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.
The one thing that I would advise to those who plan to study at Izmir University of Economics is to check twice all information you get from anyone working there. Administrative staff of Graduate School of Social Sciences lack basic English skills. Moreover, they lack knowledge of the University rules! They often provide wrong information, which might have detrimental effects on your student’s status. It also happens that they loose documents that students provide.
The worst thing that the University does is changing tuition fee payments as it suits them (at least for PhD program in Political Science and IR). During my two years there, they charged me as international student first, then as Turkish student and when Turkish Lira devaluated in 2018, they started charging me as international student again. They asked for Dollars in cash only. I informed Vice Rector, Head of the Department and International Office but nobody investigated this suspicious changes. Nobody reacted. Ms Hulya Icekara from International Office first accused me that I made those payments myself and when I showed her payment history on the University website, she said “rules changed”. Potential students should know that things like this might happen depending who “rules” the University. Everything might change the day “new cadre” takes over the University.
You will not receive any kind of guidance when problems occur; the person who supposed to be a contact between international students and the University lacks basic people’s skills and treats students with no respect.
Always save the receipts of tuition payments. Take screenshots of your online student profile. You will need it when some payments disappear from your profile and you will be asked to pay missing money from your total tuition. Never give up on your rights and be persistent, otherwise they will suck all money you have. They will tell you then “it was a mistake”.
Lack of professionalism and competence results in negligence of basic duties such as opening necessary courses on time, which means a student spends longer time in the program than necessary. Nobody takes responsibility for this kind of negligence.
The positive thing is that the University have some good professors, who in fact, are too good and too accomplished to teach there.
Many students at undergraduate and master level do not speak English enough to follow the lectures and often professors need to repeat some parts in Turkish.
Izmir University of Economics does not recognize their own education. If you took some courses from them before, and then you want to come back to the program after one or two semesters, they do not recognize those courses. They ask you to take half of them again, which basically means you pay for them again!View more
My university life started as a doctor and then I changed my mind to be a computer engineer as I have seen future on this title. Doctor is always doctor but future is infinite for computers. Everyday new technology is invented and I said that I should have been part of this revolution. After my decision I have checked most of universities around my province for computer and software engineering. IEU became the first option due to versatility of its education. There are different approaches which combines today’s technology with education techniques. I believe this education helped too much to build my basis. But students should not forget that, university can add to a person until a threshold limit. Rest is related to person’s practice and work. If you want to be perfect at your expertise, you should put an effort.View more
I studied business administration at IEU. Education was average compared to other university programmes. University could not add much to me from the perspective of the programme but university life and opportunities were quite many. That so, even though low education system, students can take benefit from many different options. You can be a successful organization member, become an entrepreneur or many more things. Every year school is expanding and more things are being added. If you want to study in Izmir, it is one more good options with different education programmes.View more
IE has been expanding rapidly last years. So that new programmes and faculties are added to university. With that more students meant more possibility which could be different chances for everyone. I used this chance for creating organizations related to my programme and more. Addressing to big crew gives you different opportunities. As school was the first private university, most of the high-income families send their students to IEU. This creates a big pool of possible startups through networks and friendships. That’s why students with entrepreneurship mind, should prefer IEU.View more
IEU is supplying many different aspects of programmes for students. Industrial design is one of them and I was luckily part of it. There are not many high quality industrial design programmes where you can learn different sectors and focus on specific area. School lets you choose in which are you would like to be expert and educates you in this way. After all you can directly enter to the sector you picked during your education life. Of course students’ awareness should be raised during study life. It is not the best but one of the best in Turkey for industrial design.View more
I graduated from Business Administration program. It sounds similar to everyone when subject is BA but IEU gives something different to their students. It is about international experience provided to their students for those who want to build their career on this path. There are many activities and organizations for students to visit abroad and welcome foreign students in their university. It may be provided by all universities but IEU does extra effort for increasing foreign awareness. By combination of BA with global activities, students who prefer career at international area has big advantage at graduation.View more
I graduated from Economy University almost ten years ago. University has been established with aim of supporting economy sector but gradually new faculties are added. Currently, university is serving almost at 10 different faculties. At my time, graphical design was uptrending department. Recently there are many graduates who are looking for job or working with low salaries. Therefore, I would suggest everyone to study this programme if they are considering to work freelance and have their own company. Otherwise intended amounts will not be easy to earn. Regarding programme, school provides every possibility to their students in order to enable them last technology for education.View more
I studied Public Relations and Advertising. During our time, there were many oppurtunities to understand our sector with execution. School facilities provide more than students’ imagination. In future as I know school will expand its area and new campus will be established. I believe as school will get developed, students will have more potential to learn all aspects of their topics. Lecturers are high quality and always support students even after graduation.View more
First I studied at Koc University and later I decided to change my university to my hometown. That’s why I choosed Izmir University of Economics for computer engineering. Compared to Koc University, education level is almost same. Koc University is recognized as the best private university in Turkey right now. That would give hint about level of quality. Even campus area is small, IEU is adding new faculties year by year. In future I believe university will provide more oppurtunities to their students. Engineering education is always updated regarding to progress in the world. Technology is followed closely.View more
it was my best decision to prefer ieu as a university. it gives a unique experience to people. Education and other opportunities are way better compared other private universities in Izmir. Therefore, no one regrets choosing a university. I suggest ieu to all social science prospective students. Especially in logistics and international trade programs offers career opportunities with university’s connection.View more