Argüden Governance Academy is a non-profit initiative dedicated to improve governance quality in public, non-profit, private, and international organizations to create sustainable value for institutions and society.  The Academy operates under the aegis of Boğaziçi University Foundation.

We envision a world where institutions and society work together to create a more sustainable and inclusive future. We bring together world-class expertise, adopt a holistic view of governance across institutions, and form partnerships to improve quality of life for current and future generations.

To achieve our mission, our programs aim to:

  • Improve awareness of the role of good governance for sustainable and inclusive development by research, dissemination of successful examples and awards;
  • Create a knowledge platform to enable representatives of government, civil society, and business to be informed about the recent global developments on governance through training programs, seminars, and peer to peer learning;
  • Conduct research in cooperation with international organizations, universities, public agencies, and non-governmental organizations on various governance related subject areas
  • Cooperate with other similar initiatives both locally and globally through joint projects to raise the understanding of the key role of good governance to improve quality of life and sustainability of the planet