Kadir Has University (KHU or as mostly preferred by its students KHAS), was established in 1997, in Istanbul. A personal university, it's seven faculties, Engineering, Sciences and Humanities, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Communication, Law and Fine Arts, in addition to its several vocational schools, and is specialized in getting a leader in academic and social fields in Turkey, in addition to setting up itself as a worldwide center for analysis and systematic development. Prof. Mustafa Aydın may be the rector for the institution.
The institution had been launched because of the Kadir offers Foundation, set up because of the late industrialist and philanthropist Kadir Has.
The university's main campus is situated at Cibali Istanbul, on Golden Horn. The building had been initially a cigarette factory, erected in 1884 and utilized for nearly seventy many years by TEKEL the state tobacco manufacturers. After that it fell in disrepair as a result of not enough upkeep and eventually ended up being abandoned. It wasn't before the late 1990s whenever Kadir Features Foundation created the concept to turn this desolated factory building into a university, using a twenty-nine 12 months lease from Tekel in 1997. After four several years of repair, the institution ended up being formally opened on 30 December 2002. The building features over 35.000m2 of indoor space plus reasons.
In 2003 Kadir includes University won the Europa Nostra Award the stunning repair of a historic place. After this huge success, again with the exact same aim, Kadir has actually Charity Foundation purchased the C block of the building from TEKEL in addition and began the renovation of this block which can be in the pipeline to complete in November 2006.
Kadir Has University is the sponsor of a number of prizes including: