Arel College, which paved the way for the establishment of Istanbul Arel University, was founded in 1990 and has expandedto include Arel Preschool Arel Primary School, Arel Anatolian High School, Arel Scientific High School and Arel Sport and Culture Complex. Today, Arel Educational Institutionsboast over 20 years of educational excellence ranging from preschool to university. Istanbul Arel University is a private, non-profit and state recognised university founded on 18th May, 2007 by Kemal Gözükara Education and Culture Foundation pursuant to Additional Article 76 of the Law Number 5656. The university has five faculties including the Faculty of Science and Letters the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, the Faculty of Communication, the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences and the Faculty of Fine Arts. It has also three schools School of Health Sciences, the School of Applied, Sciences and the School of Foreign Languages. One Vocational School and 2 Institutes including the Institute of Sciences and the Institute of Social Sciences.