Exquisite tastes of Aegean and Turkish cuisine will go global with young chefs of Izmir University of Economics (IUE). All the groundwork for Izmir, the 23rd city that became a member of DELICE Network of Gourmet Cities in 2015, to become a worldwide gourmet city is taking place at Izmir University of Economics. 86 students from Department of Culinary Arts and Management performed their internship, and experienced the details of world cuisine at Michelin Starred restaurants in France so far, and this year 16 student chefs will perform their internship for 3 months with Michelin starred chefs. Students did a lecture with Michelin starred famous French Chef Joseph Viola, Lecturer at IUE Department of Culinary Arts and Management who has been awarded the Best Chef Award in 2014 in France, and selected their internship places in France.
Turkey adopted the arbitration system in justice. 223 thousand 400 cases nationwide were resolved through arbitration in 2017 within the framework of Ministry of Justice’s "restorative justice" system, a system of criminal justice which focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large. Orhan Cüni, Head of Department of Alternative Resolutions, Directorate General for Criminal Affairs, Ministry of Justice, reported that the 223 thousand 400 files made up 20% of the cases in Courts of General Jurisdiction.
Turkish furniture industry, in terms of design and production, will find its place in international markets with the power of education. Ekrem Demirtaş, President of the Board of Trustees, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), who stated that Turkey’s share among world furniture market was $2.7 billion, said that Izmir’s $120 million export in this industry would reach billions of dollars with design.
The experts discussed the blockchain system, a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of bitcoin and all other cryptocurrency transactions, in Izmir. The “Blockchain and Unchain Economy” titled conference, which was moderated by Prof. Dr. Murat Aşkar, Vice Rector of Izmir University of Economics (IUE), took place at Izmir Chamber of Commerce. Prof. Dr. Coşkun Küçüközmen, Lecturer, IUE Faculty of Business, Gökhan Seçkin, CEO, Kimlic, İlker Oğuz, CMO, Kimlic & Blokzincir, and Kadir Kurtuluş Vice Chairman, Blasea (Blockchain Association of Eurasia) attended the conference, which was co-organized by IUE Technology Transfer Office, IUE Embryonix Teknoloji A.Ş, IUE Izmir Sciencepark, and Izmir Chamber of Commerce. The experts pointed out that blockchain, which is based on the principle of validation of money flow from multiple sources at the same time, was a new concept in Turkey although a growing digital identity emerged worldwide.
Union of Municipalities of the Marmara Region (MBB) and Izmir University of Economics (IUE) co-organized “Globalization and Urban Networks Meeting”. Role of cities in economics, politics, transportation, tourism, and migration was discussed at the meeting coordinated by MBB Center for Urban Policies and supported by City and Society Association.
Izmir based universities will support "Operation Olive Branch" by Turkish Armed Forces in Afrin, through activities and events promoting Turkish culture instead of celebrating spring fest this year. Dokuz Eylül, Kâtip Çelebi, Yaşar Universities, and Izmir Democracy University agreed to change the scope of spring festival upon the recommendation of Student Council of Izmir University of Economics (IUE).
IUE fashion designers colored the nature. Students, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Elvan Özkavruk Adanır, Head of Department of Fashion and Textile Design, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) and Lecturer Jovita Sakalauskaite, added more color to nature with textile waste.
Students of Department of Visual Communication Design, Faculty of Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), projected the concept of “street” in the photographs. Students exhibited the photos they took on portrait, object, and landscape, and primarily on the concept of street at Izmir Chamber of Commerce with the attendance of Ekrem Demirtaş, the President of IUE Board of Trustees.
Izmir University of Economics Technology Transfer Office brought R&D centers in Izmir together as part of university-industry collaboration activities. Fifty representatives from 24 R&D companies participated at the event, which was organized for the first time in Izmir.
Izmir University of Economics ranked among the top five universities at the CFA Institute Research Challenge held by CFA Institute, one of the leading finance institutions worldwide.