The Sabancı Group decided to establish a “world university” led by the Sabancı Foundation in 1994. Instead of choosing a university as a template or replicating existing examples and institutions, a new and unique university was designed during the foundation phase of the university. Having begun accepting students in 1999, Sabancı University sets an example to many a university today.
Sabancı University makes a difference with its unique education system.
Academic programs of Sabancı University are innovative and interdisciplinary. As the conventional system of “departments” is seen to be hindering true interdisciplinary approach at times and causing too early and restricted specialization in any given field, Sabancı University does not have academic divisions.
The education system of the university is based upon the common Foundations Development Year, which all students must complete regardless of their subsequent program choices or plans. Students who complete the Foundations Development Year successfully become individuals capable of critical thought, interdisciplinary interaction and problem-solving, who are endowed with the knowledge base required to complete the program they will choose. In the second phase of Foundations Development, students are free to choose the introductory courses to their preferred diploma program, and choose one of 12 programs to continue their education.
There are three faculties at Sabancı University: the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (FENS), the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and the Sabancı School of Management (SOM). All faculties offer undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs.
The FENS offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science and Engineering, Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and graduate programs in Information Technologies, Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics and, Mathematics.
The undergraduate programs of the FASS are Economics, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design, Cultural Studies, International Studies and Social and Political Sciences, in addition to the graduate programs in Economics, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design, Public Policy Analysis, Political Science, Conflict analysis and Resolution, Cultural Studies, History, Turkish studies, and European Studies.
The Sabancı School of Management offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees in Management. (BA in Management, Sabancı MBA, Sabancı Executive MBA, Sabancı Masters in Finance and PhD.) Starting with the 2011-2012 academic year Sabancı School of Management launched its MBA-MIT Sloan MSMS dual degree program. Sabancı School of Management and MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Center offer a dual degree option whereby candidates can earn a Sabancı MBA degree and a Zaragoza Master of Engineering degree (ZLOG) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in 2 years.
The Executive Development Unit (EDU) offers executive development programs for professionals.
4851 graduates of Sabancı University are pursuing successful careers in academia or the business world.
25% of Sabancı University graduates continue their postgraduate studies with scholarships at the leading universities of the world, including Carnegie Mellon University, University of California, Politecnico di Milano, Boston University, Harvard University, Brown University, Stanford University and, University of Massachusetts. The rate of finding jobs within one year of graduation is 86%.
Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center
Established by Sabancı University with the support of the State Planning Organization, the Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) is the first interdisciplinary nanotechnology center in Turkey. SUNUM started its operations in June 2011. The Center is leading advanced and interdisciplinary research and projects that will be rapidly adopted by the industry in the application of nanotechnology to physics, electronics, mechatronics, materials science, chemistry and biology. The Center aims to improve the university’s international competitive advantage in intellectual property portfolio, and contribute to the progress in leading research.
A campus that lives and breathes
The Sabancı University campus has everything to meet the everyday needs of its students. The campus abounds with amenities from the Performing Arts Center to a Sports Center, Health Center, supermarket and movie hall. Sabancı University has the best housing unit to student ratio among universities in Turkey.
Sabancı Üniversitesi Orta Mahalle, Üniversite Caddesi No: 27 34956 Tuzla-İstanbul
Tel: +90 216 483 90 00
Fax: +90 216 483 90 05