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Ege University

Ege University is a state university that acts as a focal point for education, research, cultural and social activities in the city of Izmir and the Aegean region.

Ege University was established in 1955 (according to Law No: 6595) with two faculties: Medicine and Agriculture. In 1982, it was one of the largest universities in Turkey with 17 Faculties, 9 Schools and 7 Institutes when it was divided into two separate universities; Ege University and Dokuz Eylül University by a State decision. After the division; Ege University ended up with 7 Faculties, 3 Schools and approximately 9000 students. Today, Ege University, which is aware of the responsibility of being the first university in the Region, pioneers the cooperation platforms of Izmir and Regional Universities in different areas.

Ege University is a research based, teaching oriented institution, training students up to Doctorate level. A total of 55,000 students are enrolled at Ege University in the 2012-2013 academic year, the number of the academic staff is approximately 3,000.

Today, Ege University has 13 Faculties, 3 Graduate Schools, 6 four-year Schools, 5 Institutes, 7 two-year Vocational Training Schools and 27 Research and Application Centers.


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Anatolian water frogs (Pelophylax spp) could become locally extinct in parts of Turkey due to over-harvesting as food. Kerim Çiçek

More people eat frog legs than you think – and humans are harvesting frogs at unsustainable rates

Frogs are harvested as food by the millions every year. A new study shows that uncontrolled frog hunting could drive some populations to extinction by midcentury.


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