The Association of Cultural Studies is a civil society organization which was established as the extention of eleven Turkish and European academics, who came together to study cultural issues in contemporary ways and to enable such studies. The group was institutionalized in 1999 in Ankara under the name of Cultural Studies Association (CSA). Its headquarter is in Istanbul. You can obtain detailed information about the Association, its activities and field of interests at the website below.
Bilkent University - the first private, nonprofit university in Turkey - was founded on October 20, 1984, by Professor İhsan Doğramacı, M.D., 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 learning and science." The University campus is located off the main highway to Eskişehir about 12 km. (10 miles) west of the center of Ankara, and covers an area of more than 500 hectares (1200 acres).