Events 16 May 2013 İstanbul Students and Scholars
Istanbul Seminars 2013
Bilgi University

Istanbul Seminars May 16-22, 2013

The Istanbul Seminars 2013 welcome international students, postgraduates and researchers to join a week of philosophical meetings with renowned intellectuals who are committed to the issues of pluralism and democracy.

Students enrolled in the Istanbul Seminars have the possibility of applying to be part of a group of discussants.

In the past few years, many students from France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Turkey, India, Spain, UK, USA, Russian Federation, Poland, The Netherlands and Greece attended the seminars.

NB: There are no registration/attendance fees.
Events are free and open to All.



If you wish to attend the whole Seminars program, you may register at the conference hall entrance on Thursday 16th May from 9:00 to 10:00

Certificate of Attendance: Students who attend the whole Seminars will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Attending single sessions is possible depending on the room capacity.

FACILITIES FOR ALL THOSE PRE-REGISTERED by the 30 April 2013 and ALL GRANTED PARTECIPANTS who will attend the entire Seminar program: a daily free lunch ticket will be provided.

Tickets will be given at the registration desk in the morning of the 16-17-18-20-21 and 22 of May. Lunch tickets are valid only at So Café – the campus canteen.

Please note that as the 19th of May is Turkish National Holiday, there will be NO Seminars.

Useful information for an enjoyable stay in Istanbul

Location: the Istanbul Seminars are held at Istanbul Bilgi University Santral Istanbul Campus, located in the Silahtaraga neighbourhood at the upper end of Golden Horn.

Campus address: Eski Silahtaraga Elektrik Santrali Silahtaraga Mah. Kazim Karabekir Cad. No. 1 34060 Eyüp / Istanbul
Phone +90 (0) 212 311 50 00
Conference hall at Bilgi Santralistanbul: E1-301

Cafeterias and Restaurants: Istanbul Bilgi University operates several facilities for the convenience of students and staff on its campus. The university cafeterias are popular and lively meeting places, both for a relaxing moderately-priced meal and social gatherings with friends.

Travel and Accommodation: Istanbul Seminars are organized without any support from other institutions. Speakers and participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. Students must arrange their accommodation personally, however we can provide you a list of suggested hostels/hotels at a reasonable price for you stay.

Things in Istanbul change very quickly, even though we know several hostels where students stayed in the past years, they may be closed or quite different at the present. Hence, our advise is to check on the web, as there are hundreds of options at decent price that will allow you to enjoy your week in Istanbul on a budget.

A room in Sultanhamet, the wonderful Istanbul’s historical district, may be a suitable option since you could reach Kabataş by light metro in less than 10 minutes, where you can catch the free shuttle service provided by Bilgi that takes you to the Santral Campus.

Transportation: Besides the buses and other public transport, the Santral Istanbul Campus is accessible by the University’s free shuttle service, which connects the university to the city starting from Kabataş.

For the shuttle buses Timetable (Kabataş – Santral Campus -Kabataş)

You may find useful the official Istanbul transport map here

NB. Kabataş is the last stop on the T1 red line, “S” -along the T1 way- indicates Sultanhamet stop.

Tutorship: Daniela Dalmasso will support students’ participation step by step. Please write to for any question you may have.