Near East University ROBOCUP World Champion in 2018

Near East University Robotics Football Team NEUIslanders became the champion of the RoboCup 2018 Robots Football World Cup, known as the world’s most prestigious robotics tournament. Press and Public Relations Directorate of the Near East University released that the NEUIslanders team participated in the RobuCup World Championship in Montreal this year for the seventh time, and became the World Champion after wins and 2 draws. Team captain Ersin Aytac said they were happy and proud about the championship they achieved. Aytaç, “We are proud to announce that for the seventh time we have joined the Robotic World Cup in the name of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and this time we became the champion of the world. We are proud to wave the flags of the Near East University and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in the upper rows and we are happy to return to the island with such a successful result “. No defeats in 6 matches… NEUIslanders, getting ahead of 13 teams from the United States, Germany, Iran, Japan, China, the Netherlands and Colombia in the league of the Robotic World Cup champions, won the championship without being defeated by any others. NEUIslanders, who played the first match on the tour with the Robojackets team of the Georgia Institute of Technology from the United States, won the match 1-0 win. In his second match, he tied 0-0 with Brazil’s Military Engineering Institutional University, which won the South American Open Tournament this year. On the second day of tournament, NEUIslanders, defeating the University of British Columbia’s “Thunderbots” team from Canada, reached up to the leadership position, completing the match 2-0. In the second match, NEUIslanders defeated the University of Laval’s “Ultron” team 2-0, and getting the advantage of this match, kept the leadership position. The Near East University Robotics Football Team challenged the “AIS” team from Chile on the third day of the tournament and won the match 7-0. NEUIslanders, who played the last match of Robocup with AMC team, tied 0-0 in this match. Having these scores, Near East University Robotics Football Team NEUIslanders RoboCup finished 2018 as the champion of the tournament. Assoc.Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel: “World Championship is a gift to Turkish Cypriots from us …” Near East University President of the Board of Trustees Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel stated that the Robotics Football Team developed by the Near East University Robotics Laboratory is proud of reaching the Robocup 2018 Robotics Football World Cup Championship held in Canada. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Günsel, “We became the World Robot Football Championship in Canada without being scored even a single goal. I sincerely congratulate our team and our robots, and we are happy and proud that we are now presenting the World Championship to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. ” Assoc. Prof. Dr. stating that the Robotic Football Team’s world championship is in line with the university’s vision of being among the third generation universities and also is one of the most beautiful examples of reaching to this target, said “We have shown that we can compete with giants of the world in the field of technology and reach even to the world championships, have increased our enthusiasm for continuing our studies in this area and once again showed what can accomplish our tasks when Turkish Cypriots are given a chance. I wish that this proud achievement will also inspire our country’s studies in other fields “.

“NEUIslanders” heading for RoboCup 2018 World Championship

Near East University Robotics Football Team NEUIsLanders is heading for the championship of the robotic world cup in Canada. NEUIslanders won the sixth match in the tournament and reached to leadership position of the tournament. According to the information provided by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of the Near East University, NEUIslanders did not give any chance to its rivals to score goals in the second and third day matches of the tournament. On the second day of tournament, NEUIslanders challenged to Thunderbots, the Canadian team of University of British Columbia. NEUIslanders started the game fast and ended the first half of the game with a 2-0 score. In the second half, NEUIslanders, who made pressured on its rival did not find any other goals, though some balls returned from the poles and won the match 2-0. In the second match of the day, NEUIslanders challenged to University of Laval’s “Ultron” team, went ahead 1-0 in the first half of the match, despite that the rival team’s goal keeper prevented scoring 9 goals in the first half of the match. In the second half of the match, NEUIslanders blockade its rival’s goal-post and scored one more goal and relaxed and finished the match 2-0 ahead, keeping the leadership position of the tournament. 7-0 Series has achieved … The Near East University Robotics Football Team completed the third day of the tournament with a single match. NEUIslanders on this day defeated the AIS Team from Chile and closed the season 7-0 ahead. The Team Members elected to Board of Directors and the Technical Delegation … On the other hand, NEUIslanders team captain Ersin Aytac was elected to the Tournament Board of Directors. Nurullah Akkaya, the member of the team in charge of the artificial intelligence issues of the team, was elected to the Technical Committee and will take on an important roles in the championship to be held in Canada between 1-8 July 2019. Two Near Easterners to take place most prestigious organization of the World Team members Ersin Aytaç and Nurullah Akkaya emphasized the importance of being not only a team but also a team member in the biggest and most prestigious robotic organization of the world and draw attention to the fact that 2 members of the NEU team take place in the management and technical teams which in total consists of 6 members only.

The 11th Term Graduation Ceremony of the Vocational School of Health Services of Near East University was realized

2017-2018 Academic Year Spring Term graduates of Near East University Vocational School of Health Services received their diplomas with a glorious ceremony held at AKKM Grand Hall. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press & Public Relations Office of NEU, the graduation ceremony was realized with the participation of NEU vice Rector Prof. Dr. Murat Kocaoğlu, Vocational School of Health Services Director Prof. Dr. Aslı Aykaç, Institutes directors, deans, teaching staff, students and their parents. The graduation ceremony began with a commemorative stand in silence for Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkish Cypriot leader Dr. Fazıl Küçük, TRNC Founding President Rauf R. Denktaş and all martyrs and followed by national anthem. In the Spring Semester of the Academic Year 2017-2018, more than 500 students graduated from the programs offered by Near East University Vocational School of Health Services. 30 Oral and Dental Health Support personnel, 26 Operating Room Technicians, 57 Anesthesia personnel, 2 Biomedical Device Technology personnel, 11 Child Development technicians, 28 Dialysis technicians, 1 Pharmaceutical Services technician, 10 electro-neurophysiology technicians, 49 physiotherapy technicians, 241 Emergency and First Aid personnel, 3 Occupational Health and Safety technicians, 4 laboratorian and Veterinary Health technicians, 50 Audiology technicians, 1 Opticianry technician, 3 Orthopedic Prosthetics and Orthosis technicians, 4 Pathology Laboratory technicians, 5 Perfusion technicians, 6 Radiotherapy technicians, 18 Medical Documentation and Secretarial personnel, 33 Medical Imaging technicians, 7 Medical Laboratory technicians and 3 Elderly Care personnel received their diplomas with a glorious graduation ceremony. Prior to the opening remarks, the participants experienced joyful and colorful moments with the dance show performed by the Near East Dance School. Then, the top ranking student of the Vocational School of Health Services, Kübra Yıldırım delivered a speech on behalf of the graduates. Prof. Dr. Aykaç: “You are the main actors who may not always Come to the forefront in Providing Quality Healthcare Services” “Dear Colleagues, today, we have gathered here to share the graduation joys of our students. Our graduated students are closing a page while opening a new one in their lives. I, as the director of the school, would like to take this opportunity and extend my thanks in recognition of your devoted efforts in raising such well-equipped students. Today, we are experiencing one of the most enjoyable moments of our profession; our students are here as graduates. No doubt that we are proud of them and share their joy. Dear Graduates, you are going to receive your diplomas from a vocational school known as the training ground of many successful professionals working around the world. As NEU Vocational School of Health Services, we have undertaken a crucial role in training you and paving the way for you towards establishing a cutting-edge career over the others. While we are proud of your future accomplishments, you will also feel the right pride of being a graduate of Near East University Vocational School of Health Services which has a prominent place in education. In providing contemporary, safe and quality healthcare services, the presence of competent allied health personnel along with a well-equipped hospital and well-trained and experienced medical staff is an absolute must. To this end, we attach great importance on keeping up with the developments and changes regarding all domains of medicine in order to provide our students with appropriate and the most up-to-date professional knowledge and skills. In this regard, we always keep our educational programs updated and in compliance with the standards set by national and international bodies. Through these dynamic and continuously updated programs, we will continue to raise high caliber professionals capable to address the needs of sector as well as compete on a global scale. We have proven quality and excellence in education. In providing quality healthcare services, you are the main actors who may not be always in the forefront. Regardless of how high-end equipment you have, the role of well-trained and experienced medical staff in achieving success can’t be denied” said she. Prof. Dr. Aykaç: “Throughout their two-year long education, our students, who are here as graduates now, received 17500 hours of theoretical courses, 4000 hours of practical hands-on applications as well as 30-working day vocational internship during Summer Term” “Being devoted to providing to all contemporary facilities required to move the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus forward, Near East University established the first medicine faculty of the country in 2008 which was followed by bringing the Near East University Hospital into service in 2010. Adopting excellence in health services, Near East University launched the Vocational School of Health Services in 2011 in order to raise competent health technicians. Starting its educational life with two departments in 2011, the Vocational School of Health Services achieved a lot in a short time. Currently, with its fully high-tech equipped structure, competent and experienced academic staff, the Vocational School of Health Services is a dynamic and vibrant intellectual community that offers quality education in 70 programs. In 2018-2019 Academic Year, two new programs will be added to our curriculum. Dear parents, undoubtedly you did everything and provided all kind of support for your beloved ones. You entrusted your children to us during their university education. Be sure that we educated them in the best way. As Near East University, we have no doubt that they are well equipped with up-to-date information and professional skills to make impact in their fields. You are here today with high feelings. You are experiencing the right proud of witnessing your children receiving their diplomas. We share the same excitement and pride with you. Don’t have any doubt; Near East University has raised these young people well. Be sure of their future success and trust them, be proud of them. Dear students, you are closing a page and open a new one in your lives today. You will be a healthcare professional. Always keep in mind that, the basis of your profession is the ‘human and his/her health’. You are all well-equipped and competent to fulfill the requirements of your profession without compromising professional ethics. Congrats!” Prof. Dr. Murat Kocaoğlu: “Health is a State of Complete Physical, Mental, and Social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Allong with notional development, physical and mental health are essential to be able to live in accordance with the rules of society, to be able to establish good relationships and to be able to behave healthily and honestly. Many domains such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, nursing healthcare services can be lined-up under the umbrella of health sciences which has undertaken the mission of healing, alleviating or preventing diseases. Team work in healthcare services requires a medical interdisciplinary work aiming to prevent disease, diagnosis, treatment, restoration of health and maintenance of health. Dear students, by receiving your diplomas, you will only close a page in your life. Your diploma is only a mean for you to set a foot on the route of your next professional career. On this occasion, I congratulate you all and wish continuous success, health and happiness in your new life” said he. After taking the professional oath with the Vocational School Director Professor Aslı Aykaç, the graduates received their diplomas. Upon receiving their diplomas, the graduates experienced the joy of the graduation by throwing their caps…

The Graduation Ceremony of Near East University Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering has been realized

The graduation ceremony of the Spring Term of the academic year 2017-2018 of Near East University Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering has been realised at the Hall 4 of Near East University Grand Library. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel; Head of Union of the Chambers of Cyprus Turkish Engineers and Architects, Gürkan Yağcıoğlu; Vice Rectors of the Near East University Prof. Dr. Murat Kocaoğlu and Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Sadıkoğlu; Dean of Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Gökçekuş; NEU Academicians and students, and guests attended the graduation ceremony which was realised in great excitement. It was stated that as usual, the graduation ceremony had begun with a minute’s silence, followed by the national anthem. This was later followed by a short video screening prepared for the graduates. Prof. Dr. Gökçekuş: “We have yet to realize many new departments, articles to be published and organise international conferences…” Making the opening speech, Dean of the Near East University Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Gökçekuş, stated that in the past he had provided continuous service for 22 years at the Near East University, and now he was very happy to be back at the NEU after 4 years; and emphasised that as he felt in the first moment when he began to work at the NEU in March 1992, he felt the same excitement and happiness currently as he returns back to the NEU. He said that he perceived returning back t the Near East University as his ‘second spring in life’ and as a result of the first 6 months and with much support, they had established initially the department of environmental engineering, later to be developed into the current status as Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Prof. Dr. Gökçekuş further added that there was yet to realize many new departments, articles to be published and organise international conferences. He reminded everyone that Faculty of Civil Engineering was one of the first faculties to be established at the Near East University and that during the academic year 1992-1993, there were only 38 students who were undertaking their undergraduate education, with English as the language of instruction at the faculty. Later in May 2013, the undergraduate programme with Turkish as the language of instruction was initiated. Currently as the end of the academic term 2017-2018 approaches, there are a total of 1287 students from 33 different countries studying in either Turkish or English programmes offered at the NEU Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. He pointed out that in fact, the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering was currently the Faculty of NEU which has the highest number of international students within the campus. Prof. Dr. Gökçekuş: “With this diploma, you are igniting a ‘torch’ for your future lives!” Prof. Gökçekuş expressed that so far approximately 3300 graduates had been given and that they had all picked up many prestigious jobs around the world. He added that this made them rather proud and told the graduates that with their diplomas, the graduates were ‘igniting a torch’ for their future lives. This torch was explained to be the torch of science and technology; and therefore he wished the graduates the best of luck as they progressed with the light shed by their torches to their career lives. Yağcıoğlu: “The in-service training opportunities and works to be carried out by Near East University Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering will progress as a result of the E-Areas Cooperation Protocol recently signed” Making a speech, Head of Union of the Chambers of Cyprus Turkish Engineers and Architects, Gürkan Yağcıoğlu, stated that as it is the situation in many developed countries around the world, graduating from a university to start one of the oldest and the most esteemed job in the world was highly significant in our country as well. He emphasised that the first and foremost key feature of this job was honesty and advised the graduates to bear this in mind; be responsible and aware individuals while they progressed in their work. He stated that only once science is utilized in the correct way cold the engineers of a country take their countries to advanced civilization status. He pointed out that experience in one’s job was as important as one’s knowledge in the field. Therefore, he advised the graduates to establish strong bonds with the available experienced figures around them. Subsequent to Yağcıoğlu’s speech, Vice Rector of Near East University Prof. Dr. Murat Kocaoğlu made a speech and said that the NEU Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering was established with the provisions of the Founding Rector of Near East University, Dr. Suat Günsel, and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S.Günsel as the 19th Faculty of the University. Once considering the contributions of the construction sector and the environment to the civilisation status and economy of a country, the importance of the decision can easily be understood. After making this point, Prof. Dr. Murat Kocaoğlu said welcome to everyone present at the graduation ceremony at the first year of the establishment of a significant faculty-NEU Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Prof. Dr. Kocaoğlu: “We strongly believe that you will each be an engineering who is sought after due to his/her success in your fields with the accumulated knowledge and experience to be gained with each passing day.” Prof. Dr. Kocaoğlu further stated that the Near East University was an institution continuing to gain momentum-making it number 1 in northern Cyprus and third among the universities in Turkey. He emphasised his belief that in time they were expecting the NEU to be among the most prestigious universities around the world due to the academic activities of the highly skilled and competent academicians of the Near East University and resultantly, the graduates of the NEU Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering will cooperate with Union of the Chambers of Cyprus Turkish Engineers and Architects of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to make great contributions to both the infrastructures and the superstructures of our country. Later, graduating with the highest rank from the faculty, Baran Mohammed made a speech; which was followed by folk-dance and music performances from Turkish Cypriots, Palestine and India. The graduation ceremony then progressed with the presentation of the diplomas and medals to high degree graduates by Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S.Günsel. Sbsequently, all graduating received their diplomas and the ceremony ended with throwing graduation caps in the air.

Near East University Faculty of Fine Arts and Design Graduation Ceremony held

Near East University Faculty of Fine Arts and Design Graduation ceremony for Spring Semester 2017-2018 was held in the Exhibition Hall of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design of Near East University. According to the statement made by Near East University Press and Public Relations Directorate; deputy Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design of the Near East University, Erdal Aygenç, department heads, teachers and parents participated at the ceremony. Assoc. Prof. Dr. AYGENÇ; “Only few people are trained in Art and Design fields” Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design of the Near East University, Erdal Aygenç, who made the opening speech, said “Our graduate count is far less than our number of teachers. We seem to be a small faculty, but we are a large faculty in effect. Having only 6 graduates means that only a few people are trained in the field of art and design. Hundreds of people do not graduate from this department, only a few do. This is inherent in the art”. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aygenç addressed the students, “With graduation you are entering a new era of life. You have completed your education, and your experience in art and design will continue after graduation from now on. This is a very long and caring way, not a process that will end in 4 years. We shall see together where your next effort will take you in the field of art and design. I hope you all have a good way. We are proud of your accomplishments. You do not break your ties with the faculty after graduation. We are ready to support you in all troubles you might encounter in the field of art and design. I congratulate you all. May God speed you way.” The ceremony ended with the presentation of diplomas and throwing hats into the air.

Near East University NeuIslanders Robotics Football Team starts with win at World Cup

Near East University Robotic Team NeuIslanders won the opening match of the Robotic World Cup held in Montreal, Canada. According to information provided by the Near East University Press and Public Relations Directorate NEUIslanders, who played the first game in the tournament against the Robojackets of the Georgia Institute of Technology University in the United States, made several attacks throughout the match, and won the match 1-0 . Tied with Brazil … In the second match of the day, NEUIslanders tied 0-0 in the match against Brazil’s Military Engineering Institutional University, which won the South American open tournament this year. Although the team has often developed attacks throughout the match, the opponent did not fail in defense but was unable score the goal, too. In addition, two shots of NeuIslanders returned from the poles. Post-Match Comments… The NEUIslanders team working hard to get successful results in the following matches, stated that they have taken precautions by evaluating the mistakes made during the matches. NEUIslanders, who will compete with soccer-playing robots developed in different parts of the world, revealed that this year they are going on towards victory with a more offensive and ambitious robotic soccer team that has a more advanced artificial intelligence developed entirely new.

Near East University has been represented at the International Conference ‘Crossroads of Languages and Cultures’ held in Crete

The 5th International Conference ‘Crossroads of Languages and Cultures: Languages and Cultures at Home and at School’ (CLC5) organized by the University of Crete took place from 1st June to 3rd June 2018 at the University of Crete in Rethimno, Greece. The conference covered areas like fore transformative and empowering theoretical models and pedagogical practices, implemented either at school or at unofficial settings of learning. According to the press info released by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations office of Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çise Çavuşoğlu from the Department of English Language Teaching of Atatürk Faculty of Education represented Near East University at the 5th International Conference ‘Crossroads of Languages and Cultures that organized by the Centre for Intercultural and Migration Studies of the Department of Primary Education of the University of Crete. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çise Çavuşoğlu stated that the conference was very fruitful as it brought together scholars investigating the complex interplay between languages and cultures and how these factors affect the bicultural and bilingual development of students with an immigrant background. She also underlined that the conference was of great importance in terms of providing platform to investigate non-standard language varieties spoken among immigrant groups. The theme of the conference was ‘Languages and Cultures at Home and at School’. Participants from different countries including the UK, Canada, Iceland, Germany, Cyprus, Luxembourg and Australia made presentations in English or Greek and discussed the issue under different headings. With their presentations, the scholars shared information regarding their studies on language policy in bilingual families, teacher training in the area of bilingualism and intercultural education, language accumulation of young people, and language learning experiences at school, developing bi-literacy at school and at home, innovative teaching methods to empower students with a different cultural background and to implement Intercultural education. The Place of the Language Varieties used by Immigrants in Multicultural Settings hasn’t been investigated Sufficiently…..” Participated in the conference with a co-study, which she conducted with Dr. Petros Karatsareas from Westminster University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çise Çavuşoğlu made a presentation on ‘Non-standard Languages in Diaspora and Immigrant Groups: School, Home and Beyond’ and addressed the problems encountered by Turkish language teachers in teaching Turkish properly to bilingual students studying in Turkish schools in London. Taking five different presentations into consideration, it was emphasized that sufficient studies regarding the place of non-standard languages in multicultural settings hasn’t been carried out so far. Language Policies at Schools in London was addressed… Taking into account the new communicative needs because of the population movement and the creation of multilingual societies in which language users need to participate meaningfully, the conference was very useful in bridging the linguistic gaps by proposing new descriptors related to the parallel use of languages. The necessity of developing of appropriate pedagogies, language programs, curricula and syllabi for migrants and refugees respecting the diverse linguistic resources and making translanguaging possible was underlined in the presentations throughout the conference. In their other presentations, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cavusoglu with Dr. Petros Karatsareas and Alexandra Georgiou drew attention to the the approaches and attitudes of the students and their teachers towards the Cypriot language in the Greek schools in London. In Her presentation, Dr. Birgül Yılmaz addressed the approaches of Kurdish immigrants in London towards language learning, language use and language maintenance. The current approaches to the linguistic diversity of Ukrainian within the frame of diaspora and language policies for non-standard language varieties among Spanish-speaking groups in London were discussed in the presentations made by Katie Harrison and Dr. Darren Paffey respectively. Conference brought together many Respectable Scholars Investigating the Complex Interplay between Languages and Cultures….. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çavuşoğlu stated that the conference, which was organized by the Centre for Intercultural and Migration Studies of the Department of Primary Education of the University of Crete, brought together many valuable researchers working in the fields of language and culture. She added that they initiated works towards organizing and hosting such conferences at Near East University.

The Cooperation Protocol between the Supreme Electoral Council and the Near East University has been renewed

Near East University and the Supreme Electoral Council have renewed the protocol which sets terms for all kind of technical and academic cooperation between the parties on issues regarding the presidential election, Parliamentary election, local elections and referendum across the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, the President of Supreme Court and Supreme Electoral Council Narin Ferdi Şefik and the President of Near East University Board of Trustees Assoc. Prof. Dr. Irfan S. Günsel signed the cooperation protocol on behalf of their parties. NEU vice Rector Professor Tamer Şanlıdağ, Supreme Electoral Council Secretary Neşe Başkan and members of Supreme Electoral Court attended the signing ceremony. Official Results of Election and Referendum will be announced to public…. Within the frame of the protocol, Near East University will provide contributions to publicize the results of the elections via radio and television by establishing computer systems with programs capable to receive and assess the results of presidential, parliamentary, local elections and referendum. In the line with the terms set by the protocol, Near East University will provide consultancy and, if necessary, equipment for the Supreme Electoral Council on information systems issues.
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