Academic Member of Near East University Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sağsan gave a seminar on Academic Publications in EUL

Invited as a guest, Head of Institute of Social Sciences and Innovation and Information Technologies Centre of Near East University, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sağsan, has given a seminar at European University of Lefke (EUL) titled as “Clues from Academic Publications: Irresistible lightness of making social science”. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University Prof. Dr. Sağsan gave a seminar aimed at academicians and doctorate students informing them of clues and editorial processes of academic publications. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sağsan: “It is very important to know the literature well!” During the seminar Prof. Dr. Sağsan expressed that it was necessary to base one’s study on a very strong theory and a suitable method before making any academic article publication and added that there were three basic principles to making science; first of which was to know the literature very well before writing an article. Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Sağsan stressed that a scientific study not only needed to address a gap in the literature but also needed to be based on rich empirical data. Moreover, Prof. Dr. Sağsan pointed out that even when carrying out a local scientific research, it needed to be based on universal values as this was a requirement of editors which decide on publications. The researcher MUST know himself/herself and the methodology adopted quite well… Further adding to what is said above; Prof. Dr. Sağsan added that second most significant principle to making proper science was to know methodology well; pointing out that merely focusing on qualitative and quantitative methods was not sufficient as there could be circumstances where a mixed-methods approach was required. Last but not least, Prof. Dr. Sağsan stated that the third required principle for science was the need for the researcher to know himself/herself well; knowing about one’s capacity, knowledge and skills, alongside knowing one’s own beliefs and values were rather significant as these had a great impact on the research being carried out. It was pointed out that when the Head of Institute of Social Sciences and Innovation and Information Technologies Centre of Near East University, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sağsan completed his seminar at the European University of Lefke, he was presented at certificate of appreciation Head of Department of Business Administration Prof. Dr. Harun Şeşen.

Near East University Faculty Member Ulaş Yavuz returned from National Service

Head of Department of Sports Medicine of the Near East University Hospital and Deputy Dean of Faculty of Sports Sciences Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ulaş H. Yavuz carried out medical services as the doctor of the Turkey Women’s Basketball National A Team at the preparation training camp. Near East University Press and Public Relations Directorate released a press info stating that ssoc. Prof. Dr. Ulaş H. Yavuz carried out medical services as the doctor of the Turkey Women’s Basketball National A Team which is carrying out preparation trainings in Istanbul and Canada and will participate in the 2018 Women’s Basketball World Cup which will be held in Spain. Basket’s Fairies who made two preparatory matches with Canadian National Team in Canada, also played with the Chinese national team in Istanbul. Women’s Basketball National Team will continue preparation trainings to participate in the Women’s Basketball World Cup in Slovenia in August.

Near East University and the General Directorate of Police signed a Cooperation Protocol

Near East University and the General Directorate of Police have signed a comprehensive cooperation protocol. Within the frame of the protocol, the parties will organize joint educational, scientific and social-benefit-oriented projects in collaboration. The Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University released that NEU Board of Trustees Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel and the Director General of Police Süleyman Manavoğlu signed the cooperation protocol on behalf of their parties. NEU Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Tüzünkan, Near East Institute Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Umut Koldaş, Police School Director Hüseyin Sağıroğlu and General Directorate of Police Administrative and Personnel Affairs Director Mustafa Ceylanlı attended the protocol signing ceremony as well. The cooperation protocol sets terms and resolutions for carrying out joint training programs, activities and social benefit oriented projects in the field of science and culture. Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan Günsel: “We are proud of developing cooperation with the Police Force” Delivering a speech at the protocol signing ceremony, Near East University Board of Trustees Chairman Associate Professor İrfan Günsel stated that they were feeling the happiness and proud of crowning the cooperation ongoing for years between the parties with a protocol. Underlining the significant role of the protocol in ensuring a new momentum for the next joint activities of both institutions, Associate Professor Günsel said: “We have been in an ongoing collaboration with the General Directorate of Police for years. As Near East University, we have shown that collaboration, togetherness and working together with the General Directorate of Police can be carried out without having a cooperation protocol. However, with this protocol, we firmly believe that our cooperation will be crowned, accelerated and will grow incrementally. I hope, this protocol will be beneficial for our university, the police force and our country”. Director General of Police Süleyman Manavoğlu: “Our Cooperation in the Field of Education and Health with Near East University will increasingly go on” “We have been in collaboration with Near East University in the field of education and health for a long time. This protocol will provide a momentum and accelerate our collaboration. Up to now, within the scope of our collaborations, Near East University has provided training the police forces while we provide training to the security personnel of Near East University. We have embraced the collaboration lasting for years. Now, we are making this established collaboration formal by crowning it with a protocol” noted he. At the end of the signing ceremony, the Board of Trustees Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel presented a cocoon work tableau to the Director General of Police Süleyman Manavoğlu in the memory of the day.

Near East University Fall Semester Registration for 218 Master’s and Doctoral Degree Programs continues

Aiming to accommodate the demands of the candidates in pursuit of their advanced academic and professional careers, Near East University offers 143 master’s and 75 doctoral degree programs that approved by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) and the Higher Education Planning, Evaluation Accreditation and Coordination Council (YÖDAK). 2018-2019 Academic Year Fall Semester Registration for 143 Master’s and 75 Doctoral Degree Programs is ongoing. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of NEU, master’s and doctoral degree programs, which are of great importance for academic career and personal development, open up a whole new world of opportunities for candidates willing to achieve a good career by enriching their knowledge and upgrading their professional qualifications. Within the body of Near East University, the master’s and doctoral degree programs are implemented by Graduate Schools of Social Sciences, Applied Sciences, Educational Sciences and Health Sciences with 1714 competent academic staff. As post graduate education has been gaining more importance than ever before, NEU’s approach to doctoral and master degree programs opens up new horizons for candidates and creates great opportunities for graduates to achieve a good career and gain qualifications to establish a competitive edge over the others. Since research studies are integral parts of a whole, all applications and research studies relevant to the master’s and doctoral degree programs are conducted in an interactive and interrelated manner. NEU aims to encourage a creative environment for research and teaching as well as social impact. To this end, all faculty labs, the advanced level research labs, and all possibilities of NEU hospitals including Training and Research Hospital, Dental Hospital and Animal Hospital, will be in the service of the master’s and doctoral degree students to facilitate their research studies. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yeter TABUR: “NEU offers high quality and goal-oriented education…” Touching upon the importance of master’s and doctoral degree education for pursuing an academic and professional career, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yeter TABUR, the Secretary General of NEU, states that the Near East University provides the Master and PhD candidates with high quality and goal oriented education. Highlighting that the education is carried out by blending theoretical and practical training in an interactive manner, TABUR delivered further information: “NEU has started Fall Term registration for YÖK and YÖDAK approved 218 master’s degree and doctoral degree programs. These programs are very important and have a significant role for candidates in achieving their academic or professional careers. The professionals with a master or PhD degree have a competitive edge over the others in the competitive structure of the professional life of our days. Being aware of this fact, Near East University, which is the leading gear of the higher education in our country and region, provides opportunities for graduates through a myriad of high quality and goal-oriented post graduate programs. We provide the master’s and doctoral degree students with opportunities to conduct research studies in the line with their choices or on issue-specific subjects” said he. 20 percent discount for public staff Touching upon the importance that NEU attached on the professional development of the staff working in public institutions, TABUR stated that the Near East University would provide 20 percent discount for public staff who want to enroll in one of the master’s or doctoral degree programs. For more information concerning 2018-2019 Academic Year Fall Semester registration to master’s and doctoral degree programs offered by the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Graduate school of Applied Sciences, Graduate School of Educational Sciences and Graduate School of Health Sciences, please visit www.neu.edu.tr or call 680 20 00 ( extension 5211 – 5225 – 5377).

Department of Biomedical Engineering of Near East University has been successfully represented at an International Conference in Sweden

The Academic Members of the Department off Biomedical Engineering of Near East University jointly worked on 3 different projects which they presented at the International Workshops on Radiation Imaging Detectors 2018 held in Sweden. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Assist. Prof. Dr. İlker Özşahin, Assist. Prof. Dr. Dilber Uzun Özşahin, Academic Members Musa Sani Musa and Berna Uzun presented their presentation on Simulation and Performance Evaluation of the High Performance Low Cost NEU – positron Emission Mammography (PEM) Device; Using Fuzzy Promethee Method based on multi-criteria decision-making theory for the evaluation of semi-conductive detectors; and The Simulation of New Scintillator Crystals for Brain Positron Emission Tomography Device. “PEM Device has the capacity to detect lesions as small as 1mm in breast cancers” Making the presentation on Simulation and Performance Evaluation of the High Performance Low Cost NEU – positron Emission Mammography (PEM) Device, Assist. Prof. Dr. İlker Özşahin stated that their project was supported by Near East University Scientific Research /unit and jointly conducted with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and pointed out that the smallest lesions of 1mm could be detected in breast cancers. Furthermore, the project jointly carried out by Assist. Prof. Dr. İlker Özşahin, Assist. Prof. Dr. Dilber Uzun Özşahin, Academic Member Musa Sani Musa involved designing a device with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School with a special technique which cost 10 times less than the PEM devices used normally for breast cancers. Additionally, since this device has a cylindrical geometrical shape it has the potential to provide imaging in a very short period of time. The usage performanc.es of semi-conductive detectors in nuclear medicine imaging devices were discussed… It was stated that the presentation made by Academic Members of the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Near East University Assist. Prof. Dr. İlker Özşahin, Assist. Prof. Dr. Dilber Uzun Özşahin, Musa Sani Musa and Berna Uzun who jointly worked on the project with Ajman University from the United Arab Emirates titled as Using Fuzzy Promethee Method based on multi-criteria decision-making theory for the evaluation of semi-conductive detectors attracted a lot of interest at the international conference held in Moscow. Last but not least, the work of Assist. Prof. Dr. İlker Özşahin and Musa Sani Musa titled as ‘The Simulation of New Scintillator Crystals for Brain Positron Emission Tomography Device’ was presented at International Workshops on Radiation Imaging Detectors 2018 and emphasised how it was highly necessary to renew and update the positron emission device since it was one of the most significant devise used in the filed of nuclear medicine imaging. GATE simulation was used for medical imaging and a comparison of the scintillation crystals currently used and scintillation crystals newly developed were compared. It was proudly emphasised that the aforementioned three projects which were presented at the international conference will be published in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journals shortly.

Chief Coach of Near East University Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Team is World Champion

Chief Coach of Near East University Jui Jitsu Team Diogo Moraes Azevedo became the World Champion at the ACBJJ World Open Championship held in Moscow. According to the press release issued by the Director of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Diogo Moraes Azevedo became the World Champion of Master 1 95+ Super Heacy Category by defeating the champion of 2018 IBJJF Europe Champion Elgar Rafigaev. At the championship, Azevedo passed the first tour, then at the second tour he defeated his opponent Bruno Matiası with a score of 4-2. Later in the final, defeated 2018 IBJJF Europe Champion Elgar Rafigaev with a score of 3-0; which made Diogo Moraes Azevedo the world champion. It was pointed out that till date Diogo Moraes Azevedo participated in many competitions held in the United States of America, England, Brazil and various other countries and owns gold, silver and bronze medals. He would like to improve Jiu-jitsus in Northern Cyprus… Expressing his pride and joy of becoming the world champion of the ACBJJ World Open Brazilian Championship Diogo Moraes Azevedo, stated that he wished to improve Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and that he would be working towards this goal. He added that due to a shoulder injury at the European Championship he participated previously he could not be in the finals and that this had made him very sad. He stated that since then he had been working hard. In this regard, he emphasised how happy he was of his achievement and rewarded his championship to Near East University and promised to work hard to contribute to the sport of jiu-jitsus in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Furthermore, Avezedo stressed that it was not easy to be a world champion where hundreds of athletes compete in different categories and that success required disciplined efforts. Alongside body capacity, jiu-jitsus was a type of sport, martial art, challenging one’s intelligence. He emphasised the significance of predicting one’s opponent’s next move and therefore acting in accordance with this prediction. Therefore, he stated that it was necessary for an athlete to develop one’s intelligence, spirit and body. He pointed out that he had been doing this sport for ten years and that he had made many achievements. Moreover, he expressed the necessity of a well-balanced diet and disciplined hard work for achievement. He ended his words by stating that he will be continuing to work at the Near East University Sports Tower and that he is willing to establish admiration for this sport and assist younger athletes to become a champion.

Near East University English Preparatory School applies the latest technology used in English Language Teaching

In order to enable the students to make consistent and measurable progress, Near East University English Preparatory School instructors have realized a training course on teaching with Cambridge English EMPOWER. Near East University English Preparatory School instructors attended the training course on “Online Platforms in English Language Education” that conducted by Anil Bayar, a Cambridge University Press instructor. During the training course that held at the Education Palace of Near East University, the instructors found the opportunity to learn about Cambridge English Empower which will be used by Near East University English Preparatory School in the academic year 2018-2019. Cambridge English Empower’s methodological principles, contents that will be processed on the online portal, online assessment and practice materials in the Cambridge Learning Management System were the core topics of the course. The Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University released that the English Preparatory School Instructors attended the training course in order to update their information about the current and latest methods used in English language teaching and the place of technology in language teaching. It was underlined that the students would be welcomed with technological innovations coming into realization in the new academic year. Instructors seemed to be highly satisfied and enthusiast as the training course was very fruitful. The technological innovations to be conducted in language teaching in the coming year propelled the enthusiasm of the participant instructors personally and on behalf of their students. Stating that Cambridge Learning Management System is a colorful and innovative system, NEU Preparatory School instructors expressed great pleasure and pride of providing the students with such a high-end system in the new academic year.

Information regarding the works that carried out in Near East University Robotic Laboratory on Autonomous (Unmanned) Bus was shared with the Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman

-Near East University Robotic Soccer Team paid a visit to TRNC Prime Minister Tufan Özhürman…. Along with Near East University Board of Trustees Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel, the team in charge of NEUIslanders, the robotic soccer team of Near East University, which became the champion in RoboCup 2018 (Robotic Soccer World Cup) that held in Montreal in Canada, paid a visit to TRNC Prime Minister Tufan Özhürman in his office. During the visit, Near East University Board of Trustees Chairman Associate Professor İrfan Günsel and the accompanying team provided the Prime Minister Tufan Özhürman with information regarding the path leading to success of the robotic soccer team by underlining that 100% of the mechanical and electronic design and the artificial intelligence coding of the robots had been created by Near East University. Besides, the Prime Minister Özhürman was provided with information regarding NEU’s promising trials on unmanned bus and technological products that created at the Innovation and Information Technologies Center such as wheelchair driven by power of thinking. Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman; “I heartily congratulate Near East University Innovation and Information Technologies Center for the accomplishments that show where they stand now at the international arena…..” During the visit, Prime Minister congratulated the accomplishments by stating that he had visited the Robotics Laboratory of Near East University recently and had the opportunity to see the impressive work on site. “I heartily congratulate Near East University Innovation and Information Technologies Center for the accomplishments that show where they stand now at the international arena” noted he. Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel: “For wider applications on artificial intelligence, works towards unmanned car are going on in full stream…. We are planning to have our first tour in February….” In his remarks, Near East University Board of Trustees Chairman Associate Professor İrfan Günsel expressed their pride of becoming the champ of RoboCup 2018 that held in Montreal, Canada. Highlighting that the world championship of the robotic soccer team of Near East University was one of the best examples of actualizing Near East University’s vision of taking place amongst the third generation universities, Near East University Board of Trustees Chairman Associate Professor İrfan Günsel stated that their next goal was to actualize the co-project of the Innovation Center and Robotic Laboratory regarding to fabricate the unmanned bus that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. “Works on creating combination of sensors, cameras, radar and artificial intelligence for the unmanned car are very satisfactory and promising” said he. Delivering information about the current process of works on producing unmanned bus, Associate Professor İrfan Günsel stated that they planned to take their first tour in February 2019. Underlining that the unmanned car would be capable of navigating in all road and weather conditions, Günsel explained that the unmanned bus would be used primarily as a ring service to provide the transportation of students within the campus. He underlined that after realizing these trial tests on campus, the shuttle services of Near East University between the city and the university could be provided by unmanned buses. Expressing that they were ready to initiate the works required to set electronic election system in our country, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel ended his remarks by saying: “The Robotic Soccer Championship that we won this year is a clear indicator that Near East University can compete with the world giants in the field of technology. This propels our enthusiasm for sustaining our innovative works in this field and it also demonstrates once again what Turkish Cypriots are capable to achieve when provided with opportunity. Near East University is the leading-gear of our country in innovation. We are moving towards creating the future with great breakthroughs”.

Studies of the Near East University Teaching Members to Uncover the Perspectives of the Turkish Cypriot Society on Fine Arts published in Education Sciences Magazine

Near East University teaching members Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Yeniasır and Assist. Prof. Dr. Burak Gökbulut’s work titled “Opinions of Fine Arts Students on Their Occupations and Their Future Expectations” was published in Education Sciences magazine indexed in the Web of Science. Atatürk Education Faculty, Department of Turkish Language Teaching member Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Yeniasır and lecturer at the Department of Turkish Language and Literature, Assist. Prof. Dr. Burak Gökbulut speaking to the Near East University Press and Public Relations Directorate stated that their study has been published in the Journal of Education Sciences, and that the students studying fine arts in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus have produced considerable outcomes with their thoughts about their professions. Regarding the subject, it was noted that “Art, as it is known, is a phenomenon that nourishes, develops and carries forward a society in a real sense. The improvement of art education depends primarily on the identification and understanding of the problems and expectations in this area. In this sense, it can be said that the answers given in the research have revealed important consequences.” “Turkish Cypriot Society has negative thoughts on Art Perception” When we look at the whole of the data obtained without working, it is seen that most of the students share positive opinions about the art education they have taken, and share common ideas about the art development. Besides, it can be said that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus society, in general, has negative thoughts about art perception. When the results are taken into consideration, it is seen that some students who are not satisfied with the art education and some students who are not related to the arts continue their education for different reasons. Society considers art as an unnecessary activity and something luxerious … STEAM education has been developed in accordance with the STEM education which has been used since 2001 in the world and is also applied in developed countries. In addition to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, STEAM education, in which art is also based on this educational model focusing on creative and problem-solving methods, is particularly revealing the importance of art education and art. In North Cyprus, young people who choose to study art because of family desire and who are afraid that they will not be able to find a job after studying arts will get rid of their fears through theSTEAM model state education policy. In this regard, it will be seen that art can be as innovative and economical as other disciplines, thanks to the education model. Because in the new century, states will only be able to protect their economic-political freedoms and developments by using the advantage of interdisciplinary collaboration between science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in order to determine on an innovative lifestyle. In this sense, awareness on the importance of art in the developing countries will be raised and more attention will be given to art education. For example, in this study, according to the opinions of some students, society thinks that art is an unnecessary thing, and that it is something luxurious, an activity of rich people. This is in fact related to the fact that the state has not adequately supported art and has not been conscious of the society since the past. People need to be conscious about the importance of art and art education … It is clear from this point that the necessity of visualizing, updating and improving the Turkish Cypriot art education policies is obvious. Students who pursue this field study should be more aware of the importance of art education. In art schools more theoretical knowledge should be given and more practice should be provided in areas where students are trained. Students should be more sensitive to arts by putting lessons related to art at different levels of other schools affiliated to the Ministry of National Education. People living in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus should be aware of the importance of art and art education.

Near East University Faculty of Law Instructor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eylem Ümit Atılgan made Presentation on Women Murders in Canada

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eylem Ümit Atilgan, Lecturer of Near East University, Faculty of Law, Department of Law Philosophy and Sociology of Law, presented a paper at the Law & Society conference in Toronto, Canada. According to the press information given by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of the Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eylem Ümit Atılgan made a presentation titled “Unjust provocation remission on women murders” at the Law & Society conference, which has the characteristic of being the largest network of academicians conducting sociological research in law in the world and held every year since 1964. This year’s theme was “Law at Crossroads” and hundreds of academics from different countries participated in the conference. “Unjust provocation remission on women murders” Near East University lecturer Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atılgan emphasized that “Unjust provocation remission on women murders” in Turkey proceedings has been compared with the cases in countries such as Mexico and Nicaragua which are in struggle against the violence imposed on women. In a special session titled “Comparative Approach to Struggle against Women Murders”, Assoc. Dr. Paulina Garcia Del Moral from Wisconsin University, Pamela Neumann from Tulane University, and Sumru Atuk from the City of New Yorin the Regulatory-Planning Committee at the Law & Society Association …k University made presentations. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atılgan was elected for the second time to the Coordination-Planning Committee of the Law & Society Association … Speakers started to work on this project to be published as a special issue about the women murders in the Law & Society Review upon the recommendation of editors, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atılgan was elected for the second time to the Coordination-Planning Committee, and qualified to represent the Near East University at the Law & Society Association in 2018-2019.
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