İstanbul Gedik University is a part of Gedik Education Foundation (GEF) established by Gedik Holding on September 7, 1994 to contribute to the development of the welding technology in Turkey.

Gedik Education Foundation has done a lot of multi dimensional work in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education, institutions of Higher Education and establishments of the private sector ever since it was established. Gedik Education Foundation has successfully completed many projects such as schools, dormitories, vocational education centers and educational establishments also providing services for the handicapped.

Gedik Education Foundation, which has offered internationally accredited education in the fields of welding engineering, non destructive testing and finance, has established İstanbul Gedik University. The system of İstanbul Gedik University is based on hands-on training. Aiming to educate students with self-esteem in the field, İstanbul Gedik University guarantees to provide high quality education which is nationally and internationally effective. This education  is in accordance with the “vocational competence” criteria. One of the top priority objectives of İstanbul  Gedik University is to train students to help them to acquaire the necessary  qualifications and effective working skills that are in demand in the national and international competitive environment.

Faculties of Engineering, Fine Arts and Architecture, Sports Sciences and Economics and Administrative Sciences, School of Foreign Languages and Vocational School with its 23 programs; and Institutes of Physical Sciences, Health Sciences and Social Sciences are parts of İstanbul Gedik University.

İstanbul Gedik University continues to provide education and training at its 5 Campuses located in Kartal, Pendik-Kurtköy, Tuzla-Aydınlı and Kurtköy-Çamlık and Nişantaşı regions.İstanbul Gedik University has a total of 30.000 square meters of closed space in these four campuses. Transportation from one campus to another is provided by the university. Two dormitories, one for female students and the other for male students, began to provide services in the Tuzla Aydınlı Campus in the 2012-2013 Academic Year.

İstanbul Gedik University has a distinguished place amongst Turkish universities with its Faculty of Sports Sciences. The university  gives importance  to various sports, social and cultural activities and supports physical development of its student body.

İstanbul Gedik University aims to educate qualified personnel and administrators who have broad vision by offering hands-on training geared to meet the needs of Turkey in the 21st Century that is needed by professions. İstanbul Gedik University provides this training by using modern technologies. The mission of this university is to develop university-industry cooperation and make a quality contribution to employment as a Research & Development university. This university aims to provide a good future to its students by offering on-the-job training, employment opportunities and international education programs, such as welding engineering, after graduation. Additionally, it has earned the right to receive Erasmus University Charter.İstanbul  Gedik University aims to contribute to the information focused on social and technological development by providing the services of Lifelong Education, Application and Research Center.