Badminton Federation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus presented a plaque of thanks to Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel

The Chairman of Badminton Federation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Fırat Deniz, along with Seymen G. Deniz and Eren Özuyanık, two national badminton players of Near East University, paid a visit of thanks to NEU Board of Trustees Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan Günsel in recognition of his support to them. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of the Near East University, during the visit, the two national athletes, who are also the athletes of Turkish National Badminton Team, bestowed a national team form which bears the name of İrfan Suat Günsel on it, to NEU Board of Trustees Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan Günsel. The Chairman of Badminton Federation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Fırat Deniz, presented a plaque to Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel, and on behalf of the federation, he extended his thanks to him in recognition of his support to country’s sports in general and to badminton sports in particular. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Günsel: Sports ensures a disciplined and programmed lifestyle….” Touching upon the important role of sports in gaining qualities of the leadership, sharing, team spirit and tolerance, Near East University Board of Trustees Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel underlined the key role of doing sports in maintaining physical stamina, disciplined and programmed lifestyle adding that engaging in sports is a great way to get rid of stress. Congratulating Seymen and Eren for their achievements in the World Badminton Tournament held in Bulgaria, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel wished success for them in the World Badminton Championship to be held on 13 December 2017. He also voiced his belief that both athletes would be more successful by winning better points in spite of their young ages.

Near East Storm Has Blown in Izmir…Bornova Beckerspor: 37- Near East University: 93

Facing Bornova Beckerspor in the game week 9 of Turkish Women’s Basketball League, Near East University pulled out a significant road win in Izmir by defeating its rival by a net score 37-93. With this win, Near East University has pulled out eight wins out of nine matches. Near East University is currently leading Turkish Women’s Basketball League with 17 points. According to the info released by the Near East University Sports Club, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team faced Bornova Beckerspor at Atatürk Sport Hall in Bornova-Izmir on Saturday 09 December 2017. Near East University started the game with Elin Eldebrink, Olcay Çakır Turgut, Kayla McBride, Bahar Çağlar, and Jantel Lavender. Under the helm of Coach Zafer Kalaycıoğlu, the versatile players of the team propelled Near East University to a precious road win. Adding French star Sandrine Gruda to their already stacked roster, Near East University achieved one of the performances of Turkish Women’s Basketball League Week 9 and surpassed its opponent 37-93. Starting on the bench but engaging in game later, Sandrine Gruda, new transfer of Near East University, performed a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds. The periods were completed as 16-21, 21-54, 32-70 and 37-93. Standouts: Bornova Beckerspor: Duygu Fırat 8 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, Özge Karataş 8 points, 3 rebounds, Lorena Molnar 6 points, 8 rebounds, Samantha Lubcke 6 points, 6 rebouns, 6 assists. Near East University: Sandrine Gruda 21 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, Jantel Lavender 16 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, Bahar Çağlar 10 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, Olcay Çakır Turgut 10 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, Gökçe Doğan 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals.

Organized by Near East University, Conference Series on ‘100 Reasons to Produce Science’ hosted Prof. Dr. Çağın for a conference themed on Nanotechnologies

In order to provide forum for scholars and keynote lecturers to address scientific issues, to present their scientific studies and promote the scientific studies for new discoveries, Near East University organized Conference Series on ‘100 Reasons to Produce Science’. Scheduled to host Top100 Turkish Scientists from all around the world, the Conference Series has hosted four worldwide renowned Turkish scientists so far. Being devoted to providing institutional contribution to innovative scientific information production, Near East University continues to host world renowned Turkish scientists to provide opportunity for the university students to participate in the conferences and enhance their information through academic studies that received success awards. Within the scope of the Conference Series, Near East University hosted Professor Tahir CAĞIN as the keynote speaker of the fourth forum themed on nanotechnologies. Professor Tahir CAĞIN is one of the forerunners of the scientific studies on nanotechnologies, who has been awarded with Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology which is one of the world’s most prestigious awards. What is Nanotechnology and its application? Nanotechnology is the study and application of extremely small things and can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, Professor Tahir ÇAĞIN, who is one of the forerunners of studies on nanotechnologies regarding multiscale modeling; from atoms to devices, attended the fourth forum of the Conference Series and delivered comprehensive information regarding nanotechnology and shared his experiences in the field of science and engineering. Touching upon the applications of nanotechnology, Professor CAĞIN stated that nanotechnology had a wide range of interest. “Today, nanotechnology is used in many fields including physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, material science, and electronics. Besides, nanotechnology has begun to provide possibilities for striking developments in the field of medicine. Based on the field of interest, nanotechnology can be classified as Nano-medicine, Nano-biotechnology, Green nanotechnology, Energy applications of nanotechnology, Industrial applications of nanotechnology, Potential applications of carbon nanotubes, and Nano-art”. One more tree has been planted in the “Forest of Scientists”…. At the end of his presentation, Professor ÇAĞIN answered the respective questions directed to him. Expressing his pride of being invited to such an outstanding conference, Professor ÇAĞIN extended his appreciations to NEU Rectorate, faculty members and students for their intense interest in the conference. Attending the conference on behalf of Near East University, the Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Mustafa KURT extended his appreciations to Professor ÇAĞIN and presented him a plaque of thanks in recognition of his unique contributions to the conference. Highlighting NEU’s commitment to ensure all possibilities for scientific studies, Vice Rector Professor KURT expressed that another tree had been planted in Near East University Science Forest in name of Professor Tahir ÇAĞIN. Who is Prof. Dr. Tahir ÇAĞIN? Professor Dr. Tahir CAĞIN completed his undergraduate and master’s degree programs in physics at Middle East Technical University. After receiving his PhD degree at Clemson University in 1988, he worked as director at Materials Simulations and Processing Center at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, and Research, Molecular Simulations Inc., Pasadena, CA. Since 2005, he is Professor of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, at Texas A&M University. Professor Tahir ÇAĞIN has conducted various studies in the field of application of classical and quantum-based physical chemistry to Nano-material science and engineering problems. He was awarded the Feynman Prize in 1999 for his work on Nanotechnology. His research interests comprise computational materials science and nanotechnology with emphasis on design; characterization and development of multifunctional nano-structured materials for device and sensor applications; fundamental studies on transport phenomena (heat, mass and momentum) at nanoscale and in confined media; thermal, mechanical, electronic and magnetic properties and phase behavior of materials; materials for thermal management, power generation and energy harvesting; and development and application of multiscale simulation methods. He has been conducting research on energy related areas over the past 20 years using state of the art computational methods ranging from quantum chemistry to molecular dynamics and methods based on phenomenological models.

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Exam Regulations For Students

In order to enter exams, students are required to show their “exam entrance slip” and their university ID card. Students who fail to do so will not be permitted to enter the exam. Mobile telephones are not permitted into the exam room. Students are required to enter the exam in the classroom that has been announced in advance on the seating plan. Upon entrance into the exam room students are not permitted to speak or communicate in any way or form with one another throughout the duration of the exam. Upon the distribution of answer sheets and exam questions by the invigilators students are required to fill in their names, student number, department, course code, date, and name of the course instructor in the spaces provided on the answer sheets/exam question paper. Students are required to sign the exam attendance sheet. Students are required to read the exam questions before starting the exam and are permitted to ask questions to the course/module instructor related to exam questions within the first 20 minutes. Students are not permitted to leave the exam room within the first 20 minutes of the exam. Late students are only permitted to enter the exam if they arrive in the first 20 minutes of the exam. The duration of the exam is not extended for late students. Students are not permitted to exchange any materials, such as pens, pencils, erasers, during the exam. If students are caught in the act of cheating they are removed from the exam room. The invigilator signs the student’s exam paper explaining the reason of removal from the exam room.  The student caught in the act of cheating receives an “FF” grade from that course/module and is not permitted to continue with the course/module. Students who have completed their exam are required to hand in their answer sheet and question paper to the invigilator. Students who were not able to enter the exams and have a medical report or have any other valid excuse that can be documented are entitled to be administered a make-up exam. The students who will take the make-up exams are required to make their application to the Dean’s Office within the time period announced. Students who do not make their application and/or do not do so within the time period announced will not be permitted to take the make-up exams. Students who do not enter the final exam of their course(s) are permitted to enter the re-sit exam(s). To be eligible to enter the re-sit exam(s) students are required to have entered the mid-term exam(s) of the course(s) in question. Dean’s Office

Near East University Faculty of Medicine has been represented at the 13th World Congress on Perinatal Medicine-WCPM 2017

Near East University Faculty of Medicine Department of Paediatrics has been represented at the 13th World Congress on Perinatal Medicine, which was held in Serbia, via two verbal presentations on neonatology. It was revealed that there were participants from many different countries around the world and that Neonatologist Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ceyhun Dalkan from the Faculty of Medicine of Near East University successfully represented the university. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, universities from four different continents were represented at the congress; where issues encountered prior and after birth were discussed via contemporary perspectives. Furthermore, perinatology, neonatology, obstetrics, paediatrics, perinatal pathology, paediatric surgery, paediatric cardiology and genetics specialists participated in the congress and shared their views and research on issues regarding pregnancy and postpartum periods. Providing further details, it was stated that Academic Member of Near East University Faculty of Medicine Department of Paediatrics, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ceyhun Dalkan made a verbal presentation on a research carried out at Near East University Hospital and supported by DESAM/BAP, titled as: “Exposure to high dose bisphenol: Effects on TSH levels in newborn baby boy: Northern Cyprus Cohort Study” and “Bisphenol A levels in umbilical cord blood and anthropometric measurements, and relationship between skinfold thickness and umbilical cord blood adiponectic, leptin levels: Northern Cyprus Cohort study”. It was pointed out that both presentations had drawn a lot of interest at the WCPM-2017 particularly due to discussions on effects of environmental pollutants on human health. Mums-to-be need to cautious regarding plastic usage during pregnancy to protect their babies from being negative effects… According to the scientific research plastic usage during pregnancy and the amount of Bisphenol A in food have a negative effect especially on the thyroid hormones of newborns, their growth and other issues at the postpartum period. In this regard, mums-to-be are advised to be cautious about plastic usage during pregnancy to protect their babies from the negative effects of Bisphenol A. Moreover, it was emphasised that there was a strong need for educational programs, further studies to be conducted in our country so as to raise awareness on the issue.

The cold of Russia couldn’t stop Near East University, either…Nadezhda: 76 – Near East University: 81

In week 7 of FIBA EuroLeague, Near East University won the road game in Russia by defeating Nadezhda 76-81. Near East University continues to leading the Group B with 13 points. According to the info released by the Near East University Sports Club, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team faced Russian Nadezhda on Wednesday 06 December 2017 at 16:00 (GMT+2) at Orenburg, Orenburzhje Sport Hall. Near East University started the game with Kayla McBride, Courtney Vandersloot, Jantel Lavender, Elin Eldebrink and Ann Wauters. Under the helm of Coach Zafer Kalaycıoğlu, the scorer players of Near East University including the legendary Ann Wauters, in-form Jantel Lavender and McBride and the true player Courtney Vandersloot propelled Near East University to a precious road win. Achieving one of the performances of FIBA Euroleague Week 7, Near East University won this challenging game 76-81. The periods were completed as 24-16, 45-43, 61-63, and 76-81. With 24 points, Kayla McBride was the scorer player of Near East University, and Anastasiya Shillova from Nadezhda was the top scorer player of the game with 26 points. The home team Nadezhda achieved 15 three-point shots throughout the game. Both teams started the game with a high tempo to grasp an advantage over the other. For the first five minutes of the first period, the home team achieved a 5-0 lead. Near East University scored its first points with Quanitra Hollingsworth at 5.13 minute (5-2). At 05. 20 minute, McBride tied the score to 5-5. With McBride’s two point-shot at 6.47 minute, Near East University led the game 5-7 for the first time. The first period was the scene of tough fights; both teams exhibited great effort to grasp the game. Demonstrating effective performance in offense, Nadezhda outscored 8 points and completed the first period 24-16. The home team started the second half effectively and tried to dominate the game. For a while Nadezhda led the game 10 points ahead (37-27). However, the versatile players of Near East University kept resisting with effective zone defense and forcing into the paint with effective attacks. Handling out significant assists, NEU’s point guards propelled NEU’s scorer players to hit shots either outside the three-point line or in the paint. Although Nadezhda was leading the game 44-36 towards the last 2 minutes of the first half. At this moment, Near East University’s point guards and scorers were on the scene with significant shots carrying the score to 45-43. With their high performance that they exhibited particularly towards the end of first half, the players of Near East University signaled their intention to win the game. Following the first half, Near East University returned to the court effectively and tied the score 45-45 at the beginning of the third period. Within the first two minutes Near East University shot 3 two point shots and carried the score to 48-51. The score was tied again (51-51) at 6.37 minute. This period was the scene of tough fights and mutual baskets. 1.40 minute to the end of the period, with Cansu Köksal’s basket the scored tied to 61-61. At the last second, NEU’s point guard Courtney Vandersloot scored 2 points and Near East University led this period 61-63. Starting the final period of the game with a close score (61-63), both teams exhibited great effort to grasp and get the game. With legendary Ann Wauters, true gamer Courtney Vandersloot, in form guards McBride, Jantel Lavender and Elin Eldebrink, Near East University began to dominate the game. Near East University with “team first” mentality scored 20 points in this period and won this challenging game 76-81. With this win, Near East University pulled out six win out of seven matches in Group B of FIBA EuroLeague Women. Near East University is currently leading Group B with13 points. Standouts: Nadezhda: Anastasiya Shilova 26 points, 4 assists, Brionna Jones 16 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, Anastasiia Tochilova 6 points, Sandra Ygueravide 9 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists. Near East University: Kayla McBride 24 points, 4 rebounds, Courtney Vandersloot 19 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, Jantel Lavender 13 points, 9 rebounds, Elin Eldebrink 7 points, Ann Wauters 8 points, 8 rebounds. Near East University goes for the away game in Italy on week 7 of FIBA EuroLeague Women… Near East University Women’s Basketball Team will face Italian Famila Schio on game week 7 of FIBA EuroLeague Women. This road game will take place on Thursday 14 December 2017 at Schio, Pala Campagnola.

Near East University is moving forward in the league with success…Near East University: 89 – Mersin BŞB: 75

Near East University played a game against Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi (BŞB) at the eighth week of the Turkish Women’s Basketball League and won a triumph with a score difference of 14 points; NEU: 89- BŞB: 75, which brought NEU its seventh victory in the league so far. According to the press release issued by the Near East University Sports Club the match between NEU and Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi (BŞB) was held at Istanbul Caferağa Sports Hall and Kayla Macbride from NEU Women’s Basketball Team became the highest scorer of the match by scoring 25 points; and with Courtney Vandersloot contributions a total of 45 points were scored. It was pointed out that the Near East University women’s basketball team started the match with Cansu Köksal, Bahar Çağlar, Kayla McBride, Courtney Vandersloot, and Jantel Lavender. Each period was completed with scores 25-21, 40-39,-, 63-56 and 89-75. Providing further details, it was stated that the match commenced with Courtney Vandersloot’s lay- up. Then, the first period was completed with Near East University’s dominance with a score of 25-21. Both teams competitively played the period and both teams had 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Later, the second period started off with Mersin BŞB’s basket, taking the score to 25-25. Continuing with a high pace, Near East University completed the second period with a point ahead with 40-39 while Jantel Lavender, Courtney Vandersloot and Kayla McBride alone scored 34 points in total. The third period continued to keep the excitement of the match alive with Kayla McBride’s basket; making the score 42-39. Later, the Near East University completed the match 7 points ahead with the score reaching 63-56. During the final period, Near East University women’s basketball team continued to show a great performance; such that subsequent to a time-out, Lavender and Ann Wauters from NEU extended the score difference up to 15 points, taking the score to 75-60. The 4.0580-67 score was passed and the score was taken to 82-69 as the match approached its last three minutes. It was stated that both teams had competed well but that Near East University’s outstanding performance, the match ended with a score of 89-75, making the NEU the winner of the game. Prominent players of this match from Near East University: The prominent players of Near East University at this match were: Kayla McBride 25 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists; Courtney Vandersloot 20 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists; Jantel Lavender 17 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists; Ann Wauters 12 points, 3 rebounds; Bahar Çağlar 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists; Olcay Çakır 4 points, 2 rebounds. Prominent players of this match from Mersin BŞB: The prominent players of Mersin BSB were: Marica Gajic 16 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists; Bria Hartley 15 points, 6 assists; Krystal Thomas 14 points, 8 rebounds; Asena Yalçın 10 points, 5 assists; Melike Oral 7 points. Zafer Kalaycıoğlu: “We played a rather effective match” Head Coach of Near East University Women’s Basketball Team Zafer Kalaycıoğlu made a statement regarding the match and stated that they had played a rather effective match which provided them with a triumph over Mersin BŞB. He stated that their main aim is to complete the season as the winner and that it was advantageous to be the host at playoff matches. He further added that they were currently having a good season and that they had other matches coming up. He added that they were quite happy as a team. Furthermore, he said that Quanitra needed to rest a little bit more and that they had missed seeing her play at the matches. He ended his words by stating that they wanted to create a team that will be the source of pride for the Turkish Cypriot community and that they will be continuing to work hard to achieve this.

Near East University to seek victory in Russia

Leading the Group B in FIBA EuroLeague Women, the Women’s Basketball Team of Near East University is facing Nadezhda in Russia on the gameday 7. According to the info released by the Near East University Sports Club, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team is facing the Russian Nadezhda at Orenburg, Orenburzhje Sport Hall at 16:00 (GMT + 2) (17:00 Turkey’s local time), on Wednesday 6 December 2017. Basketball enthusiasts can watch this challenging game live on the web-page www.fiba.com. Playing six games in Group B so far, Near East University leads the group with 5 wins, 1 defeat and 11 points. Zafer Kalaycıoğlu: “We want to be a team that the Turkish Cypriot people will follow proudly” Evaluating the game that they will play versus Nadezhda, the Head Coach of Near East University Women’s Basketball Team, Zafer Kalaycıoğlu stated that they would fight with all their strength until the last moment to pull out a win versus Nadezha that has become an ecole in basketball. Stating that they would exhibit the necessary struggle on the court, Coach Kalaycıoğlu expressed his views: “We want to create a challenging team that Turkish Cypriot people always follow proudly. We achieved this last year. Hopefully we will achieve the same success this year. We are currently leading the Group B in FIBA Euroleage Women. However, each team in this group has the capacity to defeat the other. For this, it is necessary to attach importance and attention on each match. Nadezhda is one of the teams that can be named as ecole in Basketball. So, we will continue to struggle to the last drop of our sweat with all our might. We had the need for a player” Delivering information about their new transfer Sandrine Gruda, Kalaycıoğlu stated that they were one of the two teams that captured the fewest rebounds in EuroLeague and that’s why they had the need for a player. Expressing that they experienced deficiencies in rebounds this season, Zafer Kalaycıoğlu highlighted that they had met their need by transferring Sandrine Gruda. From now on, we will continue our struggle with all our strength” said he.

Near East University and University of Kyrenia become the only MDCN accredited Universities in Cyprus

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) is the statutory regulatory agency for the professions of Medicine, Dentistry and Alternative Medicine in Nigeria. Further to the inspection visit of the MDCN Team to the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry of Near East University, North Cyprus from 27th -29th November 2017, the team confirmed that the resources available for training of undergraduate medical and dental students of NEU University are adequate. It was specifically noted that the equipment available are state-of-the-art equipment and this is commendable. The team also confirmed that Nigerian students in the faculties of Medicine and Dentistry of Near East University are to comply with and expected to satisfy all statutory regulatory requirements, with ease, to qualify for licensing to practice medicine and dentistry in Nigeria.
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