C:F Hall of Fame School: Izmir University of Economics Featured in News

by C:F Team on 14th June, 2010 at 3:53 PM CEST

We are very happy to hear that Izmir University of Economics has been featured in many Turkish local newspapers as a member of the Most Innovative University Hall of Fame in the Challenge:Future Competition. Here is one of the clippings from ANAYURT. (Thanks, Damla, for the translation of the article.)

It was a great pleasure to have Izmir University of Economics in this year's C:F competition. We look forward to even more wonderful performance in the coming year.


─░zmir University of Economics “Most Innovative University Hall of Fame”

Izmir University of Economics had achieved a great success through passing the semifinals to finals in Challenge Future Global Student Competition, which is among the most important university student organizations. Izmir University of Economics became the only university from Turkey that obtained a certificate through being honoured in the category of “Most Innovative University”.

In the competition which is based on creativity, innovation and developing new ideas for creating a sustainable future, hundreds of schools and thousands of students all around the world have competed for 20.000 euro. Izmir University of Economics, passing to the finals participated to the Challenge Future Boot Camp and Gala which took place in Bled, Slovenia between 14-18 May 2010. In the global competition which is organized for the first time this year, Izmir University of Economics succesfully represented Turkey.

Over 70 countries, 250 universities, 552 teams and 1644 students participated to the first competition, and only the team composed of Izmir University of Economics and Dokuz Eylül University students achieved to pass to the finals from Turkey. The team leaded by Damla Aktan, who is a masters student in Business Administration Department of Izmir University of Economics achieved a great success through reaching upto the fourth range, and even if they could not enter among the first nine finalist teams, Izmir University of Economics achieved to enter into the Most Innovative University Hall of Fame.

In the competition which includes social subjects such as the role of youth in the future, communication, transportation, health, Izmir University of Economics, fort he finals, prepared a project proposal and a video on the challenge “how business schools may create a sustainable value in 5 years”. Damla Aktan, who entered to the competition with their team composed of 4 students told that they even could not imagined this result.

Finals Students who pass from two different process as semi finals and finals are obliged to form a team from 2 to 4 people, choose a subject among the alternatives, and prepare an innovative and creative project proposal. The projects published on the Challenge Future website are voted by the teams and determine the semifinalists. In the finals, the subjects are determined by the competition authorities. The finalist teams are obliged to prepare a video or a Powerpoint presentation on the chosen subject of their teams, and the finalist teams are seperately evaluated by a professional jury and are again pass through a voting procedure.

***If you and your school have been featured in the media because of Challenge:future, please let us know (mp@tmk-lab.eu). We would love to hear about it and celebrate with you.***

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Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

awesome... great inspiration from you damla...
1st person out of 70 (u can Exclude organizer) who take c:f to media... which we all should do.. !!

u r simply superb.. perfect example of energy, dedication, deep involvement n attachment towards C:f.. :)

14th June, 2010 @ 8:58 PM CEST

Damla Aktan

Damla Aktan | Action team | CF Chapters

Thank u Jatin :) actually my university helped me a lot to do this... yes, u can all do this with the help of your universities' media and public relations departments. I really love to be a part of the CF community, and to get to know all of u... :)

15th June, 2010 @ 9:18 AM CEST

Sayanee Basu

Sayanee Basu | Action team | CF Chapters

Congrats Damla and Izmir University :)

16th June, 2010 @ 4:57 PM CEST

Damla Aktan

Damla Aktan | Action team | CF Chapters

─░zmir University of Economics :)) Thanks Sayanee!! :)

17th June, 2010 @ 7:49 AM CEST

Kayode Nubi

Kayode Nubi | Action team | CF Chapters

Congratulations arkadas! Having had the opportunity to be in your city, I am happy for you, your university and hepsi in the C:F.

28th June, 2010 @ 9:38 PM CEST

Damla Aktan

Damla Aktan | Action team | CF Chapters

Hey Kayode! thank u for those nice words:) I am so happy for meeting all of u and being part of the CF team :)))

6th July, 2010 @ 10:17 PM CEST

reena kataria

reena kataria

wow...my little cute friend is famous ha!!...

u r such a sweetheart, enrgetic,focus, n very hardworking..u deserv this...congratulation

n i knw...without support of all d memebrs n izmir university its nt posible so big thanks n congratulations all of dm...


6th July, 2011 @ 4:22 PM CEST

Maxwell Marfo

Maxwell Marfo

Congratulations to them

17th February, 2012 @ 2:09 PM CEST

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