Izmir University of Economics - IUE • Izmir, Turkey
Izmir University of Economics (IUE) was founded in 2001 by the Izmir Chamber of Commerce Education and Health Foundation. It is the first foundation university that aims to train creative individuals to be came entrepreneurs. The university is committed to Ataturk's principles and reforms. Izmir University of Economics is home to state-of-the-art facilities, the university currently has 8 faculties, as well as 2 schools, 3 vocational schools, 4 graduate schools, 10 research and application centres. The school strives to provide a multicultural and welcoming learning environment; internationalization is very important, therefore the school has ERASMUS programme agreements with 171 academic partners in 26 countries and an academic cooperation protocol with 47 universities abroad. Izmir University of Economics offers a wide range of courses and degree programmes. Currently 32 different associate degree programmes, 35 undergraduate programmes, as well as 38 different graduate programmes and 9 different PhD programmes are on offer. The academic staff are highly qualified professionals, eager to pass on their knowledge in their chosen fields of expertise. The academic staff includes international professors. International staff and students are more than welcome at IUE. The courses are taught in English (except the Faculty of Law), and students have to learn a second language throughout their undergraduate studies, they can choose between German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Greek and Portuguese). The school makes sure that graduates are ready for employment. The large alumni network can vouch for that. The school has already produced 8,000 alumni and today, it has 7,500 students studying towards associate degrees, in undergraduate and graduate programmes. IUE even offers 7 dual degree programmes in cooperation with State University of New York (SUNY). Associate degree programmes accept students through student selection and placement centre, the Department of Culinary Arts and Management, and the Department of Fashion and Textile Design accept students through pre-registration.