Bilkent THM has an international reputation in the industry and the higher education community.


“Haaga-Helia has great experiences of student and staff exchanges with Bilkent University’s School of Applied Technology and Management Department of Tourism and Hotel Management. We have found Bilkent´s students, staff, teaching and facilities to be of very high quality. It has been our pleasure to cooperate with such a great educational institution.”

Mr. Jouni Ahonen

Vice President

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences




“I got to know Bilkent University and its Department of Tourism and Hotel Management as a congenial partner to collaborate with. The university’s reputation for quality and open attitude towards international collaboration have proven to be instrumental in establishing our contacts, involving both teacher and student exchange. The department also made a valuable contribution to EuroCHRIE (the association for tourism and hospitality educators serving Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, of which I served as president) as the organiser of an annual EuroCHRIE conference and by liaising between this international organisation and Turkish tourism and hotel management programmes.”

Dr. Jan Willem Meijerhof

Immediate Past President of EuroCHRIE

Head of Internationalisation for Research and Education

Saxion | University of Applied Sciences

Hospitality Business School | School of Governance, Law and Urban Development

The Netherlands



“Among other fields of study, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences has had fruitful cooperation with Bilkent University’s Tourism and Hotel Management Department for many years. Haaga-Helia hospitality and tourism students have enjoyed their time completing their student exchanges at Bilkent University. At Haaga-Helia, we hope that the educational cooperation between Turkey and Finland will continue in the future.”

Ms. Katri Salmi

International Coordinator

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences




“Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management faculty have been supportive members of the EuroCHRIE Federation for many years. Faculty members regularly present a range of research at conferences, review academic papers, and have served diligently on the EuroCHRIE Board in high-profile roles both currently and in the past. The research conference which they hosted was an outstanding example of Turkish hospitality at its best.”

Ms. Susan Fournier

Past President of ICHRIE


César Ritz Colleges




“The Tourism and Hotel Management Department at Bilkent University has an outstanding reputation as a first-class hospitality program that provides great education to its students.”

Professor Dogan Gursoy

Taco Bell Distinguished Professor

Washington State University, Carson College of Business

School of Hospitality Business Management



“Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management is a top notch international program with passionate faculty dedicated to student academic and career success. They have a welcoming environment that is student-centered. It is a wise choice for studying.”

Mr. Ron Carpenter

Past President of EuroCHRIE

Director of CH Worldwide Hospitality Education Consulting




“We have been cooperating with the Bilkent University Tourism and Hotel Management Department for two seasons; we have had the opportunity to work with many young Bilkent THM students and graduates. These students are indispensable to us in terms of their quality of education and knowledge of foreign languages, in addition to their ethical values.”

Ms. Seher Türkmen

Human Resources and Development Manager

Caresse, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Bodrum



“We have been in cooperation with Bilkent THM for many years. In these years, we have gained and learned from each other in various ways. Bilkent THM has made major contributions to the industry with its quality education, internship programs, and new team members who are currently working at various senior positions in the industry today. It has been our pleasure to cooperate with Bilkent THM in many productive projects.”

Mr. E. Atilla Aygün

General Manager

Radisson Blu Hotel Ankara



“Since our opening in 1991, we have been collaborating with Bilkent University which is one of the most pioneering universities that have made great contributions to the field of Turkish higher education with innovative and contemporary approaches.

As a result of this productive collaboration going on for many years, numerous interns and graduates from Bilkent University, especially from its Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, are recruited at various levels and positions in our company.

As Sheraton Ankara Hotel and Convention Center, one of the oldest companies in the hospitality industry in Ankara, we are very well aware of the fact that the most important element of success is the “human resources”. Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Bilkent University for having such qualified human resources that it has cultivated.”

Ms. Melisa Akşit

Complex Director of Human Resources

Sheraton Ankara Hotel and Convention Center




“It is inspiring for us to meet with the young ambitious Talent at Bilkent University’s School of Applied Technology and Management Department of Tourism and Hotel Management.

We found the caliber of students to be very high. Bilkent University offers great building stones to the foundation of the students careers in Tourism. The students have great technical knowledge, a clear understanding of the importance of ’emotional intelligence’ and excellent command of English language; all essential skills required to be able to operate luxury Resort properties in the Bodrum Peninsula.

For us operators, we rely on these Talents in order to constantly strive to exceed and excel the service we offer; furthermore we are building on the reputation of the Turkish hospitality industry in general, together with them it is our aim to make sure Turkey becomes a top destination for luxury travelers in the World.”

Ms. Sandra Anido

General Manager

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Bodrum






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