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
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,
artistic and cultural activities, Bilkent University aims to help students/individuals
develop themselves as critical, analytical and independent thinkers and life-long
so that they may become the competent, creative, broad-minded, ethical and socially
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
a wide spectrum. From nanoscience and nanotechnology to political science, from electronics
to economics, from fine arts to management and industrial engineering, from philosophy
computer engineering, and in many other areas of science, letters and the performing
our academic staff and resources provide a uniquely integrated environment.