Past Events

150th Anniversary
On April 21 NASDAQ Closing Session, 150th Anniversary was celebrated with an address by Prof. Gulay Barbarosoglu, which was followed by the closing by our Rector and a large number of BU alumni on the platform. What a nicely done event. You can find the video and the speches at the NASDAQ site.

On Saturday, April 26, 150 Anniversary USA Ball was held at the NY Century Club. Professor Gulay Barbarosoglu was the host and there were close to 400 alumni, BURCIN members and the board, and friends of the Bogazici University. VIdeo and phoots from this even is to appear at the 150 Year Anniversay site: 150.boun.edu.tr.

On March 4 2014 the Ambassador of Turkey and Mrs. Namik Tan have held a reception on the occasion of the BOĞAZİÇİ UNIVERSITY’S 150th ANNIVERSARY. Attended by our rector, provosts, several faculty, BURCIN member, many alumni and friends. Professor Barbarosoglu delivered a talk titled: “Boğaziçi University’s Academic Heritage and and its Strategic Vision for the Future”

MESSAGE AND INVITATION FROM THE RECTOR
Sayın Mezunumuz, Yakınları ve Dostlarımız
1863 yılında Bebek Kampusu’nda Robert Kolej olarak eğitim ve öğretime başlamış olan Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, arkasında başarılarla dolu bir 150 yılı geride bırakmanın gururunu yaşıyor.

Bu yıl 150’inci yaşını kutlayan Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, mezunları vasıtasıyla dünyada ve Türkiye’de yaratmış olduğu değer ve katkıları, düzenleyeceği etkinliklerle toplumun değişik kesimleriyle paylaşmayı amaçlamaktadır.

Bu kapsamda Boğaziçi Üniversitesi’nin tarihsel gelişimini ele alan “Dünden Bugüne Boğaziçi Üniversitesi: 1863-2013 ” adlı kitabın tanıtımı, 17 Nisan 2013 günü Four Seasons [Beşiktaş] Oteli’nde düzenlenecek bir akşam yemeğiyle gerçekleştirilecektir.

Feyyaz Berker RC’46 desteğiyle, Zafer Toprak’ın danışmanlığında, Mehmet Altun BÜ’85 tarafından hazırlanan “Dünden Bugüne Boğaziçi Üniversitesi: 1863-2013 ” kitabının tanıtım etkinliğinde sizi ve sizinle beraber dostlarınızı aramızda görmek bizlere onur ve mutluluk verecektir.

Katılabilmeniz temennisiyle, sevgi ve saygılarımı sunarım.

Bogazici University placed 199th in Times Higher Education Ranking
Bogazici University was ranked 199th in this year’s Times Higher Education Ranking http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2013-14/, ahead of Istanbul Technical University (211th) and Middle East Technical University (214th) Bilkent (229th) Koc University (286th) other colleges in Turkey.

Bogazici University ranked 4th in TUBITAK Entreprenneurial and Innovative University Index
Bogazici University was ranked 4th in Tubitak’s Entreprenneurial and Innovative Universities Index after ODTU Sabanci and Bilkent Universities.

http://www.tubitak.gov.tr/tr/kurumsal/politikalar/icerik-girisimci-ve-yenilikci-universite-endeksi

Scholarships commemorating upcoming anniversaries of Boğaziçi University – Robert College

September 16th 2013 will be the 150th anniversary of the founding of our University as Robert College in 1863 and the 1st American Institution of higher learning abroad. Our Engineering Faculty was founded 100 years ago and 10th September 2011 was the 40th anniversary of Boğaziçi University becomıng to a Turkish state university. To mark these anniversaries we are continueing to offer stipends to cover travel/housing/books and materials expenses of a student in the USA. Students or alumni of Boğaziçi University accepted for graduate or postgraduate study by an accredited institution in the US are elligible for this scholarship.

In 2011 a stipend was awarded to University of Minnesota Biomedical Engineering graduate student Serkan Berk to attend a conference on Biophysics and present a paper. Ali Yener Mutlu will be attending the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in Kyoto, Japan March 25-30, 2012. BURCIN also arranged a donor to cover Senem Aykul’s travel expenses to Michigan State University to study biochemistry and molecular biology.

Congratulations Senem, Serkan and Ali!

We we will post applicatıon dates for additional scholarship/stipends on the website as funds become available.

Documents for scholarship. Letter of acceptance to accredited graduate program in the US, Transcript of Boğaziçi University and the university you are attending in the USA if you have already commenced your studies abroad, US Visa for study in the US or equivalent, a brief letter explaining why this scholarship is important / needed for you to conduct your graduate study.

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