İrfan S. Günsel was born on 9 October 1981 in Nicosia. Mr. Günsel is the eldest son of the family. He completed his elementary, secondary and high school studies at the Near East College. As a hardworking and outstanding student, he was much appreciated by his teachers starting from the very first years of his educational career. He is one of the very first graduates of the Near East College.
İrfan S. Günsel started to his undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Law of the Near East University in 1998 and graduated from this faculty. As his outstanding well-developed academic skills and outstanding personal abilities have been regarded much during his studies, he was encouraged to carry out his postgraduate studies at the. He carried out his MA studies at this faculty and obtained an MA degree in 2004. Immediately following his graduation, he started to another undergraduate program at the Department of Deck of the Faculty of Maritime Studies where afterwards he became a lecturer.
İrfan Günsel, continuing his academic career without pausing, started to a PhD program on International Law and eventually completed the PhD courses and conferred upon a PhD degree on International Law.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan Günsel, taking on significant responsibilities in the developmental projects of the Near East University, its institutions and foundations, has had a pioneering role in all projects, especially during the planning and establishment process of the Near East University Innovation Centre, and the. As the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, he is the chief administrative staff of the at the moment.
Mr. Günsel, enthusiastically interested in the basic principles of automobile projection facilities, studied on the industrial projection stages of automobile production sector as well as leading to units in charge of establishment of the Museum of Classical Cars of the Near East University. İrfanwas in charge of planning and organization of overseas representative units of NEU, and in the meantime, led to improvement the facilities of Mersin and İstanbul representative offices.
During his intensive studies between 2004 and 2009, he carried out aforementioned projection facilities and administrative duties and, in this regard, he acted as the General Coordinator of the university. He was elected as the President of the Board of Trustees of the university in 2009, and since then he carries out both his administrative and academic studies accordingly.
30 April 2013, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel was awarded with International Arch of Europe Gold Quality Award on behalf of the Hospital of NEU at the 26th International Arch of Europe Convention held in Frankfurt, Germany.
19 June 2013, Golden Award was presented to İrfan S. Günsel in Rome on behalf of the Hospital of NEU for its quality and business prestige.
3 July 2013, “Best University Award in Golden Category of 2013” was presented to Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel in Switzerland.
21 September 2013, Assit. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel was presented with a Medal of Honour for providing the citizens of the Gagauzia Autonomous Republic with opportunities on health and education issues.