Özyeğin University (ÖzÜ) welcomed its first students in September 2008 on its Istanbul Altunizade city campus and expanded into a campus university in October 2011, constructing Turkey’s first green campus with a LEED certificate in Çekmeköy. Özyeğin University is a non-profit, state-recognized higher education institution supported by the Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation.

Launched in 1990, the Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation aims to support the continual development of Turkey’s educational system. In addition to providing scholarships to academically successful students studying both in Turkey and abroad, the Foundation has built primary schools, high schools, and dormitories for girls attending secondary school in impoverished regions of the country, while also undertaking various projects in the areas of healthcare and culture.

Özyeğin University is the Foundation’s largest educational undertaking.