ITU's 2023 Sustainability Year has been completed. This year, achievements in sustainability rankings such as QS, GreenMetric and THE Impact attracted attention. In addition, our academics and students have achieved many successes with the sustainable technologies they have developed.

ITU aimed to make sustainability an important part of its corporate identity by declaring 2023, the 250th anniversary of its establishment, as the "Year of Sustainability". In line with this goal, ITU spent 2023 achieving many successes in terms of sustainability.

Achievements in the rankings

ITU ranked 221st in the world in the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024 overall ranking. In the "Environmental Impact" category, it ranked 148th in the world and ranked 1st in Turkey.

ITU managed to rank in the top ten worldwide in two titles in THE 2023 Impact Rankings. According to THE 2023 Impact Ranking results; Under the title of "Quality Education", ITU rose eight places compared to last year and ranked 10th in the world this year. ITU also ranked 23rd worldwide in the goal titled "Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure".

ITU Ayazağa Campus became the "46th Most Sustainable Campus in the World" in the 2023 UI GreenMetric rankings. Ranking 26th among European universities in this ranking, ITU continued to be Turkey's greenest and sustainable campus this year, as it has been for the past six years.

Sustainability Trainings

Interdisciplinary 100% English 'Sustainability Thesis Master's Program' started in the 2023-24 Fall Semester.

ITU Continuing Education Center continued its sustainability-themed trainings and added new ones.

Numerous sustainability-themed events were held. To follow ITU's sustainability achievements please follow: