The knowledge, that most applied science disciplines such as engineering and medicine rely on, is an outcome of the research in basic sciences. Likewise, many technological and methodological outcomes of applied sciences make more advanced research in basic sciences possible.
In various basic science disciplines, Istinye University has an academic staff that is highly skilled both in education and research. This academic potential serves the teaching and research excellence vision of the university through the departments within the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences such as Chemistry and Mathematics as well as the Department of Basic Sciences founded under the Rectorate. The academic staff at the Department of Basic Sciences carries research oriented studies as well as activities in graduate studies.