GOING GLOBAL WITH GLOCALZONE The online market “Glocalzone”, founded by the youth entrepreneurs of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) which allows purchasing products, that are hard to find in close surroundings, via travelers travelling abroad, received its second investment for 400 thousand Euros after the first investment of 1 million Turkish Lira in 2018.
David Kusuma, Member of WDO-World Design Organization Board of Directors, has been the first speaker of “FUTURIXMIR: Futurism and Innovation Talks, Izmir University of Economics (IUE). Kusuma, who stated that design was borne out of necessity, held a workshop with the students of IUE Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nesrin Oruç, Director of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Continuous Education Center, developed a project that allows school age children to use internet safely. The Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) supported this project only from Turkey among more than 1,300 project submissions from 156 countries. 80 teachers and 331 5th graders received training up until now within the scope of this project.
On Monday February 18, 2019, David Kusuma, WDO-World Design Organization Board of Directors member and Director of Tupperware Innovation and Design Department was the first speaker of FUTURIXMIR: İzmir University of Economics, Futurism and Innovation Talks.
On February 19, 2019, approximately 60 students from the Department of Industrial Design attended the design workshop with David Kusuma, WDO-World Design Organization Board of Directors member and Director of Tupperware Innovation and Design Department.
Asst. Prof. Özge Sağlam, Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Izmir University of Economics, will be researching the next generation display technology. Sağlam’s TUBITAK funded project will manufacture capacitors for more efficient and durable smart phone and television screens and wearable technologies.
The European Association of Nuclear Medicine, of which Prof. Dr. Cumali Aktolun, Faculty Member of Izmir University of Economics, Faculty of Medicine, is a member, published the newest version of the guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer published by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) in 2015. Prof. Dr. Aktolun remarked, "Nobody was able to object to the guidelines of American Thyroid Association before. This is a great success for us."
Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Debate Community, brought university and high school students across the country together at the “IUE Open Debate Tournament” that was held for the second time. Teams, as they were discussing their assigned subjects according to the rules, got into an intellectual struggle for 2 days and made new friends at the same time.
Ministry of National Education Directorate General for Secondary Education and Junior Achievement Education Foundation Turkey, which was founded in 1999 as a part of Junior Achievement (JA) that started its activities in 1919, signed a protocol for ‘Developing Youth Entrepreneurial Skills’. The first step has been taken for Design & Skills Workshops as part of the protocol, and ‘Teachers’ Training’ has been held in Ankara for teachers coming from seven cities across the nation.
Izmir University of Economics (IUE) will provide uninterrupted scholar support for its students. Thanks to the decision taken by IUE Board of Trustees, students will not live in fear of losing their scholarship anymore. They will enjoy continuous scholarship for 4 years in associate, 7 years in undergraduate programs, and 9 years in Faculty of Medicine. Scholarships, which are also good for 2 years in Foreign Language Preparatory Program, will support the academic studies of students. With uninterrupted scholar support, students will be able to engage in doing double major, minor programs, internship, going on Erasmus, without the fear of losing their scholarship.