Tuğba Dass

International Relations and Programs Office Director

Tugba is originally from Izmir and has studied, lived and worked in Germany, France, Dubai, Georgia, Ukraine and Ireland. She holds an American BBA degree in International Management and a European MBA degree in luxury Brand Management from Paris Graduate School of Management, ESG. She also studied Tourism Management for 1 year in Germany. She enjoys travelling and has a passion for international cuisine.


Merve Akıntürk

International Relations and Programs Office Vice Director
  • Outgoing Erasmus Student Advisor

Merve is from İzmir. She studied Business Administration at Yaşar University for her bachelor degree and then she hold her MBA degree from Yaşar University. She is currently studying for her PhD degree in European Studies at Dokuz Eylül University. Merve is Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator and works as International Education Expert. She is coordinating the whole Erasmus+ Programme and mainly organising Erasmus+ Student Mobility for outgoing students, Erasmus+ Teaching&Staff Mobility for incomings, Erasmus+ Inter-Institutional agreements. She has also worked on a number of European Union projects with the EU Center at Yaşar University. She enjoys travelling, cooking and playing various sports and also loves good music.


Melike Etik

International Relations and Programs Office Chief
  • Erasmus+ Incoming Sudent Advisor
  • Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Traineeship Advisor
  • Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Advisor

Melike is from İzmir, while her grandparents came from Crete, Greece. She studied International Relations at Anadolu University for her bachelor degree. Melike is responsible for Erasmus+ Programme; Incoming Students, Student Mobility for Traineeship and Staff Mobility, as well as budgeting and agreements. She also worked on a number of EU projects with the EU Center at Yaşar University. Melike likes travelling, cooking, singing and listening music and learning about different cultures.


Sevcan Gizem Gürüz

International Education Specialist
  • Student Welfare and Exchange Student Intake

Sevcan earned her bachelor degree in “International Relations and European Union” from Izmir University of Economics and holds a master degree in “Business Administration” from University of Rome Tor vergata. She gained international experience by studying abroad and gained multinational management skills by attending many different international conferences around Europe, during her student life. Sevcan was involved in several United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Projects as an assistant project coordinator. She is now working as a student advisor in International Office. She is always enthusiastic about political science, history, foreign languages, cross cultural psychology and the role of nongovernmental actors in world affairs. Outside of her working life, she loves to write and travel.


Sara Nefis Öndeş

International Education Specialist
  • Global Partnership Agreements and Outgoing Exchange

Sara was born and raised in the US and recently moved to Izmir. She completed her studies in the US and has a BBA major in Business Administration and a minor in Computer Science. She is responsible for developing and maintaining global university partnerships. She enjoys playing tennis and traveling in her free time.


Salih Eroğlu

International Education Officer

Salih was born in Izmir. He graduated from Yaşar University’s Tourism Guidance Deapartment. Currently he studies MA in Tourism Management at Yasar University. He worked in the tourism industry and also, as an intern in the International Office for 9 months. He gained cultural experiences during his studies. He works now, as an international student advisor and he is responsible for the international promotion of the university and international admissions. He loves travel and playing tennis in his free time.