Members of Student Council of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) visited Ekrem Demirtaş, President of IUE Board of Trustees,Assembly Presedent of Izmir Chamber of Commerce and Member of IUE Board of Trustees Rebii Akdurak, IUE Rector Prof. Dr. Can Muğan, and IUE Secretary General Levent Gökçeer upon taking over duty.
“We will be teaching Chinese to more students at Izmir University of Economics for more trade with China, the locomotive of the global economy”
The "Chinese Culture Center” to promote Chinese language education and culture has been opened at IUE Balçova Campus with the collaboration of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) and Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Izmir. Ekrem Demirtaş, President of Izmir University of Economics Board of Trustees, Prof. Dr. Can Muğan, IUE Rector, Liu Zengxian, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Izmir, representatives from Ionic Media agency, whom Izmir Chamber of Commerce is in collaboration with in order to promote Izmir in China, and Chinese reporters attended the opening ceremony.
School of Foreign Languages, Izmir University of Economics held an International Food Festival. Guests were treated to local dishes from 12 different countries including South Africa, Gambia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Holland, Italy, England, USA, Canada, Venezuela, Colombia, and Turkey.
Local tastes of Aegean Region were the highlight of the 3rd International Gastronomic Tourism Congress. The Congress, under auspices of Ministry of Culture and Tourism, was co-organized by Izmir Fair Services Culture and Art Affairs (IZFAŞ), Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB), Dokuz Eylül University, and Izmir University of Economics (IUE). Local tastes of Aegean Region turned into a tasty feast at the Congress held at Fuar Izmir.
Department of Public Relations and Advertising, Faculty of Communication, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) held the “1st Integrated Communications Day”. The outline of the event stressed that one way communication, when it came to branding was not enough anymore and what consumers and employees had to say became powerful nowadays.
Senior students of Department of Translation and Interpretation, Faculty of Arts and Science, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) studied the multi-faceted translators of the Republican Era. The students organized a poster exhibition where they addressed the lives and professional developments of many multi-faceted translators such as Sabahattin Eyüboğlu, Nazım Hikmet, Yaşar Nabi Nayır, Talat Sait Halman, Cemal Süreya, Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil, Mina Urgan, Sabahattin Ali.
Street food is becoming more delicious in the hands of Chef Muzaffer Özdamar. Graduate of Department of Culinary Arts and Management, Izmir University of Economics, Özdamar, who created his own brand, ‘Snakk Street Food’, prepares delicious, healthy, and hygienic food.
The new building of School of Foreign Languages of Izmir University of Economics (IUE), which is equipped with high-tech smart classrooms for students, received the “Best Education Building” award at the “Sign of The City Awards 2017” contest. The building design also became a finalist in the category of “Best Architectural Design Building” at the contest organized under the leadership of Hürriyet and project sponsorship of Lineadecor. Building of School of Foreign Languages has previously been awarded the Silver A' Design Award in Italy in the category of Architecture, Building and Structure Design by the grand jury panel of the A’ Design Award & Competition which consists of internationally influential press members, established designers, leading academics and prominent entrepreneurs.
As Turkey’s population is getting older, it is bringing along new entrepreneurship stories. According to data by Turkish Statistical Institute, the elderly population in Turkey reached 8.3% in 2016. While 6 million 651 thousand 503 people are regarded as elderly, number of nursing homes, retirement homes fail to satisfy the needs. Alphan Çelikel, Graduate of Department of Computer Engineering, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), chose to look after the “elders” in his homeland and offer them a new life style so that they can spend time with their age group and live a healthy life. Çelikel founded the healthy living and healthy aging center in Mordoğan for his grandfather Kani Çelikel and for other elderly.
Young people learn about HIV/AIDS from the internet and TV. Based on the survey conducted by students of Faculty of Medicine, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) among 350 young people, 87% of the participants reported that they learn information from the internet, 40% from the TV, and 39% at school. In addition, 75.4% of the participants reported that the disease affected the immune system, 95.9% stated that unprotected sex was one of the main reasons of the contamination, and 92.3% stated that it was transmitted through blood.