The university I am at this summer is Turkey’s, if not the Middle East’s, leading technical university. Perhaps the prestige had bright about a curse of sorts. For instance:
I have personally witnessed the death of two washing machines, one of which was violent and messy. On top of this, out of the four washers and three dryers available to the men to use, two washers and one dryer work.
We have had the wifi break on us several times, the latest of which was due to a fire and we were internet-less for five days.
The international phone works roughly 2/5 of the time.
We are currently on day three of having no hot water in our dorms.
The computer room in our dorm has four computers. When we arrived, two worked. Now one works.
This has definitely forced me to realize how much I rely on technology to live my life. So thats good. But at the same time it seems odd that a school full of technical students would have the number of issues it does.