Yildiz Technical University
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Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi
, often referred to simply as YTU or Yildiz) is a technical university dedicated to engineering sciences and is one of the most prominent educational institutions in Istanbul
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. The central campus lies within the Beşiktaş
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Yildiz Technical University has a distinguished history which began in 1911. YTU was founded as Kondüktör Mekteb-i Âlisi/Conductors School of Higher Education in order to meet the “science officer” (known previously as conductors, and today as technicians) requirement of the Municipality Public Works Section. The school was modelled on the syllabus of the “Ecole de Conducteur” and was affiliated with the Ministry of Public Works.
The school’s name was changed to Nafia Fen Mektebi/School of Public Works in 1922 and the duration of education was increased to 2,5 years in 1926 and 3 years in 1931.
Following the increase in public facilities and the requirement for technical services, law ordered the closure of Nafia Fen Mektebi and the establishment of the Technical School to supply workforce for the gap between technical officers and professional engineers. The school had a 2-year program for technical officers and a 4-year program for engineering and was given buildings, which are still in use today, from the Yıldız Palace annexes and moved here.
In the early period the school had construction and mechanical science departments educating students as technical officers and engineers. From the 1942-1943 semester on electricity and architecture departments were founded as part of the department of engineering.
The school was established as an autonomous higher education and research institution in 1969.And with the law in 1971 which ruled for the closing of special vocational schools, engineering schools were affiliated with the Istanbul State Engineering and Architectural Academy.
Istanbul State Engineering and Architectural Academy and affiliated schools of engineering and the related faculties and departments of the Kocaeli State Engineering and Architecture Academy and the Kocaeli Vocational School were merged to form Yıldız University. The new university incorporated the departments of Science-Literature and Engineering, the Vocational School in Kocaeli, a Science Institute, a Social Sciences Institute and the Foreign Languages, Atatürk Principles and the History of Revolution, Turkish Language, Physical Education and Fine Arts departments affiliated with the Rectorate.
The school took its final name in 1992 as Yildiz Technical University. The Faculty of Engineering was divided into four faculties and restructured as the Faculty of Electrical-Electronics, Faculty of Construction,Faculty of Mechanical and Chemical-Metallurgy and also included the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences within its organization. The Kocaeli Faculty of Engineering and the Kocaeli Vocational School were released from the university to be restructured as Kocaeli University. Today YTU offers education with its 9 faculties, 2 institutes, the Vocational School of Higher Education and the Vocational School for Foreign Languages to more than 17.000 students.
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