SabancÄ± University was established in 1994. University is located on a 1.26 million square meter campus about 40 km from Istanbuls city center. The educational system of the University is based on the Common “Foundations Development Year”, which all students must complete regardless of their subsequent program choices. SabancÄ± University’s Foundations Development Program consists of two key educational stages: the Foundations Development Year and University Courses. SabancÄ± University offers undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as minor honor degrees and double degrees under the roofs of three faculties: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Faculty of Management. Research and innovation management at SabancÄ± University is further supported by internal and external stakeholders through the Research Committee, University Research Council, SabancÄ± University Entrepreneurship Council, Research Ethics Council and the Intellectual Property Commission. Approximately 90% of faculty members obtained their PHD’s abroad. The number of faculty members is 368, while the number of students per full time faculty member has remained at 14. In fall 2014, SabancÄ± University entered the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings in the 182nd position of the Turkish university with the highest rank upon initial entry to the list. SabancÄ± University also placed among the top 500 universities globally in the QS World University Rankings. In addition, the University was named the most innovative and entrepreneurial university in 2012 and 2016, and the most innovative foundation university in 2013 and 2014, in the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology’s University Entrepreneurship and Innovation Index. The SabancÄ± University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center was founded with an initial investment of EUR 25 million provided by the State Planning Organization and SabancÄ± Foundation. Starting up operations in July 2011, the Center provided a significant boost to existing research facilities of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences. 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.