BoÄaziÃ§i University also known as Bosphorus University, is a major research university located on the European side of the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Turkey. It has four faculties and two schools offering undergraduate degrees, and six institutes offering graduate degrees. The language of instruction is English.It has been founded in 1863, as Robert College, it is the first American higher education institution founded outside the United States. Though under entirely Turkish administration today, the university still maintains strong ties to the American educational system.
BoÄaziÃ§i University consistently ranks highest in Turkey, having the most number of applicants via the YGS-LYS Turkish university entrance examinations. This allows BoÄaziÃ§i University to attract many of the highest scoring students as well as having the most preferred applied science, education, engineering, and social science programs in Turkey BoÄaziÃ§i University is the only Turkish university among first 200 universities worldwide according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2013-2014. BoÄaziÃ§i University also provides a liberal educational atmosphere and a program of extracurricular activities and sports.
BoÄaziÃ§i University operates on six campuses in Istanbul. Four of these campuses (South Campus, North Campus, Hisar Campus, and UÃ§aksavar Campus) are close to each other and located on a hill in the affluent district of Bebek on the European side of Istanbul, overlooking the Bosphorus (hence the name). The Kennedy Lodge, named after John F. Kennedy, is located at the South Campus and operates as a welcoming facility for visiting professors and staff. The Kandilli Campus is right across from the shore, located on the Asian side of Istanbul (in ÃengelkÃ¶y) and hosts the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI). The newest campus is in Kilyos on the Black Sea coast and hosts a private beach. South Campus is the most popular campus among students and the visitors alike.
This university offers bachelor's degrees in departments like Arts and Sciences, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Education, Engineering, Applied Disciplines, Foreign Languages, Hotel Management.
Somme of the affiliated colleges are institutes are AtatÃ¼rk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Istanbul Center for Mathematical Sciences (IMBM)