Near East University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Students conducted a Field Study on the Role of the European Union on the Island

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Added On: 10 December 2019, Tuesday, 21:02
Last Edited On: 10 December 2019, Tuesday, 21:02

Near East University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Students conducted a Field Study on the Role of the European Union on the Island

The students studying at the Department of International Relations and the Department of Political Science that affiliated with the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Near East University, visited the EU Information Center in Nicosia to familiarize closely with international institutions and organizations and receive information about the European Union’s acquis, policies, programs and assistance opportunities. The visit also provided students with opportunity to observe how the theoretical knowledge they have learned in the courses is applied in practice.

According to the information released by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, students studying at the departments of Political Science and International Relations conducted a field study at the EU Information Center within the scope of the course on International Relations Theory. The students had the opportunity to receive on-site comprehensive information about the institutions and organizations that run under the umbrella of the European Union and the policy of EU with regard to Cyprus.

Within the scope of the field study, the students, who had the opportunity to examine the functioning of the international institutions as well as the EU acquis, were informed about the responsibilities and activities of EU Information Center. The students were also informed about the traineeship opportunities offered for EU and non EU citizens to increase their professional skills, develop their personal qualities, and enhance their knowledge through the EU trainee programs.

They evaluated the EU’s role and normative function on the island…
Within the scope of the field study, the students were provided information about the integration processes that the EU, which has 28 member states today, had experienced since its foundations were laid by Treaty of Paris in 1951. With a special reference on the deepening and expansion policies of the union, the students attached a special focus on the processes experienced after Cyprus became a full member of the EU in 2004. Within this framework, students, who received adequate information not only about the EU’s policies with regard to Turkish Cypriot Community after the suspension of the EU acquis in Northern Cyprus but also about technical issues such as the Green Line Regulation, discussed the issues in an interactive manner and evaluated the EU’s role and normative function on the island.

Training applications supporting information and scientific research are conducted…
Head of the Department of Political Science Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü, who visited the EU Information Center along with the students, highlighted crucial role of such field studies in providing the students coming from different countries to our country and university with opportunity to familiarize the international institutions and transform their theoretical knowledge that acquired during courses into practical knowledge. In this regard, he said that field studies had a supporting function for information and scientific research.

Field studies of the students are supported…
Underlining that the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences with its goal-oriented programs is the educational ground of many successful professionals working all around the world, the Faculty Dean Professor Şerife Z. Eyüpoğlu stated that the field studies of the students coming from different countries were always encouraged and supported since such studies had a significant role in transforming theoretical knowledge into practice through observation and hands-on apps. Underlining the necessity of such field studies in providing students with opportunity to familiarize the international institutions and their policies, Professor Eyüpoğlu stated that they would continue to support such activities with an interdisciplinary and analytical education-training approach.