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Ege University


Public university in İzmir, Turkey.

Ege (Aegean) University was founded in 1955. In 1982, its academic body was divided into two separate universities, Ege and Dokuz Eylül, for administrative reasons. Ege University has eleven faculties (administrative and social sciences; agriculture; communication; dentistry; education; engineering; letters; medicine; natural sciences; pharmacology; and water products), a conservatory of Turkish music, eight vocational schools, and seven research institutes. Some of its establishments are located in the neighboring provinces: Manisa, Aydın, and Uşak. Instruction is in both English and Turkish. During the 20012002 academic year, the university had more than 2,800 faculty members and 30, 887 students, 2,807 of whom were graduate students. Its budget in 2003 amounted to 128,029 billion Turkish liras, 99 percent of which came directly from state funds.

Turkey's third-oldest university, Ege was established in response to a growing demand for higher education in the region around İzmir, whose traditional agricultural and commercial potential led to rapid industrial development during the early 1950s. As befits its name, the university has tried to establish programs emphasizing its relationship with the Aegean Sea and the rest of the Mediterranean area as a cultural and ecological region.

See also İzmir.


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