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Izmir University of Economics

4.1 out of 5 (59 ratings / 50 reviews) Izmir, Turkey
Izmir University of Economics (IUE), the first foundation university in Izmir and in Aegean region, was established in 2001 by Izmir Chamber of Commerce Education and Health Foundation. In addition to 9.500 alumni in its 17-year history, IUE has today 9.500 students studying at associate degree, undergraduate and graduate programs in an extensive variety of fields in the beautiful city of Izmir.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (5)
Medicine & Health (4)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Humanities (1)
Law (1)



Izmir University of Economics (IUE) was established in 2001 by Izmir Chamber of Commerce Education and Health Foundation”. IUE is the first foundation university of the Aegean region offering degree programs in associate, undergraduate, master’s , and doctorate levels.


  • The University currently has 8 Faculties, 2 Schools, 3 Vocational Schools, 4 Graduate Schools, and 10 Research and Application Centers.
  • These academic units offer 32 different associate degree programs, 35 different undergraduate programs, 38 different graduate programs, and 9 different PhD programs.
  • Izmir University of Economics has ERASMUS program agreements with 171 universities in 26 countries and has academic cooperation protocol with 36 universities abroad


IUE has 10 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. 


Career Guidance Center which is established to create a career consciousness in the students by introducing them to the business life provides the students with the opportunity of planning their future during their education.

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Housing services

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.

Library services

IUE owns a computer based library and a documentation center. The library consists of printed and electronic information resources. There is campus-wide internet Access including the library, classrooms, cafeteria, restaurant, and dormitory. The campus and the buildings of IUE are easily accessible by disabled students. 

ICT services

Having hi-tech equipments, the university has the capacity to follow the latest developments in technology with its advanced IT infrastructure. The university buildings were designed to allow wireless internet access in all parts of the campus including the library, classrooms, cafeteria, restaurant and dormitory.

Medical services

IUE has a doctor and a nurse at the service of students. Furthermore, counseling and psychological help is offered to provide mental, psychological and social development of our students. In addition, psychological consultancy and support for students are provided by Student Development and Counseling Center (SDCC).

Student Life

Campus life

On campus there are sports areas, dance halls, and basketball fields. There are also restaurants and cafeterias with a variety of different tastes.

Sports facilities

In addition to almost 60 social activity clubs, there are student clubs in various sports like American football, tennis, basketball, sailing, underwater, mountaineering and trekking, football on campus.

The university has:

  • 2 basketball field,
  • Indoor basketball/volleyball courts jointly used with Balcova Municipality,
  • Football field jointly used with Balcova Municipality,
  • 1 dance hall,
  • 2 Tennis court
  • Fit Stop Athletic Club

Student clubs

The student clubs, increasing each year in our university, not only contribute to the development of our university with their social activities and important organizations, they also protect the prestige and mission. 

There are 49 IUE Student Clubs in a variety of areas serving to different interests of students. 


  • ACCA
  • EUA Institutional Evaluation Program
  • ECTS&DS Labels

Student Reviews

irem deniz rated 5 out of 5 stars

my study experience was productive. I attended research programs and we studied on social media addiction. my department gave me both theoretical and practical experiments. I had certificates such as family counseling, problem solving in relationships and communication skills.

Education was better than expected
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The thing is, if you are craving to learn new stuff than all the courses are going to be fun. You should expect a small campus site by the way. The improvement I would suggest is going to be is the educational system was continuously changing during mid-semester and none of the employees were able to adapt to it and give concrete solutions in the Student Affairs...

Turkey my love
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Turkish population is welcoming and friendly. I discovered a new lifestyle, I don't think there's anything to improve in this trip, plus it seems there's a classical syndrome following a trip in Turkey : people fall in love with the country, and I'm no exception. I believe you have to take part of several trips like this one to find and fulfill yourself.

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