Mission, Vision and Values

MISION

The mission of our department is to carry out scientific research and education activities in all areas of electrical and electronic engineering at an international level. We also aspire to be in close cooperation with the industry through an innovative and open-minded approach while preserving our corporate and ethical values.

VISION

The vision of our department is to become a prominent department in the world by providing universal contributions to science and technology. A natural product of this attitude is to maintain our leading role in the field of electrical and electronic engineering in our country.

VALUES

Our department adopts the following "METU Values".

  • Scientific Freedom

METUnians deem the conduct of scientific research and development, education and training activities without being subject to pressures and influences other than scientific criteria, and the creation of free discussion environments to this end, as the invariable conditions of scientific freedom.

  • Informed Self-Confidence

With an awareness of the boundaries of their knowledge, ability and authority, METUnians act boldly and resolutely in fulfilling their responsibilities and solving the issues they encounter, and when necessary, self-criticize.

  • Cooperative Individualism

When expressing their individual opinions and values, students, administrative and academic staff at METU act together irrespective of their titles, positions and units, and exhibit readiness to meet challenges with their libertarian attitudes.

  • Sensitivity to the Natural Environment

METUnians regard the forest cultivated on the university’s land and the ecological diversity within as a value; they attach importance to its conservation and improvement, and, in general, strive for the creation of sensitivity towards the natural environment and the spread of protectionist tendencies.

  • Credibility

METUnians take their decisions based on objective data and information, independent of external manipulations and without allowing conflicts of interest; they fulfill their duties with a sense of responsibility in light of ethical values, scientific criteria and the rule of law.

  • Respect for Humanity

While METUnians consider and protect the rights and freedoms of others, they regard diversity as a wealth, oppose any kind of discrimination and exhibit an unbiased, egalitarian approach based on respect to humanity in all their relations.

  • Merit

Embracing the fact that their success and positions are deserved rights as a natural consequence of their competence and perseverance, METUnians safeguard that recruitment and other evaluation processes are conducted on the basis of objective standards and self-efficacy.

  • Investigative Approach

METUnians adopt an investigative/critical approach before making a judgment, while accessing information, conducting scientific research, or when social issues are in question, and come to a conclusion by analyzing cases in an objective manner.

  • Social Responsibility

METUnians are responsive to social problems and develop opinions on solutions to them, conduct social responsibility projects and engage in outreach activities for the widespread internalization of science and the scientific approach by the society.

  • Innovativeness and Leadership

METUnians follow and implement novel methods and approaches in technology, education, research and management, and develop unique systems, programs and constructs that will serve as models in line with the needs of the society and universities.

  • Commitment to Campus Heritage

METUnians are devoted to the METU campus as a cultural heritage and stake a claim to it as the campus enables the creation and institutionalization of a common culture with its relatively autonomous location in a human-grown forest, its set-up that collects all its units in a spatial continuity, its spaces and deep-rooted history that have ingrained in social memory, and offers an opportunity for the internalization of an aesthetic sensation with the impact of its unique architecture, landscape, works of art and events that realize within.

  • High Academic Quality

METUnians embrace the environment which enables the ability to follow scientific developments at an international level and to contribute to such developments, and which motivates the desire for learning and research, the conduct of scientific research and education at high standards in a framework of universal ethical principles, and the community of students and faculty selected, again through high standards, as the fundamental constituents of METU’s high academic quality.