: General Description

General Description

Dokuz Eylul University, with its mission statement of “increasing the economic, cultural and social prosperity of humanity via education and scientific research”  has dedicated itself to the goal of beingone of the best global centers of science and education”. Dokuz Eylul University, already one of the most reputable universities in Turkey, boasts a high standard of quality and contemporary education resources. DEU holds its faith in the Turkish Republic as a democratic, secular state led by the disciplines and resolutions of Ataturk, and as such has achieved an exclusive position among  universities by means of  its success in education together with high human and social values.

DEU was founded on the 20th of July 1982 by “Higher Education Instututes Foundation Law no: 41” as the second state university in İzmir, after Ege University. Dokuz Eylul University started with a total of 24 facilities, which were aquired from Ege University, the Ministry of Education,Youth and Sports, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. 

Dokuz Eylül University has gone through an intense growth process over the years, 55 895 students were enrolled at DEU in the 2011-2012 academic year and this number is expected to reach 60 306 students by the first semester of 2012-2013. With its diverse opportunities, DEU also accommodated 824 international students in the 2011-2012 academic year.

Our university now possesses 13 faculties, 10 institutes and post graduate schools, 4 schools, 1 conservatory, 7 vocational schools, 43 research centers, making a total of 78 education institutions, together with 3044 academic staff  - 583 professors, 280 associate professors, 574 assistant professors, 943 research assistants, 339 lecturers, 142 specialists and 143 instructors -  and 3 323 administrative staff.

Dokuz Eylül University functions as an urban university with its campuses located in several districts of İzmir. These campuses cover 5 731 800 square meters (670 573 sqm) based in Alsancak, Balçova, Narlıdere, Buca (Center– Dokuzçeşmeler – Tınaztepe) Hatay, Torbalı, İnciraltı, Urla, Seferihisar, Ürkmez, Foça, and Karşıyaka.

Dokuz Eylul University has  one of the best hospitals in Turkey, indeed the world, with qualified academic staff, advanced buildings and technical equipment, plus a history of  educational success. Our university has established a world class R&D Center in line with the top priority (scientific research) in its strategic plan. The accredited Advanced Biomedical Research Center, aims  to produce “high value, patentable, applicable medical outcomes” in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine. The R&D center  is scheduled to be finished by 2013 and some of the planned activities are in the fields of “cellular treatments”, “cancer biology” and “the molecular biology of genetic disorders” and will contribute highly to Turkish scientific research.

The DEU Research and Application Hospital has 23 operating rooms with the latest technology in devices and equipment, an emergency room, and an infant emergency room. It has the capacity to serve 24 hrs with its1024 beds (10 emergency, 94 intensive care, 897 clinics) across all medical centers. The hospital has played a successful and prominent role in organ transplants in the Aegean region. The IVF Center and Sleeping Disorders Center are also remarkable features.

Dokuz Eylul University has joined the Erasmus Exchange Program and so far has signed 282 bilateral agreements with 218 universities. In total, 920 outgoing students and 411 incoming students have participated in the program at DEU. Dokuz Eylul University has been participating in the national student exchange program, Farabi, since the 2012-2013 academic year and has signed protocols with 58 universities within this framework.
Our university offers double degree programs and collateral programs in some programs in the Faculty of Business, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Letters and collateral programs in some departments of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Business in accordance with the Double Degree Directive and the Collateral Degree Directive.

The Dokuz Eylul University Distant Learning Research and Application Center conducts distant learning opportunities on the internet ( for students who prefer courses independent from time and location constraints. ILTAM (The Theological Degree Completion) program has provided learning opportunities to 300 students from several locations in Turkey.

The Academic Member Training Programme (Öğretim Üyesi Yetiştirme Programı), is a programme that trains academic and teaching staff for universities in need of academic personnel. The research assistants of these universities do their postgraduate studies in other universities that can offer postgraduate education in coordination with the Council of Higher Education. Our university is distinguished in the OYP programme. 105 research assistants in this programme have been enrolled as postgraduate students at our university and started their studies in the 2011-2012 academic year.

The university library consists of a central library and 12 libraries connected to the central library. The university library has a total of 20,127 m² actual area and the capacity for 2,948 readers.
All information systems in the Rectorship are managed by the Data Processing Agency. Personnel Affairs (services such as appointments, promotions, assignments, off days, passport and patient transfer procedures), Student Affairs (services such as online registration , registration renewal, grade monitoring), Faculty Members Grade Submission, Pre-registration procedures, Medico Student Health Services, constructional work, BAP purchasing, additional course procedures, and monitoring Academic CV Data and many other procedures are done via the Automation (Oracle) Operating System, which was brought online in December 2004 and which is still used in cooperation  with the Rectorship and related facilities. Furthermore, Our University’s Library and Documentation Services Board maintains Library and Documentation Automation that provides an Internet access to database and electronic journals. Our campuses are connected to the center in the rectorate with the speed varying  between 2MBPS and 34 MBPS. This center, with its total 155 MBPS of infrastructure, is connected to the TÜBİTAK-ULAKBİM inter-university academic web and internet.

While providing our academic staff with portal-quality service via DEBIS (a product of our data-processing unit) there is an overall automation program underway to allow DEU to become an e-university. As well as endeavouring to make DEBIS available for the use of students, every student is granted a free e-mail account, and a dial-up Internet service is offered to students who have access to computers at home.

The Doğanbey/ Payamlı Recreational Facilities serve the students and the academic staff of the university as well as the staff from other public institutions and the staff of other universities along with their students. It has 24 rooms in each block. It has a total number of 144 beds and it can serve 216 people altogether with additional beds if necessary. The Facility has double rooms with AC and 24 hr hot water.  The Facility also provides recreation with its internet cafe, cafe, club, and amphitheater. Sports for student leisure time - volleyball, basketball and  5-aside football - are catered for, and the facility also hosts all kinds of social activities such as; sports tournaments, theatre and conferences on current issues.