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Davutpaşa Campus

Just like the Main Campus, YTU Davutpaşa Campus has a deep-rooted history. The military settlement in the area where the Barracks is located dates back to the Byzantine period; the region was in a position to serve military and palace ceremonies; It is said that during the conquest of Istanbul, it served to accommodate the soldiers and that Sultan Mehmed's tent was established here.

During the Ottoman period, the Barracks maintained the same functions, while the region had a significant role in serving the palace and military ceremonies starting from the 15th century. Davutpaşa Barracks was built as a barracks for the army named Asakir-i Mansure-i Muhammediye, which Mahmud II (1808-1839) created by completely suppressing the Janissary Corps. The construction of the building started in 1826-1827 and was completed in 1831-1832 and the architect of the building is thought to be Krikor Balyan. The Barracks were repaired during the Balkan War and used to shelter immigrants. The military hospital, which was opened during World War I, was closed in 1920. Davutpaşa Barracks, which completed its military function when it was transferred to YTU in 1999 to serve for education, has survived to the present day with its unique function. 

Academic Units in Davutpaşa Campus

  • Rectorate
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Faculty of Science and Literature
  • Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Chemistry and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Faculty of Art and Design
  • Institute of Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering
  • Institute of Graduate Studies in Social Sciences
  • School of Foreign Languages


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Yıldız Campus

The place where Yıldız Technical University was born

The Main Campus, which is located on the hill with a bird's eye view of Beşiktaş in Istanbul and where the fragrant linden scents blow with the arrival of summer, has a history as special as itself. A small pavilion built on the grove on the top of Beşiktaş was first used by Ahmed I for hunting purposes. When Abdülhamid II ascended the throne, he moved to Yıldız Palace in 1877, as he did not find Dolmabahçe Palace, the place where his brother and uncle's reigns were ended, safe.

Yıldız Palace was the fourth palace in İstanbul where the Ottoman sultans resided permanently. It was a complex of palaces, mansions, administration, protection, service facilities and parks located in a garden and grove with an area of approximately 500,000 square meters, starting from the coast and rising to the northwest and covering the entire slope up to the ridge line in Beşiktaş. Among the important structures of this union was The Sultan's Office, also known as the Valide Sultan Mansion or Hünkar Sofrası, and it was given to the school upon the establishment of Yıldız Technical School in 1937.

The Sultan's Office, located on the Yıldız Campus, was used as the Rectorate building of Yıldız Technical University for many years. In addition, buildings such as Çukur Saray, Bekar Sultans, Şehzade Mansions, Sünnet Mansion, Damatlar Chamber, Agavat, Kileri-i Hümayun are used by YTU.

With its ambitious aim to leave a more livable world and spaces for the future generations, YTU transforms its Main Campus and other campuses into sustainable living spaces taking into consideration the frameworks such as the zero-waste policy and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Academic Units on the Main Campus

  • Faculty of Shipbuilding and Maritime
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering 
  • Faculty of Architecture

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