News Highlights

Boğaziçi University, one of Turkey’s most prestigious universities and a perfect example of entrepreneurship just by the story of its establishment, recently added The Entrepreneurship Applications and Research Center to its existing enterprises.  The Center started its activities with an event bringing the business world together with entrepreneurs.  Students, alumni, entrepreneurs, and corporate firms gathered at the Center.

Graduating from Boğaziçi University Industrial Engineering Department in 1991, Esra Türkekul worked in the finance sector for many years before embarking on a colorful career working as a tour guide before moving to writing crime novels. Her first book, “Kapalıçarşı Cinayeti” (The Grand Bazaar Murder) was published in 2014; its sequel “Cadıbostanı Cinayeti” (Cadıbostanı Murder) was published recently.
The “Open Lectures” program initiated by Boğaziçi University in April 2016 to bring the latest scientific developments to the public presented a seminar on “The Effects of Stress on the Nervous System” by Assistant Professor Elif Aysimi Duman on May 10.

Established by the former American President Bill Clinton in 2007, CGIU has been bringing together students who develop social responsibility projects from all over the world for eight years.

Ömer Ongun graduated from Boğaziçi University’s Management Department in 2011. He has been working on an international project named NOW for nearly a year, with his teammates from seven different countries. Ongun told us that he wants to carry the colorful, multivocal atmosphere of Boğaziçi University to the NOW project, a project designed as a learning program for young people.

President Gülay Barbarosoğlu of Boğaziçi University and NYU Tandon School of Engineering Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan have signed an agreement to provide BU-affiliated entrepreneurs with a startup gateway in New York, leveraging the city’s burgeoning entrepreneurial landscape and the supportive infrastructure of NYU Tandon Incubators.

Boğaziçi University President Gülay Barbarosoğlu and a group of both senior administrators and academicians were in New York in April to get together with BU alumni and friends living in the United States and to meet with officials from partner American universities. 

Boğaziçi University organized a panel at Columbia University in New York on “Understanding the Contemporary Middle East”.  The panel brought together academicians from Boğaziçi University and Columbia University, and Boğaziçi alumni and friends residing in the United States. The panel was moderated by Professor Edhem Eldem of Boğaziçi University’s Department of History; the speakers were Professor Fawaz Gerges of the London School of Economics and Professor Rashid Khalidi of Columbia University.

Boğaziçi University’s Byzantine Studies and Research Center became operational on November 24, 2015.  The Center aims to become one of the leading academic centers in the field of Byzantine history and research in Turkey and across the world.  Studies to be conducted at the Center on Byzantine history, culture, arts and archeology will also shed light on the history and culture of Medieval Istanbul, Anatolia and the Balkans as well as the Ottomans.

İdil Türkmenoğlu, one of the leading names in the field of Human Resources in Turkey, is currently vice president responsible for Human Resources, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability at Boyner Group. Türkmenoğlu graduated from the Management Department of Boğaziçi University in 1995. Throughout her career, she has held top human resources management positions at prestigious companies and has introduced concepts to the business world such as positive management in Human Resources and democracy in the workplace.

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