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WTO Chair Award Ceremony and Conference at Istanbul Bilgi University


BİLGİ has been selected as one of the seven WTO Chairs for the Phase 2 of the WTO Chairs Programme in 2014.


The WTO Chair Holder position that will be held by Asst. Prof. Dr. Pınar Artıran from BİLGİ Faculty of Law, aims at supporting and promoting trade-related academic activities by universities and research institutions in developing and least-developed countries.

The project of BİLGİ Faculty of Law that was awarded the WTO Chair entails establishing an operational Research Centre on International Trade and Arbitration within the period of 2014-2018.

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Istanbul Bilgi University

Founded in 1996 to bring a breath of fresh air to the university education in Turkey, Istanbul Bilgi University is the only member of Laureate International Universities Network in Turkey, offering international opportunities to its students since its founding. The university currently has nearly 1000 academic staff members, nearly 20.000 students and over 22.000 graduates. Istanbul Bilgi University offers more than 150 associate degree, undergraduate and graduate programs under the aegis of its schools, vocational schools and institutes as well as the faculties of Social Sciences and Humanities, Law, Business, Communication, Architecture, Engineering and Natural Sciences, BILGI has three campuses, all in the heart of Istanbul, santralistanbul, Dolapdere and Kuştepe. Further details on İstanbul Bilgi University can be obtained via