Our foundation, the Turkish Maritime Education Foundation (TUDEV), was set up to meet the need for Seafarers in Türkiye, to assist existing maritime education institutions, to activate an educational institution that trains seafarers, and to establish a university (when conditions allow) as written in the foundation deed and for this purpose, first of all, it gave the necessary financial support to Maritime Faculties and other maritime education institutions. This support still continues.

Our foundation established its own training center, TUDEV Maritime Training Center, in March 1995, and 2100 officers have been trained in this center so far.

At the extraordinary general meeting held on 4 December 2003, TUDEV decided that the Maritime Training Center would continue to serve as a “Turkish Maritime University” at the Higher Education level and started its studies.

After putting a lot of effort, T.C. PIRI REIS UNIVERSITY, which gained legal personality with the law published in the Official Gazette on February 8, 2008, was founded to make contributions to Turkish and World Maritime.


The Vision To provide world class, quality education and training; conduct research and create synergy between vocational and academic education in an environment of global competition. The Mission To educate young people equipped with the vocational and communication skills required in the competitive, global environment of the 21st century, who are perfectly trained and capable of operating in any corner of the world.

Our aim is to produce graduates who also know how to learn, can think freely, are creative, inquisitive, entrepreneurial team players dedicated to constantly improving themselves. In addition they should be modern, cultured, kind and respectful, socially responsible and conscious citizens in line with the principles and revolutions of Atatürk and Turkish maritime customs and traditions. We also aim to be a pacesetting university that develops national and international projects directly contributing to the lives of our fellow people, implements modern educational programs which are supported by a certain number of other social, cultural and human sciences.


You can follow the attached map to reach Piri Reis University Tuzla Deniz Campus, the campus where the IEEES-2023 organization will be held.

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