Prospective engineers’ top choice; Izmir University of Economics
Prospective engineers prefer Izmir University of Economics (IUE) for their undergraduate studies. According to Higher Education Program Atlas (YOK Atlas), IUE Software Engineering ranked second, Biomedical Engineering ranked fourth, and Civil Engineering ranked tenth among the most preferred engineering undergraduate programs.
IUE Rector Prof. Murat Aşkar stated that they were raising young people who would meet the engineering demands of industries, and develop new technologies, and that the students preferred Izmir University of Economics by taking this distinction into consideration.
Prof. Aşkar pointed that they initiated the Campus Izmir, the first model of university-city integration, to allow students to be integrated with the sector throughout their education, and developed their education programs in line with the expectations of business people and students. “In its 19th year, with an increasing number of students each year, our university takes pride in being the most preferred foundation university in the Aegean Region. With our unique engineering education, students start the global competition one step ahead under the guidance of our academic staff who are closely following the scientific developments and making new inventions. Branches of engineering have played a major role in the development of our country until now. This surely will continue, and engineering programs will continue to be among the top future professions. Employability rate of engineering students is almost one hundred percent. These rates have an effect on students’ choices, and they prefer our university,” said the Rector.
“We are raising innovative and entrepreneurial students”
Prof. Aşkar stated that the University offers computer, biomedical, electrical-electronics, industry, food, genetics and bioengineering, aerospace, civil, mechanical, mechatronics, and software engineering education. Prof. Aşkar stated the following:
“Students receive training in English, which allows them to work abroad and have different experiences, and catch up with the latest developments in their fields. We established well-equipped laboratories for applied engineering courses. I believe these all play a major role in students preferring our university. Our purpose is to produce graduates who can work all across the world and become entrepreneurs with their innovative ideas.”