Istanbul is one of the world's greatest cities famous for its historical monuments and magnificent scenic beauties. It is the only city in the world, which spreads over two continents: it lies at a point where a narrow strait - the Bosphorus, separates Asia and Europe. Istanbul has a history of over 2,500 years, and ever since its establishment on this strategic junction of lands and seas, the city has been a crucial trade center.
The historic city of Istanbul is situated on a peninsula flanked on three sides by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. It has been the capital of three great empires, the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires.
İTÜ is a large city university with its campuses located at the central points of Istanbul: Gümüşsuyu, Maçka, Taşkışla, Tuzla and Ayazağa, which is the largest and the main campus that can be reached easily. All campuses are centrally located and are in walking reach to hospitals/health centres, post offices, banks, shopping centres, markets and hotels/hostels. Museum, cultural centres and stadiums can easily be accessed via public transport.
The city of İstanbul is considered as safe as at least all other major cities such as Paris, New York, London. Additionally, all campuses have security measures in place at the highest level.