Bezmialem Vakif University (BVU)
Bezmialem Vakıf University, originating from the roots of Gureba-i Müslimin, the first modern hospital of the Ottoman Empire that was founded in 1843 by Bezmiâlem Mother Sultana, was transformed into a university in 2010.
Bezmialem is one of the first thematic research universities in Health and Life Sciences in Turkey and also a non-profit foundation university which aims both to make progress in education, research and health care and aspires to keep alive a heritage that is over 175 years old. Bezmialem aims to be a reference institution on a worldwide level with its four faculties. Bezmialem has three graduate schools: Institute of Health Sciences, Life Sciences and Biotechnology, and Gastroenterology and also a Vocational School of Health Care Services.
Bezmialem Vakif University has more than 100 collaborations from all over the world including Johns Hopkins University, USA, which is among the leading top-notch universities in the field of health and education.