Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels

Strife, frailty, feeble foundations, and restricted admittance to equity stay an incredible danger to events' supportable turn. A huge number of individuals have been denied their security, common freedoms, and admittance to equity. In 2018, the number of individuals escaping war, mistreatment, and strife surpassed 70 million, the most elevated level recorded by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in almost 70 years. The pandemic is possibly prompting an expansion in social agitation and viciousness, which would extraordinarily sabotage the world's capacity to meet the objectives of Goal 16.

The accompanying examination ventures have been explicitly adjusted to Sustainable Development Goal 16 and the plan to advance serene and comprehensive social orders for a supportable turn of events, give admittance to equity to all and construct viable, responsible and comprehensive establishments at all levels. These tasks and activities are instances of the University's commitment to the SDGs.


İTÜ Çekirdek Technological Cities Program

İTÜ Çekirdek welcome you with your technology that will add innovation to your city, and let your startup build up with the support of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) – Istanbul Planning Agency.

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Nuclear Power Plant Safety and Diagnostics Workshop

Based on the bilateral cooperation protocol signed between the National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) and İTÜ, the international workshop named “NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SAFETY AND DIAGNOSTICS WORKSHOP” was held between 6-10 May 2019, hosted by İTÜ Energy Institute.

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ITU Energy Institute with numbers

The contribution of İTÜ Energy Institute on all energy direct and indirect related fields are summarized by the Digital İTÜ Project.

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İTÜ DigitalWorld 2021

The series of five Ministerial Roundtables at İTÜ Digital World 2021 focused on the role of government in digital transformation from the perspectives of infrastructure, funding, and driving demand.

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ITU EU Erasmus Office

The Office coordinates EU Erasmus projects of İTÜ. One example is KA-107 Project for the mobility of staff of partner universities.

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İTÜ Student Council and İTÜ Çekirdek Incubation Center

İTÜ Student Council is an official unit affiliated to the Rectorate, assuring student rights in meeting and developing the educational, health, sports and cultural needs of students at our university. İTÜ Çekirdek Incubation Center creates an environment for students to establish their own businesses.

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We are Going Beyond

İTÜ is taking responsibility in the public education.

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Sustainable Buildings of İTÜ

İTÜ thrives to increase the number of sustainable buildings in terms of water and energy efficiency. Minimizing water use is one of the main objectives of the new constructions.

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Sustainable Gardening Minimizing Water Use in İTÜ

İTÜ prefers local plants in the landscape which does not require precipitation more than that in Istanbul. A new garden was established on the campus following permaculture principles.

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Studies on Arctic, Antarctic, Ocean and Marine Sciences

İTÜ has established a Polar Research Center called ITU PolRec. The center has a National Antarctic Science Team which has mission is to conduct intercollegiate and international studies on Arctic, Antarctic, Ocean and Marine Sciences.

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Energy Efficient Buildings

İTÜ thrives to increase the number of sustainable buildings in terms of water and energy efficiency. Energy efficient mechanical and electrical appurtenances are used in these buildings.

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İTÜ Green Campus Project

İTÜ has declared several ambitious targets and projects concerning increase the use of zero emission vehicles, pedestrians’ paths and bicycle roads.

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İTÜ Supports Underrepresented Groups

İTÜ annually releases an annual/activity report which contains several statistics, financial standing, administrative works and relevant activities regarding distributed scholars and women students as well as measures for disabled and low-income students.

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Gender Equality and Human Rights

İTÜ founded Women's Studies Center in Science, Engineering and Technology (KAUM in Turkish) to support and enhance gender equality in science, engineering, technology and art.

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Affordable Housing in İTÜ

İTÜ has a Coordinatorship of Scholars and Dormitories to provide relatively cheap and comfortable accommodations especially for low-income students.

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Making Disabled Students’ Life Easier

İTÜ has a Disabled Student Unit to make disabled students' educational life easier in terms of accessing faculty buildings and mentoring.

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Protection of Species and Biodiversity

İTÜ conducts different works to maintain and extend existing ecosystems. In order to maintain the biodiversity in the campus, many experts and academicians in different fields are collaborating.

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Fighting Against Alien Species

İTÜ fights against alien species in the campus by means of mechanical means and avoiding chemical measures. The activities are conducted under the scope of The Green Campus Project.

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AVESIS "Sustainable Development Goals" module: Publications and Experts

AVESIS "Sustainable Development Goals" module supports to increase the impact of researchers' contribution within the scope of UN Sustainable Development Goals by ensuring that publications, projects, theses, and similar activities are visible at the international level./p>

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Sustainable Development Certificate Program

Some of the knowledge, skills, and competencies aimed to be acquired by the participants within the scope of this program are summarized below:

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The European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA)

The European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA), of which Istanbul Technical University (ITU) is among its founding partners, is a European University Initiative association. the idea of the European University Initiative; It extends to the Gothenburg Summit of the Council of Europe, which took place in 2017.

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Establishment of the ITU Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office works to enable our university to understand and deliver on its ambition to be leading socially responsible and sustainable university.

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