Istanbul Technical University is one of the oldest technical universities with its almost 250 year history. Istanbul Technical University which is the first technical university in Turkey is identified with its engineering and architecture education. Istanbul Technical University is an outstanding instution with its rooted history, science, technology, art and sports. It is a science center which produces innovative projects and connects our past into the future. Our university is the architect of numerous scientific and technological improvements and has succeeded the firsts as well as being one of the distinguished and oldest technical universities in the world.
Turkish Aircraft Industries Anonymous Partnership (TUSAŞ) is established in 1973, 28 June by The Ministry of Industry and Technology in order to decrease Turkey’s external dependence on defense industry. Along with the decision of satisfying the warplane need of Turkish Air Forces of Command and using F – 16 planes, TUSAŞ Aviation and Space Industry (TAI) is established in 1984 by TUSAŞ as Turkish- American joint investment company for 25 years in order to manufacture F – 16 planes, integration of systems on aircraft, making flight tests and finally to deliver to our Air Force.