7th International Economics and Finance Conference

About Us



Istanbul Gelisim University (IGU), having embarked upon its journey with the vision of continuous “PROGRESS”, was founded in Istanbul in 2008, one of Europe’s biggest student destinations, to be one of those world universities that create value. Advocating higher education as the paramount tool of sustainable development, IGU provides education to its 31,613 national and international students with 5 faculties, 3 colleges, 2 vocational schools, and 84 undergraduate programs, 64 associate degree programs (evening education), 37 associate degree programs, 52 graduate programs- of which the 32 are thesis programs- and 6 doctoral programs within its institute of graduate studies. IGU, which offers a huge research complex consisting of 125 laboratories to the service of its students on its campus located at the heart of Turkish and World trade, also has 21 research centers and 63 student clubs that allow students to engage in social, cultural, scientific and sports activities outside of the classroom. Aspiring also to crown its achievements on a global scale, IGU, with its 63 accredited programs as a result of collaborations with such reputable and pioneer international bodies as AQAS, AHPGS, ABET and PEARSON, is the university with the most accredited programs in Turkey.

Adopting sustainability as its main theme and people and progress as its focus; IGU, at this stage, ranks 1st in SDG 4 “Quality Education” category, 4th in SDG 3 “Good Health And Well-Being” category, 2nd in SGD 7 “Affordable And Clean Energy” category, 3rd in SDG 17 “Partnerships For The Goals” category and 1oth in SDG 8 “Decent Work And Economic Growth” category in the rankings of universities contributing societies’ development by the widely respected  Times Higher Education (THE) within Turkey, which is also known as “Oscars” of Higher Education. Besides, IGU ranks well in the same categories in the World.

In other respects, serving as the fruits of its initiatives to internationalize and to become a “world university”, IGU is ranked amongst the top 300 universities in QS EECA (Emerging Europe and Central Asia) University Rankings 2021. IGU has shown that it is the center for quality education by ranking 58th in the “International Faculty” category and being in the top 100 universities in the “Citations Per Paper” category, and two of its faculty members being placed in Stanford University's “List of Top 2 percent Global Scientists”. Furthermore, IGU, according to Turkey Patent Report 2020, is crowned as “patent champion” by filing a total of 92 patents.



The University of the West of England, Bristol (also known as UWE Bristol or UWE) is a public university located in and around Bristol, United Kingdom. The institution began as the Merchant Venturers Navigation School in 1595 alongside the University of Bristol and University of Bath, before receiving its university status in 1992.

UWE Bristol is a University Alliance university with a common mission to make the difference to our cities and regions. We use our experience of providing high quality teaching and research with real world impact to shape higher education and research policy for the benefit of our students and business and civic partners. We innovate together, learn from each other and support every member to transform lives and deliver growth.
It's 14 different departments are spread across three campuses in and around Bristol – and we have campuses at Gloucester and Hartpury College, as well as offering courses through local study partners and global partner institutions. We have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation as part of our 2020 Strategy to enhance our offer even further. Bristol Business School (BBS) is one of the UK's leading new university business schools. 

UWE Bristol is ranked among the top 25 higher education institutions in England for its graduate employment prospects. Recent figures show 96% of recent graduates are in employment or further study, with 78% in professional roles. Last year the university celebrated its highest ever student satisfaction levels, with 87% of students indicating they were happy with the quality of their course. In 2017 the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) awarded the University of the West of England with Silver rating, in which is awarded to high-quality institutions which 'significantly and consistently exceed the baseline quality threshold expected of UK Higher Education'. It is only one of four universities in the UK to have a University Enterprise Zone providing space for over 70 businesses, and the largest UK robotics lab.