Kadir Has University is a private university founded in 1997 by the Kadir Has Charity Foundation. Located in the historic Cibali district of Istanbul, next to the Golden Horn, its main campus was once a giant tobacco factory at the heart of Istanbul’s overseas trade. It was renovated by the Kadir Has Charity Foundation and is an impressive historical building housing the university’s central library, as well as faculty offices, and classrooms etc.
The university has five faculties across three campuses in total. Areas of study at KHU include Engineering and Natural Sciences, Law, Economics, Business Administration, Art and Design, Social Sciences, and Communications. Kadir Has University has dedicated itself to developing a leading role in the fields of education and culture.