Marmara Educational Institutions started its educational activities with the motto “From Kin-dergarten to University” in 1991; respectively İstanbul Marmara Education Foundation (IMEV) was established in 1996 and Maltepe University (MU) was founded in 1997. The university which is a public entity was established by the Law No:4282 and subjected to Law No. 2547 and the provisions of the law and regulations related to the foundations and higher education institutions. The University received its first admissions in the year 1997 with additional quota placement.
Maltepe University which is affiliated to IMEV has been continuing the tradition of being a foundation by providing services in the education, health, environment, culture, art and social fields.