Online shopping can be disappointing if the clothes you ordered do not look or fit as you thought they would. 62.3% of internet customers bought clothes and sports goods, however, “unfitting clothes” affect shopping negatively.
Members of the French Travel Agents Association, who are in Izmir as the invitees of Izmir Chamber of Commerce, learned to cook the exquisite tastes of the Aegean Region. Group of 20 people visited Department of Culinary Arts and Management, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) and watched the preparation and cooking of Tarhana soup (a traditional, spicy Turkish soup common throughout Anatolia). The group later on prepared their own Tire meatballs (dish specific to Tire district of Izmir, grilled with a thickness of a pen on thin skewers) with the help of young chefs.
Izmir University of Economics (IUE) is developing nanomaterials for new equipment to be used in biomedical and defense industries. Asst. Prof. Dr. Özge Sağlam, Lecturer at IUE Faculty of Engineering, who is receiving a grant as part of TUBITAK 3501 Career Development Program, will produce multi-functional nanometer-thick sensors so that nanotechnology could be used more efficiently in Turkey. Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, billionth of a meter.
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.