Istanbul Seminars 2011
Bilgi University

Participation details:

Please note that enrollment was closed on March 31. You can register as a simple visitor but you can’t apply for a grant.

For applicants: you’ll receive notice by mid April.

The Istanbul Seminars 2011 welcome international  students, postgraduates and researchers to join a week of philosophical meetings with renowed intellectuals who are committed to the issues of pluralism and democracy.

Last year, many students from France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Israel, India, Spain, the UK and the USA attended the seminars.

Tutorship: Daniela Dalmasso will support students’ participation step by step. Please write at for any question.

Certificates of Attendance:Registration takes place at Istanbul Bilgi University on Thursday May 19 at 9.00 am. All students who attended the entire series of Istanbul Seminars will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Useful information for an enjoyable stay in Istanbul

Location: the Istanbul Seminars are held at Istanbul Bilgi University SantralIstanbul 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

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, but we shall be pleased to assist with any additional information.

Things in Istanbul change very quickly, even though we know several hostels were students stayed in the past years, they may be closed or quite different at the moment. This for, he organization  suggest you to check through the web, there are hundreds of options to spend a nice week in Istanbul at decent prices.

Still, we reccomend to book a room nearby Taksim Square, which is the business and entertainment centre of the city. Even if Takism area  is quite busy, there are frequent and free shuttles to Bilgi University from Taksim Square (it’s less than 15 minutes). Sultanhamet, Istanbul’s historical district, is more suitable for tourists than students attending a conference at Bilgi. Eventually, the asian side of the city is way too far from Bilgi, so please consider this issue before booking.

Transportation: Besides the buses and other public transport, the SantralIstanbul Campus is accessible by the University’s shuttle service, which connects the university to the city.

Note: May 19 is national Istanbul, so Bilgi shuttles from Takism are not working. In case we can’t provide alternative transportation, you may need to take a taxi or regular public transportation.

Santral Campus-Taksim shuttle buses leave half-hourly between 09.30-19.30 on Saturdays and hourly on Sundays. Please check here:

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.



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