Founded in 2008, Altinbas Üniversitesi (Altinbas University) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the large metropolis of Istanbul (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Istanbul. Officially recognized by the YÖK – Yüksekögretim Kurulu (YÖK – Council of Higher Education), Altinbas Üniversitesi (AU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational Turkish higher education institution. Altinbas Üniversitesi (AU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. AU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.