Yeditepe University is a private foundation university situated in Istanbul, Turkey. Yeditepe University as being a leader institute in many aspects; has goals to foster environmental awareness and sustainability in the community. Yeditepe University has several sustainability efforts to achieve sustainable campus life. Major categories considered for sustainability practices are; campus setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, wastes, water conservation, transportation and education.
Yeditepe University is a member of World University Rankings Network (UIGWURN) as a participant of UI GreenMetric. UI GreenMetric has been recognized as the first and only world university rankings on sustainability. UI GreenMetric is primarily about awareness raising. Its a platform to turn sustainability issues into action. In this network, participants can share their best practices in sustainability programs as well as networking with other participants worldwide. Currently the network consists of 515 participating universities from 75 countries around the world located in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, America and Oceania.