Rector's Message

Welcome to Izmir University of Economics!

Our students, faculty, alumni, administrators, and staff work towards academic excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and creative innovation since the establishment of the IUE in 2001. We take pride in success of our graduates who are currently working on all continents at various positions.

Izmir University of Economics strives to deliver educational programs and learning environment grounded upon the principles of social responsibility, innovation, ethical behavior, and global awareness to the end goal of raising a new breed of self-directed, competent leaders and entrepreneurs. With the help of technology, our University constantly aims to fulfill this thrust.

IUE imagines her place in the 21st century and encourages her students to imagine what the next century will be like. Hence, IUE takes necessary steps to enhance her undergraduate and graduate programs that foster an international and interconnected approach to meet the demands of the future with aim of having presence across the globe.  Our international faculty and students also contribute to our endeavor on this path.

In this dynamic era, education does not need to be confined to traditional settings. In full realization of this fact combined with our student oriented approach, our University adopted state of the art educational delivery media such as Blackboard and Panopto to give our students the chance to review and study the course material at their own convenience. In addition to blended learning systems that pertain all programs, we offer fully on-line courses and programs to people who want to obtain their degrees or expand their educational qualifications. Izmir University of Economics' online programs and curricula are comprehensive and adhere with international standards.

IUE also assumes responsibility for ongoing enhancement of a well-rounded, research oriented academe. We are proud of our academic challenge and thrive for excellence, and we believe that every incoming student adds to our legacy. Our faculty members are encouraged to provide our students with the fundamentals that they will use for the rest of their careers. Our graduates take away their learning experiences and lessons that will serve them personally and professionally.

The University has partnerships with other academic institutions, such as University of Michigan, Kyoto University, Georgia State University, Boston University, Sapienza University of Roma, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, University Paris Dauphine, and more than 140 ERASMUS partner universities, to name but a few.

As you explore IUE for yourself, you will soon discover that there is something very special about the IUE community. We encourage you to visit and join our community and the various social activities and student clubs that warmly embrace you.

I personally will be very happy to meet each and every member of our community. Please share your thoughts, suggestions and ideas to meet the challenges that await us; and to collectively carry IUE to the 22nd century with success.

Prof. Dr. F. N. Can ŞIMGA-MUĞAN