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BILGI: An international university expanding the boundaries of the science


Adopting the motto “Learning not for school, but for life,” İstanbul BILGI University was founded in 1996 as one of Turkey’s first foundation universities. Embracing freedom, innovativeness and pluralism, BILGI has assumed a pioneering role in Turkey’s higher education life with its vision to become an international university that leads in social development.

Today, BILGI offers more than 150 undergraduate, associate and graduate degree programs in eight faculties, three institutes, and three vocational schools at three centrally located campuses. As a deep-rooted university cherishing its own traditions, BILGI continues to lead higher education in Turkey with more than 20,000 students, over 60,000 alumni and more than 1,000 faculty.

One of the most prestigious higher education ranking institutions, QS, ranked BILGI eight years in a row in the Emerging European Countries and Central Asian Universities list of QS World University Rankings, and BILGI placed among the top 4 foundation universities in Turkey in its 2021 rankings. BILGI is ranked in Group A universities demonstrating “high satisfaction,” according to the 2020 results of Turkey’s University Satisfaction Survey (TÜMA).

Awarded 4 stars in QS Stars University Ratings, the world's most reputable higher education ranking institution, BİLGİ has been in the Emerging European Countries and Central Asian Universities ranking by QS for six years in a row. Ranked 166th in 2021 ranking, BİLGİ is placed among the top 4 foundation universities in Turkey.

According to Turkey’s University Satisfaction Survey (TÜMA) conducted by University Assessments and Research Laboratory (ÜniAr) in 2020, BİLGİ is ranked in Group A universities demonstrating “high satisfaction”. BİLGİ became the 8th university among foundation universities with the highest student satisfaction level.

BİLGİ is listed in top 100 universities in the areas of “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” and “Decent Work and Economic Growth” according to Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020 on the basis of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

BİLGİ is ranked 29 among 185 universities across Turkey in 2020 Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index, compiled under the leadership of TÜBİTAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). Making significant progress in Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index in years, this year BİLGİ became the 6th most entrepreneurial and innovative university among foundation universities.

Innovation pioneer ASU trains leaders of the future


Arizona State University was the first center of higher education in the state of Arizona, opening with its first class in 1886.

Today, ASU is the largest public university in the U.S.A. with a network of 530,000 + alumni, 120,000+ students and 5,000+ faculty members.

ASU, adopting the mission of “a better life for all,” assumes the fundamental responsibility for the economic, social and cultural development of the communities it serves. Advancing research and discovery of public value, ASU is the fastest-growing research enterprise in the U.S.A.

For eight years in a row, ASU has been named No. 1 in innovation in the U.S. News & World Report ranking, ahead of MIT and Stanford University. ASU is also listed in the top 10 in the U.S.A. among universities granted patents by the U.S. National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Award-winning faculty members at ASU include opinion leaders, pioneering scientists in innovation and scientific invention, as well as Nobel and Pulitzer Prize scholars.

ASU is positioned at the top of The Most Innovative Schools rankings of the U.S. News & World Report since the category was introduced in 2016, ahead of Stanford University and MIT.

ASU ranks at the top in the U.S.A. and second in the world in categories of research, outreach and stewardship in the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings, a list that scores universities supporting the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The annual QS World University Rankings recognizes ASU as among top ten universities in the world for the quality of meaningful connections between potential employers and students.

As one of the top 10 for online bachelor's programs in the U.S.A., ASU provides more than 200 online undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs designed by award-winning ASU faculty. This recognition is based on factors that include engagement, services and technologies, faculty credentials and training, and expert opinion.