We Start Changing the World From Our Campus!

Campuses are small models of our living spaces. Together with the world, we are looking for solutions on our campus for the construction of more sustainable systems. Join us! 

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability can be defined as the development that can be realized by meeting the needs of the present generation while anticipating and respecting the needs of future generations.

Why Is Sustainability Important?

Although there are more than hundred countries in the world that are looking for the ways to meet the requirements for their development, concrete efforts should be made to ensure that today's development does not adversely affect the future generations with the increasing threat of climate change. The Sustainable Development Goals provide a framework for improving the lives of populations around the world and reducing the hazardous man-made effects of climate change. In short, sustainability aims to protect our natural environment, human and ecological health while promoting the innovation and without compromising our lifestyle. For this reason, it is of great importance.

What Are We Doing for Sustainability?

A new Academic English course has been opened on the Sustainable Development Goals!

Course can be taken by any ITU students passing the ITU SFL English Proficiency Exam with a score of 60-74.

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EELISA Online Course: 'Introduction to Campus Sustainability'

Activities of EELISA communities are gaining momentum. EELISA community DISCOVERY (Designing A Sustainable And Decarbonized University), which was created in partnership with Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and ITU, organizes an online course “Introduction to Campus Sustainability”. 6 online sessions held every Wednesday from November 3rd to December 15th, from 1.30 pm to 2.15 pm (CET).
Please find below the registration link:
https://cutt.ly/sRP4mp6
4mp6 You can contact Prof.Dr. Fatih Terzi for further information on DISCOVERY community (terzifati@itu.edu.tr)

ITU Pond in Animalum Istanbul Documentary

In the documentary where Sıla Ünlü İntepe deals with the interactions of mega city Istanbul with non-human populations, İTÜ Pond Ecosystem also meets the audience with the narration of İTÜ Eurasia Earth Sciences Institute Faculty Member Dr. Emrah Çoraman.
Filmmaker Sıla Ünlü İntepe's documentary "Animalium Istanbul" looks at the socio-biological interaction of humans and non-human populations in the Anthropocene mega city of Istanbul; It examines the adaptation of animals to city life in Istanbul. In this context, an important contribution to the documentary was made by ITU Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Evolution and Ecology Department Faculty Member Dr. It came from Emrah Çoraman. In the documentary, Çoraman tells about the place and importance of ITU Pond in Istanbul's urban ecosystem. The "Past Present Istanbul" exhibition featuring the documentary can be seen at the Sabancı Museum until 28 November 2021.

A new Academic English course has been opened on the Sustainable Development Goals!

Course can be taken by any ITU students passing the ITU SFL English Proficiency Exam with a score of 60-74.

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What Can You Do for Sustainability?

Academics

EELISA, with ITU being one of its 9 partners, produces solutions for real-life problems and sustainable development goals with the communities it creates by bringing together academicians, students and non-university institutions and people. Learn more about the EELISA communities DISCOVERY (Designing a Sustainable and Decarbonized University), CRC (Circular and Regenerative Campus Community), SusBCC (Sustainable Buildings and Communities) and many more.

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EELISA community initiatives (itu.edu.tr)

Sustainable Ecosystem Days, which is the first carbon neutral congress of ITU, has been organized since 2009 and is free of charge to students from many cities of Turkey, academics working with an understanding of sustainability, and industry representatives with a global sensitivity and vision on environmental technologies and sustainable environmental approach.

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In the changing world, research topics also focus on sustainability and many project calls are associated with sustainable development goals. We present the current project calls related to sustainability below for you. Don't you think it's time to change the direction of research?

European Hydrogen Week (EHW) 29 November - 3 December 2021

Solar Cofund 2 Call

BiodivERsA+ Project Call

Call for Positive Energy Districts and Sustainable Cities

Project Call for Safe, Resilient Transportation and Smart Mobility Services

Students

Sustainable Ecosystem Days, which is the first carbon neutral congress of ITU, has been organized since 2009 and is free of charge to students from many cities of Turkey, academics working with an understanding of sustainability, and industry representatives with a global sensitivity and vision on environmental technologies and sustainable environmental approach.

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Public

Sustainable Ecosystem Days, which is the first carbon neutral congress of ITU, has been organized since 2009 and is free of charge to students from many cities of Turkey, academics working with an understanding of sustainability, and industry representatives with a global sensitivity and vision on environmental technologies and sustainable environmental approach.

Click for detailed information.