ITU North Cyprus

Our Values

› To educate successful and leadership-oriented students equipped with skills that meet the requirements of the era,

› To be a role model by enhancing inter-university collaboration and coordination in the TRNC,

› To provide qualified and sustainable support for competitiveness at the regional and global levels.



Sharing ITU's 250 years of experience in higher education, R&D, and application areas with other educational institutions in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, serving as a role model and pioneer in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin.



Our quarter-century experience, strong faculty members, laboratories, R&D centers, graduates, and works.


Quality Policy

The quality policy of ITU-TRNC Education-Research Campuses is to systematically improve and verify activities that support the education and teaching processes continuously.


Quality Objectives

Strengthening our national image and increasing our brand value within the country,

Ensuring that all students benefit from the available opportunities to the fullest extent,

Facilitating the continuous improvement and development of education,

Leading the implementation of training programs that will enhance innovative approaches,

Updating educational curricula in line with national and international standards and industry needs,

Maintaining high-quality standards at all times with the aim of being an effective, efficient, competitive, performance-oriented, internationally recognized, and respected entrepreneurial global university,

Establishing a management and organizational understanding that ensures coordinated and high-performance work for administrative units,

Organizing and implementing training programs and social activities that enhance the job skills, efficiency, knowledge, and team spirit of academic staff and employees in administrative units,

Supporting the contribution and participation of our academic staff in conferences, symposiums, panels, seminars, open sessions, and courses organized on international platforms,

Acting as a bridge in relationships between civil society organizations and the business world,

Establishing project units capable of responding to R&D demands,

Taking a leadership role in all activities carried out in education.


Establishment Process

On January 19, 2008, the Framework Protocol for the Establishment of Istanbul Technical University's Education-Research Campuses in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (ITU-TRNC) was signed.

On April 17, 2008, the Law Approving the Framework Protocol for the Establishment of Istanbul Technical University's Education-Research Campuses in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, with the number 5756, was accepted in the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM). 

On March 16, 2009, Law No. 38/2009, concerning the Establishment, Duties, Operations, and Inspection of Istanbul Technical University ITU-TRNC Education-Research Campuses, was accepted in the 44th Session of the Assembly of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. The law was published in the Government Gazette by the President of the TRNC.

On January 5, 2010, the approval of the Framework Protocol for the Establishment of Istanbul Technical University's Education-Research Campuses in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, signed on January 19, 2008, and approved by Law No. 5756 on April 17, 2008, was confirmed. The decision was made by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Turkey on December 15, 2009, based on the letter dated December 1, 2009, with reference number HUMŞ/1574 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, in accordance with Article 3 of Law No. 244 dated May 31, 1963. The decision was published in the Government Gazette.

In the academic year 2011-2012, the Preparatory School of Foreign Languages became operational, and infrastructure work began for undergraduate programs.

In September 2012, the education and training activities started for the programs of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering, Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

In May 2021, the opening of undergraduate programs in Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Economics and Finance, Architecture, and Maritime Business Management was approved, and student admissions began for the academic year 2021-2022.

In May 2022, the opening of undergraduate programs in Interior Architecture and Industrial Engineering was approved, and student admissions started for the academic year 2022-2023.

Institutional Identity

You can access our university's institutional identity work, consistent with its historical and cultural heritage, aimed at developing and preserving brand value at world standards through the following headings.


ITU Institutional Logo

ITU-TRNC Institutional Logo

ITU Institutional Logo Guide

ITU Institutional Presentation Format

ITU Institutional Report Assignment Format