Near East University and the University of Sharjah from the United Arab Emirates signed a protocol to cooperate in academic and research fields

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Added On: 26 July 2022, Tuesday, 17:01
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Near East University and the University of Sharjah from the United Arab Emirates signed a protocol to cooperate in academic and research fields

Near East University and the University of Sharjah, one of the leading universities of the United Arab Emirates, signed a protocol to cooperate in academic and research fields. In accordance with the protocol signed by Near East University Acting Rector Prof. Tamer Şanlıdağ and Sharjah University Vice Rector for Research and Postgraduate Studies Prof. Dr. Maamar Bettayeb, cooperation will be made between the two universities in academic studies and research.

With more than 1,600 scientific articles published in 2021, Near East University ranks 552th among 15,175 universities in the AD Scientific Index’s “Best Universities 2022” list, while Sharjah University is in the top thousand in the same list. With the signed cooperation protocol, the number of institutions and universities with which Near East University cooperates has approached 150.

In line with the cooperation protocol, the two universities will cooperate to organize exchange of students, scientific resources, researchers, faculty members and administrative members, bilateral academic programs, joint international workshops, conferences and seminars as well as joint research activities. At the same time, Near East University will provide infrastructure support to establish joint infrastructure/research centers, research laboratories and working groups.

The first steps of joint work were also taken. Joint efforts have started for the establishment of the Center for Operations in Health, which was opened in January within the body of Near East University and which is the first center in the world to apply the artificial intelligence-supported “multi-criteria decision-making” model to health processes, in Sharjah University as well. Near East University Health Operations Center Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilber Uzun Özşahin has been working in the United Arab Emirates for a while to coordinate the studies.

Near East University and the University of Sharjah from the United Arab Emirates signed a protocol to cooperate in academic and research fields

Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ: “In scientific studies carried out for a better world and service to humanity, the main thing is cooperation, not competition.”
Emphasizing the importance of research carried out in cooperation by researchers from different cultures and regions, Near East University Acting Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ said, “The main thing in scientific studies carried out for a better world and service to humanity is cooperation, not competition.” Pointing out that Near East University has been shown as one of the best universities in the world in different fields by many international higher education evaluation institutions, Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ said, “While the Near East University, which is ranked 552nd among 15,175 universities in the AD Scientific Index’s ‘Best Universities 2022’ list, is ranked among the top 10 in the world in terms of education quality by Times Higher Education, is also among the top 250 universities in the world in the fields of ‘Computer Sciences’ and ‘Engineering’. In addition, in the ranking announced by Shanghai Ranking last week, it was in the 301-400 band as the only university from the TRNC to be included in the list in the field of “Electrical and Electronics Engineering”.

Stating that Near East University aims to increase scientific productivity and efficiency by collaborating with universities and institutes from many regions and countries of the world, Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ said that they believe they will carry out many researches together with the University of Sharjah, one of the distinguished universities of the United Arab Emirates.

Near East University and the University of Sharjah from the United Arab Emirates signed a protocol to cooperate in academic and research fields

Prof. Dr. Maamar Bettayeb: “We welcome joint scientific research with prestigious international institutions to produce high-quality research.”
Saying that the University of Sharjah has a distinguished position in the field of scientific research in terms of the number and quality of published research, Sharjah University Vice Rector for Research and Postgraduate Studies Prof. Dr. Maamar Bettayeb said that he welcomes joint scientific research with prestigious international institutions to produce high-quality research, and that the cooperation agreement they have made with the Near East University is an important part of this.

Near East University and the University of Sharjah from the United Arab Emirates signed a protocol to cooperate in academic and research fields

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilber Uzun Özşahin: “As Near East University Health Operations Center, we are leading the way to create an international network in this field.”
Near East University Health Operations Center Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilber Uzun Özşahin, on the other hand, stated that they are leading to create an international network in order to popularize operations research in health and emphasized that the studies to be carried out with the University of Sharjah will be one of the strong steps taken in this direction.

Reminding that the Near East University Center for Operations in Health is the first center in the world to apply the “Multi-Criteria Decision Making” model to health processes, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilber Uzun Özşahin said, “Multi-criteria decision-making method is based on the analysis and comparison of all options over many criteria in order to make the most appropriate decision in many areas. We evaluate many criteria such as cost, effectiveness, accessibility, and practicality in our studies at the Health Operations Center and ensure that the most appropriate decision is made in diagnosis and treatment. From deciding which nuclear medicine imaging device is best for brain cancer to determining which drug is most appropriate for an AIDS patient; We can perform a wide range of analyzes, from which COVID-19 antigen or PCR test is more appropriate to use.”