About Üsküdar University
History - From Past to Today
As NP group, we started this journey to enhance the level of the society's mental health, contribute to the rehabilitation of mental health-related problems, offer health services for treatments of in-patients and out-patients, and while offering these services to provide them in international standards of today's modern science. In 1998, we started to implement the standard EEG, together with an additional feature of brain mapping and therewithal added the computerized clinical Neurobiofeedback tests and computerized training modules into diagnosis and treatment programs.
Firstly, NP Group initiated the Turkish branch of the Memory Centers of America on May 25th, 1999, at Bağdad Street in Istanbul with the participation of then President of the Republic, Süleyman Demirel.
The Memory Center, which was accomplished to implement the “Brain check-up” and “Magnetic Stimulation Treatment" (TMS) first in Turkey, continues to offer new treatment methods uninterruptedly in psychiatry effectively with its highly qualified expert staff.
The Memory Center relied on the scientific measurements in the diagnosis and the treatment of brain functions dealing with neurological and psychiatric diseases, and opened the second stage opening Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit one year later, on October 3rd, 2000 with the participation of Wenon Wells, the President of “Memory Center of America”.
The service of these two centers has been facilitating unremittingly since then. We take pride in being the pioneers in Turkey to implement a treatment approach that depends on measuring the brain functions and understanding the thought-oriented medicine.
By combining and making use of the potential of all Neurology, Psychiatry, and Psychology; NP Group has adapted a multidisciplinary approach from diagnosis to treatment in Turkey.
In February 2003, NP Group put a five-storey center for Adult Neurology and Psychiatry in Feneryolu into service, and allocated the villa behind it for Young Children and Adolescent Psychiatry.
In November 2006, NP Group has started to use functional and volumetric MR visualization techniques. On March 20th 2007, we have met the need for an in-patient institution and inaugurated the Hospital with the participation of Bülent Arınç, President of Grand National Assembly of Turkey by establishing the first and the only Neuropsychiatry Hospital in Turkey .
In June 2009, NP GROUP started the first Clinical Pharmacogenetic Laboratory in Neuropsychiatry in Turkey and on August 10th, 2009, the service of Child and Adolescent Psychology and Adult Psychiatry at NPISTANBUL Polyclinic at Etiler.
On March 3rd, 2011 Üsküdar University has been officially established .
Following NPISTANBUL Brain Hospital, NP Feneryolu Polyclinic and NP Etiler Polyclinic, Üsküdar University is added to the NP Group chain as an importand part of the thematic network. NP Group inspired by the NP traditions and with the vision of faculty adhering them, has a pioneering role to offer young people doors to promising jobs of the future while being individuals equipped with human values.
As of November 22nd 201, the Memory Center Neuropsychiatry Center and the NPISTANBUL Polyclinic at Etiler continues to serve as part of Üsküdar University’s NPSUAM Neuropschiatry Health Application and Research Center.
Research and Development
NP Group has invested much on R&D projects and novelties to introduce to Turkey within the field of Neurology. Üsküdar University aims to contribute to the world medicine through accumulating large data base and using hi-tech devices such as QEEC, volumetric MR, functional MR, one and only MR compatible EEG, EPMRS, EKT, Pharmacogenetic Laboratory and rTMS. The results of the researches and projects have been shared with the psychiatry world and published in renowned scientific magazines. Üsküdar University has 2000 m2 of laboratory area; Brain Mapping (QEEC), Genetics (DNA Isolation), Neurobiofeedback, Neuropsychology, Brain Stimulation, Neuroimaging and Pharmacogenetics, Neuropsychopharmacology Phase1 (NPF) laboratories which are fully functional and open to the use of our students.
Why Üsküdar University
We are preferred because;
Üsküdar University has no alternative in the clinical and practical environment that present opportunities for students who are interested in Psychology and Behavioral Health Sciences.
In Bioengineering, Üsküdar University is second to none offering clinical and research opportunities such as the production of Brain Battery, Neurostimulation and Neuroimaging laboratories and Health Physics Studies.
In Computer Engineering field, Üsküdar University has no alternative in the clinical infrastructure required for studies on the Brain computer Interface (BCI) and artificial intelligence.
Üsküdar University will be providing the training of “Software Psychology” focusing on the development of User Friendly Software.
We attain the human resources that are experienced and knowledgeable to encourage and maintain necessary developmnts for the Social Services and Pediatric.
We possess the infrastructure that will enable the clinical experience in Neuropsychiatry for the programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences and in the Vocational School of Health Services.
We adopt an understanding of “professional intelligence”, in Healthcare Management Department.
Üsküdar University has no alternative for those who pursue a career in “Behavioral Genetics” in Molecular Biology and Genetics fields.
We offer our students the opportunities to pursue double major degree and minor programs.
We are quite experienced in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Family Counseling, and Mind Training.
We provide our students with a variety of scholarship options.
Üsküdar University adopts a multidisciplinary approach in Psychology, Philosophy, Health, Genetics, and Engineering Sciences.
Mission & Vision
To work with similar methods towards common goals in various disciplines like Mind-Body health and diseases, Medicine, Genetics, Social and Bioengineering Sciences, Basic Sciences, Spiritual Science, Family Counseling; to produce Science and Service, and to train qualified people.
To protect and improve mental health of our people and community through a holistic approach in the fields of history, culture, social, and health.
To develop high-quality education, training, research, and application programs supported by the usage of people-oriented technology that target the issues related to the modern human.
To become a leading, ideal, universal university that adds value to regional development and ensure participation.
To provide education and training in line with the European Union and the global standards.
To be a University contributing in the socio-economic and cultural structure of the country, providing educational and research facilities at the international level, especially in the fields of science, health, tourism, history and cultural resource management.
To consider a natural, cultural, economic and social requirements and possess an important position in our country; to be a pioneering and model university contributing to urban and regional development through high-quality and high-tech educational, training, research and application programs.
To create scientific activities that engage in providing solutions mainly to the health problems of humanity and especially the people of our region through developing high-quality academic programs and utilizing resources in the most efficient manner.
To be a participatory, researching, science producing university that values the Turkey's touristic, agricultural, social and economic assets with the natural and cultural resources that are possesed.