IUE's Success in Challange Future Global Student Competition
Above 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. 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. In the competition which includes social subjects such as the role of youth in the future, communication, transportation, health, team led by Damla Aktan prepared a project proposal and a video on the challenge “how business schools may create a sustainable value in 5 years”. The team led 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.