Bilkent University, or Bilkent, is the first private university of Turkey, located in Ankara, with the fundamental aim of creating a center of excellence in higher education and research.
The name “Bilkent” exemplifies this aim, since it is an acronym of “bilim kenti”: Turkish for “city of science”. Bilkent University is among the 226th to 250th best universities in the world and 1st in Turkey according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings of the world’s top universities for 2012. Bilkent is ranked as the 28th best university in the world for 2015 in the category “100 best universities under the age of 50” by Times Higher Education, making it one of the best educational institutions in Eurasia. It is also the only university in Turkey that is ranked in top 100 in a subject list, being ranked 98th in the World in Engineering and Technology in 2014.