“Bahçeşehir University’s vision is a decidedly global and intercultural one. Our university was founded on the premise that higher education should rest on a solid foundation of intercultural dialogue between students and faculty from around the globe. Since its founding in 1998, the university has established several academic centers in Europe, the United States, and in the Far-East, and is constantly expanding the scope of its international engagement.
With over 20 campuses and academic centers located around the globe, Bahçeşehir University contributes to building bridges, enhancing intercultural interaction and increasing knowledge of Turkish culture, history and society.
Students at Bahçeşehir University are encouraged to spend a part of their studies abroad, to increase their knowledge about other countries and cultures, as well as about global issues facing all of us today.” (From BAU Berlin website)
Hong Kong’s core values are in line with those of Bahçeşehir University. Both of them share the idea of achieving international standards. While BAU aspires to educate leading workforce and make contributions to the world, Hong Kong is progressing to further develop itself as an international financial center. The stock and debenture markets are flourishing continually and attracting capital inflows from other countries.
Moreover, the city is a gateway to China, the second-largest economy in the world. Since the handover in 1997, the city has been maintaining close relationship with the mainland China through economic cooperation and cultural exchanges. To understand China better, it is important to be familiar with the happenings of Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China. Hong Kong prides itself on business opportunities and economic benefits brought by China in recent years. With a sound legal system and a pool of talents in different fields, Hong Kong is strengthening its role as a leading financial trade center in the world.
Also, Hong Kong is a place for aspiring fashion designers to pursue their dreams. They set up their studios and production lines here as the starting point for their career. They are supported by the Hong Kong government which has launched several schemes to sponsor creative industries.
Distinguished landmarks in Hong Kong are masterpieces of world-renowned designers. A perfect example is the Bank of China Tower designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei. The tower, which features both modern architecture and traditional Chinese elements, creates a spectacular view along with the stunning Victoria Harbor.
Furthermore, the city has been making a name for itself as an excellent interior design center. Its design consulting corporations cover a wide range of projects such art exhibitions, private residence indoor design and showrooms. And, these projects are much appreciated by users and the audience worldwide.
The Hong Kong Campus aims to create a unique learning environment for BAU students around the world. It offers a variety of courses to international students who want to develop a global vision and experience multiculturalism. They would also get an opportunity to know how tradition and modernity shape this cosmopolitan city.
By studying here, students can develop leadership thinking skills and critical judgment abilities. They are encouraged to participate in COOP programs and student exchanges to broaden their horizons in new workplace environments, or cultural backgrounds.
The campus has always been eager to facilitate academic collaboration with mainland tertiary institutions. With a number of Chinese-based multinational companies emerging in the recent decade, it forges partnership with the institutions to co-organize leadership training courses and entrepreneurship engagement seminars. It provides BAU students opportunities to have a comprehensive understanding of the business environment and culture of this great country through site visits to China and attending workshops. It also offers them a greater and direct exposure to the widely spoken Chinese language, Mandarin.
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