Özyeğin University strives to be one of the premier entrepreneurial research universities of Turkey. Its mission is to create, share, and apply knowledge in the service to society. At Özyeğin, we are motivated to conduct research that is relevant to real life, beneficial to the humankind and targeted to increase the quality of our daily lives. As a research university, we aim to educate future leaders through the process of discovery and creation of new knowledge. Our faculty members are active researchers, globally well recognized in their respective areas. They are experienced in applying their research results in building novel businesses.
We treasure and appreciate being an important contributor to the world of scientific advancements. Our researchers are expected to conduct cutting-edge research and publish their research findings in well-recognized scientific journals of their fields.
We share our knowledge through our educational programs, which transform the lives of our students. Our graduates will be known for making an immediate difference for their employers. We place as much importance to excellence in research and graduate studies as we do to excellence in undergraduate education. Our graduate students start working with a faculty member on a research project starting from day one of their education.
Research provides the basis for sustainable economic growth as it is converted into technology by development. Application of our knowledge is targeted to generate economic benefits to the society through start-up and spinout companies, and through improved efficiency and productivity for existing companies. Our researchers are encouraged and expected to be a part of such activities to contribute to the world of practice through producing actionable knowledge for products, processes, and procedures in the areas of their specializations. We have a very large number of patents, national and international, invented by our faculty members and we are very keen in increasing this number.
Özyeğin University is a national and international actor of research and collaborates with national and international organizations all around the world. Our researchers are strongly encouraged and supported to get into research partnerships with other researchers at national and international institutions.
Özyeğin University provides its members physical, as well as intellectual facilities to work hard to realize its mission in research. The new Özyeğin campus is furnished with a multitude of research labs and facilities. The Özyeğin library has unlimited access to the existing knowledge base. Özyeğin University nurtures the freedom of its members to discover, debate and disseminate knowledge that form the ingredients for conducting cutting-edge research
Despite her young age, Özyeğin University has already managed to attract a large number of high quality graduate students, national and international. Our research funding, both from industry and government agencies, is at significant levels even for international universities. We are placed at the seventh position in “Intercollegiate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Index” announced by the Department of Science, Industry and Technology among all Turkish universities in 2013. Our Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is among the ten recipients of TUBITAK grant supporting university TTOs.
We are very excited and enthusiastic about providing Özyeğin impact to the increasingly changing world, one research output at a time.
Research Projects at Özyeğin
The sponsored research volume of ÖzÜ reached approximately 51,3 Million YTL by 2016. 65% of the ÖzÜ’s research funding comes from national research funding resources (38% TÜBİTAK, 12% Industrial Partnership, 12% Development Agency, and 3% Ministry of Science, Technology and Industry). The rest comes from international funding institutions (31% EU, 4% Other International).
Özyeğin University Technology Transfer Office interacted 135 companies with more than 400 meetings by the end of 2015. These interactions yielded 129 R&D projects.
ÖzÜ holds 27 patent applications, 3 utility patent applications, and additional 6 country designations in national phase of a PCT application since 2013. The total number of patents granted to ÖzÜ’s faculty members is 140.