Philosophy

Mission

Özyeğin University’s mission is to create, share, and apply knowledge in the service of society. Our applied research agenda creates useful knowledge. We share our knowledge through our educational programs which transform the lives of our students. Application of this knowledge generates economic benefits to the society through start-up and spin-out companies, and through improved efficiency and productivity for existing companies.



Vision

We are a financially accessible and entrepreneurial research university.  In all of our programs, we aspire to be recognized nationally and internationally as one of the top ten in Turkey, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and one of the world’s 200 best.  Our graduates will be known for making an immediate difference for their employers. 


Basic Values

The leading values of Özyeğin University are freedom, flexibility, multidimensionality and accessibility.

  • The university will be an advocate of academic freedom and institutional autonomy.
  • The university will provide extensive flexibility to students, staff members and the institutions with which it cooperates. With characteristics such as flexible structures, dynamic programs and freedom in the choice of courses, the university shall provide its students and researchers with the possibility to adapt to rapidly changing business life as well as education and research opportunities which can be customized in accordance with individual differences.
  • The university will adopt a multidimensional approach which will offer different possibilities and characteristics, and develop an environment including different cultures and points of view. The university will evolve in an environment of diversity providing different opportunities for intercultural exchange, and supporting creativity, learning and discovery. In this context, great importance will be attached to international exchange programs for students and professors and international academic cooperation.
  • With an effective operation and financial support model, the university will be financially accessible to students from various segments of Turkey and the region. Thanks to an effective scholarship system, the university will provide opportunities for brilliant and successful students whose resources are limited; in addition to this, within the framework of an innovative credit system, it will create opportunities for the students who are willing to undertake financial responsibility for their studies.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Özyeğin University hires academic and administrative staff and admits students regardless of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity in the administration of its educational and employment policies, its scholarship conferment, or any university-sponsored programs.