Sabancı University

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HeadquartersIstanbul, Turkey
Sponsored byMercator Foundation
Founded under the guidance of the Sabancı family, with Bilderberg connections.

Sabancı University (Sabancı Üniversitesi), established in 1999, is a young foundation university located on a 1.26 million squaremeter campus which is about 40 km from Istanbul's city center. Its first students matriculated in 1999. The first academic session started on October 20, 1999.

View from dormitories


Panoromic view of dining hall

Under the guidance of one of Turkey's leading family foundations, Sabancı Vakfı (Sabancı Foundation of the Sabancıfamily), the Sabancı Group established Sabancı University in July 1994. More than 50 academics from 22 countries, students and private sector leaders participated in the Search Conference in August 1995.[1] This conference was followed by university development committees, which worked under the direction of a Student Trend and Preference Survey and other academic program design activities. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Sabancı University campus took place on July 31, 1997. The university began its second academic year on October 20, 1999.


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Research Centers

The Sabancı University Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center (SU IMC)[2] was founded in 2016.

SU IMC is the industrial scale research and technology development center that provides laboratory test, prototype manufacturing, design and simulation services, composite materials in the scope of research and development services, and design, manufacturing, assembly and process prototyping services in the area of manufacturing technologies, also, provides consultancy and training services to governmental organizations and industry corporations.

SU IMC was built with an investment of $35 million to provide facilities for both fundamental and applied research, product development, graduate and life-long education. It also acts as a center for incubation services as well as commercialization opportunities in composite manufacturing technologies.

SU IMC targets to be a global bridge between academia and industry with its best practices of university&industry cooperation. The first university&industry cooperation was already established in composite technologies field with the collaboration of SU IMC and Kordsa, with the name of "Composite Technologies Center of Excellence" (CTCE) which has been a pioneer in Turkey with its business model and one of the leading development center of composite technologies in the world. SU IMC aims to establish other cooperations in the global area with industry players from variety of areas, notably aviation, defense, automotive, marine, energy, textile, sports&medical equipments.

The Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center was founded with an initial investment of EUR 25 million provided by the State Planning Organization and Sabancı Foundation. Starting up operations in July 2011, the Center's contributing team includes 40 faculty members, about 40 post-doctoral researchers, and hundreds of PhD students. Carrying out multidisciplinary advanced research efforts, the Center brings together researchers with expertise in advanced materials, basic sciences, and nanoengineering to develop applications for the electronics, photonics, healthcare, construction, environmental, agricultural and packaging industries.

Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) is a global policy research institution that specializes in key social and political issues ranging from democratization to climate change, transatlantic relations to conflict resolution and mediation. IPC organizes and conducts its research under three main clusters:

• The Istanbul Policy Center - Sabancı University - Stiftung Mercator Initiative;

• Democratization and Institutional Reform;

• Conflict Resolution and Mediation.


Employee on Wikispooks

Fuat KeymanProfessor of International Relations2010


Mercator FoundationGerman foundation financing projects of deep state interest and buying control over the narrative, especially on "climate change" and pro-migration. Frequently connected to censorship initiatives.


Alumni on Wikispooks

Canan DagdevirenTurkeyResearcher
Turkish academic who attended the 2018 Bilderberg.
Ska Keller22 November 1981GermanPoliticianGerman politician and member of the European Parliament for Alliance 90/The Greens who was selected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2015.
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