Two new universities to open in Istanbul

Two new universities to open in Istanbul

Two new universities to open in Istanbul

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Turkey’s parliament approved the creation of two new universities in Istanbul on late Nov. 16, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

The two new universities will be named Fenerbahçe University and Ayvansaray University.

One of them, Fenerbahçe Univesity, will provide sports-related education and will begin with 1,000 students in its first year before the number climbs to 6,000 within five years. 

A fifth of the students will receive scholarships from the Fenerbahçe Sports Club, the school’s founder.

Faculties of arts and sciences, engineering and architecture, economics and administrative sciences, communications, sports science and technology and health sciences will also open within three years, according to university officials.

A faculty of law and maritime studies will also open within five years, they said.

Meanwhile, the Plato Vocational School in the Balat area of Istanbul will reopen with the name of Ayvansaray University. The school is being transformed into a foundation university at a cost of almost 100 million Turkish Liras.  

The chairman of the board of trustees, Dr. Tolga Yazı, said they were planning to open three faculties, one school of applied sciences and two institutes in January 2017.