Prof. Dr. İhsan Doğramacı, founder and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Bilkent University passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2010, at Hacettepe Medical School Hospital where he was being treated.
I was in Electrics/Electronics Engineering department of the Bilkent University during 1998-2003, and it was the first time I met him in the engineering department and I was suprised from his energy because he was above 85 and still more energitic than the most of students and academics at that time. He was retired, however, he was willing to attend every part of the university life. Prof. İhsan Doğramacı is not only known due to being founder of Bilkent University and Hacettepe University, but also the founder president of YÖK, the council of higher education.
Commemoration ceremonies will be held in his memory at the following locations and times:
Saturday, February 27, at 9:30 a.m. at Hacettepe University M Lecture Hall,
at 1:30 p.m. the same day at the Bilkent University Concert Hall,
and Sunday, February 28, at 9:30 a.m. at the Council of Higher Education.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2010, at Kocatepe Mosque following the noon prayers and burial will take place at the Doğramacızade Ali Paşa Mosque.