As the 56th anniversary of the recruitment treaty between Germany and Turkey allowing Turkish guest workers to work in Germany approaches, the story about the gifts brought by those workers from Germany to their loved ones were collected into a book chapter titled, “Göçün Getirdikleri: Göçmen Hediyeleri (The Outcomes of Migration: Immigrant Gifts)”. A Recruitment Treaty signed by the two states on October 30, 1961 established the conditions for 2 thousand 500 guest workers. Moreover, the stories behind “small gifts” brought by those workers to their loved ones, friends, relatives, were collected into a book titled, “Sıla Yolu” (The Road to Homeland).
Izmir business world is acting in solidarity in order to encourage young people to put their ideas into action. Melisa İtmeç, Business Development & Communication Specialist, EGIAD Melekleri, who attended the “Applied Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management” course taken by 315 students of Izmir University of Economics, stated that the city is eager to support the young entrepreneurs, and compared to cities like Istanbul, the competition in Izmir is much calmer.
More than 17 million students started to go to school every day with the beginning of the new academic year. Since there are no lockers available at schools where students can keep their books and school supplies, carrying heavy and unbalanced weight result in muscular and skeletal system problems in children.
2017 – 2018 season of “olive’s”, fruit of the immortal olive tree, journey to transform into olive oil began. While this year's harvest is expected to hit record high, the experts are pointing out that due to olive oil being stored in plastic bottles or transparent glass bottles, toxic chemicals get into the oil and make the olive oil very “unhealthy”.
Turkish household builds up their savings account on real estate. In Turkey, house sales increased by 4.7% in August 2017 compared to the same month of the previous year and hence, became 120 thousand. Prof. Dr. Hakan Yetkiner, Lecturer at IUE Department of Economics said, “Turkish public continues to trust housing industry”.
The world is now turning into a little “market”. You can easily make an income if you have that extra room in your luggage when traveling abroad. IUE entrepreneurs bring travelers and those who wish to purchase products that are hard to find in close surroundings together through “glocalzone”. IUE entrepreneurs bring those who travel abroad and those who want to purchase products abroad together at an online platform they called glocalzone.
Due to senseless consumption of non-prescription drugs, Turkey, who is getting ready for winter, loses its health and economy. The experts state that people use antibiotics for the slightest upper respiratory infection, and in the event of antibiotics resistance in Turkey increasing the way it is right now, by 2050, with a good scenario the country would experience an economic loss totaling 220 billion TL and in worst case scenario up to 1.4 trillion.
Scrap paper, waste fabrics, wood scraps have all been recycled, and the income from the sales of these products made the school of elementary students more beautiful. The Social Responsibility Project Group, consisting of faculty members and students of Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics, redesigned the training room at Izmir – Menderes Sancaklı Ahmetçik Elementary School. Students, with their brand new training room, started the new academic year excitedly.
Students of Faculty of Communication, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) entered the 11th Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival Documentary and Animation Films Competition with their 10-minute short film “Çıkmaz Şehir: İzmir” (Izmir I Dead-end City). IUE students became a finalist among 910 films from 90 countries with their short film on Izmir’s urban transformation.
Izmir University of Economics (IUE) started the 17th Academic Year to train the future entrepreneurs, physicians. Students of IUE Faculty of Medicine put on their white coats at the first ceremony of the new academic year. Sixty prospective physicians, first students of IUE Faculty of Medicine, took the stage to swear “Medical Student Oath”. The second ceremony began with laying a wreath at Ataturk Monument at IUE Ceremony Field. Ekrem Demirtaş, IUE President of the Board of Trustees, Prof. Dr. Can Muğan, IUE Rector, academicians, graduates and students observed a moment of silence. Following the National Anthem, President Demirtaş and the Rector laid a wreath at Ataturk Monument.