Travel Information

Dear Guests,

We are very pleased to welcome you in Izmir, Pearl of the Aegean!

INFUS 2020 will be held at Izmir Katip Celebi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Balatcik Campus. Izmir Katip Celebi University has taken its place as the third most successful university among the public universities established after 2000 in Turkey. The most important feature of the university can be described in two words: Innovation and Experience. As the venue, the faculty and the campus has a historical value as rising on one of the building complexes of 147 years old Turkish Leaf Tobacco Enterprise (TEKEL). Mulberry, figs, rosemary and oleander trees will also welcome you from time to time on campus.

Balatçık Campus is located on a rapidly developing region in Izmir. On one side, the campus often witnesses flight feasts as being the neighbour of one of the world's top 5 aerobatic teams Turkish Stars’s eagle nest, Cigli 2nd Main Jet Base Command. On the other side, as a rare example among universities, the academicians and students take the advantage of being next-door neighbor of İzmir Atatürk Organized Industrial Zone in terms of university-industry collaborations, internship and job opportunities. Furthermore, lots of agriculture and stockbreeding enterprises add value to the region’s economical development and increasingly knock the university’s door for different collaborations.

Speaking of the natural riches of the region, as Turkey’s first, Izmir Sasalı Wildlife Park contains more than 1200 animals in more than 120 species and Izmir Bird Paradise contains 289 different bird species, approximately 10 km away from the campus. Ancient settlement ruins like Panaztepe, Larissa, Teikhos, Temnos, Leukai Ancient City, Kibele Altars, Athena Temple, Persian Mousoleum, other antique fortification walls, aqueducts, theatres and old tombs, churches, mosques, windmilks in Cigli, Menemen and Foca worth a visit. For a nice dinner accompanied by sea and sunset, Foca is a close destination which is famous of its antique castle, seafood recipes and seals (monachus monachus). On the way back, the famous Menemen hand-made baskets and earthenware pots salute to have a nice shopping. İzmir’s high-speed train and metro system IZBAN, wide number of bus routes and ferries are at the guests’ service during their accomodation.

As the saying goes: Veni, vidi, vici!