Students of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) made a mark in “Bu Gençlikte İş Var” entrepreneurship program organized by the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) in order to help young people gain an innovative perspective and steer students toward entrepreneurship. In the program where 183 universities participated this year, IUE managed to become the university where the most projects were produced with 35 new ideas developed. In the award ceremony held online due to coronavirus, Rector Prof. Murat Aşkar was congratulated on behalf of the university for the first place in the number of projects and support for young people.
Assoc. Prof. Barış Emre Dayanç, Lecturer at Faculty of Medicine, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), has been the guest of “Pandemic Academy”, held online by IUE Faculty of Communication as part of Campus Izmir Talks. The program, in which Assoc. Prof. Dayanç answered the questions of Prof. Ebru Uzunoğlu, Dean of IUE Faculty of Communication, can be watched on IUE’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgWLj_CBG0g&t=2218s).
With the decrease in coronavirus cases, the start of the normalization process and the decrease in mortgage interest rates have mobilized the real estate market at a record level. In Turkey, 93 thousand 704 houses with mortgage loans were sold in total between 1-27 June. Last year during the same period, sales of houses with mortgage loan were 6 thousand 658 in Turkey compared to 14 times increase this year. Burçin Önder, Director of Vocational School, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), said, “Decrease in interest rates in housing loans became life support for the market. This dynamism will continue in the coming months.”
While seniors of Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), successfully complete their education journeys with distance education due to Covid-19 measures, they will exhibit their graduation exhibition and fashion show with the theme of "New - D" in digital environment. The event, which refers to the new normal period, will be presented to the audience through a joint broadcast from the social media accounts of the Faculty and its departments. The fashion show and exhibition, which will be held with the digital catalog interface, will start on Monday, 13 July at 20.00.
Asst. Prof. Deniz Sayar, Lecturer at Department of Industrial Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), who carries out studies on many topics such as the design of smart robots or virtual assistants that will facilitate our daily lives with the help of artificial intelligence, received a research scholarship from the United States. Asst. Prof. Sayar, who has been deemed worthy of the Carnegie Mellon University Fulbright Research Fellowship, awarded to only 12 people in Turkey this year, will complete her studies by leaving for America in February and staying there for 10 months.
Action was taken to increase energy efficiency, create a suitable ground for renewable energy investment and save 5m euros (38 million lira) in Izmir, where approximately 6 percent of the total consumption of electricity in Turkey takes place. Prof. Mehmet Efe Biresselioğlu, Head of Division of Sustainable Energy, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), was entitled to receive support from the European Union (EU) for a project called "ENCHANT" developed in cooperation with academics from 5 countries in Europe.
Students of Department of Public Relations and Advertising, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) developed two communication campaigns for Karşıyaka Municipality in order to separate domestic solid wastes and direct them to recycling. Young people from Izmir University of Economics, who proposed a tournament called “Bil, Ayrıştır, Kazan (Know, Sort, Win” to raise awareness among high school students, conveyed that the toys made from domestic waste can be presented to Izmir residents in a special exhibition in the project called " Atıkları Kahramanın Yap (Make the Wastes Your Hero)" prepared for primary school students.
Coronavirus also increased the burden of women trying to cope with the intensity and stress of business life at home. According to research, as women in Turkey undertake 5 times more responsibility compared to men in housework and childcare, "acting together" and "sharing chores" recommendations were made to men in order to prevent domestic disputes. Merve Minkari Tunçay, Clinical Psychologist of Izmir University of Economics (IUE), said, “Women give up their personal time, their plans more often. Therefore, they can be quickly exhausted psychologically, physically and mentally. Men should not leave their spouses alone at home especially during the difficult period. Couples should listen to each other, do a division of labor and act with understanding.”
Its effective fight against the coronavirus epidemic, its proximity to world markets in general, and its supply power in many industries, made Turkey a key country. Assoc. Prof. Bengü Sevil Oflaç, Lecturer, Department of Logistics Management, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), stated that being addicted only to China posed a great risk and many countries and companies clearly saw this during the epidemic. “By making new investments and technological moves, Turkey will become a major player in the global supply chain configurations. Turkey, having advantage of proximity to key markets will become alternative to China with its power supply and quality in many industries,” said Assoc. Prof. Bengü Sevil Oflaç.
Experts shared recommendations to turn the crisis into an opportunity and increase reputation for companies that are looking for ways to survive the difficult period due to coronavirus with the least losses. Assoc. Prof. Selin Türkel, Head of Department of Public Relations and Advertising, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), listed her recommendations in 8 items and she said, “Firms that make creative contributions to society will gain reputation and strength in the crisis period. Firms should not look opportunistic while doing these, they should create sincerity. If necessary, they should also be open to collaborating with competitors.”