Boğaziçi University has been selected by the best students of Turkey again this year. The number of students ranking in the top 1000 registering to Boğaziçi University increased this year as well. 49% of the students admitted to Boğaziçi University for the 2016-2017 academic year were placed in the department of their first choice.
Prof. Haluk Özener, Director of Boğaziçi University’s Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, stated that earthquakes were common for Turkey, emphasizing the importance of being prepared for them. Özener said, “We expect a major earthquake in the Marmara region, and we know that it is getting closer. Unfortunately, we do not know exactly when it will hit.”
Prof. Can A. Yücesoy of Boğaziçi University’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering has been working on a project aimed at developing a new approach to understanding the causes of muscular diseases and optimizing currently used treatments, using mathematical modeling and various experimental techniques. The project is supported by TUBITAK.
The “Boğaziçi from Generation to Generation” seminars were held within the framework of the 2016 Boğaziçi University Open House Program held between July 19-27. The seminars brought together Boğaziçi graduates who have successful careers with student candidates. In the first seminar held on July 22, the graduates shared their professional experiences with the student candidates and talked about what it means to be a member of the Boğaziçi community. Among the participants were Serdar Sunay, Mehmet Erktin, Gönenç Tarakçıoğlu and Başar Başaran.
The first stage in the process of the election and appointment of the Boğaziçi University President to serve during the 2016-2020 term was completed with the elections held at the South Campus’ Albert Long Hall on Tuesday, July 12. Out of 444 tenured and tenure-track full time academics employed at the university that are eligible to vote, 403 participated in the vote, making this the highest participation rate in the University’s history. 399 of the 403 votes cast were valid, with 4 blank votes. The votes received by the candidates were as follows:
In line with the objective of using indigenous resources in the production of energy and minimizing its dependence on imports, Boğaziçi University is participating in a project aiming to develop the technology to produce natural gas from coal (SNG). Within the context of the project backed by the Ministry of Development, the University will develop catalysts for a technology which is economically feasible, environmentally clean, and has low emission rates.