Technical and Practical Information

The İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) is a Turkish state university established in 1992 to offer higher education and carry out research in the fields of science and technology. The medium of instruction at our institute is English. We are currently the only internationally distinguished advanced technical university in Turkey. We established graduate programs in 1994 in the center of İzmir and began admitting students to undergraduate programs in 1998. The campus relocated from the city center to the seaside town of Urla, İzmir in 1999. Our institute owns approximately 8,600 acres of land, 32 acres of which are currently dedicated to education and research. Within Turkey, our university is known as “İzmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü,” abbreviated as “İYTE.” Our international name is İzmir Institute of Technology, or “IZTECH” for short. Detailed information about the campus where our institute is located can be found on the website

Energy Systems Engineering Department (ESE) was established in April 22nd, 2014. Prior to forming the academic programs under the Department, strategic plan studies have been carried out.


The Energy Systems Engineering Department is a multi-disciplinary program dedicated to enhancing energy literacy and deepening multi-disciplinary energy knowledge, particularly among the leaders of tomorrow’s science and technology communities. The Department fosters collaboration among industry, government, academia, non-governmental organizations, and the public to address the technological, economic and social aspects of sustainable energy development and use.

It serves as a focal point for energy activities throughout the Institute. In addition, the Energy Systems Engineering Department brings together collaborating faculty and staff in various departments to carry out multi-disciplinary research that leads to holistic assessment of problems and solution options in meeting the demand for energy and resource production and use. There is a strong focus on engineering and science based activities in key technology, modeling and monitoring areas. The Department strives to contribute to the improvement of environmental decision making at all levels through better application of scientific and technological knowledge. In partnership with industry, government and civil society, it carries out research for the implementation of practical effective solutions.