Bahçeşehir University

Mailing address: 
Ciragan Caddesi, Osmanpasa Mektebi Sokak, No: 4-6, Besiktas, Turkey
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Sirin Karadeniz
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email:
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Ahmet Aydemir
Focal point 1 - Title: 
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Focal point 2 - Name: 
Faik Tunc Bozbura
Focal point 2 - Title: 
Vice President
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Focal point 3 - Name: 
Ahmet Beskese
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Vice President
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Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
As a higher education institution dedicated to teaching, research, and service to our society, the mission of Bahceşehir University is to educate the leading work force of future who have an inquiring mind and a critical thinking ability; are sensitive to local and global issues; achieve international standards; contribute to scientific, technological, and cultural knowledge; are strong supporters of universal ideas and values. Bahçeşehir University expects to be the leading force regionally and nationally in the enhancement of knowledge. Bahceşehir University aims to educate students who are committed to promoting respect for the rights of others, who are considerate and appreciative of human differences, and of the constructive expression of ideas.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
Bahçeşehir University (BAU) is one of Turkey's leading higher education institutions, providing distance, on-site and hybrid education to 20,000+ students from 126 countries. It is a part of the BAU Global Education Network, which includes 300 schools and 6 universities located in 10 countries and provides education to more than 200,000 students worldwide. Since June 2019, BAU has been working on creating an awareness of and building capacities for the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Turkey and the region. BAU has also been working with UNESCO, UNAOC and the UN Technology Bank to initiate beneficial projects that add value to communities and societies across the globe.