IZMIR
Izmir is a large metropolis in the western extremity of Anatolia and the third most populous city in Turkey,
after Istanbul and Ankara. The ancient city was known as Smyrna (Greek: Σμύρνη Smyrni), and the city was
generally referred to as Smyrna in English, until the Turkish Postal Service Law of 28 March 1930 made "Izmir"
the internationally recognized name.
The city of Izmir is composed of several metropolitan districts. Of these, Konak district corresponds to historical
Izmir, this district's area having constituted the "Izmir Municipality" (Turkish: İzmir Belediyesi) area until 1984,
Konak until then having been a name for a central neighborhood around Konak Square, still the core of the city.
With the constitution of the "Greater İzmir Metropolitan Municipality" the city of Izmir became a compound
bringing
together
initially
nine,
and
more
recently
eleven metropolitan
districts,
namely
Balçova, Bayraklı, Bornova, Buca, Çiğli, Gaziemir, Güzelbahçe, Karabağlar, Karşıyaka, Konak and Narlıdere.
Almost all of these settlements are former district centers or neighborhoods which stood on their own, with their
own distinct features and temperament. In an ongoing processus, the Mayor of Izmir was also vested with
authority over the areas of additional districts reaching from Bergama in the north to Selçuk in the south,
bringing the number of districts to be considered as being part of Izmir to twenty-one under the new
arrangements, two of these having been administratively included in Izmir only partially.
According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, in 2012 the city of Izmir had a population of 3,401,994 and
its metropolitan municipality 4,005,459.
GEDIZ UNIVERSITY
Essentially constructing the bright tomorrows while cultivating successful graduates, Gediz University is an
institution of science which invests in the future that is dreamed of by all.
Based in İzmir, yet not limited to the place it is located; Gediz is a bridge of science and culture which is
connected with the whole world, having extended its arms to all continents.
Gediz University has The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Faculty of Economics and Administrative
Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Vocational School and
Vocational School of Justice.
Gediz University’s rector is Prof. Dr. Seyfullah CEVIK and he says about Gediz University ‘We offer a
privileged education environment with our modern campus designed as a small city situated in a peaceful nature
setting at Seyrek, İzmir, our inner city service buildings, prominent academic staff, modern education
infrastructure, 22 fully equipped laboratories, library, international connections with over 100 universities and
dormitory facilities’.
TRAVEL INFORMATION to Gediz University
by University's Shuttle: You can make use of our university's shuttles. You can get on our university's shuttles at
one of the stops closest to your residence.
by Subway: You can use the Izmir Subway, IZBAN. You can get to the "Ulukent" station from any location in
Izmir via the Izmir Subway and get on one of the free "Ring" shuttles to get to our Seyrek Campus.
Depends on your location, it is possible to use both METRO and IZBAN to reach Ulukent station.
by Public transportation vehicles: You can get to the Ulukent stop by using the public transportation buses
operated by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, and then get one of the free "Ring" shuttles to get to our Seyrek
Campus. To see a list of the public transportation buses that stop at Ulukent station after departing from certain
locations in Izmir, click here.
by County buses: You can get to Ulukent station by using the county buses that shuttle from Izmir to Foca,
Menemen, and Aliaga, then get one of the free "Ring" shuttles to get to our Seyrek Campus.
by Plane: Adnan Menderes Airport (airport code: ADB) is 18 km (11 miles) south of İzmir on the way to
Selçuk, Ephesus, Kuşadası, and Pamukkale. It serves many flights to Istanbul and Ankara, and some to other
domestic and European destinations as well. A new Domestic Routes (İç Hatlar) terminal, the largest in Turkey,
was constructed.
Airport transport between the airport and İzmir is easy, with frequent İzban Metro and regional trains and airport
buses.
For more information: http://www.adnanmenderesairport.com/en-EN/Transportation/Pages/Transportation.aspx
by Train: İzmir has two train stations:
Alsancak Gar
North of the city center, Alsancak Station (AHL-sahn-jahk) serves intercity trains such as those to Balıkesir,
Eskişehir and Ankara; and those to Bandırma, the port for fast ferries to Istanbul.
Basmane Gar
East of the center, Basmane Station (BAHSS-mah-neh) serves regional trains south and east to Adnan Menderes
Airport, Selçuk (for Ephesus & Şirince), Söke, Aydın, Nazilli and Denizli (for Pamukkale).
Both stations have connections to the İZBAN suburban train line with frequent trains to Adnan Menderes
Airport.
For more information: http://www.tcdd.gov.tr/tcdding/index.htm
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IZMIR Izmir is a large metropolis in the western extremity of Anatolia