Dokuz Eylül UniversityDokuz Eylül University 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.Our University has gone through an intense growth process and increased in size by its 10th anniversary in 1992 to 41 institutions, distributed across 5 cities in the Aegean Region. Subsequently some of these institutions have contributed to the foundation of four other universities: Adnan Menderes University- Aydın, Muğla University- Muğla, Celal Bayar University- Manisa and Pamukkale University- Denizli.As of 2019, our university has 17 faculties, 10 institutes and graduate schools, 3 schools, 1 conservatory, 6 vocational schools, 60 research centers, 1 Research and Application Hospital and DEPARK. DEU acknowledges the importance of education, research (including knowledge transfer) and innovation in the face of increasing global competition. The mission of DEU is to foster quality improvements, innovation excellence and internationalisation of higher education and research by enhanced transnational cooperation between education and training institutions, businesses and other stakeholders. Thus, DEU aims to contribute to economic, cultural and social well-being of society.Our university provides education to 73.796 students in total with 3.657 academic staff and 4.824 administrative staff.Dokuz Eylül University is a city university with campuses located in several districts of İzmir. Our university offers education and training in different campuses covering in total 5.731.800 square meters (670.573 sqm) which are based in Buca (Center– Dokuzçeşmeler – Tınaztepe) Balçova, İnciraltı, Alsancak, Narlıdere, Hatay, Urla, Seferihisar, Ürkmez, Karşıyaka, Foça, Torbalı, Bergama, Kiraz and Selçuk.Dokuz Eylul University has one of the best hospitals in Turkey, with qualified academic staff, advanced buildings and technical equipment and a history of educational success.Our university has established a world class R&D Center.Some of the planned activities of the R&D Center are to conduct research on “cellular treatments”, “cancer biology” and “the molecular biology of genetic disorders”The Dokuz Eylul University Distant Learning Research and Application Center conducts distant learning opportunities on the internet (deuzem.deu.edu.tr) for students who prefer courses freed from time and location constraints.The university has one central library and 14 libraries connected to the central library with capacity for 2,336 readers in a total of 19.637 m² actual area.DEU has been awarded Diploma Supplement Label and European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) Label by the European Commision.