Entering a "New Life": GE100 Introduces Bilkent to This Year's Incoming Class
GE100 - Introduction to Academic Life was held from September 6 to 11. During GE100, students collected the points necessary to receive credit for completing the program by attending workshops, seminars, classical music concerts, movies and department introductions. These offerings have been designed to acquaint new Bilkenters with the campus and its resources, including academic options, library facilities and other features of the university.
On the first day of GE100, booths were set up in front of the Odeon, where members of student clubs and groups were on hand to meet new students and provide information about their organizations. Many students took the opportunity to join groups they found interesting. And on Tuesday, September 11, the student-operated radio station, Radio Bilkent, hosted its annual On Air Party for the incoming class on the grass field on Main Campus.
Bilkent Ranked in Top 500 Universities by Quacquarelli Symonds
In the most recent World University Rankings report released by Quacquarelli Symonds, one of the world's leading networks for careers and education, Bilkent University has again been ranked among the top 500 and remains the highest-ranked university in Turkey. The list places Bilkent in the group of universities ranked 401-450.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ranked first, the University of Cambridge second and Harvard University third. The only other Turkish university to be included in the top 500 list is Middle East Technical University (METU), which is in the group of universities ranked 451-500.
The QS World University Rankings are among the most trusted university rankings available. The report includes data and insights about the world's leading universities overall, the best universities by subject area ranking, and the universities voted as best by academics and employers.
QS ranks the world's universities according to a number of criteria, which are weighted to give a combined overall score out of 100. Weightings for the 2012-13 rankings were apportioned as follows:
40% Academic reputation (based on global survey)
10% Employer reputation (based on global survey)
20% Citations per faculty (based on data from SciVerse Scopus)
20% Faculty-student ratio
5% Proportion of international students
5% Proportion of international faculty
Bilkent University also recently ranked 32nd in the inaugural Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 listing of the world's best young universities.
For more information about the QS rankings: http://www.topuniversities.com