VIU is delighted to announce the addition of two prestigious institutions to the consortium: IUSS Pavia, Italy, and Sabancı University, Turkey. This significant expansion marks a pivotal moment as VIU approaches its thirty-year anniversary, and continues to grow and develop global engagement, further solidifying its position as a hub for interdisciplinary education, research, and collaboration. 

IUSS Pavia, known for its excellence in advanced studies and research, brings a wealth of expertise in various fields, enriching VIU's academic landscape. With a strong focus on sustainability, innovation, and societal impact, IUSS Pavia's inclusion underscores VIU's commitment to addressing pressing global challenges through cutting-edge research and education.

Similarly, Sabancı University's reputation for academic excellence and innovation in Turkey adds a valuable dimension to VIU's diverse community. Sabancı University's emphasis on fostering creativity, entrepreneurship, and global citizenship aligns with VIU's mission of promoting interdisciplinary cooperation and tackling complex societal issues.

The entry of IUSS Pavia and Sabancı University into the VIU consortium not only enhances the diversity of perspectives within our community but also strengthens our collective capacity to address the multifaceted challenges of the 21st century. By fostering collaboration across continents, languages, and cultures, VIU remains at the forefront of driving positive change and innovation on a global scale.

As we welcome IUSS Pavia and Sabancı University into the VIU community, we reaffirm our commitment to nurturing a dynamic and inclusive environment where students, researchers, and educators from around the world can come together to exchange ideas, inspire one another, and contribute to building a better future for all.

With these new partnerships, VIU is poised to embark on exciting new endeavors, forging deeper connections and collaborations that transcend boundaries and pave the way for transformative impact in our member universities that continue to push the boundaries of knowledge, explore new frontiers of research, and empower future generations in an ever-evolving world.