Wide Innovation and R&D Ecosystem

İzmir is one of the most favorable locations in the Middle East and the Mediterranean Regions to conduct research and development studies thanks to the advanced education opportunities and the importance placed on science and technology. Having the first Innovation Strategy of Turkey, İzmir is a pioneering city.

Academic Units

85 faculties, 30 institutes, 29 Vocational Schools and 188 Research and Application Centers in İzmir universities provide an important institutional infrastructure for İzmir’s wide innovation and R&D ecosystem.

85

Faculties

30

Institutes

29

Vocational Schools

188

Research Centers

2,118

Professors

1,145

Associate Professors

1,727

Doctor Instructors

2,910

Research Asistans

Academicians

2,118 Professors, 1,145 Associate Professors, 1,727 Doctor Instructors, 2,006 Instructors, 2,910 Research Assistants are working at İzmir universities as of 2021, and they constitute an important human resource for İzmir’s wide innovation and R&D ecosystem.

 

52% of the total 9,906 academics in İzmir are female.

Students

As of 2021, 32,399 associate degree, 118,643 undergraduate, 12,383 master and 6,096 PhD students continue their education in 9 universities of İzmir. These students constitute a potential qualified human resource in Izmir for investors.

 

46% of the total 169,521 university students in İzmir are female.

22,399

Degree Studeng

118,643

Undergraduate Student

12,383

Master Student

6,096

PhD Student

R&D and Design Centers

Producing technological knowledge, innovating in products and production processes, increasing product quality and standards purposes, 95 R&D Centers and 28 Design Centers were established by the private sector in İzmir.

 

These centers are financially supported by Ministry of Industry and Technology of Turkey.

95

R&D Centers

28

Design Centers