Academicians from Humboldt University of Berlin paid a visit to the Near East University

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Added On: 25 March 2019, Monday, 09:53
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Academicians from Humboldt University of Berlin paid a visit to the Near East University

Humboldt University of Berlin, which is one of the oldest and leading universities in Germany, continues to strengthen its collaboration with Near East University. A group of 19 academic people from Humboldt University of Berlin paid a visit to Near East University.

According to the press info released by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, faculty members from the Department of Biology of Humboldt University of Berlin with their graduate program students paid a visit to NEU Herbarium and they were provided information about the Flora and Fauna in Cyprus. Then, they visited the faculties, departments and other facilities within the body of Near East University.

It was stated that Professor Rolf Schneider, retired faculty member of the Department of Biology of Humboldt University of Berlin, had been in scientific collaboration with the Associate Professor Özge Özden Fuller, the Chairperson of the Department of Landscape Architecture, since 2012.

Drawing attention to the dazzling development of Near East University, Professor Schneider expressed his observations: “I have been visiting Near East University regularly since 2013. This is my 6th visit. On each visit, we found ourselves either in a brand new building or listening to a new scientific project. We have been witnessing the rapid growth not only in academic infrastructure but also in developing applied scientific projects”.

Academicians from Humboldt University of Berlin paid a visit to the Near East University

They have received information about the Flora and Fauna of Cyprus…
Faculty members from the Department of Biology of Humboldt University of Berlin with their graduate program students paid a visit to NEU Herbarium and they were provided information about the flora and fauna of Cyprus by Professor Dr. Salih Gücel, the Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences.

Professor Gücel provided detailed information about the scientific research projects that they carried out together with Ecologist Associate Professor Özge Ozden Fulgen and Zoologist Associate Professor Wayner Fuller. Professor Gücel also explained that they had discovered a new spider species specific to the fauna of Cyprus. He explained that the scientists from Near East University, Ege University and Taşkent Wildlife Research Institute conducted a joint project and discovered the spider during investigations that they carried out at Kyrenia Mountains with the aim of cataloging the spider fauna of Cyprus. “The new species of spider was named as “Harpactea gunselorum” in order to honor the Günsel Family who established the Near East University” noted he..

Humboldt University of Berlin is the Educational Ground where a great Number of Nobel Prize Winners Including the World’s Most Prestigious Scientists did some or entire of their scientific work…
The Humboldt University of Berlin was established in 1810 by Frederick William III on the initiative of Wilhelm von Humboldt as the University of Berlin. It was widely regarded as the world’s preeminent university for the natural sciences during the 19th and early 20th century. The foundation concept which Wilhelm von Humboldt had put forward made it the “mother of all modern universities”.

As of 2017, the Humboldt University of Berlin has been associated with 55 Nobel Prize winners, and is considered one of the best universities in Europe as well as one of the most prestigious universities in the world for arts and humanities. The Humboldt University, which attaches great importance on humanistic and philosophical education, has opened its doors for many students and scholars both in education and research. The university offers degree programs and research opportunities from undergraduate to post-doctorate level.

Notable alumni include eminent philosophers, artists, lawyers, politicians, mathematicians, scientists, and Heads of State. The Humboldt University of Berlin is an eminent educational ground where 55 Nobel Prize Winners including the world’s most prestigious scientists and scholars such as Albert Einstein, Emil Fischer, Max Planck and Fritz Haber did some or entire of their scientific work.

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