In March 2018 the private Istanbul Gelisim University (IGU) celebrated the successful international accreditation of nearly 40 Bachelor programmes across a range of academic disciplines. The accreditation – based on the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) aims to support the internationalization of IGU´s educational offers and shows the competitiveness of the institution. The certificate ceremony concluded a long process in which international expert panels visited the different departments of IGU and discussed the quality of its programmes as well as the learning and teaching experience of students. During the ceremony AQAS Chairman Prof. Dr. Eberhard Menzel highlighted the great achievement of IGU as a relatively new Higher Education Institution in Turkey and expressed the expectation that this alignment with European standards will facilitate the future cooperation with German institutions.