The foundation of Boğaziçi University dates back to 1863 when Robert College was founded as the first American higher education institution outside the USA. Right from the start, Robert College has followed non-discrimination principles, valuing academic qualities above all. In 1912, the Engineering Faculty was founded with the Electrical Engineering Department being among the first established three engineering departments of Robert College, and the second Electrical Engineering Department founded in Turkey. In 1971, Robert College was handed to the Turkish State and took the name Boğaziçi University.
The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department. The first centennial anniversary will be celebrated with a series of events to acknowledge and mark the invaluable contributions of our past and present faculty as well as alumni in academia, industry, social sciences, and arts.