The Event titled as “Hidden Miracles in The Walled City” has been successfully completed

With the contributions of Union of The Chambers of Cyprus Turkish Engineers and Architects, Chamber of Architects, a workshop and a competition titled as “Hidden Miracles in the Walled City” was held by the Near East University Faculty of Architecture. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, the event was realised with the participation of academic members and students of Hamdullah Emin Paşa University from Alanya, University of Kyrenia, Girne American University, European University of Lefke and Cyprus International University and the universities were awarded subsequent to the completion of the event. “Architectural trails in the streets of Nicosia…” On the first day of the event, Academic Member of Faculty of Architecture of Near East University, Assist. Prof Dr Havva Arslangazi, made a presentation titled as “Architectural trails in the streets of Nicosia” describing the historical stages of the walled city area at the Nicosia Walled City Chamber of Architects. Later, Academic Member from Hamdullah Emin Paşa from Alanya, Milorad Pavlovic, made a presentation titled as “Concepts of Photography of Architecture” and informed the attendees on photography and shooting photographs. Then, both the presenters and the attendees went on a tour around the walled-city of Nicosia and took photographs. That same evening, the groups of the event continued their work to prepare for the competition at the Near East University Faculty of Architecture building. The pieces of work were awarded….All participants were given certificates of participation… The competition was held on the second day of the event, at the Near East University Grand Library foyer area and Emin Çizenel, Hikmet Uluçam, Gazi Yüksel, Milorad Pavlovic, Zeynep Yağmur, Gökhan Okur, Sevinç Kurt, Semra Sema Uzunoğlu, Ayça Arslan, Hülya Kolozali and Ceyda Alçıcıoğlu were as part of the jury who made evaluations for the competition. As a result of the evaluations made, participating with the nicknames “SOFIA” and “NICHO”, the group consisting of Taha Berkehan Altunpara, Harun Cevheroğlu, Ghaid Atık, Burak Şakar, Murat Demirkan, Aslı Kızılkaya and Emine Nurgül Hammaloğlu were awarded first prize. On the other hand, Fatmanur Özses, Fatih Utku, Mustafa Ahmed Gaber, Oğuzhan Zorba, Şüheda Akyüz and Utkay Çelik, who participated in the competition with the nicknames “AEX10” and “SALA7” were awarded second prize. Finally, the group consisting of Kasım Uslu, Tolgahan Avcı, Kevser Songur, Hilal Kaya, Ahmet Selçuk Öyan and Zekiye Bedia Tekin who participated in the competition with the nickname “MERCK” were awarded third prize for their work. It was pointed out that the event was successfully completed once all the awards and certificates of participation were given out to the attendees at an award ceremony.

Decisions and Developments of Near East University on Sports Activities

I would kindly like to convey my thoughts by informing that Near East University will continue its activities intensively within the country and within the context of external contacts. In the meantime, due to an exceptional decision, the Near East University ended the basketball club activities believing that the Women’s Basketball Team had completed its mission. The Near East University Women’s Basketball team has won five major championship in Turkey, including the European Championship in Europe, and has proved how much the potentials of our university, and more importantly, of our country can turn into a major force. Everyone has also acknowledged how much our Cyprus, our land, needed an example of such a breakthrough. I do believe that our university is known to be a leader in the championship sport. Our ultimate achievements in the championship sport – 60 championships in all the branches in TRNC – as well as massive sports activities that focus on health are continuing with the support of all of our comprehensive, world-class healthcare units. In this regard, I must emphasize that, in addition to maintaining the high-level university position in education sector and sporting activities, taking initiative, supporting and contribution to the art branches is in the forefront. In this period, our national and international painting exhibitions, as well as exhibitions in other fields, have resulted in great influence and will continue to raise more interest. In short, the Near East University has a leading role in scientific publishing and technical-technological development, as well as outstanding and vast education opportunities in undergraduate and graduate programs, with more than 1,200 academic staff, 1,500,000 sources in the Great Library, and 175 ongoing scientific and technical projects. Technical developments are in the automative industry, preparations and already achieved stages are all indications of our achievements. I would like to kindly express that we will continue the tradition of sharing our thoughts, breakthroughs and resolutions in every subject and direction. Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. GÜNSEL Chairman of the Board of Trustees Near East University

Teachers to be equipped with Technological Skills

“Internet Week Activity” was organized by the Near East University, Atatürk Education Faculty, Department of Computer and Instructional Technologies Teaching. According to the information given by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of the Near East University, Ataturk Faculty of Education, the activity was held in Laboratory 1 and the opening speech was given by Prof. Dr. Hakkı Mirici from Atatürk Faculty of Education. Prof. Dr. Mirici introduced the workshops at the beginning of activitiy. Then, students were given the opportunity to make practical presentations. Within the scope of the event, a discussion on the harms and usefulness of technology was made by lecturers and students. Professor Dr. Hakkı Mirici; “Our goal is to train teachers equipped with technological skills” Speaking at the opening of the event, Dean Prof. Dr. Mirici stated that the new generations are growing up in technology era and it is important for teachers to educate these generations, and their aim is educating teachers with the skills addressing their targets. Prof. Dr. Mirici also expressed his opinion and vision about Department of Computer and Instructional Technologies Teaching and thanked everyone who contributed to this activity. Professor Dr. Zehra Altinay; “Activities Sharing Information and Synergies between Students and Academic Staff” Head of Department of Computer and Instructional Technologies Teaching, Prof. Dr. Zehra Altınay, said in her speech that students’ contibution and cooperation is of great importance at every stage of the academic activities within the department and added that the sharing between the field and the students and lecturers in the department is increasing. Professor Dr. Altınay emphasized the importance of launching production workshops and establishing academic committees in the evaluation of the projects and technologies produced by students, also saying that they have received successful results. Thus, these academic committees will contribute to the development of students by evaluating the process.

Innovative Technologists reviewed at Near East University

A seminar on “Innovative Technologies” was held at the Near East University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Computer Informatics Department and Computer Information Systems Research and Technology Center (BESATEM) affiliated to Center of Excellence. According to the information given by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of the Near East University, Prof. Dr. Nadire Çavuş, Lisani Denizler and Aytaç Çerkez participated as speakers at the seminar. The first speech at the seminar was delivered by Prof. Dr. Nadire Çavuş, the head of the Department of Computer Informatics and the Director of Computer Information Systems Research and Technology Center (BESATEM). Professor Dr. Nadire Çavuş; “In today’s digitalizing processes, the paper waist has been significantly reduced…” Prof. Dr. Nadire Çavuş emphasized that various evolvements have been realized through generations and that the rapid development of technology nowadays significantly affects human life. Underlining that all the individuals in the Information Societies must feel the impact of new technologies and adapt to new technologies, Prof. Dr. Çavuş noted that today’s digitalizing processes are costing considerably from paper waste. E-Government and E-Signature Related Software must be developed and used … Prof. Dr. Nadire Çavuş stated that the problems of e-signature, e-passport, e-receipt, e-government, e-passport and e-receipt can be fulfilled by specifying e-signature laws and completing related software and emphasized that it must be presented urgently to the use of people. Official Usage of E-Signature Applications has begun in Northern Cyprus Lisani Deniz, Director of Denizler Information Services Ltd., emphasized in his speech that e-signing is vital for the formation of e-government and said that e-signature is one of the most important reasons why the e-government structure cannot literally work in Northern Cyprus. Deniz stated that in order to use e-signatures, it is necessary, firstly, to prepare and approve the necessary laws to have electronic certificate service provider and to provide software support to the public. For this reason, he stated that, the necessary legislation was approved by TRNC Parliament in Northern Cyprus but the electronic signature application could not be implemented due to lack of Electronic Certificate Service Provider. However, this year Denizler Bilişim Hizmetleri Ltd. is already in the position of Electronic Certificate Service Provider and they are the founding partner of e-signature CYPRUS, thus making official use of e-signature applications in Northern Cyprus as well. Cüneyt Cerkez; “Those who will work in the information sector need to constantly renew themselves …” Head of Digital Transformation Platform Founders Cuneyt Cerkez mentioned in his speech about the history of the world’s digital conversion informed assessment of the situation in Cyprus and Turkey by the students. Emphasizing the importance of the information sector, Çerkez emphasized how lucky the graduates of the Department of Information Technology are, but at the same time, there is a lot of work to be done at the same time. He emphasized that technology is rapidly developing and will continue to develop and that those working in the information sector must constantly renew themselves. At the end of the seminar, Head of Computer Informatics Department and Director of Computer Information Systems Research and Technology Center (BESATEM), Prof. Dr. Nadire Çavuş, presented the plaque on behalf of Near East University and expressed her sincere thanks.

Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy participated in the Istanbul Medipol University Career Days

Academic Member of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy of Faculty of Pharmacy of Near East University, Ahmet Sami Boşnak, has been invited to join the career days held by Istanbul Medipol University. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy of Istanbul Medipol University Prof. Dr. Gülden Zehra Omurtag invited the Academic Member of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy of Faculty of Pharmacy of Near East University, Ahmet Sami Boşnak to share his experiences in the field of Oncology Pharmacy. It was stated that there were many spokespersons from different sectors who shared their experiences in their fields and as a significant career choice, Boşnak informed the participants on his accumulated knowledge and experience at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Near East University and Hospital. Young pharmacists and pharmacists of the future were provided to ask questions to Boşnak and pointed out that they had benefited from his attendance to the career days. In fact, it was pointed out the students expressed their wish to come to Near East University for their internships.

The Role of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was discussed at the Near East University

Students of Departments of Political Sciences and International Relations of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Near East University hosted two guests from the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces for a round-table meeting where the role of the UNFICYP was discussed. It was pointed out that the round-table meeting was held as part of the optional NEU module INR 406, and the two guests were UNFICYP Political Affairs Officer Remi Clavet and Political Affairs Officer with the Office of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus, Celia Richardson. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, several issues such as the establishment, deployment and functions of the UNFICYP, current features, difficulties encountered and the UN Mission within the negotiations to unite Cyprus were all included in the meeting agenda. The Peacekeeping Mission of the UN and the change in the concept of protection were focused on… The round-table meeting was realised in the meeting hall of the Near East University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences where UNFICYP Political Affairs Officer Remi Clavet provided details regarding the mission of the UNFICYP and a change which occurred over time in the concept of ‘protection’ were thoroughly scrutinized. Furthermore, Remi Clavet explained the difficulties encountered on the path of accomplishing the UN mission and added information on the experiences gained by being present in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa for more than 12 years. Latest developments on bicommunal negotiations were discussed… On the other hand, Political Affairs Officer with the Office of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus, Celia Richardson informed the participating students on her duties and on latest developments regarding the settlement of the Cyprus issue. Celia Richardson further explained her experiences on preventative diplomacy, goodwill interventions and mediation processes during her stay in Guinea, Togo, Niger, Cote D`ivorie, Cameroon and Nigeria. It was pointed out that the round-table meeting ended with the questions-answers session where the students found the opportunity to ask questions the role of the UNFICYP within current policies and various humanitarian missions of the United Nations. Furthermore, it was asserted that the students had the chance to reinforce the information they had gained at their NEU departments and gain insights from the lived experiences of specialists from the field.

Near East University Lecturers and Students opened Exhibition in Ukraine

Lecturers of Faculty of Fine Arts and Design of Near East University, together with their students, opened an exhibition in Ukraine. According to the information given by the Near East University Press and Public Relations Directorate, students and lecturer exhibitors participated in the exhibition with a selection of works they had hmade in the courses, which was opened in Odessa, Ukraine and will be open to Ukrainian art lovers until 7 June 2018. Assoc. Dr. Erdal Aygenç; “Artistic Shares Between Countries is Important for Country Promotion and Art Development” Deputy Dean of Fine Arts and Design Faculty, Assoc. Dr. Erdal Aygenç, especially thanked the Ukrainian sculptor Kyrylo Maksymenko who organized the exhibition and said that international artistic sharing is important both for the promotion of the country and for the development of the art. Deputy Dean and Head of Graphics Department Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdogan Ergün expressed that they wanted to see the continuation of such organizations, thus introducing the university to wider masses. 20 Teaching Staff and Students Faculty of Fine Arts and Design; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdal Aygenç, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Ergün, Dr. Yucel Yazgın, Dr. Gökhan Okur, Dr. Mine Okur, Dr. Elif Atamaz Daut, Dr. Raif Dimililer, Dr. Hasan Zeybek, Inst. Raif Kizil, Inst. Vedia Okutan Gaydeler, Prof. Dr. Evrim Ergun, Raif Hululular, Nihan Metti, Tamer Ekendal, Semih Türköz, Ennur Balcı, Cenk Altunsoy, Uğurcan Uçan, Irina Poberejet and Arda Kismet contributed to the exhibition.

Another Accomplishment from Near East University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zihni Turkan, lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture of Near East University, has been selected to the Unit Advisory Board of the Faculty of Architecture of Karadeniz Technical University. According to the press release from the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zihni Turkan will represent Near East University as a unit advisory board member at Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Architecture. As a lecturer working at an overseas university, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zihni Turkan will serve as a member of the Unit Advisory Board for two years on behalf of the academicians working at foreign universities. Within the frame of the regulation enforced by the Council of Higher Education, advisory boards have been established within the body of the universities affiliated to the Council of Higher Education. Within the frame of this regulation, the Rectorate of Karadeniz Technical University has selected Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zihni Turkan, lecturer at Near East University, as a member to the Unit Advisory Board.
tercih robotu