Sabancı University held an event at Tuzla Campus with the participation of its graduates and representatives from the business world to promote the newly launched “Promise the Future” scholarship program. Within the scope of the event; The sound waves created by young people's promises to the future were modeled in 3D printers and turned into small sculptures. "Promise the Future", Malhun Tosun, undergraduate student in the Industrial Engineering Program of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, said: "I will prevent the food crisis that may occur in the future by specializing in the field of agricultural economics." or presented.
In her speech at the event, Sabancı University Founding Board of Trustees Chair Güler Sabancı said; He emphasized the achievements of Sabancı University, its students and alumni. Güler Sabancı said, “We set out to establish a world university. You all work in world companies. The greatest wish of the late Sakıp Bey was 'to be successful wherever they go in the world'. At the point where the world has come today, we see together how important this is.”
Sabancı University held a meaningful event at Tuzla Campus to promote its new scholarship program, which it launched with the theme of “Promise the Future”. Sabancı University Graduate Emre President, moderated the night, Sabancı University Founding Board of Trustees Chair Güler Sabancı, Sabancı University Rector Prof. Dr. In addition to Yusuf Leblebici, managers of Sabancı Holding Group companies, leading representatives of the business world, Sabancı University graduates, scholars and donors attended.
The biggest surprise of the night, which was held with the theme of "Promise the Future", was the small sculptures made of sound waves of the promises made by university students to the future in accordance with the theme. Malhun Tosun, an undergraduate student in the Industrial Engineering Program of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, presented the first of the sculptures on display throughout the night to Sabancı University Founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees Güler Sabancı. I will prevent the crisis” took place in the sound waves.
Speaking at the event, Sabancı University Founding Board of Trustees Chair Güler Sabancı said:
“Today, there are among us those who graduated from our university and held important positions in very important companies. This journey is one that goes well. This success is crowned with your success. But if we walk together; We will be stronger if you do not forget this place, follow and give a word and support to the young people. The most asked question in life is which school you graduated from. That brand grows with you. It is thanks to you that our school has reached its destination in 23 years.”
“You caught the champions!”
In the night, Güler Sabancı also shared a memory she had when Sabancı University was founded in 1999:
“When we started education in 1999, we were visiting the university with our International Advisory Board Member Chad Holliday. The campus was not completely finished, we had 250 students. With them sohbet he did. He said that we caught the champions and that we should follow these students and the future well, and that these children have the power to make a change wherever they go. Now is the time for our graduates to follow their universities.” Sabancı continued his speech as follows:
“We set out to establish a world university. You all work in world companies. The greatest wish of the late Sakıp Bey was 'to be successful wherever they go in the world'. At the point where the world has come today, we all see how important this is. Now we are paving the way for our youth together by saying “Promise the Future”.
“More than 55 percent of our students have scholarships at our university”
Sabancı University Rector Prof. Dr. Yusuf Leblebici said in his speech:
“Currently, there are over 5300 students at our university. 80% of our students are undergraduate and 20% are graduate and doctoral students. This year, according to the results of the Higher Education Institutions Exam, we have included 1 very bright young people, including the 790st place in Turkey, among these students. The number of students we received from the first 1000 was 140. We became the university that accepts students with the highest score in terms of admission to faculties. 36 percent of our undergraduate students are accepted as scholarship holders at the entrance. This rate rises to 55 percent with the contribution of need and success scholarships. In other words, more than 55 percent of our students study at our university as scholarship students.”
Stating that they are among the universities with the highest number of projects and the highest project budget in Turkey in the field of research, Leblebici said, “We are not content with being the best university in Turkey anymore, we are continuing our efforts to become one of the leading research universities in the world. We aim to reach more successful and needy young people in our 'Promise the Future' scholarship program, which is inspired by the promises of our youth to solve problems for a stronger future and a better world.
The event ended with the speeches of the donors and the representatives of the institutions for the students.