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Dokuz Eylül University
(DEÜ) is one of the preeminent universities in Turkey
Turkey , known officially as the Republic of Turkey , is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe...
. It is located in İzmir
Izmir is a large metropolis in the western extremity of Anatolia. The metropolitan area in the entire Izmir Province had a population of 3.35 million as of 2010, making the city third most populous in Turkey...
, 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 School of Medicine in 1997.
Several components of Dokuz Eylül University have attained a goal of continuous development in education, research and practice through the ISO 9001 2000 Quality Management System certificate: Social Sciences Institute and School of Maritime Business and Management (2001), University Presidency (2003) and Medical Faculty and Health Sciences Institute (2004).
Founded on 20 July 1982, the university's name ("September 9th") refers to 9 September 1922, the date, on which the Greek
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occupation of İzmir ended after Turkish Independence War. Seventeen previously-established schools, including some of the faculties of Ege University
Ege University is a public university in İzmir, Turkey. It was founded in 1955 with the Faculties of Medicine and Faculty of Agriculture...
and other institutions of higher education, were affiliated with the university the same year. With ten faculties, five schools, five vocational schools, five graduate schools, and five institutes, Dokuz Eylül University enjoys a nationwide reputation in Turkey.
There are 12 schools of discipline into which the university is divided:
- Didem and Sinem Balık
The Balık Sisters are a famous opera act. The act is composed of Turkish identical twin sisters Didem Balık and Sinem Balık . Didem is a mezzo-soprano while Sinem is a soprano...
, (State conservatory) identical twin opera singers
- Cengiz Küçükayvaz
Cengiz Küçükayvaz is a Turkish actor who usually appears in comedic roles.-Biography:Cengiz Küçükayvaz graduated in Theatre from Dokuz Eylül University's Faculty of Fine Arts. He began his professional acting career at the Tuncay Özinel Theatre and the Hadi Çaman Theatre...
- Emre Aydın
Emre Aydın is a Turkish rock singer-songwriter. He has been referred to as emreaydın on his official site to establish a trademark. The singer won the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008 in the "Europe's Favourite Act" category. He is also the former lead singer for the Turkish rock band 6...
, rock singer
- Sarp Apak, actor
- Semih Kaplanoğlu
Semih Kaplanoğlu is a Turkish playwright, film director and producer.-Career:He graduated from the Cinema and Television Section of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Dokuz Eylül University in his hometown...
- Işın Özaksoy
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