Center of Excellence

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The Center of Excellence is a high level research unit that initiated activity under the auspices of the Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ. Günsel.

With the initiative and contributions of the Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ. Günsel, the Center of Excellence is designed to serve as a bridge between the projects and research centers. Center of Excellence is devoted to promote advancement, leadership and excellence in the pursuit of all areas of research through the most advanced research centers within its structure.

The Center’s overall goal is to be the driving force in bringing together the accomplished, talented and creative scientists who are committed to promoting excellence in research via interdisciplinary studies.

Another goal of the Center of Excellence is to configure whole accumulated data obtained through dynamic research activities and promote furthering multidisciplinary collaborative studies that target greater achievements.

Since leading edge, revolutionary technology comes as the result of creativity, vision, talent, dedication and teamwork, the Center of Excellence is dedicated to establishing multidisciplinary cooperation in research and developing interaction at scientific level in gathering the best possible applications. This specialized Center also aims to conduct world-class research towards setting the standards concerning many different issues.

The main principles of the Center of Excellence

  1. To determine the priority issues of our country which are developing in the line with the science of world and promote the scientific potential to come together to conduct collaborative studies leading to scientific production through creativity and innovation,
  2. To support distinguished research in the fields determined by the research centers affiliated with the Center of Excellence and provide all opportunities to conduct research towards making sound worldwide and contribute to the global science through original outcomes,
  3. Scientific production, excellence and to be the leading gear of distinguished research are the cores of the Center of Excellence. The Center is committed to following transparent policies concerning its activities. Self-assessment is the basic key for accomplishment and to take it further,
  4. The Center of Excellence represents the general and functional research capacity of the Near East University. The Center targets to move NEU’s research strength and scientific respectability to the upper levels on national and international scale,
  5. To provide education and training opportunities for both experts and public on required issues,
  6. To contribute the development of the scientific level of the ongoing graduate studies that carried out at the Near East University and to provide support for enhancing the quantity and quality of the researchers needed for scientific development in our country,
  7. To provide the Near East University with contribution to enhance scientific cooperation opportunities with the most prominent international organizations, so as to facilitate receiving more share from national and international support programs, and ensure more productive and efficient use of the current research infrastructure and financial facilities,
  8. To coordinate the relations between the application and research centers, research and analysis laboratories and similar units available in the structure of the Near East University. To ensure the common use of the research and development opportunities among these units and centers and to make the necessary arrangements to overcome bureaucratic hurdles,
  9. To provide programs concerning entrepreneurship, project support, intellectual property rights and licensing; to organize national and international scientific meetings such as workshop, congress, panel, seminars, and etc.,
  10. Team work for a common objective contributes to the highest level of achievement. To this end, the Center of Excellence determines the personnel needed for teamwork and provides them with opportunities to receive training in the country and abroad.
  11. The Center of Excellence is a unit where ideas are processed to get a scientific product. It takes part in all stages of this process including research and development, innovation, technology transfer, patenting and licensing,