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Our Philosophy and Goals

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.


Sabancı University will enhance its leading and dynamic position in innovative education and research with transformative impact on science and society.


“Creating and Developing Together"

The mission of Sabancı University is to develop internationally competent and confident individuals advancing and fostering knowledge in natural sciences and engineering along with humanities, social and management sciences through innovative trans-disciplinary research.

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

2023-2028 Strategic Objectives

  • Making Difference Globally and Societal Impact
  • Leadership and Innovation In Student Profile and Educational Programs
  • A Global Research University
  • Enhancing Entrepreneurship Ecosystem 
  • Focused Research Areas and Sustainable Centers
  • People, Organizational Excellence and Sustainability