Children to Celebrate April 23rd

April 23, 1920 was the inaugural day of the Turkish National Assembly and was declared a national holiday for children by Atatürk. It is the first and only holiday in the world honoring children.
On April 23rd, the Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra and Bilkent Music Preparatory School, Children Soloists will perform a special National Independence and Children’s Day Concert.


Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m.
Bilkent Concert Hall
Children’s Concert "National Independence and Children's Holiday"
Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra
Bilkent Music Preparatory School, Children Soloists

Prof. Dilek Önkal Appointed as Dean of FEASS

Prof. Dilek Önkal has been appointed as the dean of the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, effective May 1.

Prof. Önkal will take over the position of dean from Prof. Metin Heper, Provost (Vice Rector for Academic Affairs), who served as the dean between 1996-1998 and 2005-2011.

Dilek Önkal received her B.A. from Boğaziçi University and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, where she taught prior to joining Bilkent University in 1988. She was an academic visitor at Oxford University Department of Economics and an associate member of the Nuffield College during 2006-2007, and she currently holds a three-year visiting professorship at the University of Bath School of Management.

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New Accommodation Options for Students and Guests

A considerable part of Bilkent's beauty originates from its relative isolation. The campus is often blissfully calm, it is comparatively pollution free, and it has its own kind of charm with its well-tended gardens and buildings, not to mention its adorable feline and avian inhabitants.

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New Library Opens on East Campus

This week our new East Campus Library opens its doors to readers. Located in the basement floor of the N-Building (BUSEL), this new branch library will house a collection focused especially on the needs of the departments and units based on East Campus, including over 13,000 books and about 100 journal titles. The library has seating space for a total of 84 users, plus a group study room for up to 6 people, and 3 catalog computers with Internet access.

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