The vision of Berlin International - University of Applied Sciences (BI) is to provide students with a student centered international and intercultural educational environment to stimulate and develop their intellectual growth, wisdom and creativity. The academic and administrative staff is committed to guide students and prepare them for productive careers and responsible citizenship in a global society. Berlin International aspires to be one of the leading private universities in Germany in terms of intercultural and interdisciplinary teaching and applied research. Our academic goals include commitment to knowledge based solutions and to societal problems as well as contributions to innovation and development in society. In addition, Berlin International promotes cross-cultural and cross-national understanding through international academic co-operations and joint projects. In this respect, it profits from its close relationship with BAU Global Education Network, which consists of five universities. All the universities in this network share the core values of integrity, respect, excellence, innovation and social responsibility. As an independent institution within this network, Berlin International - University of Applied Sciences has its own individual mission statement and academic profile which has been accepted by the Academic Senate.
Enver Yücel - Founder
Enver Yücel is the Founder and Chairman of BAU Global and Bahçeşehir Uğur Educational Institutions (BUEI), Turkey’s largest private educational provider. Mr. Yücel is considered one of Turkey’s leading educational experts from pre-K through university education. His innovative ideas and practices are on the forefront of educational development in Turkey and around the world.
As part of his efforts to increase the quality of education and educational opportunities in Turkey, Mr. Yücel founded TÖDER, an association of all private education providers in Turkey, which works to advance the above mission. Mr. Yücel’s academic endeavors and his contributions to the future of education have been recognized not only in Turkey, but abroad. He is a member of the U.S.-based Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) and became the first foreigner appointed to the Board of Trustees of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. He is among the founders and on the Board of World Education Entrepreneurs Society.
Mr. Yücel focused on global educational activities and founded BAU Global Network, which is comprised of higher education institutions spread all over the world. BAU Global operates at 3 continents in 7 countries and comprises of 5 universities –Istanbul, Washington, D.C., Berlin, Cyprus and Batumi-, 2 language schools and 5 academic centers.
He was awarded with “Outstanding Service Award” by The National Turkish Grand Assembly in 2008. Enver Yücel was also awarded with the “Education Award” by the American Turkish Council in 2010. Mr. Yücel, received the 2014 UNCA Special Award for his role in contribution to ‘’Global Education’’. Being the first Turkish person in the world to receive an award in this field, Enver Yücel received his award from the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.