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Kandilli Detector, Accelerator, and Instrumentation Laboratory (KAHVE Lab) opened on Kandilli Campus after over a year of work, with the objective of replacing some of the detectors currently used in CERN’s ATLAS experiment in the year 2020.
Alumni and friends of Boğaziçi from the business world, art and social circles came together at a ball organized to support Boğaziçi University and pledged 2,299,000 TL to the Boğaziçi University Foundation. The donations will be used for payment of scholarships for students and incentives for researchers.
MISTI (MIT Science and Technology Initiatives) was established in 2016 to support joint research projects carried out by the faculty and students of Boğaziçi University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), thereby contributing to Turkey’s research infrastructure and encouraging new projects. Boğaziçi University is the only Turkish university to be included in the MISTI program.
Boğaziçi University Archives and Documentation Center has completed the classification, cataloging and digitization of some collections within the context of a project titled “Histories of Science, Culture and Education in İstanbul through Personal Archives”. The project is supported by İstanbul Development Agency’s "Innovative and Creative İstanbul Financial Support Program". The digitized documents that offer valuable information on scientific, cultural and educational activities in Istanbul are now accessible to researchers on digital media.

   Boğaziçi among the top 200 universities in the world

   Boğaziçi University is the only Turkish university among the top 200 universities in the Best Global Universities Rankings for 2018 produced by US News & World Report.US News & World Report issued their Best Global Universities Rankings on October 25, 2017.  Boğaziçi University ranked 190th in the global ranking; with a global score of 58.3, it is the best among Turkish universities.

Prof. Edhem Eldem, from the Department of History at Boğaziçi University, has been recently elected to the International Chair of Turkish and Ottoman History at France’s prestigious Collège de France. He is expected to lecture and conduct research in this institutional context for a period of five years.

Hafize Gaye Erkan gained admission to Boğaziçi University Department of Industrial Engineering with a ranking of 26th in the University Entrance Examination; she graduated in 2001 with a record breaking score; she was the first student in the history of Princeton University to finish the PhD program in one year. Gaye Erkan is now the President of the First Republic Bank, one of the leading banks in the US.
A new initiative by the Office of Corporate Communications, Boğaziçi's main webpage will now feature the career paths of its alumni on a monthly basis...

Sir Ian McKellan, widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors in the world, taught a memorable “master class” at Boğaziçi University on April 7, 2017.  He was the guest of BU Mithat Alam Film Center, in cooperation with IKSV (Istanbul Culture and Arts Foundation) and the British Council. In an interview held at Albert Long Hall, McKellan met with the Boğaziçi community, talked about the parts he has had in films and plays, and answered their questions.

Ever since Spring 2016, Boğaziçi University has been offering “Public Lectures” within the framework of BU+ activities, with the contribution of Boğaziçi University Center for Life Sciences and Technologies.  Currently, the fourth of the lecture series is going on, in collaboration with Beşiktaş Municipality and support from Boğaziçi University Lifelong Learning Center (BÜYEM).

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