Hellenic Studies Program
Head: Prof. Nevra Necipoglu
Collaboration establishment: 1995
The Foundation’s collaboration with Bogazici University began (http://hist.boun.edu.tr/) in 1995 and has been an excellent one ever since. The following courses are being offered with the Foundation’s support:
→ Ancient and Modern Greek
→ Ancient Greek Philosophy
→ Ancient Greek Culture
→ Byzantine History & Art
→ Ancient Greek History
→ Classical Archaeology
→ Modern Greek & Balkan History*
*The fall semester of 2015 began with the sad news of Dr Evangelos Kechriotis’ demise, instructor up until then of Modern Greek and Balkan History at the University’s Department of History, through the financial support of the Foundation.
Bogazici University is one of the most renowned and widely acclaimed universities in Europe and USA having 113 bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs and 4 faculties, as well as a very well equipped digitized library with more than 600,000 titles and more than 25,000 periodical subscriptions. Its students are easily accepted in the highest ranked universities of Europe and USA to pursue post-graduate and doctoral degrees.
Diffusion of Greek culture and education is achieved through the aforesaid courses that mostly Greek but also foreign instructors offer, having been approved by the Foundation; through these courses, Turkish and international students are exposed to the Greek heritage and history through the said courses and also through seminars, outreach programmes and summer courses in Greek Universities. They are thus inclined to follow post-graduate studies and doctoral research related to Greek civilisation and culture.
The University offers an international academic environment, top facilities and classes which provide excellent learning environment, access to online libraries and research projects.