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Today, competitiveness among countries continues with the power of knowledge, and the future of societies is reckoned based on the success of education. In this sense, with its young population ratio, our country has an important place within the developing countries, and universities have the responsibility to meet the need for trained human resources of the society besides being science-producing centres. 

In order to contribute to the development of our country, it is a priority to train qualified human resources to acquire the knowledge, skills and work habits needed to achieve high productivity. Professionally trained human resources will contribute to the economy of our country and produce high-quality goods and services, apart from reducing the potential negativities. 

Established in 2018 by detaching from Sakarya University, with our slogan “the university that combines knowledge with skills” our university works with the sector to raise qualified individuals who can respond to the changing needs of the world, are professionally competent, critical and analytical thinkers with high communication and practical skills besides contributing to various fields of interest in science and technology production. 

With the +1 Education Model, created with the notion “field-work is a must” our university prepares its students for the future hand-in-hand with the sector with the Institute of graduate studies, Faculties, Higher Schools and Vocational Schools within its body. 
In addition to the summer internship, our students are trained at least one semester and full-time in their fields while the university covers their social insurance.

With the help of this model:
- Students can make career planning, receive salary with government support, and have experience and work before graduation.
- Employers have the opportunity to avoid additional costs while meeting their human resources needs and to employ students suitable for their contexts later on.
- The faculty members have the opportunity to produce solutions to the problems experienced by the business world, to update their lesson in line with the needs, to create joint projects and to carry out R & D activities.

The University that performs parallel work with Turkey's vision of "National Technology, Powerful Industry”, also works within the framework of university-industry cooperation, digitization and domestic production. In this context, the lessons are updated with the sector according to the contemporary and the future conditions. With the Industrial Ph.D. Program project initiated by TÜBİTAK, it conducts scientific studies that will solve the problems of industrial enterprises together with industrial institutions. With the Career Office established within the university, İŞKUR experts monitor the job opportunities of the university students and contribute to the students by providing pieces of training.
Among the main objectives of Sakarya University of Applied sciences are to create academic excitement from good to perfect with university-society-business world and international activity chain; to carry out studies for academic cooperation in order to increase the competitiveness of the sectors that will contribute to the opening of our country to the world; to transform the information and R & D activities produced with intellectual knowledge into output going beyond the theoretical level, and transforming them into social benefits developing sharing mechanisms with society. 

We prepare our students for the future based on an understanding that protects all the treasures of the geography in which it is located, protects and develops its national values, carries it to the future in the light of science and that combines the synergy created with the sector with the dynamism of our youth. 


Best wishes and sincerely,
Prof Dr Mehmet SARIBIYIK