$7000 – $15000 / YEAR
Kadir Has University (KHU) was founded in 1997, in Istanbul. The university, with its five faculties of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Communication, Law and Fine Arts, as well as its several vocational schools, is dedicated to becoming a leader in educational and cultural fields in Turkey, as well as establishing itself as an international center for research and scientific development.
Born in Kayseri to Nuri HAS and Zekiye HAS, Kadir Has graduated from Bogazici college in 1942. Within the same year, he married Rezan Has, daughter of Mehmet-Sehime Germirli, a well-respected, well-established family in Kayseri. His father, a self-made man who started out in Adana with many factories and trade organizations, became one of the richest men the country and was among the founders of AKBANK.
Kadir Has went to work as soon as he got married and became one of the most important businessmen in Adana through his work in the automotive trade. He moved to Istanbul in 1960, still mainly concentrating in the automotive trade, and again became one of the leading businessmen of the city. He founded Mercedes Automotive and Truck Factory, and for many years he worked as the chief executive officer and executive board member of this company. He established the Coca-Cola Company in Turkey. He was also among the partners of Peugeot minibus producers, under the trade name Karsan and he became the distributor for French Michelin tires.
He founded various trade organizations. Kadir Has is the second founding shareholder of Akbank after the Sabanci family. In 1998, Kadir Has received an Honorary Doctorate in Administration, Planning and Economics Education from Canakkale On Sekiz Mart University, as a commendation for his efforts and endeavors as well as his for his moral and financial contributions to the education of future generations.
Kadir HAS and Rezan HAS, with the HASVAK (Kadir Has Foundation for Education) have both been benefactors for important activities in education and health and have bequeathed their entire estate to this foundation. They have always believed that their honorable and loyal obligation to Turkey is to give back what they have earned. Thus, Kadir Has’s biggest passion has been the establishment and improvement of the university which bears his name, Kadir Has University.
The founding of our institution grew out of his personal philosophy: “I will strive to do and be the best for my country.” In keeping with this motto, our purpose is to facilitate the education, development and prosperity of today’s youth by means of innovative research and academic teaching that inspires democratic thinking and practice. We believe that education can fortify our students, as it did earlier generations, to meet the tests of their own time.Our aim is to create an environment of education, research, and discussion at the level of the best universities in the world. Thus we offer education based on both traditional disciplines and interdisciplinary models; we foster the skills necessary for continuing social and cultural development; and, while helping students prepare for the future, we encourage their search for higher truths.
Why Kadir Has University?
Full-time graduate student from Azerbaijan
“I am a masters student in the New Media Department at KHAS. After graduating from Baku State University, I decided to continue my education in the New Media field. Before making a decision, I researched several universities in Turkey, and found out that Kadir Has University was the first university to offer New Media BA and MA programs. I discovered that KHAS has lots of opportunities for students in their future career and self-development. I also received a scholarship at KHAS. So, I would like to mention that my university has different types of scholarship opportunities for international students. I am so happy to be a KHAS student. It is the most complete pleasure and confidence to study here and to be in the center of plenty of activities, especially in the New Media industry. KHAS is an education brand in Turkey and I wish everyone to be a part of this brand”.
Erasmus student from Bath Spa University (UK), Literature major
“I am in the final year of my literature degree and felt that I needed to inject some life into my studies, and what better way could there be than to acquire knowledge on university in a different country. Moreover, experiencing life on the precipice of the occident and the orient is an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. The sheer scale of Istanbul will never cease to amaze me, nor will its ability to seamlessly merge the new alongside the old. The people I have met and the things that I have seen have made this year one, if not the most, memorable in my years to come.”
Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering
Graduate School of Social Science
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PhD in EconomicsPhD in Finance and BankingPhD in International Relations
|M.A. in EconomicsM. A. in Film and DramaM.A. in Finance and BankingM. A. in Communication StudiesMaster of Business Administration|