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Bahçeşehir University and Elsevier Pure collaborate for academic success

Istanbul | June 21, 2023

Bahçeşehir University (BAU) announced its successful collaboration with Elsevier Pure, an academic research infrastructure used in more than 300 leading institutions around the world, at an event hosted in Istanbul by the university and Elsevier.

The event, which brought together esteemed university leaders, academics and researchers across Bahçeşehir University, was an important milestone for the development of innovation and excellence in the university’s research ecosystem and heralded the launch of the new Bahçeşehir University research portalopens in new tab/window, powered by Pure.

As the first university in Turkey to benefit from Pure, the collaboration between Bahçeşehir University and Elsevier Pure represents a major breakthrough in advancing research excellence, supporting academic growth and facilitating knowledge dissemination.

During the event, Bahçeşehir University Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Tunç Bozbura offered an opening address, emphasizing the importance of renewing the research website and drawing attention to the transformative impact of collaboration with Elsevier Pure. The partnership increases research productivity and knowledge dissemination by enabling Bahçeşehir University to effectively measure the performance of its researchers and provide uninterrupted access to their publications.

Mr. Shadi Awwad, Sales Director for Elsevier Research Intelligence Regional Solutions, delivered the keynote address, highlighting the vital role of collaboration in driving innovation and the latest trends and developments in research practice.

Mr. Kaveh Samadi Khah, a Customer Consultant supporting Elsevier’s customers in Turkey, showcased the integration of Elsevier Pure with Bahçeşehir University's research infrastructure, optimizing the efficiencies of research reporting and enabling researchers to optimize their output.

Panel discussions and engaging Q&A sessions helped to further foster collaboration and the exchange of knowledge among event attendees, expanding networks within the research community.


About Bahçeşehir University A private institution in Istanbul, Bahçeşehir University (BAU) was founded by the Bahçeşehir-Uğur Education Foundation in 1998, and opened student admissions for the 1999-2000 academic year in English.

The university consists of four campuses across Istanbul, with an enrollment of over 17,000 students in undergraduate vocational and graduate studies led by a faculty of over 1,000 academics. Coursework and research are supported by the Bahçeşehir University Library, which holds over 250,000 publications, books and electronic books.

Bahçeşehir University was given the "Superbrands of Turkey" award in 2007.

Bahçeşehir University is a member of BAU Global Education Network, MIT Make Impact education networks. Through the BAU Global Education Network, students are able to participate in educational opportunities in cities such as Berlin, Toronto, Washington DC, Batumi, Cyprus, Hanoi, Kiev, Pueblo, Brockwille.

About Elsevier

As a global leader in scientific information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making with innovative solutions based on trusted, evidence-based content and advanced AI-enabled digital technologies.

We have supported the work of our research and healthcare communities for more than 140 years. Our 9,500 employees around the world, including 2,500 technologists, are dedicated to supporting researchers, librarians, academic leaders, funders, governments, R&D-intensive companies, doctors, nurses, future healthcare professionals and educators in their critical work. Our 2,900 scientific journals and iconic reference books include the foremost titles in their fields, including Cell Press, The Lancet and Gray’s Anatomy.

Together with the Elsevier Foundationopens in new tab/window, we work in partnership with the communities we serve to advance inclusion and diversity in science, research and healthcare in developing countries and around the world.

Elsevier is part of RELXopens in new tab/window, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. For more information on our work, digital solutions and content, visit



Ezgi Akbulut

Marketing Manager​

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