Istanbul Kültür University (İKÜ) operates within the framework of Higher Education Law no. 2547. When its educational operations began in the 1997-1998 academic year, it had three Faculties and two Vocational Schools. Today, İKÜ enrolls students in a total of 36 programs across seven Faculties and three Vocational Schools. In addition, doctorate and post-graduate programs are offered in 14 departments within the Institute of Social Sciences and the Institute of Sciences.