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Near East University makes a great contribution to GlobETS 2018 Conference

Dean of Near East University Atatürk Faculty of Education Prof. Dr. İsmail Hakkı Mirici, has been invited as a speaker at GlobETS 2018 conference to make an opening speech. GlobETS, an International Conference in Education, Technology and Science was held in Belgrade, Serbia on 6-9 May 2018. It was stated that GlobETS 2018 brought practitioners, researcher, educators, policy makers and related parties in the field of education together and shared experiences, knowledge and new ideas and discussed how to create a sustainable world in peace and full of confidence about the future of humanity. Furthermore, it was stated that the conference was dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education and promote collaborative excellence between academics and professionals from different fields of education. Prof. Dr. İsmail Hakkı Mirici: “Education should be designed according to the realities of today!” According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, during his speech at the conference Prof. Dr. İsmail Hakkı Mirici stated that there was a need to take a global approach to education and relatively, design education in accordance with the needs and therefore ‘realities’ of today. He also made reference to the United Nations and UNESCO reports and added that these did not reflect the true nature of developing countries. NEU Academic Members contributed to GlobETS 2018 with four different studies… Academic Member of NEU Atatürk Faculty of Education Assist. Prof. Dr. Gülsüm Aşıksoy made a presentation on “Gamification in Education: Flipped Classroom Example”; Dr. Didem İşlek made a presentation titled as “Preschool Teacher Candidates’ self-efficacy, beliefs and opinions on using museums as education environments”; Dr. İpek Danju made a presentation titled as “The Effectiveness of Educational Programmes on Cyprus and Cyprus Turkish History in schools in Cyprus”; and finally, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yağmur Çerkez, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serap Özbaş and Sılay Bağlama gave a presentation on “The Examination of positive and Negative Feelings of Secondary School Students”.

Near East University Hospital published its 8th issue of the “Nearest Health” magazines

Near East University Hospital continues to provide information and raise awareness on health and health related issues since health is a significant part of our lives. It was revealed that Near East University Hospital had recently published its 8th issue of the Nearest Health Magazine. In order to update readers on latest developments in the field of medicine, Near East University Hospital publishes its magazine, free of charge, every six months both in Turkish and English languages. Currently it has published the 8th issue of the Nearest Health and it has been expressed to be ultimate and full of information which many can benefit from. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, the health magazine includes latest developments and information in the field of health sciences in our country, in the world and at the Near East University Hospital. Furthermore, readers are provided information on certain diseases and treatment methods; alongside the experiences and accumulated knowledge of the highly competent specialists and doctors of the Near East University Hospital. The relative authorities made a statement regarding the publication of the 8th issue of the Nearest Health Magazine and expressed that they very rather proud and happy that they were providing the magazine for the benefit of its readers. The Topic of the Special File is “Emergency Service” It was accentuated that the 8th issue of the health magazine comprises extensive knowledge of the specialist doctors of Near East University Hospital; including information on diarrhoea and dehydration in children, chronic pelvic pain in women, protection from diseases, treatment methods for shoulder calcification, treatment of the narrow vertebral channel in the waist area, mitral valve reconstruction, tendon injuries in athletes, preventing colon cancer, aortic aneurysm, eating disorders, face-lifting without surgery and many medical issues alike. In addition to the above-mentioned health issues, it was pointed out that the 8th issue also included a special file on Emergency Service where the following medical conditions under the title ‘Summer Accidents’ were scrutinized: Heatstroke, drowning, insect stings, marine animal bites or stings, snakebite, and first-aid for home accidents. It also includes details on getting a tetanus vaccine at the emergency service, details on chronic obstructive lung disease, acute stroke symptoms and treatment, hypertension, and gastrointestinal (stomach and intestines) bleeding. Information on diseases and suggestions on nutrition were shared with schools… It was stated that the health magazine also included information on microbes, extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) in urology, important information to be known about circumcision; additionally information on orthopaedics, internal diseases, mental health, paediatric diseases and suggestions on child health, eye diseases, gynaecological diseases, nutrition and patient satisfaction, effective methods to reduce osteoporosis, vegetable and fruit consumption, smoking and early menopause in women. Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan Günsel: “We aim to increase the chance of early diagnosis via using latest technologies available!” Making a statement on the publication of the 8th issue of Nearest Health, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel, stated that the magazine was full of contemporary developments in the field of health sciences and he was proud and extremely happy due to the fact that the magazine will be highly informative for readers. He further assured everyone that the Near East University will be continuing at its best. In addition to the above, Chairman of the Board of Trustees added that they prioritised public health and that the university was holding conferences to the youth on addiction. Moreover, he expressed that Near East University Hospital, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was working hard to fight against addiction. Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel further added that one of the most significant principles was to raise the public’s awareness on inclusion of the disabled. He pointed out that very recently, the NEU drew attention to people with hearing impairment with the project titled as “hear the future”. Moreover, he said that they had also worked to raise awareness on breast cancer and skin cancer and with updated availability of latest technologies, they were aiming to increase early diagnosis of these diseases. Furthermore, through cooperation with two university hospitals, an Advanced Heart Centre was established, and the centre was providing health service throughout patients’ lives, with medial examinations free of charge; and the treatment expenses were being paid by a foundation. Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel ended his words by accentuating that they were providing the latest technologies for the service of the Near East University Hospital patients and that they were determined to work hard, keep a close eye on contemporary developments and achieve success in health.

Near East University Student Placement and Scholarship Grading Examination will be held on June 2, 2018

Academic year 2018-2019 Student Placement and Scholarship Grading Examination of Near East University, which is the most preferred university of our country, will be held in one session at Near East University Campus at 09:00 on Saturday June 2, 2018. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, TRNC citizen students, who have already graduated from TRNC high schools or will graduate from TRNC high schools this academic year, are required to take Student Placement and Scholarship Grading Examination in order to gain the choice and placement right for one of the 220 undergraduate degree and associate degree programs offered by 19 faculties, 2 schools and 3 vocational schools affiliated to Near East University. Students with Turkish Republic citizenship, who graduated from TRNC high schools, can also take the exam… Students with TR citizenship, who have already graduated from high schools in TRNC or will graduate this academic year by completing 4 year high school education in TRNC, can also take Near East University Placement and Scholarship Grading Examination. 1 June 2018 is the Deadline for Applications… Students, who will take the exam, are required to register for the exam not later than June 1, 2018 at the Registration-Admission center of Near East University Registrar’s Office or at the registration booths which will be set up in high schools. Students, who will sit for the exam, can choose utmost three departments affiliated with faculties, schools and vocational schools of Near East University. Each student will be placed to one of his/her choices in accordance with the exam result and the number of quotas. Within the set quota, students who graduated or will graduate from colleges this academic year shall obtain the choice and placement right for all departments of Near East University with the exam result certificates of GCE A’ Level, GCE AS Level, IGCSE-GCSE O’ Level, SAT, and ACT. Application Requirements: In order to take the exam, students are required to apply to the Registration-Admission center of Near East University Registrar’s Office or to the registration booths, which will be set up in high schools, with a photocopy of TRNC identity card, 1 passport size photo and exam-fee. For further information please visit or call (0392) 2236464 (extensions: 5328-5367-5408). Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yeter Tabur: “We consider this not as an exam but as the first step of our young people towards realizing success stories in their own lives….” Underlining Near East University’s commitment to providing all possibilities for young people, who will be the founders of the future, Associate Professor Yeter Tabur stated that Near East University always adopted it as a mission and principle not only to raise individuals equipped with up-to-date comprehensive professional knowledge and skills but also to provide utmost contribution to their cultural, ethical and social development. Indicating that Near East University attached great importance on educational and personal developments of students and providing them all the services and unique possibilities to embody their dreams, Near East University Secretary General Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yeter Tabur underlined that they, as Near East Family, together with all the administrative and academic staff, provided quality education in all domains of contemporary science in compliance with national and international standards. Emphasizing that they acted with the awareness that education was not just about transferring knowledge, Assoc. Prof. Dr. stated that the students prepared their professional lives not only by receiving quality education at their departments but also by developing projects through research studies relevant to their own fields and having opportunity to put into practice the things that they learned. “Being the most preferred university in our country is a pride landing an important responsibility on us as well. The scholarship granted by Near East University provides our young people with opportunity to have their higher education in their own country and encourages them to sustain their success. We do not consider this examination only as a university entrance exam. We consider this as the first step of our young people towards writing their own success stories. In this regard, we invite them to take this step with us, as a part of Near East Family. In this long and challenging route, Near East University, which is the training ground of many successful individuals and a brand in higher education, will pave the way for them towards making their dreams true and establishing a distinguished career over the others. With their fully equipped infrastructure and outstanding superstructure as well as competent and experienced academic staff, Near East University’s 19 faculties, 2 schools and 3 vocational schools are dedicated to accommodate the student’s career demands through 220 undergraduate degree and associate degree programs” said he.

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
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