|These Rules are defined as Near East University Cyprus Research Centre Rules.
|Unless the context otherwise requires, the "President" refers to the President of the Cyprus Studies Centre of the Near East University. “Advisory Board” refers to the Near East University Cyprus Studies Centre Advisory Board. “Centre” refers to the Cyprus Studies Centre of the Near East University. “University” refers to the Near East University. “Editorial Board” refers to the Near East University Cyprus Research Centre Editorial Board. “Board of Directors” refers to the Near East University Cyprus Studies Centre Administrative Board.
|The purpose of these Rules is to regulate the principles regarding the organization, duties and activities of the "Cyprus Research Centre" established at Near East University.
|The centre’s aims
The aims of the Cyprus Research Centre are as follows:
(1) To conduct research on other subjects related to all kinds of material and spiritual culture including; Cyprus in general, Turkish Cypriot history, archaeology, sociology, geography, environment, literature, art, nature, folklore, law, political science, economics, finance, tourism, education, sports, youth, women etc.
(2) To present the work done to the public and private sector,
(3) To cooperate with universities, research centres and similar institutions in the country or abroad,
(4) To create an encouraging environment, library and archive for those who conduct research in Cyprus and to create scientific resources;
(5) It helps people who conduct a wide range of scientific research within the university by providing opportunities, supports their publications, publishes them in the journal of the institution and publishes it as an institutional publication.
(6) Special Research Units are also established in matters falling within the scope of 4(1) and these units operate within the scope of the Central Operating Rules.
|Working Methods of the Centre
The Centre for Cyprus Studies applies the following working methods to achieve its objectives:
(1) It conducts researches performed by the research staff assigned at the centre.
(2) It benefits from the research of the university academic staff and students on the subjects that fall within the relevant field, encourages these researches, and conducts research within the framework of the administrative rules of the university when necessary.
(3) It conducts joint research with non-university researchers and conducts researches on specific subjects when necessary.
(4) It provides the researches of non-university researchers and institutions to the service of researchers,
|Events and Publications
The Research Centre has the following events and publications on topics of interest:
(1) It creates a special archive, documentation centre, library and information centre for Cyprus research.
(2) It conducts scientific publications.
(3) It organizes scientific meetings and publishes the scientific data presented at these meetings.
(4) It participates in scientific meetings in the country or abroad, ensures the presentation of papers.
(5) It organizes educational and cultural events, seminars and opens exhibitions related to its subject.
(6) It collaborates with Turkish Cypriot research scientists, artists and writers; does supportive work for them, prepares the environment; assigns and rewards.
(7) Cooperation with similar organizations at home or abroad; collaborates, publishes and organizes events.
These are the organs of the Cyprus Research Centre:
(2) Board of Directors
(3) Editorial Board
(4) Advisory Board
(5) Scientific Boards
|Chairperson of the Centre
(1) the University Board of directors selects The Chairman of the Cyprus Research Centre for a three-year period. The person whose time has ended can be selected again
(2) The person who will be appointed as the Chairman is required to have the suitable qualifications, talents, command of the Cypriot culture and experience to manage, represent and run the Centre.
(3) The Chairman is the administrative and hierarchical head and supervisor of the Centre and works under the University Rectorate.
(4) The Chairman directs and represents the Centre. Chairs the Management, Publication and Advisory Boards and implements the decisions of these boards.
(5) The duties and responsibilities of the Centre that are not given to another organisation within these Rules are conducted by the Chairman.
(6) The working environment and conditions of the Chairman are determined by the University Board of Directors.
(7) In the absence of the Chairman, a member of the Board of Directors that is appointed by the Chairman acts as deputy.
|Structure of the Board of Directors
(1) The Cyprus Research Centre Board of Directors consists of the Chairman and six members.
(2) Members of the Board of Directors are elected by the University Board of Directors for a maximum period of 4 years from within the university, taking into account the suggestions of the Chairman. Members whose term has expired can be re-elected.
(3) In case of death, withdrawal, or failure to attend at least three consecutive meetings without an excuse, membership of the Board is terminated by the decision of the Central Board of Directors. A new assignment is made with the same method for the vacant membership.
|Duties of the Board of Directors
These are the duties of the Cyprus Research Centre Board of Directors:
(1) To prepare the annual budget of the Centre to be presented to the University Board of Directors.
(2) To finalize the annual study program.
(3) To decide on the issues to be presented to the Advisory Board.
(4) To discuss the matters referred to them and to make the necessary decisions.
|Working Method of the Board of Directors
(1) The Chairman sets the agenda of the Board; however, at the request of at least two members, additions can be made to the agenda. Except for urgent situations, agenda items that require prior work are announced to the members at least two days in advance. The Board may change the agenda that will be discussed.
(2) The Board meets at least once a month. The Chairman may also call the Board for a meeting at other times he/she deems necessary. Upon the request of at least three members, the Chairman invites the Board to a meeting.
(3) The attendance of more than half of the members is required for the meeting of the Board. Decision taken at the meeting are made based on a simple majority.
(4) The Board may divide the work among its members, as it deems necessary.
|Composition and Working Method of the Editorial Board
(1) An Editorial Board is formed to assist the Chairman in the publications made by the Centre. Members of the Editorial Board are required to have at least one of the following qualifications: to have produced works on the subjects of interest of the Centre (Article 4(1)), to have proven their researcher identity in the society, and to have a respected personality in the society.
(2) a) The Editorial Board consists of the Chairman of the Centre and six other persons to be determined by the Board of Directors. The members of the central board of directors can also take part in the editorial board, and people who carry the identity of researchers outside the university are assigned to the Editorial Board.
b) Members of the Editorial Board other than the Chairman serve for 3 years. Members whose term has expired can be reappointed.
c) In the event that any Editorial Board member dies, permanently withdraws from duty, and fails to attend three Board meetings without an excuse, their Editorial Board membership is terminated by the decision of the Board of Directors.
(3) a) The Editorial Board convenes with a majority of the members. Decisions are taken based on a simple majority of the attendees.
b) For the publication of a book, the decision of an absolute majority of the members of the Editorial Board and the approval of the Rectorate are required. However, before the Editorial Board decides on the publication of a book, it is examined and approved by the Scientific Committee, which will consist of experts in their fields.
(4) Editorial board members are members of the Advisory Board.
|Composition and Working Method of the Advisory Board
(1) Near East University Cyprus Research Centre (YDU-KAM) Advisory Board is the most comprehensive board of consultation, meeting, planning, and making recommendations of the Research Centre and consists of the following members:
a) Chairman of the Centre and members of the Board of Directors,
b) Those appointed to membership by the Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the Chairman,
c) Research persons within the scope of Article
4(1) within the university, domestically and internationally, to be assigned by the University Rector,
d) Editorial Board members.
(2) a) The Advisory Board convenes at least twice a year, the first at the beginning of the academic year and the other in the middle, upon the call of the Chairman.
b) The Chairman of the Board is the Chairman of the Centre.
c) The Board discusses matters according to the agenda prepared by the Board of Directors. Issues deemed appropriate by the University Rector and the Chairman and the issues proposed by the majority of the members attending the meeting are also included in the agenda and discussed.
d) The Board convenes without a majority. It takes advisory decisions based on a simple majority of the members present at the meeting.
(3) The agenda regarding the regular meetings of the Advisory Board is brought to the attention of the members in advance, and the members are also provided with the opportunity to submit their proposals.
|Scientific Committees Procurement of Goods and Services
The committee will read any article or book to be published in the research centre journal or as the Central Publication and give approval for printability. It is formed according to the nature of the subject. The Board of Directors decides on the formation of scientific committees in line with the need.
1) In order to meet the needs of the Centre, services and goods can be purchased by employing temporary or hourly staff, placing orders, paying royalties or negotiating, within the framework of the rules in force at the University.
(2) The Board of Directors takes the principle decisions on these issues. The University Rectorate is responsible for making decision regarding temporary or hourly employment and purchases.
(3) The criteria stipulated by the State shall be applied in the payment of the copyright at a minimum.
|Benefiting from University Facilities
1) On behalf of the Centre, the Chairman benefits from the services of the administrative and service units of the University with the approval of the University Rectorate,
(2) The President also benefits from the University academic staff in the same way and within the framework of the University's current rules.
(3) University academic staff who take part in paid research for the public or private sector can be given additional duty allowance with the approval of the rectorate.
With the authorization and approval of the Board of Directors
(1) The Centre may conduct research upon request.
(2) A special project is applied for requested researches.
|Budget of the Centre
|The appropriations required for the expenditures of the Centre are included in the University Budget. The expenditures and revenues of the centre are kept in a separate account and the expenditures are made within the framework of the rules in force at the university.
|The Central Board of Directors may determine new rules with the approval of the University Board of Directors on the issues stipulated in these rules or as deemed necessary for the implementation of these rules.
|These rules are executed by the head of the centre.
|These rules come into effect from the date they are approved by the University Board of Directors.
|These rules come into effect from the date they are approved by the University Board of Directors.
Note: These rules- bylaws are provisional. The rules of the university may be changed and revised in line with its aims.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan SAMANİ