Pre-Primary education includes the optional education of children between 36-72 month who are under the age of compulsory primary education. Pre-Primary education institutions, independent nurseries are opened as nursery classes and practical classes within formal and non-formal education institutions with suitable physical capacity.
The purpose of Pre-Primary education is to ensure physical, mental and sensory development of children and the acquisition of good habits, to prepare children for primary education, to create a common atmosphere of growth for those living in inconvenient circumstances and to ensure that Turkish is spoken correct and well.


The purpose of primary education is to ensure that every Turkish child acquires the basic knowledge, skills, behaviors, and habits to become a good citizen, is raised in line with the national moral concepts and is prepared for life and for the next education level parallel to his/her interests and skills.


The purpose of secondary education is to give students a minimum common culture, to identify individual and social problems, to search for solutions, to raise awareness in order to contribute to the socio-economic and cultural development of the country and to prepare the students for higher education, for profession, for life and for business in line with their interests and skills.


Just as we remain the region of choice for industrial development, we have seen the establishment here of several centres for scientific research and development. Industrial development continues to benefit from the activities of the following organisations: TÜBİTAK (Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Institute) RESEARCH CENTRE; KOCAELI UNIVERSITY; GEBZE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY; TSE (Turkish Standards Institute) QUALITY-CAMPUS and TÜBİTAK TECHNOPARK; TEKMER TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE.



Number of Universities : 2
Number of Faculties : 14
Number of Higher Educational Institutions : 6
Number of Vocational and
Technical Higher Educational Institutions : 18
Total Academic Staff : 2.083
Number of Total Enrolment : 43.301
Number of Research Institutions : 3

1:TÜBİTAK-MAM (Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Association/ Marmara Research Centre)

2:TÜSİDE (Turkish Industrial Dispatch and Management Institute)

3:TSE (Turkish Standards Institute)