Istanbul Medipol University

World University Rankings 2022
Impact Rankings 2022
Young University Rankings 2022
Kavacik Mah. Ekinciler Cad., No: 19, Kavacik Junction, Beykoz, Istanbul, 34810, Turkey

About Istanbul Medipol University

Istanbul Medipol University (Medipol) is a private non-profit university established in 2009. Student admission to Medipol started in 2010.

Several associate degree programs are provided by four vocational schools in social, technical, and medical fields.

Istanbul Medipol University has 71 undergraduate programs in 13 schools. Twenty-four of these programs are taught in English. The undergraduate schools consist of the International School of Medicine, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Engineering and Natural Sciences, Fine Arts - Design and Architecture, Law, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Communication, Education and College of Health Sciences.

Fifty-one Master's programs (two in English) and 25 PhD programs (two in English) are provided by three different graduate schools, and over 36,000 students study in all these programs.

There are 115 different student clubs that appeal to various interests of students.

Academic and administrative buildings accompanied by research, social, and recreational facilities, and dormitories provide services in three different campuses, Kavacık being the main one.

More than 50% of students are awarded different levels of scholarships, including full scholarship, for most of the students at the International School of Medicine and School of Engineering.

A total of 2300 academic staff members who have solid backgrounds are employed at MEDIPOL. Between 2017-2018, the academic members of our university were awarded one TUBA (Turkish Academy of Sciences) International Academy  Award two TUBA GEBIP (Outstanding Young Scientist)  Award together with the TUSEB (Health Institutes of Turkey) Aziz Sancar Science Award, TUBITAK Science Award, and Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Award (in history and social sciences).

Istanbul Medipol University pays particular importance to program quality assurance in education with 23 programs already accredited and ongoing accreditation efforts for other programs.

One of the main aims of Medipol is to provide high-quality education at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Incorporating high-quality hospitals, it strives to achieve high-quality standards in education and research.

Medipol has twelve research centres and Regenerative and Restorative Medical Research Center (REMER) is the most pivotal research centre of our university. Our Technology Transfer Office provides an advanced level of support to our scientists.

The Medipol "Health Technologies Institute" was established, bringing REMER, Medical Research Center (MEDITAM), Cancer Research Center, Bioengineering and Biotechnology Research Center, and Drug Development Center together under the same umbrella. This institute will improve the integration between inter-unit research projects and "translational research" projects.

Istanbul Medipol University made 210 national and 63 international applications in the last 5 years as part of intellectual properties, such as patents, utility models, and designs. National applications, 136 are covered by patents, 52 designs, and 22 utility models. International applications, 49 are covered by PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty), seven by European and seven by United States patent applications.

Istanbul Medipol University is included in different university ranking systems:


  • World University Ranking 2020: 1001+
  • Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020: 501+
  • Asia University Rankings 2020: 401+
  • Young University Rankings 2020: 401+
  • Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health 2020: 601+
  • THE Impact Rankings 2020: 601+
  • Good Health and well-being 201-300
  • Gender Equality 401+
  • Quality Education 401+
  • Reducing inequalities 401+
  • Partnership for goals 601+

URAP (University Ranking by Academic Performance)

  • World Rankings 2019-2020: 2014
  • Turkish Universities Ranking 2019-2020: 65
  • Among Nonprofit private Turkish Universities 2019-2020: 12

RUR (Round University Ranking)

  • World Rankings 2020: 768
  • Technical Sciences World University Ranking 2020: 699
  • Technical Sciences Turkey Ranking 2020: 16


  • World Rankings 2020: 734
  • Turkey 2020: 20


Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index (2019) -29th


After 2017, we have the opportunity to perform benchmarking at the institutional level and in programs.

As a young university, Istanbul Medipol University was established based on quality, and seeks for continuous development in the fields of education, research, and social contribution, and aims to be among the qualified universities in the country and the world. In this context, Istanbul Medipol University has managed to take place in different university ranking systems. Together with our students, academics, administrative staff, and other stakeholders, we will continue to do what is necessary to become a stronger university.

Explore rankings data for Istanbul Medipol University

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Key statistics

  • 21,056
    Number of FTE Students
  • 66 : 34
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 6%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 19.0
    No. of students per staff
Based on data collected for the (1) 2022 World University Rankings