Season’s greetings from Istanbul Technical University
As we are approaching a new year, we are in great excitement. I am proud to announce to you that 2023 marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of Istanbul Technical University (ITU). To highlight this landmark year, we are organizing a series of events including conferences, seminars, concerts and sports activities, publishing books and documentaries. One of our main goals, in this respect, is to bring together our students, graduates, academics, employees, and stakeholders from all around the world to celebrate such a special milestone. I, therefore, warmly invite you to join our celebrations!
As it is well known, bees are the major pollinators of our ecosystem. As a university identifying itself with bees, we continue to pollinate science and technology with more than 250.000 graduates in every part of the world. We are working hard to embrace more and more students each year from diverse countries, making international collaborations with many universities, and striving for the best for the education of our students.
ITU is an institution that guides the engineering education of the future. As a strong partner of the European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA), we are defining a common model of the European engineer for a bright and sustainable society. Connecting campuses from different European countries, EELISA also aims to bring the state-of-the-art research to our students. As a research-intensive university, we contribute to this goal with excellent pioneering research projects recently funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Our academics are shaping the future of engineering with these projects involving our graduate and undergraduate students.
I sincerely wish that the New Year brings health, success, and peace to all my dear colleagues, their families and countries. ITU is always open to new collaborations in order to transform our world into a more sustainable environment.
Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu