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Mysu, a social platform from Boğaziçi University open to everyone interested in sports and healthy living...

PUPA Bilişim, Turkey’s most prevalent Apple Premium Reseller, will sponsor Boğaziçi University Sailing Team in the 2017 season, providing invaluable support for the sport. 

Beginning to sponsor Boğaziçi University Sailing Team as of 2017, PUPA Bilişim will participate in the races with Boğaziçi Sailing Team in the 2017 season.  The season has been dedicated to Bülent Sandal, a sailing enthusiast who passed away last year; Bülent Sandal was also a very close friend of Metin Ölken, CEO of PUPA Bilişim.

An anthropomorphic robotic hand being developed at the Biomedical Robotics Laboratory of Boğaziçi University has the functions and capabilities of the human hand and as such, is a first in Turkey. The project is supported by TUBITAK 1001- Support Program for Scientific and Technological Research Projects.
A team of scientists from Boğaziçi University is working on a project aimed to produce climate simulations for Turkey for the years 2030 and 2050, and study the transformation of agricultural cultivation areas. We talked with Professor Gökhan Özertan of Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics, whose research involves the use of technology in agriculture and the impact of technology on productivity.
Experts from industry will be guest lecturers in a new course offered by Boğaziçi University on the Internet of Things, the rapidly growing technology that will affect all parts of life, from smart cities to various smart applications in agriculture and the healthcare sector.
The 100 year old Ginnery next to Saint Paul Church Museum in Tarsus was restored by Boğaziçi University and transformed into Gözlükule Excavations Research Center, a center for academic research and archeological studies, to host academic studies and activities.

Two Boğaziçi University faculty members were granted awards by Turkish Academy of Sciences: Associate Professor Tınaz Ekim Aşıcı of Boğaziçi University, Department of Industrial Engineering, received the “Outstanding Young Scientist Award” (GEBİP) and Professor Hilmi Luş of the Department of Civil Engineering received the “Best Authored and Translated Books Award - MENTION” (TEÇEP).

Two scientists from Boğaziçi University were among the recipients of the “Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers” conferred annually by the United States government.

Every year Boğaziçi University hosts hundreds of students from universities in Europe, Americas, Australia and the Far East through exchange programs. The University has signed 1235 partnership agreements with leading universities in 38 countries, and is becoming a global university in terms of its foreign student profile.  Students from different countries say that they wanted to come to Turkey because they wanted to see the country and have firsthand experience of living in Turkey; they are happy with the choice they have made.

Developments in robotics technology have given rise to a variety of discussions on the potential social, economic and cultural implications of robotics.  Potential ethical problems and lack of a legal framework are giving rise to scary scenarios about robots.  Should we fear artificial intelligence, or are we worrying needlessly?  Will it be possible to create a new legal framework and a system of ethics to parallel the advances in robotics technology?

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