Consistent with academia’s role of engaging with industry, IICEC is committed to foster research partnerships between academia and industry. IICEC seeks partners in industry, private donors, and public institutions to support a broad portfolio of research, concentrating in energy issues of international significance and climate change. Research carried out at IICEC is designed to include the following topics:

  • Energy policies to achieve a balanced portfolio of energy priorities including:
    • increasing clean energy supplies;
    • increasing energy efficiency;
    • diversifying sources of energy;
    • achieving national energy security;
    • meeting growing energy service demand at reasonable consumer prices; and
    • meeting the energy needs of the developing world.
  • Providing up-to-date information and analysis of the international petroleum and natural gas markets.
  • Modeling energy markets and energy trade.
  • Developing strategies and policies to achieve a sustainable and efficient transportation system.
  • Analysis of the development and diffusion of innovative energy technologies and services.
  • Identifying changes in energy consumer needs and behavior and how they affect energy markets and achieving energy policy goals.
  • Conducting research (using the full resources of Sabancı University) to develop advanced clean energy technologies.
  • Understanding the geopolitics of energy trade.
  • Analyzing the water-energy nexus.