International Networks

Boğaziçi University belongs to a series of international university networks that share the same goal of enhancing academic cooperation among their members.

  • IAU - The International Association of Universities:The IAU is a global organization of UNESCO. Created in 1950, it brings together the institutions and organizations of about 150 countries and collaborates with various national, international, and regional organizations that are active in the field of higher education. The association has the objective to promote the principles of liberty and justice, human dignity, and solidarity through instruction and research, and international cooperation.
  • Magna Charta Universitatum: The Magna Charta of the European Universities is the final result of a proposal addressed from the University of Bologna in 1986 to the oldest European universities. The aims of this document are to celebrate the deepest values of university traditions and to encourage strong bonds between European universities.
  • EUA - European University Association: Created in 2001 as a result of a union between the Association of European Universities (CRE) and the Confederation of European Union Rectors' Conferences, the EUA seeks to promote the development of a coherent system of research and European higher education by offering support to its members and encouraging constructive interaction between the individual universities.
  • UNIMED - Mediterranean Universities Union: Founded in October 1991, UNIMED is an association of 84 universities of countries of the Mediterranean basin. The program, based on the mobility and the exchange of human resources, aims to promote, from a multidisciplinary perspective, inter-university research and education within the fields of cultural heritage, the environment, tourism, health, economics, and technological development.
  • Black Sea Universities Network: The BSUN was founded to develop educational, scientific, and cultural cooperation and exchange among the universities of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) member states and other institutions with similar concerns.
  • SEFI - European Society for Engineering Education: SEFI was founded in 1973 as a non-profit organization under Belgian law. It is the largest network of higher engineering institutions and of individuals involved in engineering education in Europe. SEFI has the mission to contribute to the development and the improvement of the engineering education in Europe.
  • The Utrecht Network: The Utrecht Network is a representative Europe-wide network of 31 universities in 29 countries, cooperating in the area of internationalization. Though broadly-based, the network remains highly selective in its membership in order to retain a manageable scale and flexibility of action.  It is particularly committed to such areas as student and staff mobility, summer schools, the internationalization of curricula, joint curricula and double/joint degrees, while remaining open to other kinds of activities that maintain and strengthen its profile.