Bilkent University

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HeadquartersAnkara, Turkey
Ranked among the top Turkish universities

Bilkent University (Bilkent Üniversitesi) is a private university located in Ankara, Turkey. It was founded by Prof. İhsan Doğramacı in 1984, with the aim of creating a center of excellence in higher education and research.[1] It was the first non-profit private university established in the country. The name Bilkent is an abbreviation of bilim kenti: Turkish for "city of science". It is constantly ranked among the top Turkish universities since its establishment.[2][3] In 2011, it was listed as the top 112th university in the world by The World University Rankings.[4] In 2020, it ranked at 501.


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Preparations for the establishment of the university began in 1967, with the purchase of a tract of land to the west of Ankara. In the late 1970s the foundations of the buildings which now house administrative offices, the faculty of engineering, and the library, were laid. Construction of residences for academic staff, cafeterias, student dormitories, and various academic buildings followed rapidly.


Employee on Wikispooks

Refet GürkaynakProfessor at Department of Economics2014Attended 2023 Bilderberg meeting


Alumni on Wikispooks

Erdem Başçı1966TurkeyCentral bankerGovernor of the Central Bank of Turkey from 2011-2016
Refet GürkaynakTurkeyEconomistTurkish economist who attended 2023 Bilderberg meeting
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu5 February 1968TurkeyDiplomat
Turkish Foreign Minister that is not a Bilderberger.
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