Bilkent University was founded to provide an environment for learning and intellectual growth encompassing
the sciences, technology, humanities and the arts, to serve human welfare and foster
peace on earth. Education at Bilkent is not simply a means to obtain a vocation, a career. Instead,
it endeavors to nurture students in the way of thinking and of learning to learn.
With its diverse educational programs, scientific and scholarly research endeavors, and artistic and
cultural activities, Bilkent University aims to help students/individuals develop themselves as critical,
analytical and independent thinkers and life-long learners, so that they may become the competent,
creative, broad-minded, ethical and socially responsible leaders of tomorrow, who will contribute to
the advancement of humanity.
The educational philosophy rests on the premise that those who produce new knowledge also have
the best potential to impart it. Scholarly research at Bilkent extends across a wide spectrum. From
nanoscience and nanotechnology to political science, from electronics to economics, from fine arts
to management and industrial engineering, from philosophy to computer engineering, and in many
other areas of science, letters and the performing arts, our academic staff and resources provide a
uniquely integrated environment.