The Feast of the Sacrifice this year is a good long holiday for millions in Turkey, however, the experts strongly warn against hackers those who will be away from their home for the long holiday period. The experts point that mobile phones, tablets, laptops use a wireless network and hackers (a “hacker” is more frequently used to describe someone who discovers and takes advantage of a weakness in a computer system or network) track the wireless internet communication and gain access to people’s bank accounts and credit card information.
Izmir University of Economics (IUE) offers an opportunity to the youth and professionals to improve their careers with graduate degree programs provided within the Graduate Schools of Business, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, and Natural and Applied Sciences. The University, with its 31 Master’s and 10 Ph.D. programs, offers opportunities to those who want to take firm steps in a global competitive environment.
As part of an agreement with Les Toques Blanches Lyonnaises, established by world-renowned chefs of France, students of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Department of Culinary Arts and Management do their internship in France. Students gain international experience while learning the specifics of their professions from the award-winning chefs at Michelin-starred restaurants in Lyon, France. Over the last six years, 86 student chefs have interned with award-winning chefs, and this year 14 more students will gain new experiences in France.
International students come to Izmir for fashion design education and prepare to launch their own brands in their countries. Tasneem El Shabasy from Egypt and Ebru Dulak of Turkish origin from Germany, students of IUE Fashion and Textile Design, want to hail by launching their own brands and designs in their countries.
A new era has started in the fight against bacteria. Assist. Prof. Dr. Osman Doluca from the Department of Biomedical Engineering is going to reveal the roles of the key structure that they have previously discovered in the DNA of the E.coli bacteria within the framework of the TUBITAK 3501 Project Support, thus exploring new ways of fighting with harmful bacteria. This will illuminate the future studies for developing new antibiotics to fight bacteria.
Literature indicates that the development of drug resistance against the cancer drugs may influence the success of the treatment negatively. Scientists are going to develop a three- dimensional cell model under laboratory conditions so as to reduce the resistance against the drugs prescribed for liver cancer, and to make the treatment effective. Therefore, the reason why human body resists the drugs during the treatment is going to be investigated.
IUE Department of Physics attracts attention with its TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) projects. As part of the TÜBİTAK 3501 Project entitled Synchronization in Quantum Networks, Dr. Göktuğ Karpat, associate professor at IUE Department of Physics, will analyse the correlations among the quantum mechanical systems which form an interactive network. Thanks to the development of new fields such as quantum computing, quantum information processing and quantum cryptology, the research, which will be supported by TÜBİTAK for three years, aims to develop an understanding on the quantum networks and the synchronization phenomenon that can emerge on these networks.
Developed and manufactured by the engineering students of Izmir University of Economics, our new electric vehicle hit the road in order to participate in the annual "Efficiency Challenge - Electric Vehicle" (https://challenge.tubitak.gov.tr/home_en.htmll) competition organized by TUBITAK in Kocaeli. Made up of 10 students from four different departments, our Ecowheels team will represent IUE and Izmir in the competition, which will take place on the 12th of August.
Science is becoming more colorful and entertaining for 160 children at Izmir University of Economics (IUE). Kindergarten and elementary school students are developing creative thinking, problem-solving skills with the “Düşlerle Bilim (Imaginative Science)” project. 80 preschool and 80 elementary school students from Izmir are both enjoying their summer holiday as they are being acquainted with science and art under the supervision of expert trainers.
We are glad to announce that three of our faculty members have been awarded TUBITAK research grants. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Zeynep Fırtına Karagonlar from Genetics and Bioengineering Department received TUBITAK 1001 grant with project named " Analysis of the regorafenib response of sorefenib resistant cells in a multicellular 3-D tumor spheroid model established using sorafenib resistant and parental HCC cells".