SDG 1: No Poverty

In an increasingly interdependent world, the problem of poverty and equal access to resources is becoming ever more present as an agenda. At Ibn Haldun University, our approach since the beginning has been to tackle this problem via our commitment to the principle of “open civilization”. This builds on the Islamic and Ottoman experience of “diversity management”, which laid the foundations for a diverse globally-conscious society that defends the rights of all people no matter their creed or status. At Ibn Haldun University our doors are open to the world, with more than a quarter of our students originating from developing countries. In addition, our university has been ranked 1st in terms of the proportion of full scholarship that it offers its students amongst all Higher Education Institutions in Turkey as well as ranking 1st in terms of the amount of current expenditure per student. Students from Turkey, whose household income is below the minimum wage can apply for support scholarships.


As a university, we subscribe to an “Open Science” policy that encourages not only increased transparency, rigor and efficiency in the area of research but also greater public participation. We believe that money and cost should not be a barrier towards knowledge access. At Ibn Haldun University, all publically-funded research and research data is free to the public as well as all researchers around the world.

For those who are wishing to improve their employment opportunities and develop critical skills outside of formal academia, our Continuing Education Center offers affordable workshops and mentorship to the wider public.

The 5th International Ibn Khaldun Symposium focussed on the relationships between power, economic development, and morality. The international symposium utilized the theoretical approaches of the famous Muslim scholar to help further understand how economic development and morality interact and produce social effects. In his opening speech, IHU president mentioned about how the event brought attention to how “we can protect ourselves from the negative effects of affluence”.



Total number of students: 966
Number of low-income students receiving financial aid: 530



International Aid For Refugees In Times of Crisis (MA Thesis)

Refugee Entrepreneurship: Empirical quantitative evidence on microenterprises in refugee camps in Turkey

Islamic social finance: Mobilizing Zakah (almsgiving) funds to support refugees’ microenterprises pogroms

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