Izmir University of Economics, which is the first foundation university in Izmir and in Aegean region, was established in 2001 by “Izmir Chamber of Commerce Education and Health Foundation” IUE started higher education with only 4 bachelor degree programs. Over the years, new programs were added to IUE profile and now offering 36 undergraduate programs, 38 master programs and 9 Phd. programs.
The University currently has 8 Faculties, 2 Schools, 3 Vocational Schools, 3 Graduate Schools, and 9 Research and Application Centers. These academic units offer higher education to 9.500 students at 25 different associate degree programs, 36 undergraduate programs, 38 graduate programs, and 9 PhD programs. IUE currently is hosting international students from 5 continents and 56 countries, and also among the top universities of Turkey having international faculty. The medium of instruction at IUE is completely English for all programs and it is compulsory for all undergraduate students to choose a second foreign language out of 10 alternatives. IUE has “the first and unique smart campus of Turkey”.
IUE has 7 research and implementation centers focusing on different research areas. In addition to this, IUE is one of the institutions establishing Izmir Science Park. IUE is also running Embryonix Technology Transfer Office which was founded to strengthen the relationship between universities and industry in terms of innovation and entrepreneurship. Because of the projects of our students about “Entrepreneurship” IUE received “Entrepreneurship Flag” 3 times. Apart from that IUE also offers short term training programs at our “Continuous Education Center” which is also open to public.
IUE has a Career Guidance Centre that aims to create a career consciousness among students by introducing them to the business life and to provide them with the opportunity to plan their future during their education. The University organizes various career activities each year. It creates a direct communication opportunity between the institutions in either private sector or public sector and the students while allowing participating institutions to have the chance to meet potential employees on the spot. The center, in collaboration with Alumni Relations Office, organizes Alumni Chats each month where the alumni share their employment experiences with students.
IUE has an on-campus dormitory with a 480-room capacity. International students can stay in the dormitory by paying the accommodation fee. The dormitory offers a very comfortable, secure, enjoyable, and hygenic environment to our students to make their student life much more easier during their study. The dormitory accommodates 480 students, the first 4 floors of the building are allocated for female students and the other 4 floors are allocated for male students. All the doors are operated by a personal card system. Common areas are under constant surveillance. If the dormitory is not preferred, there are also furnished apartments in the district available with reasonable prices.
IUE owns a computer based library and a documentation center. The library consists of printed and electronic information resources. There are wireles and 196 internet access ports, in addition 12 PC's and 10 laptop connected to the internet and 2 catalogue-scanning terminals in the library.In the collection of the library, there are books, periodicals, multimedia, CD-ROM, etc.
Having hi-tech equipments, the university has the capacity to follow the latest developments in technology with its advanced IT infrastructure. IUE has a smart campus where Blackboard and Panopto softwares are used during the lectures. The university buildings were designed to allow wireless internet access in all parts of the campus. IUE has a fully-equiped Helpdesk that provides high quality tecnical support to IUE community.
The IUE has a doctor and a nurse on campus to provide medical services. Counselling and psychological services are also available to enhance the mental, psychological and social development and well-being of our students. Psychological consultancy and support for students are provided by Psychological Development and Counselling Center (PDCC).
IUE is only 25 min. away from the city center by bus. Along with the shopping malls such as Agora, Kipa, Migros, Özdilek, and Palmiye that are closeby, campus is only 1-3 km away from Inciralti Youth Centre, where there are movie theatres, theatres, sports fields, restaurants and cafes located. Both Agora and Balçova Kipa run student shuttles during winter and spring semesters. There are also cafes and restaurants on campus as well as Starbucks, stationary shop, hairdresser, and a small market. The second largest hospital of Izmir is five minutes driving distance from the university. IUE also has Disability Support Center for the students who have a disability that may hinder their life on campus.
On campus there are sports areas, dance halls, and basketball fields. There is also a fitness center located on campus. There are also Water Polo, American Football, Men’s-Women’s Tennis, Basketball, and Volleyball teams available all year long with experienced trainers at the University.
IUE gives importance to the enrichment of academic programs with cultural, artistic, and sportive activities. For this reason, IUE has various student clubs that promote social life. The activities of the student clubs aim to provide physical, mental, cultural and aesthetic development for our students and improve their skills. There are more than 60 student clubs at IUE in a variety of areas of interest.