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‘Illuminating’ designs by IUE graduate Sedef
‘Illuminating’ designs by IUE graduate Sedef

Sedef Şen (28), a graduate of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, carried her passion for nature into design, and started to develop stylish lighting fixtures (sconces, lampshades, table lamps) using glass and brass. After completing her master's degree in Italy, Şen, who returned to Turkey and established her own brand and designed special products for interior spaces, represented our country in Milan Design Week (Isola Design District) with an object she prepared. Stating that she wants to expand her collection with the brand 'Senstudio' and wants to design remarkable works abroad as well as in our country, Şen said, “I will continue to produce functional and fun designs that excite people and reflect my own spirit.”


Elif’s boundless success
Elif’s boundless success

Elif Larende (22), who graduated from Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Faculty of Business, Department of Economics with the second place this year, got on the radar of the Brits with her high grade point average and research. Larende, who managed to get accepted by 9 universities in England for master's degree, preferred the world-famous University of Sussex. Larende, who will receive a 1-year education in the field of ‘international business economics’ in England with a scholarship, said, “I reached my target point. Going to England is a very important opportunity for me. My aim is to successfully represent our country abroad by taking on senior positions in international companies.”

Living in Karşıyaka, Izmir, Elif Larende became interested in economics and mathematics at an early age with the influence of her parents, who are bankers. Having developed this interest further during her high school period and shaped her career goal in this direction, Larende enrolled in IUE Faculty of Business, Department of Economics in 2018 with a 50% scholarship.


24 universities competed, Izmir came first
24 universities competed, Izmir came first

Aslı Melike Soylu, who graduated from Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Department of English Translation and Interpretation this year, came first in the Young Translators Contest organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate for European Union Affairs. Soylu brought the first prize to Izmir in the English category, in which a total of 54 students from 24 universities competed.

The Young Translators Contest, which has been held since 2010 for senior students studying in the departments of translation and interpretation, and translation studies, was organized in English, German and French. A total of 85 students from 24 universities participated in the competition, 54 in English, 16 in German and 15 in French languages.


‘Horizon’ themed exhibition and fashion show
‘Horizon’ themed exhibition and fashion show

Final-year students of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Faculty of Fine Arts and Design completed their educational journey with the horizon themed ‘Graduation Exhibition and Fashion Show’. The exhibition, which featured the projects of students who graduated from 4 departments this year, attracted great attention, and the special collection consisting of 40 works prepared by 6 students who graduated from the Department of Textile and Fashion Design received full marks from the fashion show audience.


Double reward in logistics
Double reward in logistics

The intelligent decision support system (IDSS) named ‘LTLZone’, which was developed by a team of 3 people at Izmir University of Economics (IUE), with the aim of enabling logistics companies to provide higher quality services at low cost, received a double award. LTLZone, which came to life as a result of nearly 3 years of work, became the only project that received an award in the ‘corporate’ category at the Logistics Association (LODER) 11th National Logistics Project Competition. LTLZone received the best practice award in the field of information systems in logistics at the ‘Logistics Awards 2022’ organized in cooperation with Dokuz Eylül University Maritime Faculty and Aegean Logistics Association (ELODER). LTLZone, prepared by Prof. Dr. Özgür Özpeynirci, Head of IUE Department of Logistics Management, Asst. Prof. Dr. Sinem Tokcaer, and 2021 graduate of the department, Deniz Karvan, provides companies with many advantages.


Mary's dream came true in Izmir
Mary's dream came true in Izmir

Iranian Mary Kahshan Zamani (24) turned her dream of becoming a fashion designer, which started as a child, into reality in Izmir, where she came to study at university. After graduating from Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Department of Textile and Fashion Design, Zamani, who built the 'Kahshan' brand, made a difference with the unique designs she created. Young fashion designer, who sells her designs all over Turkey by selling on a famous e-commerce site as well as her own website, said, “It has been 8 months since I built my brand. I think that I have made rapid progress in a short time and that consumers like my products. My biggest advantage is doing what I love and want. I will continue to work to be even more successful.”


Masters guided 595 apprentices
Masters guided 595 apprentices

The 'Three Generations Master-Apprentice' project, initiated by Izmir University of Economics (IUE) to bring its students together with business people and experts in the sector before they graduate, reached 595 young people in two years. Each student who participated as an 'apprentice' in the project, which was implemented for the first time in Turkey, was matched with a person (master) from the sector they would like to work in, in the future. IUE students communicate with their masters and ask what they are curious about, benefit from their experience and guidance skills, and make future career plans with the guidance of business people.


Combined science fiction and drama
Combined science fiction and drama

Toygun Çetin, a graduate of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Department of Cinema and Digital Media, achieved great success with his short film 'Jelly', which is about a depressed young man's socialization effort with the help of a digital friend developed with artificial intelligence. While the 18-minute film was screened at called 'Lima Web Fest' and 'Lift-Off Online Sessions' festivals, it was also broadcast on BluTV as one of the special works in Turkey.


IUE graduate academic at a world-renowned university
IUE graduate academic at a world-renowned university

Lena Çavuşoğlu, a graduate of Izmir University of Economics (IUE), pursued her dreams about having an academic career abroad instead of working in the company owned by her family, and went to the United States of America (USA). Çavuşoğlu, who completed her double master's degree in Italy and the USA and completed her doctorate at IUE, successfully represents our country as a faculty member in the University of North Carolina, one of the best universities in the World.


She achieved her childhood dream at university
She achieved her childhood dream at university

Elif Tanınmış (26) from Izmir turned her childhood dream of being a theater actress into reality while she was studying at university. After enrolling to Department of Public Relations and Advertising, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) in 2014, Tanınmış started her theater education at the New York Sanat Akademi (Art Academy) and took the first step into the art life of her dreams. Tanınmış, who successfully carried out both her undergraduate and theater education, soon made a difference with her talent and went on the stage. Having studied at the academy for 4 years and met with the audience in many plays such as 'Kanlı Nigar', 'Bana bir şeyler oluyor' and ‘İki efendinin uşağı’ during this time, Tanınmış has also taken action to reach children and young people who want to be theater actors like herself.