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Bilkent University ankara

Bilkent University ankara

Bilkent University (In Turkish: Bilkent Ăśniversitesi), the aboriginal clandestine university of Turkey, was founded in Ankara on October 20, 1984 by ihsan Dogramaci through the resolution of the foundations which had beforehand been accustomed by him. The enactment of this clandestine university was after accustomed by an act of Parliament, which opened the way to the foundation of added clandestine universities. The aim was to actualize a centermost of arete in college apprenticeship and research. The name Bilkent exemplifies the founder’s aim, back it is an acronym of bilim kenti, Turkish for city-limits of science and knowledge. Today, Bilkent University is the accomplished ranked academy of Turkey, and aswell is an eminent university worldwide.


ihsan Dogramaci, a acclaimed assistant in medicine, had ahead contributed to the enactment of abundant accessible institutions of college apprenticeship and served as abbey of Ankara University, administrator of the Lath of Trustees of the Middle East Technical University and architect and aboriginal abbey of Hacettepe University.

Preparations for Bilkent University had amorphous as aboriginal as 1967, with the acquirement of a ample amplitude of acreage to the west of Ankara. In the backward 1970s and aboriginal 1980s the aloft mentioned foundations undertook construction, on the approaching website of Bilkent, of the barrio which now abode authoritative offices, the Adroitness of Engineering, and the library. Architecture of residences for bookish staff, cafeterias, apprentice dormitories, the Apprentice Abutment architecture and assorted bookish barrio followed in accelerated succession.

In October 1986 Bilkent University accepted its aboriginal students. That year there were 386 undergraduate and alum students. Currently there are over 10,000 acceptance in nine faculties, two four-year able schools, two two-year abstruse schools and the Academy of English Accent added six alum schools (called institutes). A part of them are adopted acceptance from 72 countries. With funds from the endowments provided by the founder, the university anniversary year awards abounding scholarships to over 2,500 acceptance of top bookish achievement.

From the outset, the architecture of the university anatomy provided for apprentice abutment assembly to be associates of the authoritative committees of assorted schools, as able-bodied as of the University Senate. Beginning in the added year of instruction, the convenance of apprentice appraisal of courses and instructors, at the time not a accepted convenance in Turkey, was instituted.

To advance the accessory of teaching and analysis programs, Bilkent University entered into collaborative projects and barter programs with abounding universities abroad. Bilkent has appropriate apprentice barter agreements with the University of California system, Purdue, Johns Hopkins, University of Maine, University of Texas at Austin, University of Missouri, Bowling Green Accompaniment University, Iowa Accompaniment University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Carthage College, Franklin and Marshall College in the U.S.; University of Laval and McGill University in Canada; and Tel-Aviv University in Israel. Bilkent is a affiliate of NIBES (Network of All-embracing Business and Economic Schools) and barter programs are accustomed with Pforzheim University in Germany and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clarmont and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Lille of France. Also, Bilkent University is the a lot of alive Erasmus accomplice of all Turkish universities, with hundreds of barter acceptance advancing in and out every year and semester.

The university aswell has a communications appointment at 600 Madison Avenue in New York City, able with alternate video conferencing capabilities. A amount of courses are delivered by acclaimed advisers of awful accustomed universities in New York, through this appointment via agenda connection, to the acceptance of Bilkent.

To accommodated the accretion needs of the university, architecture has connected throughout the years back the acceptance of the aboriginal students. New barrio and accessories cover two gymnasiums; the Commonsense of Humanities and Letters, Economics, Authoritative and Amusing Sciences, Art, Architecture and Architecture, Science, the Computer Center, and Music and Assuming Arts; a Concert Anteroom for the Bilkent Bookish Symphony Orchestra; a accessory school, a preschool and nursery; new dining facilities; two bloom centers and a pharmacy; and the East Campus which has added classroom space, accouterment facilities, and apprentice and adroitness housing.

The adroitness comprises an bookish agents from 43 altered countries. A lot of of them were alive in arresting universities in North America and Europe if they accustomed offers from Bilkent University. According to ISI Citation Indexes, Bilkent continues to be aboriginal in Turkey in amount of appear affidavit per adroitness affiliate and ranks top internationally.

Faculties, Departments and Schools

Faculty of Art, Architecture and ArchitectureUndergraduate Programs

The bachelor’s amount is awarded to acceptance who auspiciously complete an eight-semester advance of abstraction (approximately 120 acclaim units, although the weight varies in altered departments).

Students accept to accomplish all the amount requirements bent by their department; at graduation their accumulative brand point boilerplate accept to be 2.00 or college on a calibration of 4.00 (stands for about 65% in Bilkent’s allocation scale).

The undergraduate programs are organized in departments aural nine faculties, two schools and two abstruse schools alms two-year programs. These commonsense and schools are as follows:

Faculty of Art, Architecture and Architecture: Communication and Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Landscape Architecture and Urban Architecture

Bilkent Adroitness of Business Administration: Management

Faculty of Economics, Authoritative and Amusing Sciences: Economics, All-embracing Relations, Global and All-embracing Affairs, Political Science, Psychology

Faculty of Education: Computer and Instructional Technology Teacher Education, English Teacher Apprenticeship

Faculty of Engineering: Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering

Faculty of Humanities and Letters: American Culture and Literature, Archaeology and History of Art, English Accent and Literature, Philosophy

Faculty of Law: Law

Faculty of Music and Assuming Arts: Music, Assuming Arts

Faculty of Science: Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physics

School of Applied Languages: Account Advice Systems, Banking and Finance, Translation and Interpretation

School of Applied Technology and Management: Business Advice Systems, Computer Technology Advice Systems

Vocational Academy of Computer Technology and Appointment Management: Accounting ,Bureau Management and Secretarial Training, Commerce and Administration, Computer Technology and Programming

Vocational Academy of Tourism and Hotel Services: Tourism and Hotel Management

In addition, the Academy of English Accent offers a abstruse amount in English and Translation Studies for acceptance registered in this two-year program. Abstraction at the abstruse schools leads to an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science abstruse degree.

Graduate Programs

Students who accept acquired either a B.A. or B.S., or an M.A. or M.S. or M.B.A., or an agnate amount from an accepted university are acceptable to arise studies in the adept or doctoral programs.

The alum programs include:

Physics (M.S., Ph.D.)

Molecular Biology and Genetics (M.S., Ph.D.)

Mathematics (M.S., Ph.D.)

Chemistry (M.S., Ph.D.)

Electrical and Electronics Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)

Computer Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)

Industrial Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)

Business Administration (M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D.)

Economics (M.A., Ph.D.)

(Dual Masters in Applied Economics, Finance and Operations Analysis - collective with Tilburg University)

International Relations (M.A., Ph.D.)

(Master of All-embracing Affairs and Accessible Policy)

Political Science (Ph.D.)

Archaeology and History of Art (M.A.)

History (M.A., Ph.D.)

Turkish Literature (M.A., Ph.D.)


Management in Apprenticeship (M.A.)

Teacher Apprenticeship (M.A.)

Teaching English as a Adopted Accent (M.A.)

Art, Architecture and Architecture (Ph.D.)

Painting and Printmaking (M.F.A)

Graphic Architecture (M.F.A.)

Interior Architecture and Environmental Architecture (M.F.A.)

Media and Visual Studies (M.F.A.)

Music (M.M, D.M.A./Proficiency in Art)

Further advice on alum programs of the University can be acquired from annually appear Alum Catalog. The archive is aswell accessible online.


The Career Development and Placement Center, accession account accustomed at the allurement of Bilkent’s architect aboriginal in the University’s development, helps final-year acceptance to admission the abilities all-important to administer auspiciously for a job. The Centermost arranges interviews amid assembly of above corporations and acceptance gluttonous employment.

Each year, added than 1,600,000 high-school graduates yield the civic assay to admission the 53 accompaniment and 23 clandestine universities in Turkey.

The University has added than 10,000 acceptance and a teaching agents of 1000. Bilkent attracts acceptance of the accomplished ability nationally and from abroad. Every year, the better admeasurement of top scorers in the Turkish Civic University Entrance Assay accept to abstraction at Bilkent. All-embracing acceptance appear from added than 70 altered countries.

Proficiency in English accent for non-native speakers is aswell a accept to in admission, back all departments (except for the Turkish Accent and Literature department) use English as the capital accent of apprenticeship by 100% weight. Minimum account of 213 from TOEFL, or success in the university’s own English accomplishment assay is binding to annals the Associate, Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate akin courses.

The adroitness is composed of a motivated and activating bookish agents from over 40 altered countries. In agreement of publications per faculty, Bilkent ranks aboriginal in Turkey, and ranks top internationally. Bilkent University hires bookish and authoritative agents and admits acceptance behindhand of gender, race, color, civic or indigenous agent to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities about accorded or fabricated accessible to agents and acceptance at the university.

A top admeasurement of Bilkent alum acceptance accept some anatomy of banking abutment from the University. Alum acceptance who accept completed their studies at Bilkent go on to acquisition jobs in Turkey and about the world, at arresting universities, analysis institutes and all-embracing organizations.


Bilkent Computer Center(BCC) and Adroitness of Law


The University library has a affluent accumulating of books with anniversary acquisitions admired at over 3 actor U.S. dollars. Today, Bilkent University Library is the better university library of Turkey, and it is the alone university library to yield abode at the Top 10 libraries baronial of Turkey . In accession to books, the accumulating includes journal subscriptions, microforms, CD-ROMS, admission to abundant online databases and cyberbanking journals, DVD videos and audio/video cassettes. Music array and complete recordings are accessible in the music rooms. Assorted accessible clandestine collections and an exhibition anteroom aswell yield abode in the library. Bilkent University Library is abundantly aperture its doors to the acceptance and adroitness of the added universities. The computer automation arrangement (BLISS) fabricated alone for the use of Bilkent University Library is now getting acclimated by abounding added Turkish university libraries, afresh by the acceptable permission of Bilkent University.

Computer Center

The Bilkent Computer Centermost (BCC) provides a array of accretion assets and casework to accommodated the administrative, educational and analysis accretion requirements in the university community. These casework cover accouterment computational equipment, their accouterments and software maintenance, aliment of software assets such as accent compilers, utilities and appliance programs. Additionally, BCC develops centralized appliance software for the university itself including bookish advice systems, apprentice advice systems, library advice arrangement and others.


Accommodation is accessible on campus for abounding alum acceptance either in alone control dormitories or in aggregate apartments. All apartment accessories are furnished and able with basal aliment such as above appliances, accouterments and bedding.

Bloom Services

Free emergency bloom casework are provided for all students. There are two bloom centers on the campuses with physicians and nurses accessible 24 hours a day, including weekends. In accession to the full-time staff, specialists such as a dentist, optician, gynecologist and analyst are accessible for consultation. Subscription to accumulation bloom allowance affairs are accessible for alum acceptance at reasonable rates.

Sports and Recreation

The sports programs, activities and accessories of the university are accretion consistently to accumulate clip with the growing needs of the ample apprentice body. The accessories cover three gymnasiums, three alfresco tennis courts, one calm tennis court, several alfresco volleyball and basketball courts, two mini-football fields, several aerobic/step studios, fitness/conditioning room, several multi-purpose rooms, a adjustment admeasurement grass football acreage on Capital Campus and a 60m x 40m multi-purpose grass football acreage on East Campus. In addition, a new seven thousand aboveboard beat multi-purpose sports circuitous (with a ample accompaniment of the art exercise center, basketball, volleyball and aggregation handball courts, three annihilate courts, aerobic/step and affairs studios and an calm running-walking track) on Capital Campus was added to the accepted accessories in the Fall of 2001.

Students can participate in abounding sports courses and be accomplished by university staff, mostly for free. The university presents abounding individuals and teams in altered sports in varsity competitions.

To accommodate the ambiance and programs through which the Bilkent University affiliation can participate in and attain a advantageous lifestyle. By accommodating in superior health, concrete education, sports and exercise programs the acceptance adorn their campus lives and advance to their fullest alone capacity.

Societies and Leisure Activities

Bilkent University is a baton in music and assuming arts in Turkey. Bilkent Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is Turkey’s aboriginal and alone bookish symphony orchestra. It performs consistently at the University Concert Anteroom and gives concerts in assorted added cities and countries. Young actors belief at the Assuming Arts Administration accept consistently appointed performances. The University aswell sponsors common lectures, art exhibitions, and arcane evenings throughout the bookish year.

The board, and the authoritative associates of the Bilkent Apprentice Abutment are annually alleged a part of the acceptance by the absolute registered acceptance of that bookish year. Apprentice Abutment is the capital sponsor and the organizer of the Mayfest, the acceptable Bilkent University summer festival. Mayfest is captivated at the aboriginal anniversary of May anniversary year and is acclaimed with the huge amount of activities goes on all day long, as able-bodied as the amphitheater concerts area the a lot of accepted Turkish pop and bedrock bands and singers yield date every night throughout the festival.

The apprentice clubs adapt approved activities every day in the campus, mostly accessible to everyone. All acceptance are accustomed to join, or participate in the contest and activities of any club they ambition to.

Student clubs include:

Aeronautics Club

Aikido Club

Besiktas Supporters Club

Bilkent IEEE Apprentice Branch

Bridge Club

Animation and Comics Club

Astronomy Club

AtatĂĽrk Thoughts Club

Chemistry Club

Computer Club

Computer and Educational Technologies Club

Club Baskent

Club Platform

Dance Theater Club

Denizlispor Supporters Club

Education Club

Engineering Club

Executive Consultance Club

Fantasy Role Playing Club

Fenerbahçe Supporters Club

Folklore Club

Food Club

Foreign Trade and Commerce Club

Friends of Animals Club

Galatasaray Supporters Club

Genetics Club

Go Club

History Club

Humour Club

Interior Architecture Club

International Relations Bookish Researches Club

International Acceptance Club

Jongleurs Club

Journalism Club

Law Club

MBA Club

Management and Economics Club

Marketing and Advertisement Club

Model United Nations Club

Modern Dance Club

Movie Club

Music Club

Nanotechnology Club

Nationalist Thought Club

Nature Sports Club

New Horizons Club

Operational Analysis Club

Photography Club

Political Platform Club

Political Science Club

Psychology Club

Search and Rescue Aboriginal Aid Club

Snowboard and Ski Club

Social Sciences Club

Socialist Thought Club

Stock Barter and Finance Club

TED Graduates Club

Theater Club

Turkish Club

Turkic Apple Researches Club

Women in Accretion Club

Yachting and Sailing Club

Young Enlightenment Club

Notable Faculty

GĂĽrer Aykal - Adroitness of Music, aqueduct

Talat Sait Halman - Dean of the Academy of Humanities and Letters, aboriginal Minister of Culture of Turkey

Halil inalcik - Adroitness of History

Suna Kan - Adroitness of Music, violinist

GĂĽlsin Onay - Adroitness of Music, pianist

Ergun Ă–zbudun - Adroitness of Law, baton of the bookish board which is architecture a new Turkish constitution.

Fazil Say - Adroitness of Music, pianist

Sami Selçuk - Adroitness of Law, above Head Judge of the Supreme Cloister of Turkey

Stanford J. Shaw (deceased in 2006)- Adroitness of History

Alexander Shumovsky (deceased in 2007)- Adroitness of Science, Administration of Physics

Norman Stone - Adroitness of All-embracing Relations, and History

Hikmet Sami TĂĽrk - Adroitness of Law, above Minister of Justice of Turkey

Abdullah Atalar - Adroitness of Engineering, Administration of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Levent Onural - Adroitness of Engineering, Administration of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Erdal Arikan- Adroitness of Engineering, Administration of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Hilmi Volkan Demir - Adroitness of Engineering, Administration of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Ali Dogramaci - Adroitness of Engineering, Administration of Industrial Engineering

Varol Akman - Adroitness of Engineering, Administration of Computer Engineering

Ekmel Ozbay - Adroitness of Science, Administration of Physics

Notable Alumni

Fadik Sevin Atasoy - Actress

Orkut Büyükkökten - a Turkish agent of Google who developed the amusing networking account alleged Orkut

Demir Demirkan - Bedrock brilliant

Evren Genis - Composer

sahan Gökbakar - Comedian

Tamer Karadagli - Actor

Emre Karayel - Actor

Binnur Kaya - Actress

Basak Köklükaya - Actress

Nasuh Mahruki - Mountaineer, aboriginal Turk to ascend Mt. Everest and the architect of Turkish SAR team, AKUT

Basak Senova - Art Curator, founding affiliate of NOMAD, an affiliation alive on agenda art.

Kaan Tangöze - Bedrock star, the frontman of Duman

Organizations and Institutions Associated with the University


Bilkent University Centermost for European Abutment Affairs

Ahmed Adnan Saygun Centermost for Music Analysis and Apprenticeship

Bilkent Centermost for Advanced Studies (BICAS)

Center for Environmental Sciences

Center for All-embracing Economics

Center for Russian Studies

Center for Studies in Society and Politics

Center for Turkish Accent and Speech Processing

Center for Turkish Politics and History

Center for Analysis in Transitional Societies (CRTS)

Center for Turkish Literature

Communications and Spectrum Management Analysis Centermost (ISYAM)

Genetics and Biotechnology Analysis and Development Centermost (BILGEN)

Halil Inalcik Centermost of Ottoman Studies

Nanotechnology Analysis Centermost (NANOTAM)

National Nanotechnology Analysis Centermost (UNAM)


Institute of Economic and Amusing Sciences

Institute of Engineering and Science

Institute of Fine Arts

Institute of Music and Assuming Arts

Institute of Apple Systems, Economies and Strategic Analysis


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