TED University was established in 2009 by the Turkish Education Association (TED), which has been pioneering the development of education in Turkey since 1928.

Aiming to provide the best educational experience to its students and to become one of the leading private not-for-profit universities in Turkey and carrying the mission of fostering graduates who are creative, critical-minded, self-confident, well- rounded lifelong learners, TED University has adopted innovative teaching pedagogies, a student centered approach, and a balance focus on both the depth and breadth of knowledge.