Board of Trustees

Dr. Muharrem USTA

Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Dr. Muharrem Usta

Dear students,

Istinye University is a valuable education investment by MLP Care Group which is Turkey’s biggest healthcare brand. Bringing three different hospital brands, namely, “Liv Hospital”, “Medical Park” and “VM Medical Park”, under one roof, MLP Care Group will use its experience and knowledge of more than 20 years for the educational development of you, our youth.

We will use all of our means to elevate you as people who are well-qualified, make good use of technology, stand out in national and international arenas for your academic achievements and significantly contribute to our country in the light of an academic background that is at an international standard.


As a healthcare group offering services all around Turkey with 27 hospitals and 14,000 employees, we will reach our goal of raising healthy generations together with your contributions. Our family of 14,000 members will become a colossal family by expanding further with the participation of you, our valuable students.

In line with the awareness of the role of education in the development and progress of our country, Istinye University opened its doors thanks to the great efforts of our founder 21st Century Foundation, and continues its operations with the aim of making internationally recognized contributions to science by elevating the future’s prominent medical doctors, engineers, architects, social scientists, artists and successful academics.

Shedding a new light on the academic world, Istinye University will become one of the leading education institutions in our country, primarily in the field of healthcare with the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences and Vocational School of Health Services that will start providing education this year; and in other branches with the Faculties of Dentistry, Pharmacy, Science and Literature, Engineering, Economics and Administrative Sciences, and Architecture in the near future.

The foundation of education at our university plays an essential role in meeting the needs of qualified personnel, which is the biggest problem in the fast-growing healthcare sector, and secondly will provide thousands of young people with career opportunities in all kinds of occupations.

And we, getting strength from you, will stay on course to leave a beneficial legacy for humanity.

I wish you all a successful education and training life with my warmest regards.

Muharrem Usta
Chairman of the Board of Trustees



Board of Trustees


  • Dr. Muharrem Usta Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Prof. Erkan İbiş Rector
  • Dr. Ahmet Özdemir
  • Haydar Sancak
  • Yaşar Karayel
  • Mustafa Nimetoğlu
  • Prof. İbrahim Dinçer