BahçeÅehir University (BAU) BahçeÅehir University (BAU) is a private educational institution positioned at the European side of Istanbul, Turkey. The university was established in 1998. The university boasts of 8 faculties, 1 school of languages and 2 vocational schools. 4 Institutes provides post graduate education under this university. 17.048 registered students study at the university. Presently there are 4 campuses operational in Istanbul. With more than 193 international partners, BahçeÅehir University was awarded the “Superbrands of Turkey” award in 2007. Academics Courses offered in the university are: Law, Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Communication, Architecture and Design, Engineering and Natural Sciences, Health Sciences, Medicine, Natural and Applied Sciences, Social Science, Vocational School, English Preparatory School.