News Center -TDO- Bilkent University Tourism and Hotel Management Department of Tourism with 30 years experience in training has been awarded many times by industry organizations such as International Association of travel and tourism professionals (SKAL). Finally, the education quality of the department was accredited by the Board of higher education and the Higher Education Quality Board, the only accredited accreditation body for tourism in Turkey, the Tourism Education Evaluation and Accreditation Authority (TURAK).
The accreditation certificate ceremony was held at the rectorate building at Bilkent University on Monday 27th of July. Vice-Chancellor Of Bilkent University Prof. Kursat Aydogan, Director of School of Applied Technology and Business Administration Kamer Rodoplu, Head of Department of Tourism and Hotel Management Faculty Member Dr. Eda Gurel, President of TURAK Prof. Muharrem Tuna and Vice-President Prof. İbrahim Birkan attended to the ceremony.
In line with Prof. Ihsan Dogramacı's vision of the importance of tourism sector for Turkey, the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, established in 1988, is the oldest private higher education institution in Turkey and is also a member of the World Association of the famous French culinary arts school Institut Paul Bocuse.
Since its establishment, the graduates of the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, which has given over 3,900 graduates, have been sought after all over the world, especially due to their foreign language knowledge, quality of education and governance skills.
The four-year undergraduate program of Bilkent University's Department of Tourism and hotel management has been evaluated within the scope of the students ' qualifications, development, achievements, knowledge, experience, skills, abilities and behaviors that they need to gain until graduation, education plan, teaching staff, management structure, infrastructure opportunities and continuous improvement studies. TURAK accreditation is an assurance that the graduates of the department receive an education in accordance with international standards.