History

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering of Bogaziçi University was established in 1982 as an interdisciplinary graduate school in the field of Biomedical Engineering. 

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering is unique in Turkey and offers interdisciplinary instructional programs and research, leading to MS and Ph.D. degrees in various areas of concentration: BiomaterialsBiomechanicsBiomedical InstrumentationBiophotonicsClinical EngineeringMedical Imaging, and Neuroengineering.  

The field of Biomedical Engineering has emerged as an important profession in developed as well as developing countries and is concerned with the application of engineering technology and science methodology to the analysis of biological, physiological and health care problems. 

During the past several decades the medical profession has grown to depend increasingly on machines and sophisticated electronic instrumentation supported by elaborate clinical data processing procedures for the delivery of quality health care. As a response to these requirements the Biomedical engineers are responsible for producing high technology medical equipment and biological instrumentation, for devising new and efficient methods for physiological measurements, medical data processing and analysis, for developing prosthetic materials and artificial organs, and for introducing the suitable technological developments to the health care system. 

From September 1982 to October 1992, the Institute had been receiving UNDP and UNESCO assistances in the framework of a development project, the consulting services, training programs and fellowships. The aim of the project was to support the activities of the Institute and strengthen its capacities in order to respond to the critical health care problems in Turkey, with the long-term objective of becoming a Regional Center for neighboring countries with similar problems.