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Bahçeşehir University is a private educational institution in Turkey, located at the European side of Istanbul. The Turkish National Assembly authorized the establishment of the University of Bahçeşehir by the Bahçeşehir Uğur Education Foundation in 1998. An academic and strategic protocol was signed shortly after (February 1998) with San Diego State University in California, USA. The enrollment of the first students was made after the first placement exam (ÖSYS) in 1999–2000 academic year.
The University consists of 9 Faculties and 1 Vocational School 3 Institutes provides post graduate education. 14.304 registered student study at the university. The number of undergraduate students is 8.900. The number of graduate students is 4213. The number of associate degree students is 1191. 920 academic lectures. 454 administrative personnel work at the University There are 2 campuses in Istanbul. Bahçeşehir University Library, which is established on 1.400 meter square field renders service with 242.088 publications, 117.988 books and 124.100 electronic books. 5 different café and restaurant renders service in campus. 1633 activities were held at the University in 2009-2010 academic year. The total audience capacity of the conference halls is 1000. Bahçeşehir University was given the “Superbrands of Turkey” award in 2007. Bahçeşehir Uğur Educational Institutions owns 36 kindergarten, 20 elementary and 11 high schools, and 180 private educational centers in Turkey. The current rector is Prof. Dr. Şenay Yalçın.
Abdullah Gül, the President of Turkey has joined to the 10th Academic Year Inauguration of Bahçeşehir University. (September 26, 2007)
- Bahçeşehir University official web site
- Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Engineering official web site
- Bahçeşehir University Interactive Catalogue
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