President's Office​
"I hereby cordially invite all of you to live a healthy, quality, and social life at our Dragos Campus and become one of the ŞEHİR members who search, understand, and share."

Prof. Peyami Çelikcan
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Dear Students,​
İstanbul Şehir University is an international research university which gathers everyone who seek for what is good, right, and beautiful; try to understand the people, society, nature; and to share the outcome of this search with humanity.
In this regard, we can briefly define our mission at İstanbul Şehir University as search, understand, and share. Self-confidence, freedom, and authenticity are the fundamental values of this mission. We cherish those who are responsible, productive, collaborative, and universal.​​
As an international university, İstanbul Şehir University welcomes hundreds of international students from 70 different countries. Therefore, being a student at İstanbul Şehir University means being a part of an international community and have an international vision. Being a student at İstanbul Şehir University means living together in Dragos Campus, which will be one of the most developed campuses in Turkey thanks to its distinguished academic staff.
At ŞEHİR, what we offer to our members is much more than a world-class education. We present you a healthy and quality life in a campus embraced by green trees right across the Dragos seaside.
İstanbul Şehir University Dragos Campus has been built upon the notion of "social university, social campus". In line with this perspective, we aim to cultivate our students as socially responsible individuals who share our mission to live in harmony with the public and to build strong communication ties with all members of the society.
I hereby cordially invite all of you to live a healthy, quality, and social life at our Dragos Campus and become one of the ŞEHİR members who search, understand, and share.
Prof. Peyami Çelikcan​


Prof. Dr. Peyami ÇELİKCAN


Prof. Dr. Coşkun ÇAKIR

Vice President


Firuze Mübeccel AKGÜN

Executive Assistant



Assistant to the President's Office​

İstanbul Şehir University President's Office
Address: ​İstanbul Şehir University Dragos Campus, Orhantepe Mahallesi Turgut Özal Bulvarı No:21 34865 Dragos/Kartal İSTANBUL
T: 444 4 034 - Ext. 9276 / 9036​
​​​Prof. Dr. Peyami ÇELİKCAN's biography »
He was born in Ankara on 25.12.1961. In 1986, he graduated from the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema at Ankara University College of Communications. In 1987, he started working as a research assistant at the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema at Gazi University College of Communications.
In 1988, he won the Scholarship of the Council of Higher Education for Graduate Education Abroad and went to the United States of America. In 1990, he received his M.A. degree in Communication Arts at University of West Florida. In 1994, he completed Stage and Performing Arts program and obtained his Ph.D. degree in cinema-television at 9 Eylül University Faculty of Fine Arts. He became an associate professor in 1996, and professor in 2004. After serving as the department chair, dean, and vice president in various universities, Peyami Çelikcan has recently worked as the Dean and Vice President of İstanbul Şehir University College of Communications.
In addition to giving lectures in the field of communications at undergraduate, master’s degree, and PhD degree levels, Çelikcan also gave lots of lectures and seminars at the educational programs of various national and international institutions. He held several seminars and workshops for correspondents of Palestine Maan Agency titled “News Broadcasting”; and for programmers at state-run televisions in Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kosovo titled “Television Broadcasting” and “Documentary Production”.
Çelikcan also participated in various projects about adult education and he directed some parts of two educational films, one broadcasted in TRT and produced on behalf of The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Affairs as part of Non-Formal Farmer Education Project (YAYÇEP); and one produced for UNICEF as part of the Visual Parental Education (UNICEF-GABEP).
While continuing his studies in the field of cinema and television, Çelikcan has produced a great many works as a document director and a copywriter. Having specialized in cultural documentaries, Çelikcan shot various documentaries which focused on Middle Asian, Anatolian, and Caucasian geographies by tracing the Turkish culture and history. He was both the director general and copywriter of one of these documentaries, Following Dervishes from Kazakhstan to Hungary, which consists of 13 episodes and was completed in 2000.
Peyami Çelikcan directed the 3-episode documentary The Kyrgyz in 2006. In 2007, he worked as both the copywriter and co-director of the 13-episode documentary The Colors of Anatolia-Birth, Wedding, Death. As of 2011, he took part in the documentaries about The History of Caucasus and Middle Asia Railways as copywriter and co-director. These documentaries are Trans-Caspian Railway (13 episodes), Trans-Siberian Railway (13 episodes), Trans-Aral Railway (13 episodes), and Trans-Caucasian Railway (13 episodes).
Çelikcan also took charge as project advisor in projects carried out by the Radio Television Broadcasters Union (RATEM) in order to determine the professional standards and qualifications in broadcasting, and he conducted studies on professional standards and qualifications for the professions of Television Program Director, Assistant Director, and Chief Electrician and Assistant Electrician.
In addition to his academic studies on media history, cinema history, popular music, and documentary movie, Çelikcan continues his research on addiction and participates in international projects as project advisor. Finally, he served as the project advisor for Drug Awareness on Adults (DAWAP) project carried out by the Green Crescent in cooperation with NGOs from four countries that fight against addiction as part of the ERASMUS+ program.
Peyami Çelikcan is also the Chair of Green Crescent Scientific Board, and member of International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS), and International Documentary Association (IDA).​
​​​Prof. Dr. Coşkun ÇAKIR's biography »
Born in Tokat on April 1, 1966. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences at Istanbul University. He holds his master's degree and doctorate at the same university in the field of History of Economics. He became doctor in 1998, associate Professor in 2002 and professor in 2008. ​
​Between 2005-2007 he was a guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina in the USA and at Georgetown University. In 2009, he took part in the foundation of Istanbul Şehir University. He was the Dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Vice President, the Member of Yunus Emre Institute Board of Trusttees; and Board Member and Vice Chairman in TRT, the Board Member in Press Association between 2009-2015. 
In the General Elections held on 7 June 2015, he entered parliament as a Tokat deputy. Between the years 2015-2016 served as AK Party Group Deputy Chairman. He recently served as Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission and Turkish Group President in the Union for Parliamentaries. He speaks English and is married with 4 children.​​