Berlin International becomes first Turkish university to receive German accreditation

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 16.05.2019 19:10
Updated 16.05.2019 19:11
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Berlin International University of Applied Sciences (BI) on Friday received institutional accreditation from Germany's high educational board, becoming the first Turkish university officially meeting the country's standards.

The university, which was initially established as part of Turkey's Bahçeşehir University's (BAU) BAU Global in 2014 under the name BAU International Berlin, became one of the 465 universities in Germany.

Chairman of BAU Global Enver Yücel said that BI joined six other universities in Berlin became the seventh university in the German capital.

"I believe that this university will make a great contribution to Turkish-German relations," Yücel said, underscoring the rich history between Germany and Turkey.

"Berlin International University will contribute to the mutual relationship just like Turkish-German University in Turkey," he said.

BI has been giving education to about 375 students from 66 different countries and offers full English education in seven different departments in design and business faculties, including interior architecture, product design, graphics and visual communication design, business management, human resources management, digital business and business management.

The department of architecture will also be included in the undergraduate programs of the university during the 2019-2020 academic year, while the postgraduate curriculum has begun offering architecture and business management programs this year.

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