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.
A short message from our president Prof. Dr. 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. We want students to have a commitment to an interdisciplinary approach that enables them to cope with innovation and contribute to societal problem solving. This means that we want to provide our students with a solid base for a successful and fulfilled work-life.
Second, we want to promote cross-national and cross-cultural understanding. We believe that 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 a 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, will 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 also characteristic for our administrative staff. This composition of our academic community guarantees international and intercultural encounters.It is arguably our biggest social capital.