İstanbul Aydin University has 8 faculties offering 37 different Programs. 7 faculties offer undergraduate degrees in 36 four-year, 240 ECTS pprograms while the newly added Faculty of Dentistry offers a combined master's degrre in a five-year and 300 ECTS program. All other graduate degrees, doctoral and master's , are offered by two Insitutes which are covered in the next section. İstanbul Aydin University aims to contribute to the need for qualified human resource of the country and city of İstanbul as well with a wide range of social, natural and applied science education. The variety of programs will be enriched parallel to the country’s need. The most popular fields such as computer sciences,information technologies and energy policies are the priorities of education and the physical and academic infrastructure of the main campus is continuously being developed to answer such needs.
Only in a short while ,İstanbul Aydin University succeeds in providing a wide range of bachelor’s degrees , and is expanding its educational area with 20 different graduate Programs under the roof of the institutes of science and social sciences . Doctoral Programs have also started in 3 programs : Business Management , English Language and Literature, and Food Technology.
Initiated by Anadolu Education and Culture Foundation in 2003 in order to provide qualified human resource for national and international world of Business , ABMYO is the first sample of non-state vocational higher schools established individually by direct approval of higher education council. It has become a part of İstanbul Aydin University following its inauguration. ABMYO is providing 42 day-time programs and 38 evening programs and 4 distance learning programs in the modern physical and technogical environment of Bahcelievler and Florya campuses, with a large group of wellequipped and experienced taching staff.
Using contemporary teaching techniques on an advanced level for the benefit of its students , İstanbul Aydin University embodies the Distance Learning Center that provides Associate and Graduate level education. Through this program , students who are working or cannot atend the classroom programs for any reason, are able to obtain an Associate Degree in Hospitality and Hotel Management , Computer Programming and Computer Technologies program ming and can earn Graduate Degree in E-Management.
Students of Istanbul Aydin University who successfully complete minimum one academic year of the program which they have initially been enrolled may transfer to another program as long as the connect and academic level of which is consonant with the program they are originally placed.
Bachelor’s degree students who succeed in earning a minimum of 60 ECTS by taking courses from a second bachelor’s program, are entitled with a double major diploma along with the diploma of their original program.
Bachelor’s degree students may take additonal courses at least 30 ECTS from a second bachelor’s program leading to a certificate in his/her minor program along with a bachelor's degree for their principal program.
Istanbul Aydın University is a leading institution integrates Education and tranining with industry and service sectors . Along with its role of expanding and flourishing higher Education the University has partnerships with thousands of leading private and public companies in various fields. Our Students may have practical training at partner companies during the schooling period and become familiar with employment Opportunities for their future Professional life. This approach strenghens the connection between the University and business circles, as well as contributing to national economy.
Collaboration with the business world does not only enhance the possibility of providing internship and create job opportunites for the students but also contributes the development of the academic curricula to be parallel with the needs of the real sectors . Course contents can be revised in regard with the applicational needs of the relevant industry ateliers and laboratories as well are faciliated with necessary equipment. Students thus acquire the updated theoretical and applicational novelties to get reay dor the Professional life.
With the aim of taking a prominent place in the global platform of higher education, İstanbul Aydin University has been initiating international co-operations, and has already realised several joint degree programs in only 3 years’time of its establishment. IAU has signed cooperation agreements with more than a hunderd international higher education institutions all over the world, mainly from North American and European countires.These co-operations bring the opportunity to develop joint or dual degree praograms, summer schools and foreign language learning focilities, collabration in resarch projects, student and staff exchanges. Many academics and leading personnel of each party pay mutual visits between each other with the purpose of program developments.
The region where modern Turkey is located had been the home of various populations of different cultures which had been the sources of world's civilizations. Many of those civilizations recorded and saved their knowledge in order to pass them to future generations, and these efforts turned into libraries, many of which could survive till our times.
Being a part of such a rich heritage which placed particular importance to accumulating and sharing knowledge, Istanbul Aydin University has built up its libraries and equipped them with computerized system.
IAU libraries consist of materials such as thousands of books, periodicals. Journals, CDs and videos to provide source for academic and vocational activities and for individual improvement. IAU libraries', having a hi-tech and dynamic infrastructure, renders usual library services as well as virtual library atmosphere to students, lecturers and administrative staff.
Materials are classified by Dewey Digital System and can be reached by open shelf order. Dewey System operates on subject basis and provides an easy access for desired materials. Bahçelievler and Florya libraries are interlinked. Therefore it is possible for students to have quick access to electronic books, audio visual materials from any campus. These libraries provide access to the documentation center of the Higher Education Council(YOK) of Turkey and the National Library enabling users to reach millions of books and documents from IAU library which is in service 18 hours a day. See İAU library web page for further details.