Over the last three decades, Turkish society witnessed the benefits of economic growth as well as the impacts of economic recessions. The experience gained during this period have lead Turkey to raise the science and technology platform to a higher level, as well as to be engaged in a significant science, technology and innovation impetus. In parallel to these developments; comfort, life standards and the expectations of society increased, hence sound and vibration related problems gained more popularity. As the universities main goals in society are; education, research and industrial applications; Istanbul Technical University responded to these developments by introducing undergraduate courses and a graduate degree program in sound and vibration. Additionally strong links with local and global industrial partners are established. In this paper, sound and vibration teaching environment at Istanbul Technical University will briefly be summarized, information on the physical and human resources in sound and vibration teaching as well as research activities will be given. Our approach to education in acoustics and noise control will be explained and the topics covered in the courses will be introduced. Some examples of research activities as well as thesis topics will also be discussed.