Another Example of Success from the Association of Dental Students of Near East University; Worldwide Research Exchange Program is being initiated

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Added On: 29 December 2018, Saturday, 21:27
Last Edited On: 29 December 2018, Saturday, 21:27

Another Example of Success from the Association of Dental Students of Near East University; Worldwide Research Exchange Program is being initiated

Near East University Dental Students Association is a full member of International Association of Dental Students (IADS) which represents the interests of more than 200,000 dental students worldwide. IADS Meeting is held annually and provides a scientific platform for dental students to exchange knowledge and experiences regarding dentistry at international level.

This year, the F2F Meeting that organized by the Board of International Association of Dental Students (IADS) was held at the Near East University. At the end of the meeting, a decision enabling the dental students of Near East University to engage in Research Exchange Program worldwide has been accepted by unanimous vote.

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of the Near East University, IADS Board Meeting was realized with the participation of IADS President Ave Pöld, Chief Editor Greta Kersyte, Secretary General Abanob Yosry, Treasurer Björn Bıerlich, and International Exchange Officer Mustafa Hacılar from Near East University Faculty of Dentistry. During the meeting, important decisions were taken regarding the future of the International Association of Dental Students, which serves as the only and principal representative body for dental students worldwide.

As a result of the IADS Board of Directors Meeting held in the Rectorate Meeting Hall of the Near East University, it was unanimously agreed that Near East University would launch a Research Exchange Project for Dentistry students worldwide. Within this context, NEU Faculty of Dentistry students will be able to engage in research exchange program in universities across the world while dental students from different universities in other countries will be able to engage in scientific research studies at the Near East University.

They were impressed a lot by the Research Projects carried out at the university…
It was stated that IADS Board of Directors, who came to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to realize the Board Meeting at the Near East University, were impressed a lot by the research projects, quality in education and health services provided by the university. Considering the scientific studies carried out at the research centers of the university, stem-cell projects carried out at the Faculty of Dentistry, R&D projects in the field of dentistry, and other scientific activities at national and international platforms, the Board Members of IADS have confirmed the institutional compliance of the University for launching worldwide research exchange project.

Extending their appreciations to Near East University Board of Trustees Chairman Associate Professor Irfan Günsel, the Board of Directors of International Association of Dental Students noted that the meeting that they had realized at the Near East University would take coverage in IADS Journal to be published in January 2019.

All kinds of support will be provided…
Near East University Student Dean Associate Professor Dudu Ozkum Yavuz stated that they would continue to support all student clubs and associations involved in scientific activities at national and international level. On Behalf of Students Dean Office, Associate Professor Dudu Ozkum Yavuz extended her appreciations to the Association Counselor Asst. Prof. Ozay Onoral, NEU vice Rector Professor Tamer Şanlıdağ and NEU Board of Trustees Chairman Associate Professor Irfan Günsel in recognition of their visions, collaboration and contributions to internship and research exchange program.

Prof. Dr. Şanlıdağ: “Students will be able to engage in research exchange programs in accordance with their relevant field…
Evaluating the IADS Board’s decision taken at the Board Meeting of the International Association of Dental Students that held at Near East University, NEU vice Rector Professor Tamer Şanlıdağ stated that it was not only a decision enabling NEU dental students to engage in worldwide research exchange programs but also an important milestone making the name of Near East University known across the world as a university providing high quality education in line with the technological developments, through the most contemporary and high-tech equipped labs and research centers and innovation-oriented R&D projects.

Underlining the importance of Research Exchange program in providing research opportunities, internship opportunities, and an effective communication network for dental students worldwide represented in the association, NEU vice Rector Professor Şanlıdağ noted that students studying at NEU Faculty of Dentistry would be able to engage in worldwide research exchange programs while dental students from the other universities in different countries would be able to come to Near East University to involve in scientific and theoretical research studies.

Underlining that they had provided the Faculty of Dentistry with all possibilities required for a contemporary education at global standards, Professor Şanlıdağ said that they had established well-rounded collaborations with universities and faculties of dentistry in different countries and achieved to provide not only the faculty members with research opportunities but also the students with internship opportunities abroad. “And Now, we are experiencing the happy pride of having the opportunity that enables our dental students to engage in research exchange projects worldwide” noted he.

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