Dear Members of the Bilkent Community,
As we get used to learning, teaching and working from a distance at Bilkent, all members of our community are working hard to continue our core operations in an uninterrupted fashion.
Our technical staff did a wonderful job of migrating our teaching operations to the online environment.
Our faculty enthusiastically adopted a new medium of teaching, with all its novel challenges and opportunities.
Going through a significant disruption in their learning routines, our students once again proved their agility, adaptability and conscientiousness. We are proud of their perseverance and “no-excuses” approach to their own learning processes in the face of adversity.
I once again thank all Bilkenters for their patience and ongoing support as we continue our work under the conditions imposed by the struggle against COVID-19.
Spring is upon us, and you all know what a beautiful place the Bilkent campus becomes at this time of year. What we have realized this year is that what makes it really beautiful is our campus community – our students, faculty and employees. I hope that this period will soon pass, and we will again come together on our campus and celebrate many springs to come.
I wish you all good health.
Rector Abdullah Atalar