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Dear Future Leaders,

Welcome to ITU-TRNC Campus, a meeting and knowledge center that embraces centuries, constantly recreates every moment, and has no boundaries.

In the rapidly advancing era of information technology worldwide in the 21st century, where individuals have increased opportunities for self-realization, ITU-TRNC Campus was born as an extension of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) with its deep-rooted legacy and experience spanning 250 years. Similar to the Mühendishane-i Bahr-i Hümayun in our roots, ITU-TRNC Campus started its academic activities by establishing the department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

The importance of technology is increasing with each passing second. Therefore, at ITU-TRNC, our goal is for you to strengthen your technical skills and knowledge by using the latest technologies. Concepts like artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and nanobots are not just terms for us; they will also be the cornerstones of your career.

The mission of our university is not only to generate knowledge but also to educate graduates who are self-confident, creative, and globally competitive. Our vision aims for ITU-TRNC to be in a constant state of development not only regionally but also as a university that meets world standards.

When you step into ITU-TRNC, you will not only be attending classes but also discovering yourself. You will experience a university life filled with social and cultural activities, and you will interact with international students and faculty members. As an ITU-TRNC student, you will benefit from all the social, cultural, educational, research, and development opportunities that Istanbul Technical University offers. Upon graduation, you will possess an ITU diploma with global validity. ITU-TRNC will be a meeting and knowledge center without walls, embracing centuries, constantly recreating every moment, and bridging continents for you.

Our goal is to educate graduates who not only possess technical knowledge but also respect human values. Strengthening your social relationships, contributing to society, and having professional and ethical values are of great importance to us. As we confidently move towards the future and continually increase our knowledge, we also want to acknowledge the values that our past has bestowed upon us.

We are here to help you become a well-equipped and sought-after ITU graduate, and we invite you to join this exciting journey.

I wish you happy, healthy, and successful years on our campus.



Prof. Dr. Murat SARI

The Rector of ITU-TRNC

Curriculum Vitae (CV) of Prof. Dr. Murat SARI


Previous Rectors

Prof. Dr. Ercan KAHYA

Prof. Dr. Cumali KINACI

September 2020 – August 2023

ITU Environmental Engineering Department

Prof. Dr. Ercan KAHYA

Prof. Dr. Ercan KAHYA

August 2012 – September 2020

ITU Civil Engineering Department

Prof. Dr. Mustafa YANALAK

Prof. Dr. Mustafa YANALAK

November 2010 – August 2012

ITU Geomatics Engineering Department

Prof. Dr. Mehmet KARACA

Prof. Dr. Mehmet KARACA

August 2009 – November 2010

ITU Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences