Our Strategic Partners contribute financially and by nominating representatives to the Institute’s Advisory Council, which provides guidance and advice to further the mission of the Institute. SUITS’ Associate Partners also contribute in the Advisory Council and by making their experience, expertise, and networks available to the institute’s faculty and staff.

SUITS’ Strategic Partners

Alarko Group of Companies (Alarko Holdings, Alarko Cultural and Educational Foundation)

Alarko Holding AS engages in energy, contracting, land development, industry and trade, tourism, and seafood businesses in Turkey and internationally. www.alarko.com.tr

Hennes & Mauritz

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB (operating as H&M) was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is the largest company quoted on Nasdaq Stockholm. H&M’s business concept is to offer fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way. In addition to H&M, the group includes the brands COS, & Other Stories, Cheap Monday, Monki and Weekday as well as H&M Home. The H&M Group has more than 3,600 stores in 59 markets. In 2014, sales including VAT were SEK 176,620 million and the number of employees is more than 132,000. www.hm.com


SSAB is a leading producer of high strength steel. SSAB’s production plants in Sweden, Finland and the US have an annual steel production capacity of 8.8 million tonnes. SSAB employs approximately 17,000 people in 50 countries. In 2014 SSAB net sales amounted to almost SEK 60 billion. www.ssab.com

SUITS’ Associate Partners

Open Society Foundation – Turkey

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. OSF – Turkey was established in 2002 and works to promote political reform, an independent media, gender equality, public health, and minority rights in Turkey. www.opensocietyfoundations.org

Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)

TESEV is an independent non-governmental think-tank, analyzing social, political and economic policy issues facing Turkey. Based in Istanbul, TESEV was founded in 1994 to serve as a bridge between academic research and policy-making process in Turkey, with particular focus on democratization, foreign policy, and good governance. www.tesev.org.tr

Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD)

TÜSIAD is a voluntary civil society organization established by Turkish industrialists and businessmen in 1971 in order to represent the business world. www.tusiad.us