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Dear Students,

İzmir Institute of Technology is a pioneering university aiming to find viable solutions to Turkey’s problems with the power of knowledge that it is molded with. IZTECH has ranked the 4th among Turkish state universities in the last three years in the Index for Entrepreneurship and Innovation as a university with a research and development ecosystem, and our primary aim here is to educate good researchers, who will contribute to the development of our country.

Additionally, İzmir Institute of Technology, where the medium of instruction is English in all programmes offered, is a thematic university, focusing on specifically selected fields of science and technology, which it specializes in. In this respect, IZTECH stands out among similar universities with the globally successful educational models employed especially in fields of science, technology and architectural design and programmes supported with research.

IZTECH also hosts “Teknopark İzmir”, the second best technopark in Turkey. Technopark İzmir has been well-associated with IZTECH, which has the mission to encourage research and application studies, the production of both new knowledge and high additional value goods. We believe Technopark İzmir being located on the IZTECH Campus far from the hubbub of the city benefits not only IZTECH, but all universities and entrepreneurs in and around İzmir, as well. Thanks to this locational advantage, both undergraduate and graduate students can participate in the research activities of over 140 firms functioning in Technopark İzmir as well as serving their internship there. This, in turn, paves the way for some students to make connections for post-graduation work opportunities or to set up their own businesses, which makes it clear that it is an advantage to study on a campus hosting Technopark İzmir.

What is more, IZTECH Campus is also home to an Innovation Center, which enables the creation of innovative products with the Incubation Center right in its focus as well as the R&D firms around it, completing it architecturally and functionally. Young entrepreneurs can get the support of the Innovation Center, where the newly designed innovative products make it to the commericial market with the help of R&D firms. Most importantly, the center also offers mentorship, education, consultancy and patent services, which are vital in the process where ideas grow into end products.

A final point to highlight is that academics at IZTECH also score the highest in terms of the benefits they get from TÜBİTAK projects, which is an important motivational factor for those students aiming to pursue an academic career.

It is an undeniable fact that being a graduate of IZTECH, a university blended with proficient and experienced academic staff and active student societies, will always be a plus in your career pursuit. As an academic and a Rector, I strongly advise you to engage in intellectual activities while continuing your theorethical professional education. IZTECH offers a colourful campus life with its unique location by the sea and its sports facilities. Benefitting from all these privileges will be certainly worth the effort you make for your studies.

Wishing you all the luck and success,

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Güden

Last Update : Evrim Yakut 15.02.2017 15:35
Content Editor : Prof. Dr. Mustafa Güden  
Translation by : Inst. Seda Çırakoğlu  
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