Wikimedia Community User Group Turkey/Student Clubs

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Wikipedia Student Clubs (Turkish: Vikipedi Öğrenci Kulüpleri), are established by Wikimedian students in academic institutions in Türkiye with the support of Wikimedia Community User Group Turkey. Clubs have various purposes such as raising awareness of open knowledge to students, using correct and quality references, and contributing to Wikimedia projects according to their interests.


After the Wikidata Trainings For Turkic Wikimedians 2022 held at Üsküdar University in 2022, the students in the program intended to establish a Wikipedia student club. On top of that, after completing the necessary procedures, they established student clubs. This was the first Wikipedia student club in Türkiye.

Following the club established at Üsküdar University, it was decided to establish a student club at Istanbul Bilgi University. After the club completed the necessary paperwork, it was officially established in September 2023. Thus, BİLGİViki became the second Wikipedia Student Club established in Türkiye. In November 2023, third Wikipedia Student Club, METU Northern Cyprus Campus Wikipedia Society established. In January 2024, fourth Wikipedia Student Club, Istanbul Medipol University established.


Üsküdar University Wikipedia Student Club[edit]

Local name: Üsküdar Üniversitesi Vikipedi Öğrenci Kulübü (UUWSC)

Founder: User:İsnaaa

Establishment: September 2022

Social media: Instagram Objectives: While the student club was the first Wikipedia student club to be established in Türkiye, it provided the students within the university with Wikipedia training, Wikimarathons, etc. will carry out such work.

Istanbul Bilgi University Wikipedia Student Club[edit]

Local name: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Vikipedi Öğrenci Kulübü (BİLGİViki)

Founder: User:Kurmanbek

Establishment: September 2023

Social media: Facebook, Instagram, X (Twitter), Threads


  1. We aim to encourage students to contribute to Wikipedia based on the knowledge they have on the topics they wish, after learning the rules of writing, verifying and accessing the right sources, not just reading, Wikipedia, which is open source and freely licensed.
  2. Gaining a culture of cooperation and sharing.
  3. To inform students about free licenses and knowledge.
  4. Collaborations on youth and student issues with the Wikimedia CEE Hub Youth Group and other Wikipedia Student Clubs around the world.

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus Wikipedia Society[edit]

Local name: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi Kuzey Kıbrıs Kampüsü (ODTÜ KKK) Vikipedi Topluluğu

Founder: User:ToprakM

Establishment: November 2023

Social media: Instagram

Istanbul Medipol University Wikipedia Student Club[edit]

Local name: İstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi Vikipedi Öğrenci Kulübü

Founder: User:Piyanist

Establishment: January 2024

Social media: Instagram


  1. Raise awareness among students about the editable nature of Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Provide students with opportunities to enhance thinking, writing, and research skills.
  3. Improve the quality of Wikipedia and encourage students to contribute.
  4. Popularize the use of Wikipedia among students.
  5. Enhance the quality of both Wikipedia and university resources by transferring university content to Wikipedia.
  6. Gain the ability to use correct sources and filter reliable sources.

Articles about/by clubs[edit]

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For clubs[edit]

Brand identity book

Dear club staff, the points you need to pay attention to when setting up your Wikipedia Student Club are included in the PDF document under this heading. Following the rules here is very important to protect the Wikipedia Student Clubs brand, to ensure the awareness and visibility of your club, and to create harmony with other student clubs.

It is recommended that you follow this topic periodically in order to keep your club up to date.