Bilkent University

Bilkent University
Post address: Bilkent University
Ankara
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06800 TR

Bilkent University

Bilkent University is recognized and ranked world wide as the premier institution of higher education in Turkey. Bilkent University - the first private, nonprofit university in Turkey - was founded on October 20, 1984, by Professor İhsan Doğramacı, M.D., with the fundamental aim of creating a center of excellence in higher education and research. The name "Bilkent" exemplifies this aim, since it is an acronym of "bilim kenti": Turkish for "city of learning and science." Located in the country's capital city Ankara, a vibrant metropolis of 4.5 million, the university serves a hub of academic, social, and cultural activity.

Bilkent University was founded in 1984 as Turkey's first private, non-profit institution of higher education. With world-renowned scholars among its faculty and top-notch facilities throughout its campus, Bilkent attracts many of Turkey's brightest high school graduates. The university hosts over 13,000 students pursuing degrees in 32 undergraduate and 48 graduate programs.

Bilkent University prides itself on its truly international perspective. The medium of instruction at Bilkent is English, and its international community of scholars and students forms an essential component of the university's academic and social life. International faculty and instructors make up more than a quarter of all academic staff, representing 40 different countries. There is a growing body of full-time international students and exchange students coming from 74 countries.

Bilkent offers a lively cultural and social atmosphere. The 500-hectare campus is only 12 kilometers from the center of Ankara, with easy access to the city's parks, shopping areas, cultural activities, museums, and entertainment venues. In addition, Bilkent's location in the historically rich Anatolian heartland allows easy access to other cities, traditional villages, stunning landscapes, historic sites and places of great cultural interest throughout the country.

Bilkent University has recently been ranked 31st in the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings. Bilkent also ranks 31st in the 2014 Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 league table of the world's best young universities (under the age of 50). Bilkent has again been ranked 218th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2014. Finally among the World’s Top 100 Universities for Engineering and Technology in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2013-14, Bilkent is ranked 98th and is the only Turkish university on the list.

Chief among the factors that ensure a high standard of education at Bilkent is a faculty actively engaged in research. As mentors and instructors, they interact with students in modern classrooms and state-of-the-art laboratories, connected by an extensive computer and internet infrastructure. Bilkent actively invests in new educational and research technologies. Undergraduates may take part in projects conducted in high-tech facilities ranging from nanotechnology centers to digital content creation and editing laboratories. To support its students' academic success, Bilkent provides unlimited access to computer labs around the clock.

The Bilkent University Library is the most extensive academic library in the country. In addition to its large collection of books, the Library provides on-site and remote access to journals and databases to meet the scholarly needs of students and faculty.

Bilkent University provides a rich and diverse environment for learning and intellectual growth.

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Bachelor in American Culture and Literature

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The Department of American Culture and Literature uses an interdisciplinary approach in the study of the United States, its people, and its culture. The Department's diverse international faculty [+]

The Department of American Culture and Literature uses an interdisciplinary approach in the study of the United States, its people, and its culture. The Department's diverse international faculty offers classes in American literature, history, film, theater, and poetry. The curriculum also addresses themes in the American experience such as race, ethnicity, and gender. Faculty members work closely with students to develop critical and analytical thinking and to enhance English proficiency and writing skills specific to interdisciplinary study of the humanities.

 

 

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Bachelor in Archaeology

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The Department of Archaeology's location in Anatolia, the historical crossroads connecting the so-called Oriental and Occidental cultures, offers a unique opportunity to study in depth the [+]

The Department of Archaeology's location in Anatolia, the historical crossroads connecting the so-called Oriental and Occidental cultures, offers a unique opportunity to study in depth the emergence, flowering, and transformation of prehistoric, classical, and medieval societies. Modern Turkey possesses an astounding variety of remains from the past 10,000 years of human history, a cultural legacy unparalleled in its richness. With its multinational faculty and wide-ranging scholarly activities, the Department explores this heritage through a multidisciplinary approach, combining traditional archaeology with analytical contributions of the natural sciences.

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Bachelor in Architecture

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The Department of Architecture’s curriculum provides a strong foundation in architectural theory and prepares students for the innovative field of contemporary architectural practice. The [+]

The Department of Architecture’s curriculum provides a strong foundation in architectural theory and prepares students for the innovative field of contemporary architectural practice. The program embraces the interdisciplinary nature of the discipline and offers a broad range of courses in order to equip students with knowledge and skills that will enable them to design aesthetically pleasing, structurally safe, technologically sound, environmentally healthy, and comfortable buildings. The faculty is devoted to educate critical and independent thinkers who comprehend the importance of architecture's social impact. The physical environment supports this educational philosophy. The department is facilitated with spacious studios, classrooms with projectors, auditoriums, computer labs, and photography studios. Students also benefit from one of the best architectural library collections in the country.... [-]

Bachelor in Chemistry

Campus Turkey Antalya
March 2016

The Department of Chemistry gives students a rigorous education in the basics of chemistry. The curriculum is designed to teach the structure of matter at the molecular level and to provide research [+]

The Department of Chemistry gives students a rigorous education in the basics of chemistry. The curriculum is designed to teach the structure of matter at the molecular level and to provide research experience in the laboratory environment. Current internationally recognized research focuses on surface chemistry, polymer chemistry, nuclear chemistry, environmental chemistry, theoretical chemistry, solid-state chemistry, catalysts, supramolecular and polymer chemistry, nanostructures, and cage molecules.

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Bachelor in Communication and Design

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The Department of Communication and Design educates students to enter the media as professionals who are knowledgeable about global culture, media, and art and who are proficient in the [+]

The Department of Communication and Design educates students to enter the media as professionals who are knowledgeable about global culture, media, and art and who are proficient in the contemporary technology of communications. The program offers a wide range of courses in media studies, visual design, digital technologies, photography, screenwriting, video production, journalism, advertising, and public relations. The Department has digital media, photography, and video production studios in addition to digital post-production facilities.

 

 

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Bachelor in Computer Engineering

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The Department of Computer Engineering has a curriculum that produces research-oriented and creative engineers. An international faculty teaches basic and advanced theoretical [+]

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Bachelor in Computer Technology and Information Systems

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The Department of Computer Technology and Information Systems has designed its curriculum to equip students with hands-on experience as well as the knowledge and background gained from a [+]

The Department of Computer Technology and Information Systems has designed its curriculum to equip students with hands-on experience as well as the knowledge and background gained from a software-concentrated education. Graduates enter the employment market with strong skills in technology, analytics, communication, and business. The program follows an applied approach and requires weekly laboratory hours, which constitute almost one-third of total credit hours. Internship programs and a semesterlong industrial training project further enhance the curriculum.

 

 

 

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Bachelor in Economics

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The Department of Economics offers a curriculum structured to cover both theoretical and applied aspects of the field. The members of the academic staff, well known for their international scholarly [+]

The Department of Economics offers a curriculum structured to cover both theoretical and applied aspects of the field. The members of the academic staff, well known for their international scholarly publications and awards, ensure that students receive a solid, well-rounded grounding in modern economic theory and the accompanying skills necessary for independent and critical thinking. This background allows students to acquire an understanding of the local and global economies, analyze economics related problems, and offer creative solutions.

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Bachelor in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s curriculum is designed not only to expand students' knowledge but also to enable them to cultivate and use their creativity. Rather than relying on rote [+]

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s curriculum is designed not only to expand students' knowledge but also to enable them to cultivate and use their creativity. Rather than relying on rote learning, the Department develops individual and group thinking skills through practical applications in both laboratory and classroom work. The internationally recognized faculty teaches a broad range of required and elective courses that allow students to explore cutting-edge technologies. The Bachelor of Science program has Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) substantial equivalency accreditation.

 

 

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Bachelor in English Language and Literature

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The curriculum of the English Language and Literature Department includes the study of mythology, British society and culture, and literary genres and periods ranging from Old and Middle English to the eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. [+]

The curriculum of the English Language and Literature Department includes the study of mythology, British society and culture, and literary genres and periods ranging from Old and Middle English to the eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. It also covers postcolonial studies and literary theory. The Department’s program is designed around critical reading, writing, and thinking. Students learn to read critically, to write clearly and persuasively, to express themselves and communicate at an academic level in English, and to develop intellectually; elective courses allow them to broaden their academic and cultural horizons.

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Bachelor in Industrial Engineering

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The curriculum in the Department of Industrial Engineering integrates instruction in the design, operation, and management of systems to optimally organize information, raw materials, machinery/equipment, and human and financial resources. Teaching and research focus on [+]

The curriculum in the Department of Industrial Engineering integrates instruction in the design, operation, and management of systems to optimally organize information, raw materials, machinery/equipment, and human and financial resources. Teaching and research focus on modeling and analyzing production systems and developing optimization theories and techniques to solve problems. The Department also emphasizes system modeling and analysis based on probability theory and the design of computer-aided production management systems. The Bachelor of Science program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

 

 

 

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Bachelor in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The faculty of the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design is committed to educating students through distinction in teaching and research, and encouragement of innovative [+]

The faculty of the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design is committed to educating students through distinction in teaching and research, and encouragement of innovative projects. The curriculum synthesizes the artistic, technological, cultural, social, and human aspects of interior design, and enables students to acquire both theoretical knowledge and practical skills and apply them to design projects. The Department graduates professionals who perceive the design process holistically and can build interdisciplinary relations throughout their professional careers.

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Bachelor in International Relations

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The Department of International Relations has a globally renowned international staff whose specialties range from conflict and security studies, international political economy, and international [+]

The Department of International Relations has a globally renowned international staff whose specialties range from conflict and security studies, international political economy, and international history to European, Middle Eastern, and Russian studies. The Department offers a wide variety of courses in these diverse areas, allowing students to specialize in Turkey’s foreign relations, security studies, political economy, and area studies, and providing them with an opportunity to study international relations in a truly international environment.

 

 

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Bachelor in Management

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The Department of Management educates prospective managers to take on the challenges posed by the competitive conditions of the international business world. The curriculum is designed to focus on [+]

The Department of Management educates prospective managers to take on the challenges posed by the competitive conditions of the international business world. The curriculum is designed to focus on both knowledge and skills, especially analytical methods, critical thinking, and creative problem solving as well as the oral and written communication skills necessary for success in the enterprises that its graduates will serve. The program is the first business school in Turkey accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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Bachelor in Mathematics

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The program in the Department of Mathematics provides a solid background in both pure and applied mathematics, covering fundamental concepts as well as the latest developments in [+]

The program in the Department of Mathematics provides a solid background in both pure and applied mathematics, covering fundamental concepts as well as the latest developments in research. The curriculum is designed so that students are first educated in fundamental areas of mathematics, such as algebra, analysis, and differential equations, and then increase their knowledge by learning concepts, definitions, and theorems, and develop abstract thinking abilities and mathematical skills by studying various proofs and computational techniques. The many upper-level electives offered by the Department allow students to specialize in their areas of interest.

 

 

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Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

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Bachelor in Molecular Biology and Genetics

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics prepares students to become researchers in this area of biology. The Department houses state-of-the-art laboratories that allow study of [+]

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics prepares students to become researchers in this area of biology. The Department houses state-of-the-art laboratories that allow study of high-throughput genomics, bioinformatics, recombinant DNA, model organisms, and cell cultures for educational and research purposes. The main focus of research activities is on the molecular genetics and biology of human diseases such as cancer, autoimmunity, and rare inherited neurodevelopmental phenotypes. Students have the opportunity to study with internationally recognized faculty members working at the forefront of research in genetics and cell science.

 

 

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Bachelor in Music

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The Department of Music offers degrees in Composition, Performance, and Opera Studies. The Department's aim is to provide artistic and academic experiences that facilitate the [+]

{title_short}. The Department of Music offers degrees in Composition, Performance, and Opera Studies. The Department's aim is to provide artistic and academic experiences that facilitate the education of young musicians as creators and interpreters, as well as an excellent environment in which to foster their creativity and musicianship. This environment encourages students to take part in and contribute to artistic endeavors. Students, student ensembles, and alumni have received numerous prizes and awards at prestigious international competitions, and graduates enjoy successful careers. The Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1993 and consisting of over 90 international artists and faculty members from the Department, is Turkey's only permanent professional international ensemble.... [-]

Bachelor in Philosophy

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The Department of Philosophy educates its students to think analytically through asking questions and making distinctions. The Department hosts an internationally recognized faculty grounded in [+]

The Department of Philosophy educates its students to think analytically through asking questions and making distinctions. The Department hosts an internationally recognized faculty grounded in the analytic approach to philosophy. Faculty members contribute to the analytic vision and publish in leading journals. The curriculum is geared toward the study of philosophy through acquaintance with sub-disciplines and the works of important thinkers, and also through interdisciplinary investigation.

 

 

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Bilkent University was founded to provide an environment for learning and intellectual growth encompassing the sciences, technology, humanities and the arts.... [-]

Bachelor in Physics

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The curriculum of the Department of Physics provides a thorough background in the basics of physics and also features advanced elective courses, with the purpose of enabling students to [+]

{title_short}. The curriculum of the Department of Physics provides a thorough background in the basics of physics and also features advanced elective courses, with the purpose of enabling students to undertake advanced and original research in modern physics and its high technology applications. Research is conducted in fields such as optoelectronics, nanoscience, materials science, semiconductor devices, ultrafast optics, and statistical mechanics, and forms an integral part of student education. Areas of faculty research and publishing include electron tunneling and atomic force microscopy and quantum conductance and electrons in low dimensionalities. Research takes place in a cleanroom laboratory environment, and focuses on such topics of current interest as the physics of microelectronics and optoelectronic devices, photonic crystals, and surface physics in atomic resolution.... [-]

Bachelor in Political Science and Public Administration

Campus Turkey

In the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, a large faculty includes members who specialize not only in political science and public administration but also in the fields of sociology [+]

In the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, a large faculty includes members who specialize not only in political science and public administration but also in the fields of sociology, psychology, anthropology, law, and political economy. This diversity gives students a truly interdisciplinary education. In addition, they benefit not only from the presence of full-time and visiting international faculty, but also from that of outside researchers who are invited each year to the Department to make presentations in their areas of expertise. Moreover, Bilkent's location in the capital of Turkey gives students a unique vantage point from which opportunity for students to study the Turkish political system.... [-]

Bachelor in Psychology

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The Department of Psychology is dedicated to advanced research and education in psychological science. Its broad curriculum is characterized by an emphasis on cognition and neuroscience as well as investigation. Research laboratories in the Department are developing [+]

The Department of Psychology is dedicated to advanced research and education in psychological science. Its broad curriculum is characterized by an emphasis on cognition and neuroscience as well as investigation. Research laboratories in the Department are developing rapidly, with on-site access to a magnetic resonance imaging scanner for brain imaging, a state-of-the art visual perception laboratory, and an animal laboratory for neurobiological studies. The Department offers a wide range of courses, including many in applied areas such as clinical psychology, and requires a senior thesis for graduation.

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Bilkent University was founded to provide an environment for learning and intellectual growth encompassing the sciences, technology, humanities and the arts.... [-]

Bachelor in Tourism and Hotel Management

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The curriculum of the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management emphasizes practical applications in the international hospitality and tourism industry. The program focuses on providing a world-class [+]

The curriculum of the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management emphasizes practical applications in the international hospitality and tourism industry. The program focuses on providing a world-class education in operational and managerial aspects of the tourism industry in general, especially in hotel, restaurant, food and beverage, and travel services management. Students gain theoretical as well as practical knowledge that is immediately applicable to real-life circumstances. Prior to graduation, students are required to successfully complete a one-semester internship.

 

 

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Bilkent University was founded to provide an environment for learning and intellectual growth encompassing the sciences, technology, humanities and the arts.... [-]

Bachelor in Urban Design and Landscape Architecture

Campus Turkey Ankara
March 2016

The Department of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture prepares future professionals whose designs will enhance the quality of urban life by means of natural and built elements. Reflecting the complex [+]

The Department of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture prepares future professionals whose designs will enhance the quality of urban life by means of natural and built elements. Reflecting the complex and multidisciplinary structure of this profession, the departmental faculty has members from disciplines that include architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning. The curriculum emphasizes participation in successive design studios, supplemented by lectures that provide theoretical, technical, and practical background to the design process. The program is enriched through field trips and compulsory summer practicums that strengthen the link between education and practice.

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