ILKE Association of Science Culture Education was established in year 2010 with the intention of living pursuant to Islamic and humane values, to conduce to be lived, to be spearheading for realization of the transformation of the society in this direction. The volition/will that brings ILKE to existence has established and/or supported a great deal of charities and public utility foundations up to present. Through existing foundations, ILKE has been supporting works in business ethics, public education works, and academic studies and also has been generating information, policy and strategy for these fields.
Association of Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics (IGIAD) has been established in 2003. IGIAD is a non-governmental organization working on the areas of business ethics and entrepreneurship. IGIAD aims to spread awareness for business ethics, promote entrepreneurship, and raise ethical consciousness in the society. IGIAD questions the current market rules and tries to construct a rights-centered business. IGIAD endeavors to spread the fair distribution of lawful (halal) income. Meanwhile it supports, offers and guides a role model for entrepreneurs who would abide by these principles. IGIAD, organizes seminars, conferences and panels on business ethics and entrepreneurship; publishes a quarterly newsletter, semi-annual academic journal and books; prepares reports; organizes meetings, social and cultural events for its members in order to achieve its purposes.
İstanbul Şehir University rose with an academic pursuit which has directed the Foundation for Sciences and Arts since 1986. İstanbul Şehir University, which took the road as a real “foundation university”, started its actual foundation works in 2007. The University gained “institutional identity” in May 31, 2008 and went into action in its contact office in Tophane in June 1, 2008. During this process, under the leadership of “Research-Development Group” which gathered a strong, young and dynamic academic community, discussions were brought up relating the unique values that the University is to put forth in view of production and dissemination of information and the problems it may face. İstanbul Şehir University, which aims at contributing to the production and dissemination of heuristic information met its first students in 2010- 2011 Academic Year, with its unique, participatory, universal and liberal perspective and flourishing team. İstanbul Şehir University continues its activities in Altunizade East and Altunizade West Campus, under the roof of 6 colleges and 2 graduate schools.
Scientific Studies Society (İLEM) was founded in 2002 with a view to train and support scientists and intellectuals who are expected to suggest encompassing solutions for those problems that have been taking place over two centuries. Studies within İLEM are planned with a comparative and multi-dimensional interdisciplinary approach to assist the training of sapient and sagacious scholars who understand zeitgeist and main dynamics of their own civilization. With this regard, one of the main objectives of İLEM is conducting scientific research to suggest solutions for the questions of humanity by laying a ground for training scientists who preserve our tradition of science. İLEM hopes its scientific studies to inspire varied groups in Turkey and abroad.