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" in accordance with the provisions of Turkish Republic Constitution, Law No: 2547, Higher Education Law and Regulations about Foundation Higher Education Institutions. Izmir University of Economics aims to nurture individuals who are creative and entrepreneurial, dedicated and wholly committed to Ataturk's principles and reforms.
The University currently has 7 Faculties, 3 Schools, 2 Graduate Schools, and 8 Research Centres.
These academic units offer 8 different associate degree programs, 31 different undergraduate programs, 20 different graduate programs, and 3 different PhD programs.
Seven of the undergraduate programs being offered are dual diploma programs executed jointly with the USA-(SUNY) New York State University.
Departments of "Culinary Arts and Management" and "Fashion and Textile Design" accept students through pre-registration and associate degree programs accept students through student selection and placement centre (placed by OSYM).
Izmir University of Economics has ERASMUS program agreement with 92 universities abroad and has academic cooperation protocol with 27 universities.
The Mission of İzmir University of Economics is to educate and equip qualified students with leadership attributes, entrepreneurial capabilities, critical thinking skills and the ability to contribute valuable research in a variety of sciences.
The Vision of İzmir University of Economics is to become a pre-eminent institution of higher learning at the forefront of education on a universal level and to pioneer valuable research in a variety of disciplines.
The Basic Values of the Institution
- Participation; the fostering of an academic environment which is universal, flexible, pluralist, transparent and open to collaboration
- Innovation; to take part in interdisciplinary research and development activities, which are effective, creative and on the leading edge of new discoveries
- Social Responsibility; to be responsible within the community by effectively managing its social resources in the production and dissemination of universal knowledge
- Perfetionism; to consistently focus on the best possible outcome in every activity.