Beykent University is a foundation university in Istanbul, Turkey. It has courses taught in English, and with 17,059 students.
Beykent University has agreements with European universities under the Socrates and Erasmus programmes, which allow university students to continue their education in a European university and foreign students to study in Turkey.
Ahmet Davutoğlu, the current Prime Minister of Turkey, worked at Beykent University as a professor from 1999 to 2004, serving as Head of the Department of International Relations, Member of University Senate and Member of Board of Management.
Ömer Dinçer, the former Minister of National Education of Turkey, worked at Beykent University as a professor from 1999 to 2003, serving as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Director of Institute of Social Sciences and Vice Chancellor.
Beykent University Men’s Volleyball Team has become the champion in the first League Volleyball Tournament organized on March 18–29, 2013 by the Turkish University Sports Federation.
The university is a member of the Caucasus University Association
The Beykent Büyükçekmece Beylikdüzü Campus is located at Istanbul’s Büyükçekmece county within the residential area of Beykent. The 12 floor building is centered around the Beylikdüzü life center, healthcare institutions and the Tüyap Exhibition.
The closed educational complex provides modern educational facilities, laboratories, workshop studios, an auditorium, and a cultural center. The external sports area and swimming pool at the Beykent College can be used by the students of the University.
The facility houses mainly the Vocational School, which runs 38 programmes, 23 in the daytime and 15 in the evening for the benefit of working students. The Vocational School opened its doors for the 2005-2006 teaching year.
The Ayazaga-Maslak Campus is in the Sarıyer region of Istanbul. This modern building opened with an 8,000 student capacity for the 2005-2006 lecture year. It provides facilities mainly for BA and BSc programmes.
The Ayazaga-Maslak Campus has a maximum 12,000 student capacity because of new building improvements.
Located within Istanbul’s main culture and arts district, it was opened in 2004. It serves as the headquarters of the Social Sciences Institute and most post-graduate programmes are taught in this building.