With science, technology, and social structures advancing day by day, the world needs more qualified individuals who possess the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career anywhere in the world. Aware of this pressing issue, in 1994 the Sabanci Group decided to establish a "world university" led by the Sabanci Foundation.
The seeds of Sabanci University, the Sabanci Group's most comprehensive social responsibility project in the field of education, were sown in the summer of 1995, at a search conference in which 50 academics from 22 countries as well as students and representatives from the private sector participated. The conference, however, was just the beginning, as it marked the start of an extensive process during which the leading educational institutions in Turkey and across the world were examined to find out how they work and identify the fundamentals that made them successful.
Sabanci University positions itself to be one of the most innovative and research-oriented universities in Turkey. As part of its philosophy, the University aims to direct its research efforts primarily towards applied and strategic research with the objectives of advancing knowledge, supporting teaching and contributing to the progress of the community.The research activities at the university aim to enrich educational programs while contributing to social and economic development. All research projects are conducted within the faculties (Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and Faculty of Management).
The Communication Center works in coordination with the postal service and parcel companies. It provides mail, parcel, internal mail and courier services in addition to selling telephone cards and tokens. Mail and parcels are picked up once a day. The courier provides services to the Karaköy Contact Office, Sabanci Center, and offices on its route. The center keeps a record of all types of incoming and outgoing mail.
Information CenterThe Sabanci University Information Center has been planned to allow comfortable working and studying quarters for 600, and has an extensive collection of almost 100,000 contemporary printed volumes, 20,000 electronic periodicals and approximately 35,000 multimedia items.
At our Health Center , the patients are examined in three separate rooms with polyclinic facilities. The medical examinations are carried out, and the necessary treatments are provided by three physicians during the day and by one physician during the night. When required, the patients are held in and given treatments in special clinical observation rooms.
Sabanci University has a campus that is away from the hectic life of the city, yet offers everything students may need in their everyday lives. Amenities abound from a performing arts center to a sports hall, convenience store, movie theater and exercise areas.Among universities in Turkey, Sabanci University has the highest housing capacity as a percentage of its number of students.
Sabanci University Student Clubs are founded and managed by students. In these clubs, which present myriad opportunities for learning opportunities and experiences that enrich students' lives; students acquire and develop skills that they will help them to achieve success in their future lives. Clubs are provided with facilities and equipment for students' use, such as video cameras, musical instruments, diving and climbing equipment, studios, meeting rooms, and study halls.
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