The İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) is a Turkish state university established in 1992 to offer higher education and carry out research in the fields of science and technology. The medium of instruction at our institute is English. We are currently the only internationally distinguished advanced technical university in Turkey. We established graduate programs in 1994 in the center of İzmir and began admitting students to undergraduate programs in 1998. The campus relocated from the city center to the seaside town of Urla, İzmir in 1999. Our institute owns approximately 8,600 acres of land, 32 acres of which are currently dedicated to education and research. Within Turkey, our university is known as “İzmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü,” abbreviated as “İYTE.” Our international name is İzmir Institute of Technology, or “IZTECH” for short.
IZTECH is divided into three faculties and one graduate school.
Education and research are carried out in 18 undergraduate programs, 27 master’s programs and 19 doctoral programs. 9 of the master’s programs and 3 of the doctoral programs are interdisciplinary. We have a total of around 6343 students, 4911 of which are undergraduates.
Education and research at İZTECH conform to international standards. Our student-centered, project-based education methods aim to help students become modern researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs who embrace teamwork and produce innovative technology. Our graduates are highly respected both nationally and internationally and are admitted to top universities abroad for postgraduate studies. In addition, we provide laboratories with the latest technology to help students advance in their respective fields.
İZTECH currently hosts 370 ongoing research projects funded by various institutions, including the European Union, the Turkish State Planning Organization (DPT), the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), and the Turkish Industry Theses Support Program (SANTEZ). These projects enrich the international scientific community through original research and design. Another on-campus institution that supports our mission to contribute to the fields of science and technology is the “İzmir Technology Development Zone,” called Teknopark, which has become synonymous with the institute itself. About 150 technology companies operate within Teknopark. Our students participate in research and complete internships with these companies in their fields of interest. This helps them to establish connections and jump-start their entrepreneurial careers. Post-graduation, students can open their own companies within or outside of Teknopark thanks to their hands-on experience.