Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

The duty to propelling sex equity has achieved upgrades in certain territories, yet the guarantee of a world where each lady and young lady appreciate full sexual orientation balance and all legitimate, social, and financial boundaries to their strengthening have been taken out remaining parts unfulfilled. The current pandemic is likewise hitting ladies and young ladies hard. All around the world, ladies make up seventy-five per cent of clinical specialists and nursing faculty. Ladies as of now burn through three-fold the number of hours as men on unpaid consideration work at home. The conclusion of school and day-care focuses requires guardians, ladies, especially, to think about youngsters and encourage their learning at home. Reports from a few nations recommend abusive behavior at home against ladies and youngsters is likewise ascending during the worldwide lockdown.

The accompanying exploration ventures have been explicitly adjusted to Sustainable Development Goal 5 and the mean to accomplish sex equity and engage all ladies and young ladies. These ventures and activities are instances of the University's commitment to the SDGs.


Gender Equality Plan on March 8 International Women’s Day

Istanbul Technical University (ITU) published the Gender Equality Plan within the scope of March 8, International Women’s Day. The report prepared with the participation of all ITU units and stakeholders emphasizes raising awareness on gender equality. (08 Mar 2022)

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ITU Hosted “Women in Maritime Sector” Workshop

“Women in Maritime Sector” workshop was held on Tuesday, March 8 by Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Maritime and Piri Reis University Maritime Faculty. (21 Mar 2022)

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Woman Scholar Award to Our Faculty Member in the Field of Immunology

ITU Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics faculty member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayça Sayı Yazgan was awarded the “Işıl Berat Barlan Women Scholars” award given by the Turkish Society of Immunology under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Talal Chatila from Harvard Medical School. (14 Nov 2022)

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Young Woman Scientist Award to our Faculty Member

Our faculty member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Duygu Ağaoğulları was awarded the 2022 Young Woman Scientist Award in the field of physical sciences within the scope of the “For Women in Science” award program implemented with the cooperation of L’Oréal Türkiye and Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. (20 Oct 2022)

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"The Past, Present, and Future of Women in Engineering" Panel Took Place at ITU

The panel titled "The Past, Present, and Future of Women in Engineering" took place on June 20, 2022, in collaboration between Istanbul Technical University and KADEM at the Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center. (20 Jun 2022)

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Figen Kadırgan Won “Women Energizing Turkey” Academy Award

At the Women Energizing Turkey Award Ceremony, the winners of the categories of entrepreneurship, business world, professional, academy, exemplary company in energy, special jury and inspiring women were presented their awards. (30 Mar 2022)

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EU Project Aimed at Developing Female Entrepreneurship

Regional reports of the EU project aimed at developing female entrepreneurship, in which ITU GINOVA is a partner, have been published. (23 Mar 2022)

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ITU published 2021-2022 Gender Equality Plan

The first of İTÜ Gender Equality Plan was published in the 2021-2022 academic year. The plan includes topics of recruitment policies, combatting discrimination, integration of gender into research, governance equity and more.

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A discovery on the roles of gender in society

An old newspaper interview shared by Dr. Duygu Aysal Cin from Istanbul Technical University Rare Books Unit takes us on a journey about the role of women in our society in the first years of our Republic before March 8, International Women’s Day.

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Women Studies Center in Science Engineering and Technology

For many years, in addition to the research and publication activities in their own areas, the female faculty members in Istanbul Technical University also had an important contribution to the topics of gender equality.

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Socially Assistive Robotics in İTÜ as An Intervention Tool for Children with Autism

The Erasmus EMBOA project entitled “Affective loop in Socially Assistive Robotics as an intervention tool for children with autism” is a research and educational project that aims at enhancement of social robot intervention in children with autism with affective computing technologies.

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RoboRehab: Assistive Audiology Rehabilitation Robot

Another project called 'RoboRehab: Assistive Audiology Rehabilitation Robot', a TUBITAK 1001 project at İTÜ is to develop an affective robot companion for audiology rehabilitation and to test the system with the deaf or hard of hearing children.

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The Campus is a Happy Home for Many

Our university is trying to provide an environment where everyone can smile.

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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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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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