Bilkent University was established in 1984 by the Ihsan Dğramacı Foundation with the aim of establishing a higher education institution with the quality of complete education and working to develop students' skills and improve their knowledge, and the name of the university in Turkish means the city of science and knowledge.

Bilkent University is considered one of the best Turkish universities. The university currently has about 13,000 students, including a large number of international students studying various disciplines through 10 faculties, 3 graduate schools and 3 schools for professional programs.