News Highlights

For the first time in Turkey, a university has developed an authentic certificate program for high level management in Turkey in cooperation with a university from abroad.  The three-year program prepared by Boğaziçi University and the University of Texas at Austin offers courses to management on the topic of “leading in a global world.”

At the 40th anniversary of their graduation from Boğaziçi University, the graduates of 1975 got together at a reunion ceremony held at the South Campus on May 30 and relived the joy and excitement they felt 40 years ago.
The Boğaziçi Sultans, Boğaziçi University’s American football team, beat the Koç Rams in the ProLeague finals played at Marmara University’s BESYO Stadium on May 31, 2015 and became champion for the third time in three years. The Sultans played to become champions and attained their goal by beating the Koç Rams 10-7.
Erden Eruç (BU ’83) is an adventurer who became the first person in history to complete an entirely solo and entirely human-powered circumnavigation. His most recent project is named Journey to Peace: rowing solo across the ocean, from New York to Çanakkale, entirely on his own power, with the aim of commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Battle of Çanakkale. His Journey to Peace started from New York on May 24, and is planned to end in Çanakkale in February 2016.
Boğaziçi University’s Institute of Environmental Sciences is working on significant projects aimed at making use of algae as a source of food and alternative energy, and improving the quality of water. Leading such research is Associate Professor Berat Zeki Haznedaroğlu, a young scientist who has returned to Turkey within the framework of TUBİTAK’s “Returning Researchers Program” and is continuing his research at Boğaziçi University.

Prof. Üstün Ergüder Writes About the Stormy Waters of Higher Education and Boğaziçi University

 “I am not young enough to know everything.”  These words of Oscar Wilde’s, displayed on Ergüder’s office wall, greet his visitors.

Inspired by the idea of being able to play ‘makam’ music on the guitar, B.U. alum Dr. Tolgahan Çoğulu designed an “adjustable microtonal guitar.” A former guitar player in the group Kardeş Türküler, Çoğulu is currently the Assistant Director of Istanbul Technical University’s Turkish Music State Conservatory Musical Performance Department. We talked with him about his musical journey and the microtonal guitar he developed.
Michael Taussig, the well-known Australian anthropologist and writer who introduced a new language to the world of philosophy through his unusual stage expression, gave a talk in front of a packed audience as part of Boğaziçi Chronicles, Boğaziçi University’s international guest program.
Boğaziçi University and residents of Istanbul have a new movie theater! Built as part of Boğaziçi University’s cultural activities infrastructure, SineBU raised its curtain on May 2 in cooperation with Başka Sinema.
Boğaziçi University students represented Turkey at the 8th annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) Summit held in Miami on March 6-8, 2015.