Programme. (max. 2000 characters)
In order to strengthen EU and non-EU partnerships, the university tries to facilitate and coordinate applying, planning and
submitting applications for international projects.Since internationalization is one of the strategic targets of IUE, increasing
possibilities for networking and cooperation is crucial. For this end, IUE assumes its responsibilities in the best way it can
relating to organization and implementation of both national and international projects. With the purpose of effectively
coordinating those projects from a central office, named as the Project Development and Technology Transfer Office was
established in 2010 with a mission to advance the research capacity of the university by encouraging and supporting
faculty,staff and students in the acquisition and administration of internally and externally funded projects. The ultimate aim
is to help turning scientific and technological developments into social and economic benefits for the society while
increasing the application and the dissemination of knowledge. To serve this aim, the office develops policies for the
effective administration of research activities within the university and maintains their implementation in a coordinated way.
All scientific research projects that are carried out by the academic units, research and application centers of the university,
are supervised and controlled by this office. In addition, the Project Development and Technology Transfer Office organizes
seminars, meetings and sessions to inform our academic staff and students about various European and international
cooperation projects and, thus, tries to increase awareness about the importance of getting involved in those projects either
as a partner or coordinator. To that end, the research areas of all our academic staff are listed in database and that list is
widely circulated in several European/international research networks to increase the IUE’s participation in international
Please explain the expected impact of your participation in the Programme on the modernisation of your institution (for each of the 5 priorities of the Modernisation Agenda*) in terms of the policy objectives you intend to achieve. (max. 3000 characters)
İzmir University of Economics has been participating in Lifelong-Learning Programs since 2004,when we first received the Erasmus University Charter(Erasmus Extended University Charter in 2007).Since then,IUE properly conducted student and staff mobility activities within the framework of the program and these mobility activities contributed a lot to the quality of education and internationalization of IUE.
As the mission of IUE is to educate and equip qualified students with leadership attributes,entrepreneurial capabilities,critical thinking skills and the ability to contribute valuable research in a variety of areas,IUE continuously looks for opportunities to serve for this aim.In this respect,providing the graduates and researchers needed globally and regionally, IUE adopted to be a research-oriented university and formed the institutional Strategic Plan by defining certain areas of priority which are:Research,Orientation,Differentiation in Education,Institutionalization,Contribution to Regional Development and Progress,and Internationalization.In order to improve the quality of higher education IUE adheres to the promotion of the European dimension in higher education,particularly with regard to curricular development,inter-institutional cooperation, mobility schemes and integrated programs,training and research,closely pursuing all components of the Bologna Process to contribute to the enhancement of the European Higher Education Area.As a result of successful conduction of Bologna Process, IUE has been awarded with ECTS Label,which is a proof of excellence in higher education,by European Commission in 2011.To move further on and strengthen quality,IUE eagerly participates in activities under the Program and focuses strictly on internationalization.For an efficient integration and participation,IUE develops cross-border cooperation with universities and institutions abroad in the areas of education and research.Currently,IUE has 104 Erasmus bilateral agreements with European universities and 27 academic protocols with non-European countries.In this framework,the number of students and staff participating in mobility activities significantly increased in the last couple of years as well as the mobility grants provided by the European Commission.
In order to serve both regionally and internationally,IUE links higher education, research and business for excellence and regional development. As a proof for this,“Izmir Science Park” was established with the collaboration of total of 16 institutions,under the leadership of Izmir University of Economics and Izmir Chamber of Commerce.İzmir Science Park will be a techno park that is open to all kinds of research and development,informatics,and software activities.There will be studies on sustainable energy,sustainable agriculture,and seed improvement,hi-tech food technologies,sustainable energy and related technologies, geothermal energy,wind energy,solar energy,wave energy,and bio fuel technologies.