Students from Boğaziçi University Recognized By “Junior Nobel Prize” (September 17, 2016)

The Undergraduate Awards (UA) has announced the winners of the 2016 program, including the Highly Commended Entrants from Boğaziçi University.

Cited as the ultimate champion of high-potential undergraduates, and often referred to as a “junior Nobel Prize”, The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest international academic awards program, recognizing excellent research and original work across the sciences, humanities, business and creative arts.

The Undergraduate Awards received a record number of submission in the 2016 program, totaling a massive 5,514 papers from undergraduates in 244 institutions and 121 nationalities. The Global Winner is the highest performing paper within its category and Highly Commended Entrants are those who were ranked in the top 10% of submissions.

The Highly Commended Entrants from Boğaziçi University are:

Aysun Urhan - Engineering
Hatice Polat - History (for two papers)
Ozan Mahir Yıldırım - Languages & Linguistics
Hatice Polat - Social Sciences - Social Policy

Speaking about this year’s Winners and Highly Commended Entrants, CEO of The Undergraduate Awards Louise Hodgson said, “This is a huge achievement for Boğaziçi University and its students. UA received the highest number of submissions to date with only the best papers making it through the judging process - the competition was extremely tough and the Judges were astounded at the high quality of undergraduate research in the program this year. Congratulations to this year’s successful entrants.”

Highly Commended Entrants will meet their fellow awardees at the annual UA Global Summit, taking place in Dublin, Ireland on November 8th-11th. The attendees will be addressed by NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, Shiza Shahid of the Malala Fund, MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abrahams, among many more speakers and facilitators.

About The Undergraduate Awards

The Undergraduate Awards is the world's largest international academic awards program, recognizing innovation and excellence at undergraduate level. Cited as the ultimate champion for high-potential undergraduates, UA identifies leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework and provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths.

For more information, contact:

Lara Coyle

Communications Manager, the Undergraduate Awards

+353​(0) 1 4415882