The Rector’s Message

Dear Students,

Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) is the only example of today’s most advanced technical university model, which is the High Technology Institutes, in our country. IZTECH is a state university founded in 1992 with the aim of providing maximum contribution to society by conducting advanced research and providing advanced education in scientific and technological fields.

IZTECH, where the medium of instruction is 100% English, uses advanced education models in the fields of engineering, science and architecture and IZTECH has gained significant accomplishments in national and international fields by conducting advanced research studies.

Teknopark İzmir, which is a part of our institute, serves as an incentive for producing high value-added information and products with the research and development opportunities provided for all our stakeholders. In the innovation centre, national and international entrepreneurs are supported and the necessary services are provided for the entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into innovative products. All of these structures are initiatives that will lead our students to make career planning before and after graduation in order to develop their visions within the framework of university industry cooperation.

IZTECH attaches great importance to all of our country’s research and development (R&D) based development projects and contributes to these projects at maximum level. IZTECH has shown success in the Aegean Region by being one of the ten research universities in Turkey. In addition, in terms of the outstanding success performance in the Ph.D. scholarship program in the priority areas of 100-2000 stated by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK), the number and the variety of projects supported by national and international funding institutions, the awards appreciated by the national and international respected institutions and the performance based on the Innovative and Entrepreneur Universities index conducted by Ministry of Industry and Technology, IZTECH is among the top universities in our country.

Our primary goal in IZTECH with our academician staff, a great majority of whom studied abroad is; to ensure that you, our students, are qualified graduates who will contribute to the scientific and technological development of our country and to support you to participate in our society as role model individuals with the ecosystem which we will create.

IZTECH will embrace you with its social, cultural and sportive activities, over sixty active student clubs, the nature of life in the campus and its surroundings throughout your education and learning life.

Undoubtedly, the academic and social achievements you will have in IZTECH during your education years will help you to take more confident steps after your graduation. With these valuable achievements, I believe that you will make great contributions to our country’s short and long-term goals.

I wish you all great success.

My best regards,
Prof. Dr. Yusuf BARAN