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 8 Faculties, 2 Schools, 3 Vocational Schools, 3 Graduate Schools, and 9 Research and Application Centers.
These academic units offer 25 different associate degree programs, 36 different undergraduate programs, 38 different graduate programs, and 9 different PhD programs.
Four 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 center (placed by OSYM).
Izmir University of Economics has ERASMUS program agreements with 169 universities in 26 countries and has academic cooperation protocol with 38 universities abroad as of June, 2016.