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Bosphorus University

Boğaziçi University
Boğaziçi Üniversitesi
File:Bogazici University Logo.svg
Established 1863 (Robert College) / 1971 (Boğaziçi University)
Type Public
President Gülay Barbarosoğlu[1]
Admin. staff 1,007[2]
Students 12,315[3]
Undergraduates 9,428[3]
Postgraduates 2,040[3]
Doctoral students 847[3]
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Campus 6 Campuses: total 1.699 square kilometres (420 acres)[3]
Former names Robert College
Colors Light blue and dark blue         


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Boğaziçi University (Turkish: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi) is a public university located on the European side of the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Turkey. It has four faculties and two schools offering undergraduate degrees, and six institutes offering graduate degrees. Founded in 1863, it is the first American higher education institution founded outside the United States, having strong ties to the American educational system through Robert College. Boğaziçi University consistently ranks highest in Turkey, having the most number of applicants via the YGS-LYS Turkish university entrance examinations. This allows Boğaziçi University to attract many of the highest scoring students;[4] as well as having the most preferred applied science, education, engineering, and social science programs in Turkey [5][6] The language of instruction is English. Boğaziçi University is the only Turkish University among first 200 universities worldwide according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2013-2014.[7]


Aside from the South Campus (Güney Kampüs) which was inherited from Robert College,[8] the university has buildings in five other campuses. The North Campus (Kuzey Kampüs), Hisar Campus and Uçaksavar Campus are located near the Güney Campus. The South Campus is situated on a hill between Bebek and Rumeli Hisarüstü while the North Campus and Hisar Campus are located in Rumeli Hisarüstü itself. The Kandilli Campus is located on the Asian side of Istanbul (in Çengelköy) and hosts the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI). The newest campus is in Kilyos and is called the Sarıtepe Campus. South Campus is the most popular campus among students and the visitors alike. [9]

Departments offering bachelor's degrees

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Engineering


School of Applied Disciplines

The School of Foreign Languages

  • Advanced English
  • English Preparatory Division
  • Modern Languages Unit

Institutes offering graduate programs

Graduate Studies in Sciences and Engineering

Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History

Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Institute of Environmental Sciences

Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute

Graduate Studies in Social Sciences

Vocational School of Hotel Management

  • Tourism Administration Program (Secondary education)

Other Units

Independent centers

Istanbul Center for Mathematical Sciences (IMBM) (South Campus)

Student clubs

  • ADK (Kemalist Ideology Club)
  • Aviation Club
  • Ballet Club
  • Ballroom Dancing Society
  • Bridge Club
  • BUDS (Bogazici University Debating Society)
  • BUMATEK (Bogazici University Machinery and Technology Club)
  • BUSAS (Water Sports Club)
  • BUSOS (Bogazici University Social Services)
  • BUSUIK (Bogazici University Politics and International Relations Club)
  • BUYAK (Bogazici University Operations Research Club)
  • BUHAK (Bogazici University Air Club) (Paragliding)
  • Chess Club
  • Cinema Club
  • IT Club (Compec)
  • Green Crescent Club
  • [1])

Notable alumni


  • Perihan Mağden – writer
  • Fatma Ceren Necipoğlu – harpist
  • Harun Tekin – rock musician, frontman of Mor ve Ötesi
  • Teoman – singer and composer
  • Ahmet Yalçınkaya – poet
  • Ahmet Yildiz – biophysicist, University of California, Berkeley
  • Derviş Zaim – film director
  • Ezel Akay – film director
  • Muhamet Yildiz – professor, MIT Department of Economics
  • Faruk Gul – professor, Princeton University, Department of Economics
  • Haluk Ergin – assoc professor, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics
  • Ceyla Pazarbaşıoğlu, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF
  • Mete Sozen – professor of structural engineering

Notable faculty


  • John Freely – Professor of Physics, Author
  • Kemal Kirişci – Professor of International Relations, Director of European Studies Center
  • Şevket Pamuk – Professor of Economic History, Former President of European Historical Economics Society, brother of Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk
  • Selim Deringil – Professor of History
  • Arman Manukyan – Professor of Economy and Accounting
  • Cahit Arf (1910–1997) Mathematician
  • Attila Aşkar – Professor of Mathematics, Rector of Koç University between 2001 and 2009
  • Erdal İnönü – Former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Former Dean, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Sabanci University, recipient of the Wigner Medal 2004
  • Tansu Çiller – Former Prime Minister of Turkey
  • Ersin Kalaycıoğlu – Professor of Political Science, Rector of Işık University since 2004
  • Karl von Terzaghi – Civil engineer, known as the Father of Soil Mechanics
  • Heath Lowry – Professor of History, Princeton University
  • Aptullah Kuran – Professor of Art History, Student Dean, Robert College, First Rector of BU (deceased)
  • Engin Arık – Professor of Physics

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See also


External links

  • Boğaziçi University home page (Turkish)
  • Boğaziçi University main page (English)

Coordinates: 41°05′01″N 29°03′02″E / 41.083556°N 29.050598°E / 41.083556; 29.050598

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