Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all

Indeed, even before the current emergency, the worldwide economy was developing at a more slow rate than in earlier years despite upgrades in labor efficiency and joblessness. The pandemic has suddenly and significantly disturbed it, driving the world into a downturn. The extraordinary stun to the world's work markets is required to bring about a reduction of around 10.5 per cent in total working hours in the second quarter of 2020, equal to 305 million all day laborers. Little and medium undertakings, laborers in casual business, the independently employed, everyday breadwinners, and laborers in areas at the most noteworthy danger of disturbance have been hit the hardest.

The accompanying examination ventures have been explicitly adjusted to Sustainable Development Goal 8, and the intent to advance supported, comprehensive and manageable monetary development, full and profitable business and fair work for all. These undertakings and activities are instances of the University's commitment to the SDGs.



8th ITU Career Summit Attracted Intense Interest

In the ITU Career Summit held on March 8-9-10, corporate companies came together with young talents from ITU… (25 Mar 2022)

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"Startup Huddle Istanbul" Begins on January 26th

Startup Huddle Istanbul, aiming to strengthen the local entrepreneurship ecosystem, continues to support ITU entrepreneurs through its online events. (21 Jan 2022)

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First Serial Production Driverless Bus, Will Be Developed with ITU

Offering transportation solutions suitable for the mobility needs of the era in its factory in Turkey, Karsan is now conducting a new project after Romania, for Autonomous Atak Electric, the first Level 4 self-driving bus in America and Europe.

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ITU is training qualified personnel in the Energy Field

İTÜ and Energy Markets Management Inc. (EPİAŞ) signed a comprehensive cooperation protocol for education, research, and consultancy.

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Cooperation to examine the geoarchaeological samples

A cooperation protocol was signed between İTÜ Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences (İTÜ EIES) and Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan. This protocol is aimed to examine the geoarchaeological samples that will be collected with the permission of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism from archaeological sites including Göbeklitepe, Çatalhöyük, Kaman-Kalehöyük.

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ITU Business World Talks

As part of Istanbul Technical University’s Business World Talks, Eti Maden General Manager and Chairman of the Board, ITU Mechanical Engineering 1994 graduate Serkan Keleşer became the guest of ITU Director of Communication Adem Dönmez.

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ITU is Among the Top 250 Universities in the World for Graduate Employment

Times Higher Education (THE), higher education HR consultancy Emerging, has announced the list of 250 universities providing the best employment. Istanbul Technical University (ITU) ranked 206th on the list. ITU raised the bar for success in the list it entered from 207th place last year.

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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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ITU Projects Receive Financial Support

Students and academicians dreaming to start a project have a high chance to receive financial support in İTÜ. In the past year İTÜ received many financial supports for its project in various departments.

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ITU supports students’ internship abroad

İTÜ students’ internship mobility between countries will be supported by Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEİK). İTÜ and DEİK signed a comprehensive cooperation protocol for education, internship, R&D, education and research with international organizations.

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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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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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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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