News Highlights

Scientists from Turkey were the first in the world to develop a vaccine carrier technology that lasts 30 days at room temperature. The discovery by Assoc. Prof. Nesrin Özören, faculty member at Boğaziçi University’s Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, is revolutionary in the field of vaccine technologies.
Times Higher Education (THE) announced its University Ranking for 22 countries labeled as BRICS and Emerging Economies (BRICS & EE). Boğaziçi University was ranked 7th this year. The same scores used to determine the 2014 THE rankings, in which Boğaziçi was ranked among the top 150 world universities as 139th, were used in the BRICS and Emerging Economies Ranking with slightly different weights. Three universities from Turkey made it to the top 10, and five made it into the top 20.
The “Computer Technologies in the Early Diagnosis of Colon Cancer and Brain Mapping” research project developed by Asst. Prof. Burak Acar at Boğaziçi University made significant headway in the early detection of colon cancer by virtual colonoscopy.
Held this year under the name “A Magical Day”, the Alumni Summit was conceptualized by Boğaziçi University alumni to strengthen the ties between the university and its graduates. Leading alumni from various fields came together to share their experiences and discuss issues ranging from politics, science, technology, women, life, business and finance to culture and the arts. Following an opening statement by Boğaziçi University President Gülay Barbarosoğlu, lectures were held in various classrooms and halls on the South Campus starting at 10a.m. and continuing throughout the day on Saturday, November 22, 2014.
The Boğaziçi University Lifelong Learning Center (BÜYEM) and the University of Pristina collaborated with the Limak Group, which operates Kosovo’s only international airport, the Pristina International Airport Adem Jashari, and launched the Limak Airport Services Institute (LimakASI) to offer new career opportunities to Kosovo’s young and talented workforce.
Initiated by Boğaziçi University to mark its 150th year, the “Second Spring” program run with the contribution of Harvard University is ready for the new semester. The program, which allows participants to receive a university-level education, was met with great interest in the 2013/14 academic year and is ready to offer a more diverse program and a greater selection of classes in the new term.
The Ministry of Science, Industry, and Technology has approved Borsa Istanbul and Boğaziçi University’s joint application to establish a technopark that will host firms that develop financial software, systems, and products within the context of the “Istanbul International Financial Center”. The finance-themed project will be founded on the Borsa Istanbul campus.
The historic Halet Çambel Manor in Arnavutköy is being restored under the aegis of Boğaziçi University’s History and Cultural Heritage Research Projects, run with support from the Ministry of Development. The manor will host academic studies in the fields of archaeology and architectural history under the name of the Halet Çambel and Nail Çakırhan Center for Archaeology and Traditional Architecture Studies.
Founder of America’s best-selling yogurt brand Chobani, and considered among the top 1500 influential people in global markets, renowned entrepreneur Hamdi Ulukaya, originally from Erzincan, offered Boğaziçi University students tips for successful start-ups.
After winning the Gold Medal at the Stage 1 Turkish Cup Race in October, the Boğaziçi Rowing Team again placed first at the Stage 2 Race. The team is now set on participating in the Boat Race in Belgium in February 2015 and returning to Turkey with a medal.