Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities famous for its historical monuments and magnificent scenic beauties. It is the only city in the world, which spreads over two continents: it lies at a point where a narrow strait – the Bosphorus, separates Asia and Europe. Istanbul has a history of over 2,500 years, and ever since its establishment on this strategic junction of lands and seas, the city has been a crucial trade center. The historic city of Istanbul is situated on a peninsula flanked on three sides by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. It has been the capital of three great empires, the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires.
|Istanbul Technical University|
Istanbul Technical University is a large city university with its campuses located at the central points of Istanbul: Gümüşsuyu, Maçka, Taşkışla, Tuzla and Ayazağa. Founded in 1773 with the name “Mühendishane-i Bahr-i Hümayun” (Imperial School of Naval Engineering) during the reign of Mustafa III, Istanbul Technical University is a prominent and pioneering university of engineering and architecture with many innovative studies in science, technology, research and development. ITU, as a university mainly composed of graduate engineering schools and research laboratories, works closely in collaboration with enterprises and other economic and social partners. Our university facilitates the knowledge and technology transfer to industries, management centers, briefly to all society. To do this, ITU has created many Techno-Science parks, incubation centers, entrepreneurship and innovation center and technology transfer office. This way, ITU offers a favorable environment for students to build a successful career in their professions, to improve themselves, to seek internship opportunities and to conduct research projects. There are 14 faculties in this University. One of them is Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
The origins of the Department of Electrical Engineering can be traced back to the Mechanical and Electrical Institute, Istanbul University Faculty of Science, in 1926. In 1934, the “Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering” was bounded to Istanbul Technical University, as the Electro-Mechanic Division, which was the official start of Department of Electrical Engineering. Today, the foundation of electrical, electro-mechanical and electronic industries in Turkey is based on and developed through the valuable contributions of this Faculty. It has gained a well-deserved reputation for pioneering achievements in the past as well as training highly qualified engineers and scientists.