ZEB-ISTIS consortium consists of the following partners:


Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

  • Prof. Thorsten Schuetze, Department Architecture
  • Prof. Cheol-Soo Park, Department Architectural Engineering
  • Prof. Song Doosam, Department Architectural Engineering
  • Dr. Kwon Kyung Ho, Department Architecture

About the University

Sungkyunkwan University was founded in 1398 as the highest national educational institute in the early years of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. As the oldest university in East Asia, it has fostered leaders of Korean society for over 600 years. Now Sungkyunkwan University (also known as SKKU or simply Seongdae) is a private university in Seoul and Suwon, South Korea. The university has two campuses: the Humanities and Social Sciences campus in Myeongnyun Dong, Jongno-gu in central Seoul, and the Natural Sciences Campus in Cheoncheon Dong, Jangan Gu, Suwon. The literal meaning of "Sungkyunkwan" is "an institution for building a harmonious society of perfected human beings". Eighteen schools and three colleges offer degrees at the bachelor's level, and twelve graduate schools confer various degrees at both the masters and doctoral levels. It is one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea since its reacquisition by the Samsung Group in 1996. With funds by Samsung and continuous, strenuous efforts by the faculties, SKKU has advanced rapidly in the recent years.

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Seoul National University (SNU)

  • Prof. Mooyoung Han, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Prof. Hyunju Park, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

About the University

Seoul National University honors the ideals of liberal education and aims to teach students a lifelong love of learning that will form the basis for continuous personal growth.

At the same time it is committed to preparing students to work and live in an increasingly competitive global environment. As South Korea's first national university, Seoul National University has a tradition of standing up for democracy and peace on the Korean peninsula.

Graduates have long served as public servants in key positions of the Korean government. In teaching, research, and public service, Seoul National University continues to set the standard of excellence.

The mission of Seoul National University in the twenty-first century is to create a vibrant intellectual community where students and scholars join together in building the future. As Korea's leading research university, Seoul National University is committed to diversifying its student body and faculty, fostering global exchange, and promoting path-breaking research in all fields of knowledge.

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Saint Paul Preparatory School

  • Park Choonwoo, Director of Board, Founder Saint Paul Preparatory School, Korea

About the school

The Saint Paul Preparatory School prepares students for their post-secondary schools through skills-based education in order to provide them with the knowledge and abilities that will help them succeed at the university level in the country of their choosing. In addition, they also provide their students the opportunity to experience a rigorous academic environment in a foreign country to enrich their sense of being part of a global community.

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Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW)

About the University

The ZHAW is one of the largest and most productive universities of applied sciences in Switzerland, with a strong presence both nationally and internationally. Among the ZHAW’s distinguishing features are interdisciplinarity and a close connection to everyday working practice.

About 9'700 students are enrolled at the ZHAW in a total of 26 Bachelor’s degree programmes and 13 consecutive Master’s programmes. The university also offers a broad range of continuing education courses, including over 30 Master's of Advanced Studies programmes. 30 institutes at the ZHAW network their resources to provide business and industry with customised services.

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Technische Universität Berlin

  • Prof. Matthias Barjenbruch, Department of Urban-Water Management
  • Alexander Wriege-Bechtold, Department of Urban-Water Management
  • Marco Schmidt, Department of Architecture

About the University

The internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin is located in Germany’s capital city at the heart of Europe. The activities focus on building a distinctive profile, exceptional performance in research and teaching, excellent qualifications for our graduates and a forward-looking administration. The TU Berlin strives to promote the dissemination of knowledge and to facilitate technological progress by adhering to the principles of excellence and quality. Strong regional, national and international networking partnerships with science and industry are an important aspect in this regard.

The research and teaching endeavors can be characterized by a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, ranging from engineering science to natural science, planning science and economics, as well as the humanities and social sciences.

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Fraunhofer IPK

  • Burkhard Schallock, Department Enterprise Networks

About the institute

The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK in Berlin offers application-oriented system solutions covering the whole spectrum of industrial usage – from product development, production processes, maintenance of investment goods, and product recycling to design and management of manufacturing companies. They also transfer production technology solutions to areas of application outside of industry such as medicine, transport and security.

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HATI GmbH

  • Peter Thomas, CEO
  • Jochen Zeisel

About the enterprise

HATI GmbH is expertised in planning, development, construction, operation and maintenance of ecological sanitation systems and combined heat and power generation (CHP). It also has experiences from best practice in Germany (e.g. Zero Emission Hotel).

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TÜBITAK Marmara Research Center

  • Dr. Ahmet Baban, Chemistry and Environment Institute
  • Dr. Elif Atasoy Aytis, Chemistry and Environment Institute

About the center

TUBITAK Marmara Research Center Environment and Cleaner Production Institute, has experience relevant to the project by conducting several EU projects, notably PREPARED (www.prepared-fp7.eu), Sustainable Concepts Towards A Zero Outflow Municipality (www.zer0-m.org). The team is led by Dr. Ahmet Baban with more than 20 years experience in water and wastewater management. The Institute contributes know-how on sustainable water management, segregation of wastewater flows and treatment technologies for recycling, rainwater harvesting, sustainable drainage systems, integration of water and energy systems.

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