Near East University Near East Institute participated in the visits that organized in Israel

Palestinian, Arab and Bedouin villages, and the largest seawater desalination plant in Israel were visited. The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies of the Brandies University hosted faculty members and scholars for Israel Study Tour including visits to the largest seawater desalination plant in Israel, and to the villages dwelled by Palestinians, Arabs and Bedouins with Israeli citizenship. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Umut KOLDAŞ, the Near East Institute Director of the Near East University, participated in the visits that organized by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. With an interdisciplinary approach, the participants were provided with information on issues that have importance for Israel’s domestic and foreign policy, and they had opportunities to exchange ideas regarding the latest developments on the issue. According to the press statement delivered by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of the Near East University, during the visit to the Sorek seawater desalination plant, a briefing was held to inform the participants about the seawater desalination projects actualized by Israel so far, and the role of these projects in meeting the municipal water demand in Israel. It was stated that Sorek is the world’s largest and most advanced SWRO desalination plant with a seawater treatment capacity of 624,000m³/day, and it provides clean, potable water for over 1.5 million people, comprising 20% of the municipal water demand in Israel. During the visits to Palestinian, Arab and Bedouin villages, participants were informed about the current situation of these villages and the plans and projects regarding the future of these places. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Umut KOLDAŞ: “We have realized fruitful visits in terms of the scientific studies we carry out on Israel-Palestine issue”. Near East Institute Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Umut KOLDAŞ delivered information regarding the issue. “The Israel Study Tour was held within the scope of the Summer Institute for Israel Studies that organized by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. Many scientists and scholars from all around the world participated in the visits that realized within the concept of the Israel Study Tour. I consider these visits worthwhile in terms of providing the participants with opportunity to refresh their knowledge on the key issues that determine Israel’s domestic and external agenda, and to provide their scientific studies with background information based on data. As NEU Near East Institute, we have participated in visits that we consider fruitful in terms of providing us with the latest information and data that will be very useful for Israel-Palestine studies carried out within the body of the Near East Institute. The information obtained on-site visits will be useful in terms of improving our Israel foreign policy curriculum with the latest data. Thus, the curriculum equipped with the latest information based on the primary resources will be very beneficial for the graduates receiving a course on Israeli foreign policy at our institute to accommodate their demands in pursuit their careers. Such visits, which are very important for the scientific studies that supported by data based on on-site work, can be very helpful in terms of analyzing and assessing the points that might be overlooked especially in secondary-source based studies on domestic, regional and international relations” said he.

Gökçe DOĞAN is officially at Near East University

Near East University Women’s Basketball Team recently transferred Gökçe DOĞAN from Mersin BŞB (Basketball Team in Turkey) and signed a contract. According to the statement made by the Near East University Sports Club, 1.78m tall, guard and small forward player Gökçe DOĞAN has recently signed a contract with Near East University and joined the women’s basketball team to compete in the 2017-2018 Basketball Season. Providing further details regarding the basketball player, it was pointed out that she completed the 2016-2017 Basketball Season playing for Mersin BŞB and scored 3.8 points in Euroleague; 1.9 rebounds; and 1,6 assists. Known as a successful basketball athlete she also scored 3.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in the Women’s Basketball League of Turkey. On the other hand, Gökçe DOĞAN played for Fenerbahçe during the 2015-2016 season, whereas she played for Samsun Canik Belediyesi during the 2014-2015 season; gaining the reputation as the best defence player. Furthermore, in time Gökçe DOĞAN also became popular as an offence player and during the 2014-2015 season, she scored 9.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.5 ball stealing at each game she played. Gökçe DOĞAN: “I am very happy to be a part of such a lovely organisation!” Making a speech at the contract signing ceremony, Gökçe DOĞAN stated that she was very happy to be a part of such a lovely organisation; an organisation which has great goals to achieve in Turkey and in Europe. She expressed thanks to everyone involved to make her a part of the NEU organisation, particularly to Işık Eyigüngör and all Managing Authority. She ended her words by whishing a successful basketball season to all her team mates.

Dean of Students Office 2017-2018 Fall Term Orientation Program

NEU 2017-2018 Fall Term Welcoming and Orientation Program started. Students being informed about their rights and responsibilities with the services and facilities provided to the students of the Near East University within the content of 2017-2018 Fall Term Welcoming and Orientation Program. During the cultural tours that will be delivered within the framework of the program and under the guidance of the Dean of Student’s Team, Cyprus will be introduced to new students by arranging visits to different cities of our country. Click here for full size image.

Another significant contribution that will provide acceleration to the scientific research studies at the Near East University

YÖK and YÖDAK approved PhD and Master Degree programs on Molecular Medicine have been launched at the Near East University Near East University will train highly qualified researchers in the field of molecular medicine. Having been the leading gear of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in clinical and biomedical sciences that covers basic and applied sciences, the Near East University has taken another innovative scientific step towards raising well-versed researchers in the field of “Future Medicine”; namely molecular medicine. Clinical sciences are important for producing new information valuable for understanding human diseases, preventing and treating illness, promoting health, and improving people’s living standards. Offering quality education for approximately 30 years and having 10 year experience in the field of applied medicine, the Near East University has already proven its quality and reputation not only in our small country TRNC but also in Turkey, the Middle East, and Europe. Being the first in North Cyprus, the Near East University is also amongst the top five universities offering molecular medicine education in the Republic of Turkey With its commitment to providing the highest standards in all domains of education, the Near East University attaches great importance on producing new information through innovative scientific studies. To this end, the Near East University embraces the innovations in education and sciences and provides contribution to science and scientific applications that changing direction and specifying rapidly. With its fundamental objectives and innovative approach, the Near East University has become a brand with an inarguable reputation. Taking into account the scientific and technological policies that developed by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), the Near East University has rolled up its sleeves to accommodate the demands of the candidates in pursuit of their advanced academic and professional careers through master’s and doctoral degree programs on Molecular Medicine. In the academic year 2017-2018, the Near East University comes up with master’s and PhD degree programs on Molecular Medicine that approved by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) and the Higher Education Planning, Evaluation Accreditation and Coordination Council (YÖDAK). With this innovative step, the Near East University feels the right pride of being the first university offering these programs in North Cyprus. When taking into consideration the universities offering these programs in Turkey, the Near East University takes place amongst the top 5. Prof. Dr. Gamze MOCAN: The Faculty Members are Well-Known Across the Globe Prof. Dr. Gamze MOCAN, the former President of the World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (WASPaLM), the Dean of NEU Faculty of Medicine, Chairperson of Medical Pathology, Medical Biology and Histology and Embryology departments, delivered information about the Molecular Medicine program, which will be implemented by the departments of Medical Pathology and Medical Biology under the roof of Health Sciences Graduate School. “Molecular medicine is a broad field that benefits from genetics, molecular and cellular biology, pathology and relevant fields to examine and comprehend disease causes and mechanisms at the molecular level, and to develop individualized molecular diagnostic and treatment techniques to correct them. The Molecular Medicine program, which will be implemented by the departments of Medical Pathology and Medical Biology under the roof of Health Sciences Graduate School, aims to accommodate the demands of the candidates in pursuit of their advanced academic and professional careers. The Health Sciences Graduate School along with the departments of Medical Pathology and Medical Biology provides the graduates with all educational, super-structural and infrastructural opportunities required to carry out scientific studies on molecular medicine, and to establish a cutting-edge career over the others. The program attaches a special focus on raising professionals equipped with comprehensive knowledge and skills, high scientific standards, intellectual thinking ability and professional ethics. Besides, our faculty members, who are equipped with a unique interdisciplinary experience on graduate education, are also well-known around the world with their studies on human genetics, molecular pathology, cancer, stem cell, developmental biology, genomics, microbial genomics, proteomics and genomics engineering. Taking into consideration the interdisciplinary structure of medicine, we have mobilized distinguished staff composed of our academics that specialized in different fields of medicine for implementing the program. Graduates, who are willing to receive master’s degree and/or PhD education on Molecular Medicine, can apply to the Near East University Graduate School of Health Sciences for the registrations for the Fall Term of the academic year 2017-2018. Fall-term registrations for 143 Master’s degree and 75 PhD Programs are ongoing Besides, Fall-Term registrations for 218 graduate programs composed of 143 master’s and 75 doctoral degree programs that approved by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) and the Higher Education Planning, Evaluation Accreditation and Coordination Council (YÖDAK) are still ongoing. For more information concerning 218 master’s and doctoral degree programs offered  for 2017-2018 Fall Term by the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Graduate school of Applied Sciences, Graduate School of Educational Sciences and Graduate School of Health Sciences, visit  www.neu.edu.tr or  call (0392) 223 6464 ( extension 211 – 225 – 377).

Application to the Aptitude Examination of the Near East University Faculty of Performing Arts Department of Theatre, Acting and Drama Writing is continuing

According to the press info release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, application to the aptitude examination to be held for Acting and Drama Writing of Department of Theatre of Faculty of Performing Arts of Near East University is still available for those interested to register. It was pointed out that the examination will be taking place on 6-7  September 2017  at the Faculty of Performing Arts of Near East University (Faculty of Medicine Building). Students considering to apply to this examination are advised to make their registries at the following locations: A)    Addresses for making registry: 1)  T.R. citizens may make their registries at the NEU Representative Offices in their residing cities in Turkey. 2)  TRNC citizens may make their registries to NEU Registrar’s Office; Tel: (0392) 223 6464 Fax: (0392) 223 6461 B) Aptitude Examination Exam Venue and Dates:  Aptitude tests for both branches 06 – 07 September, 2017 at 10.00 at NEU Faculty of Performing Arts (Faculty of Medicine, 4th Floor) Students to take the examination are required to be at the exam venue 1 hour before the exam. C) Requirements and Documents Needed for the Aptitude Exam: a)  The original 2017 ÖSYMExam Result and a photocopy. b)  R. citizens are required to have at least achieved  150 points from the 2017  YGS  Examination c)  TRNC citizen students who have not taken the 2017 YGS Examination are required to have been successful at theNEU Entrance Examination. d)  A photocopy of identity card e) 2 passport size photographs (5 x 6cm) taken within the last year f)  Candidates making application to the Acting Branch are required to be at least 24 years old. g) Candidates applying to Drama Writing eligible to apply at any age. h)  Successful students at the Aptitude Examination achieve the right to get 50 % Scholarship for four years during their study. E) Registration and Yearly Payment Requirements: For further details regarding the tuition fees and payment requirements for the 2017-2018 Academic Year  can be found at  the website of Near East University:  www.neu.edu.tr  

Cyprus Thyme: Effective on Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria which causes Gastric Cancer, Ulcers and Gastric Lymphoma

Near East University Experimental Health Sciences Research Centre (DESAM) and Faculty of Pharmacy have recently carried out a significant research; where results indicated that a type of thyme found in Northern Cyprus (Thymus capitatus) has an effect on the bacteria (Helicobacter pylori) which causes duodenal and gastric ulcers, gastric cancer and gastric lymphoma. According to the press info release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, a research study has been conducted at Near East University on “The efficacy of thymus capitatus (a common type of thyme found in Northern Cyprus) on Helicobacter pylori bacteria” and the results of the has identified the effect of the oil of the thyme on the bacteria in question. The results of the research have been presented at the European Biotechnology Congers held in Croatia on 25-27 May 2017. The Project Team: “We have identified that the oil extracted from thyme found in Northern Cyprus kills the bacteria which causes stomach diseases!” Providing details on the matter, the research project team expressed that the thyme were collected from three different locations in Northern Cyprus and Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis methods were used (GC-MS is used to identify different substances within a test sample) and the effect of thyme oil on Helicobacter pylori  bacteria was investigated via antimicrobial activity. Resultantly, it was identified that the thyme oil was effective on Helicobacter pylori bacteria which causes duodenal and gastric ulcers, gastric cancer and gastric lymphoma. The project was conducted interdisciplinarily… It was pointed out that the project was conducted interdisciplinarily; bringing together approaches from different disciplines such that Prof. Dr. Hüsnü Can Başer, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dudu Özkum Yavuz, Specialist Duygu Yiğit Hanoğlu, Specialist Azmi Hanoğlu from Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy cooperated with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kaya Süer from Faculty of Medicine, and also with Assist. Prof. Dr Meryem Güvenir from NEU School of Health Services, and Prof. Dr.Tamer Şanlıdağ from Near East University Experimental Health Sciences Research Centre (DESAM).

Near East Angels have given a start for the season

The Near East University Women’s Basketball Team has taken the basketball court for the first training of the season…. As the winner of both the Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League Cup and the Turkish Cup, the Near East University will compete in Euroleague. Since EuroLeague 2017-2018 Regular Season will start with the matches to be played on Wednesday, October 11, 2017; the Near East University Women’s Basketball Team has initiated the preseason preparations and trainings. According to the info delivered by the Near East University Sports Club, the team consisting of only the Turkish players has given a start for preseason trainings in Pamuksports facilities. When WNBA 2017 ends on September 3, the team will intensify its trainings as a complete team with the involvement of its foreign nationality players. The team will go into a tight preparation period prior to the game that they will play with Dynamo Kursk for FIBA Women Super Cup on 5 October, 2017. The Near East Angels will get ready for the Super Cup at  Dr. Suat GUNSEL Cup International Basketball Tournament that will be held in North Cyprus on 14-15-16-17 September 2017. Near East University, Galatasaray, Hatay BŞB, CB Avenida from Spain, ZWZ USK Prague from Czech Republic and Castors Braine from Belgium, which are the elite teams of the Euroleague and EuroCup, will compete in the tournament that can be considered as a significant preparation period for participating teams. Zafer KALAYCIOĞLU: “Preseason preparations are very important for the future” Highlighting the crucial role of preseason preparations in increasing the performances and motivation of the players, NEU Chief Coach stated that they took all preparations and trainings seriously as they had high expectations for the new season. “We have left a successful season behind. We are aware that expectations for the new season are high; we want to be successful in the Euroleague Women that we will compete in for the first time in our club history. A tough and intensive season is waiting for us. As it is known, our first official game will be with Dynamo Kursk for FIBA Women Super Cup on 5 October, 2017. Shortly after this game, the Euroleague and Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League regular season will start; we will be in a very intense tempo. For this reason, we attach great importance on preseason preparations. I hope it will be a nice season” said he.

Great Cooperation between the Near East University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Hospital and Tashkent Nature Park

The Near East University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Hospital signed a cooperation protocol with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center which is under the body of Tashkent Nature Park. The Near East University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Hospital signed a cooperation protocol with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Prof. Dr. Ömer Memduh ESENDAL, Dean of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Asst. Prof. Dr. Osman ERGENE, Vice Dean and the Chief Staff of the Animal Hospital, and Kemal BASAT, Director of Tashkent Nature Park, have signed the protocol on behalf of their parties. Yasemin BASAT, the spouse of the Tashkent Nature Park Director, and Asst. Prof. Dr. Nazım KAŞOT, faculty member of NEU Atatürk Faculty of Education and Tashkent Nature Park Environmental Education Consultant, attended the signing ceremony as well. Within the terms of the protocol, the parties would work cooperatively and exert efforts to protect the nature and wildlife. In this regard, this cooperation protocol is a gigantic step towards conserving the nature, wildlife and thereby the ecosystem. ESENDAL: the first and only Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the island….. Drawing attention to the rapid development of the Near East University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, which began to accept students in the year of 2009, the faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Ömer Memduh ESENDAL stated that the faculty was currently the first and only veterinary medicine faculty of the island that covered a long way in a short time and offered quality education beyond the standards set by national and international bodies. “In virtue of our quality education and our devotion to raising first class veterinarians, the NEU Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has become one of the most preferred faculties that capable to fill all its quotas and provide services for the country and country’s institutions and organizations” said he. Tashkent Nature Park Director Kemal BASAT: Tashkent Nature Park is a rapidly growing and developing nonprofit organization…. “Tashkent Nature Park is a nonprofit organization which has been growing and developing rapidly since its establishment in 2016. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, which aims to provide treatment, care and rehabilitation for the sick, wounded and / or needy nature animals, has made a distinguished name with the support that it has provided for nature animals and the public awareness that it has raised on this issue since its establishment” noted he. Touching upon the importance of the cooperation of the leading institutions that engaged in animal health, BASAT stated that they would realize much more significant achievements by working in cooperation with the Near East University, which is one of the leading institutions in this issue. ERGENE: Cooperation will continue in an increasing manner…. Voicing his satisfaction with the cooperation protocol, Asst. Prof. Dr. Osman ERGENE, the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Chief Staff of the Animal Hospital, stated that cooperation between the parties would continue to increase day by day. “Being the only Animal Hospital on the island of Cyprus, we will continue to conduct joint studies and projects together with all institutions serving across the country” said he. Delivered information regarding Astrid, the sea turtle that had been treated and rehabilitated at the NEU Animal Hospital for about a year, ERGENE stated that they had handed over the turtle to Tashkent Nature Park and the turtle would continue its life there.

Study on Cancer Incidences that carried out by the Near East University Hospital was published in the Turkish Oncology Journal that takes place in the international indexes

Taking into consideration the age, sex, and cancer type, the Near East University Hospital carried out a study on cancer incidences. The study presents data collected from 1782 patients over the age of 15 that diagnosed with cancer and/or received cancer treatment between 2010 and 2014. Within the scope of the study, for twenty-eight types of cancer, rough cancer incidence rates and cancer incidence rates by age were calculated separately in males and females. The study also provides a broad sight on the possible risk factors for the most common cancer types in Northern Cyprus. This study was published in the latest issue of the Turkish Oncology Journal that takes place in the indexes of EMBASE, TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM, Index Copernicus, DOAJ, Scopus, EBSCO, Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and CINAHL. Qualifying the study as a preliminary work that needs to be taken as a reference, Prof. Dr. Meltem Nalça ANDRİEU, the Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology, stated that the National Cancer Record Program, which aims to collect all data relevant to cancer incidences under one roof within the body of TRNC Ministry of Health, would facilitate it to obtain more certain and accurate results. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of the Near East University, Nuclear Medicine, Urology, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery and other polyclinics involved in cancer diagnosis and treatment under the body of the Near East University Hospital contributed to the study that conducted by Prof. Dr. Meltem Nalça ANDRİEU, the Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Deniz GRANİT, Internal Medicine Specialist, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Evren HINÇAL, Head of Mathematics Department of the NEU Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the faculty member Nuriye SANCAR. It was emphasized that data acquisition and statistics production process was realized as a result of long-running efforts particularly exerted by Nuriye SANCAR, lecturer at the Near East University Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Vandersloot, the WNBA Star of the Near East Angels, Lives Her Career Year

The successful point-guard has left her mark in WNBA history by achieving double-double in 5 games in a row. In a game, a double-double refers to a player’s basketball performance in accumulating a double digit number total in two of five categories consisting of points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots. Courtney Vandersloot, the WNBA-patented star of the Near East University Women’s Basketball Team, currently playing in WNBA for Chicago Sky, has become the only player in WNBA history to have recorded a perfect double-double in 5 games in a row. The successful player, who has recently caught a good form graphic under the Chicago Sky uniform, has had her name written in WNBA history by achieving a perfect double-double in 5 consecutive games in the season in which she has broken her career record as well. The recent performance of the 28 year old point-guard has been drawing attention in WNBA. While the successful player achieved a perfect double-double in 5 games in a row, her team Chicago Sky received 3 wins and 2 defeats in these games. Tying her career high of 26 points while averaging 7.7 assists and seven rebounds in games played between July 31 and August 6, Vandersloot was named the WNBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second time in her seven-year career. Courtney Vandersloot, the 2015 WNBA assists leader, averaged 7.7 assists and topped the assists-leader board in the Eastern Conference. Besides, the 1.73 m. point-guard averaged 11.3 points, 7.9 assists, 4 rebounds and 1.5 steals and demonstrated an outstanding leap in WNBA regular season. Vandersloot: “It’s my best season and I am enjoying it” According to the statement released by the Near East University Sports Club, Courtney Vandersloot shared her views regarding her career record that she achieved. “Considering the WNBA stats, I am experiencing my best season, I enjoy it and I feel very happy” said she.
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