Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) was founded in November 2001 to conduct applied and innovative public policy research in Turkey. IPC focuses mainly on policy research and public outreach activities, IPC is the embodiment of Sabancı University’s commitment to interdisciplinary approach to science and progress through close cooperation with community.
IPC has initiated applied research projects with its community partners. Some of these undertakings go further back to the foundation of Sabancı University in 1997, when IPC was still at a developmental stage.
Main mission of IPCO is:
to foster academic research in social sciences and its application to policy making
providing decision-makers, opinion leaders, academics, and the general public with innovative and objective analyses in key domestic and foreign policy issues
IPC has expertise in a wide range of areas, including—but not limited to—Turkey-EU-U.S. relations, education, climate change, current trends of political and social transformation in Turkey, as well as the impact of civil society and local governance on this metamorphosis.
The website is offered in both Turkish and English languages.