesses within the Working Life Preparation Program starting from the freshman year. Thus, the students get to know the business life, gain motivation as well as increase their knowledge and skills by establishing a relationship between theory and practice. Students who complete the Working Life Preparation Program are given a certificate of participation and, upon graduation, certificates related to work experience are added to their diplomas.
More than 25,000 students study at Okan University. Okan University is a campus university with 10 faculties. Also, the university has 3 institutes, 2 vocational schools, and 1 conservatory. Okan University has 54 associate, 58 undergraduate, 82 graduate, and 19 doctoral programs. 1400 international students study at the university. More than a thousand academic staff work at Okan University. There are 59 student clubs at Okan University.
Okan University’s library offers 60,000 printed books, approximately 400,000 electronic books, and access to 53 databases. There are 74 laboratories and workshops, 10 conference rooms, and 5 dormitories in 3 campuses. Okan University’s Career Center solution partner companies are more than a thousand.