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BİLKENT University



Bilkent Universitywas foundedon October 20, 1984 byİhsan Doğramacı with the aim of establishing a center of excellence in higher education and research. Consistent with this aim, the university has attracted highest ranking students in the country, and very productive faculty.
The faculty is comprised of an academic staff from 43 different countries. Most of them were working in prominent universities in North America and Europe when they received offers fromBilkent University. According to ISI Citation Indexes, Bilkent continues to be first in Turkey in number of published papers per faculty member and ranks high internationally.
The medium of instruction in the University is English, i.e., all verbal and written classwork, assignments, and practical work is carried out in English. (The only exceptions to this are the language courses, and the courses on Turkish Law in the Faculty of Law.)
Bilkent University has an excellent educational infrastructure, including a modern library and extensive computer facilities with a private satellite Internet connection to the United States.
To promote the enrichment of teaching and research programs, Bilkent University entered into collaborative projects and exchange programs with many universities abroad. Bilkent has student exchange agreements with the University of California system, Purdue, Johns Hopkins, University of Maine, University of Rhode Island, University of Texas at Austin, University of Missouri, Bowling Green State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Carthage College, Franklin and Marshall College in the US; University of Laval and McGill University in Canada; Odense University in Denmark; University of Alicante in Spain; and Tel-Aviv University in Israel. Bilkent is a member of NIBES (Network of International Business and Economic Schools) and exchange programs are established with Pforzheim University in Germany and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clarmont and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Lille of France. Bilkent is also a member of the EMSPS (European Mobility Scheme for Phy! sics Students), an exchange program coordinated by the European Physical Society.
The university also has a communications office at 600 Madison Avenue inNew York City, equipped with interactive video conferencing capabilities. A number of courses are delivered through this office via satellite connection.


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

Faculty of Business Administration
Department of Management

Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences
Department of Economics
Department of International Relations
Global and International Affairs ProgramDepartment of Political Science and Public Administration
Department of History

Faculty of Education
Department of English Teacher Education
Physical Education Unit
M.A. in Teacher Education
M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
M.A. in Management in Education

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Department of Industrial Engineering

Faculty of Humanities and Letters
Department of English Language and Literature
Department of American Culture and Literature
Department of Archeology and History of Art
Department of Turkish Literature
Department of Philosophy
First-Year English Program
Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas Program

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Science
Department of Chemistry
Department of Mathematics
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Department of Physics

Faculty of Music and Performing Arts
Department of Music
Department of Performing Arts

University Address:
Bilkent University
06800 Bilkent Ankara, TURKEY
University Switchboard Number:+90 312 290 4000

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