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 helping 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 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's Global Education Network, which is composed 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 Ugur 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.
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 US-based Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges and became the first foreigner appointed to the Board of Trustees of New York'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 the BAU Global Network. BAU Global operates at 3 continents in 7 countries and includes 5 universities - Istanbul, Washington, DC, Berlin, Cyprus and Batumi, 2 language schools and 5 academic centers.
He was awarded the "Outstanding Service Award" by the National Turkish Grand Assembly in 2008. Enver Yücel was awarded 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 to receive an award in this field, Enver Yücel received his award from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
A short message from our president Dr. hc mult. Hans-Dieter Klingemann
Source: Jure Eržen - delo.si
Berlin International (BI) sees itself as a university of applied sciences of a small to medium size with an interdisciplinary focus on design and business administration. Since its foundation in 2014 our academic institution follows the same vision: First, we want to stimulate and develop the students' intellectual curiosity, their creativity and their professional skills. Aiming at an interdisciplinary approach that enables them to cope with innovation and contribute to societal problem solving. This means we are looking forward to our students.
Second, we want to promote cross-national and cross-cultural understanding. We believe this is indispensable in a globalizing world. Cultural competence is a precondition to navigate today's multi-cultural landscape. What is required is tolerance, mutual understanding and commitment to protect the unalienable individual human rights. This orientation is enshrined in Berlin International's general principles: Interdisciplinarity, Internationality, and Interculturality. Our new campus, we believe, wants to provide an educational environment which is conducive to reach these goals.
In the 2017/18 Fall semester the Salzufer campus is home to more than 200 students. These students come from about 60, our lecturers from 15 different countries. An international composition is therefore characteristic for our administrative staff. This composition of our academic community is international and intercultural encounters. It is arguably our biggest social capital.