Our Philosophy

Sabancı University will be a participatory institution that is financially and administratively self-sufficient and sustainable. Sabancı University will be sensitive to the needs of its students, their families, employees, administrators and the entire society.

We will strive to define and make visible all issues that concern us at large, and focus on applied techniques to meet the social and technological needs of the future. We will adopt an interdisciplinary approach of “learning to learn” to cultivate knowledge, support education and facilitate social advancement.

The University will cultivate its existing local and regional comparative advantages to generate, articulate, uncover and develop leading-edge knowledge in order to create competitive competencies within an international and global context. The University will take active initiative to form and to select international and global educational and research networks.

Keywords of Our Philosophy

  • Student/stakeholder focuses
  • Participatory
  • Socially responsible
  • Application-oriented
  • Developing and disseminating knowledge and science
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Self-sufficient
  • Teamwork oriented
  • Local, regional, global
  • Learning to learn