Bilkent Hosts 6th International Ankara Design Week, “Design for The Future,” December 1-9

The Department of Graphic Design is hosting the Sixth International Ankara Design Week (ADW), which brings together designers, academics and students in workshops, exhibitions and discussions for nine days. ADW is the only such major design-related event in Ankara, and its purpose is to make the city an important center for designers in Turkey.

The ADW exhibition, which opened on December 1, will remain on display in the FADA Exhibition Hall throughout the nine days of the event. For a detailed program and additional information:

5th Turkish Brand Summit Held at Bilkent

This past weekend, the fifth "Marka Zirvesi," or Brand Summit, took place at Bilkent. An annual marketing symposium organized by the Brand Club, this year's summit was held on December 1-2. An audience of over 200 invited attendees, from Bilkent as well as other universities including Boğaziçi, Hacettepe, İstanbul, METU, Anadolu, Melikşah and Ankara, filled Mithat Çoruh Auditorium to hear talks by a stellar group of speakers, a number of them names behind the creation of well-known brands.

Vice Rector Prof. Kürşat Aydoğan delivered the opening remarks. He noted that the Brand Club has created its own brand in only five years. Referring to Bilkent as a brand, given its position in various rankings, Prof. Aydoğan outlined the universally accepted criteria that lead to an academic institution being considered a successful one. In addition, he offered suggestions to students about how to stand out from others after graduation.
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BELS Achieves Great Success in European Maths Challenge

This year, on November 6-7, Bilkent Erzurum Laboratory School (BELS) students participated in the European Maths Challenge for the first time. Of the 26 BELS students who competed in the challenge, 14 earned bronze medals, and 2, M. Mükremin Buğdacı and Ece Özer, secured positions in the challenge's Hall of Fame by placing among the top 100 students in Europe.

The European Maths Challenge is an online mathematics competition that is held to unite, encourage and inspire students across Europe to enjoy mathematics and learning. The event takes place over two days, with each day focusing on a different element of mathematical skill and knowledge. Judging by the results of this year's challenge, BELS students and teachers did an excellent job preparing for the competition.

The European Maths Challenge is an official lead-up event for the World Education Games, which are held annually in March. Both the challenge and World Maths Day, the premier event of the World Education Games, are powered by Mathletics.

Learning About Case Studies at MT’s CaseCamp

Mühendislik Topluluğu (MT) held its sixth CaseCamp November 30-December 2. Forty students from several universities including Boğaziçi, İTÜ, Koç and METU as well as Bilkent, all of them eager to learn more about case studies, had been chosen to participate from among almost 600 applicants through On Friday, students coming from outside Ankara were welcomed with "Pizza Night" and some games, which helped participants get better acquainted with each other and with the organization team, consisting of 40 members of MT.

On Saturday, ten teams of four participants each were formed. The teams were then instructed by a trainer from BnB Consulting in areas that would help them solve the case the following day.

On Sunday, the case, which concerned a manufacturing problem, was set out. Each group made a presentation and was then rated by the jury, consisting of Hakan Erden from BnB Consulting, Bilkent Holding Human Resources Manager Cem Ağın and Mehmet Erten, R&D engineer at TÜBİTAK.

CaseCamp has become almost a tradition for both Mühendislik Topluluğu and Bilkent, and has grown in popularity among students at many other universities. MT is also planning additional exciting events, such as Yönet 2013, Campus '13 and Case Challenge 2013, to take place in the near future.