Establishment of Ozyegin University was initiated by Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation in the fall of 2005. In addition to research covering more than 500 people consisting of business world, faculty members, university and high school students, "Research on Developing Sectors and Occupations in Turkey and the World" was conducted. Based on the results of these researches, the basic values and vision of the university were discussed with all stakeholders, with the design studies carried out by ARAMA Participatory Management Consulting. The vision of Ozyegin University was created with more than 300 people at various workshops attended by business executives, faculty members, university students and recent graduates.
Ozyegin University was officially established on May 18, 2007, with the aim of becoming a unique university that contributes to social development with its contemporary education system, innovative structure intertwined with life, education approach intertwined with sectors and programs created accordingly.
The university, which welcomed its first students in September 2008 at Istanbul Altunizade Campus, started education in Çekmeköy Campus as of September 2011.
Ozyegin University Çekmeköy Campus is a quiet and peaceful university campus, designed by the world's leading architectural firm, which also designed the buildings of Cambridge and Princeton, and holding Turkey's first LEED Gold Certificate. Quiet and comfortable study rooms in the campus, which is established on a total area of 280 thousand square meters; With its modern classrooms and laboratories, a sports center of 15,000 m2, a library of 2,825 m2, 2 auditoriums with 350 and 372 seats, students are provided with opportunities in every subject, and it is aimed that they grow together with social, sportive and cultural activities as well as their academic development.
Özyeğin University, which started education with the "research-based entrepreneurship university" approach by embracing the mission of the 3rd Generation University, which is the leader of universities such as MIT and Cambridge, while still in the establishment stage, continued on its way with the goal of "doing studies that benefit society and create added value". With this goal, its academics have been working on projects with commercialization potential, in addition to their research and articles published in international journals since the day it was founded.
Established to serve the society as a researcher and entrepreneurial learning center intertwined with life, Özyeğin University offers its students an innovative education model that creates added value, and provides students with in-depth knowledge of emerging professions, proficient in foreign languages, competent in the use of communication and information technologies, and entrepreneurial students. aims to have graduates who have the desire and determination to make a difference in the environment and in the institutions they will work with, with the equipment and experiences they have gained in the courses and in the real world. It trains not only "professionals" but "entrepreneurs".