Dukuz Eylul University
Dokuz Eylül University (Turkish: Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi) (DEÜ) is a university in Turkey. It is located in İzmir, third biggest city in Turkey. It was founded in 1982 and is organized in 10 schools. DEU is the first university which applied the problem-based learning method in Turkey, beginning in the School of Medicine in 1997.
At present the university has education and recreation facilities in 12 different locations. Namely, in Alsancak, Balçova, Narlıdere, Bornova, Buca (Central Campus – Dokuzçesmeler – Tınaztepe) Hatay, Torbalı, Inciraltı, Urla, Foça and Seferihisar. Presently, the total area over which the University is established reaches to 5 million square meters. DEU has 12 faculties, 10 institutes, 5 schools, 6 vocational schools, 1 conservatory, 36 centers of research and one of the best University hospitals of Turkey.
Dokuz Eylül University has international collaboration protocols with many universities from various countries for the conduct of student and academic staff exchange as well as for the realization of scientific research projects. The University has also been actively involved in EU education programs with a variety of international bilateral agreements for student and academic staff exchange.