Turkish university head rings NASDAQ closing bell
NEW YORK - Anadolu Agency
Gülay Barbarosoğlu (C) rang the closing bell of the NASDAQ Stock Market on April 21 to honor the 150th anniversary of the founding of Istanbul's prestigious Boğaziçi University. AA PhotoThe President of Turkey’s Boğaziçi University, Gülay Barbarosoğlu, rang the closing bell of the NASDAQ Stock Market on April 21 at Times Square, New York, to honor the 150th anniversary of the founding of the school.
The ringing of the bell was also arranged to celebrate the university’s partnership with Fordham University, which cooperates with NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation for a Dual Master’s Degree in Global Finance.
“We promise today that with the support of our friends in U.S. Fordham University and NASDAQ, we will continue our educational services for another 150 years,” Barbarosoğlu said during the ceremony.
Boğaziçi University was established in 1863 as Robert College, the first American college founded outside the borders of the U.S. In 1971, it transformed into Bogazici University.
The NASDAQ OMX, the U.S.’s and world’s leading stock market, is home to more than 3,200 listed companies with a market value of over $8 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients.