Dear Students,

British Council Turkey has launched an open project call for the holders of bachelor’s, masters and PhD degrees from UK universities prior to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to be hosted in Glasgow on 1-12 November 2021.

Looking to support up to 20 winning projects, British Council Turkey welcomes project ideas from young people (aged 18-25) who can address the shared challenge of climate change.

Developed by Altınbaş University faculty member Esra Kaliber, the Green Campus Project was deemed worthy for a financial support from British Council Turkey. Aiming to turn university students into volunteers and actors in the fight against climate change and global warming while making the universities key platforms that rigorously undertake this fight, Altınbaş University has launched a competition for university students as part of Green Campus Project.

Undertaken in cooperation with Altınbaş University Energy and Environmental Research Centre (EÇAM), the competition welcomed undergraduate and master’s degree students aged 18-25 from 7 different universities. The projects were specifically assessed as to whether or not they offer creative and plausible ideas for a sustainable campus life as well as creative campaigns that successfully highlight the challenges of climate change and global warming. Altınbaş University and Boğaziçi university student teams were chosen the two co-winners of the competition.

Pharmacy students Büşra Budak, Elif Sıla Erciyas and Yasemin Özdemir have recently started to put their award-winning project into practice at Altınbaş University campuses. You too are warmly welcome to join their campaigns and provide valuable contribution to ensure a greener and more sustainable future for our campuses.