Eastern Mediterranean University 2015-2016 Academic Year Fall Semester Graduation Ceremony took place at Lala Mustafa Paşa Sports Center at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 February 2016. During the ceremony, around 1300 students graduated from associate, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degree programs.
The ceremony which started with a moment of silence and the national anthem also hosted speeches by Architecture Faculty, Interior Architecture Turkish-medium program top scoring graduate Berkay Ergür and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management Program top scoring graduate Akjamad Nizamedinova.
Following the symbolic tree planting ceremony, North Cyprus Graduates Foundation General Coordinator and EMU Tourism and Hospitality Management Program 2003 graduate Müjdat Çarhoğlu delivered a speech in which he stated that they always feel a part of the grand EMU family. Extending his best wishes to all graduates in the new phase of their lives, Çarhoğlu expressed his wish to also meet the new graduates in Ankara where the said foundation is located.
EMU: The Biggest Achievement of the Turkish Cypriots at the International Arena
Eastern Mediterranean University Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam delivered a speech on behalf of the university and stated that graduation ceremonies contribute to the better understanding of the universal values. Expressing Eastern Mediterranean University’s pride in hosting this meaningful event, Prof. Dr. Osam put forth that Eastern Mediterranean University endeavors to contribute to the betterment of the world we live in and, at the same time, pave the path towards excellence in students’ and graduates’ professional development.
Prof. Dr. Osam added that as the crown jewel of the Turkish Cypriot Community, Eastern Mediterranean University has proven its well-deserved place at the international level. At the end of his address, Prof. Dr. Osam asked the new graduates to promote their university and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus abroad in the best way possible. Prof. Dr. Osam added that this will be the biggest indicator of graduates’ faith towards EMU, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the Turkish Cypriot Community.
The ceremony continued with diploma awarding to faculty/school and department top scoring graduates by the protocol followed by the presentation of diplomas to doctoral, master’s, undergraduate and associate program graduates. The ceremony finished with a concert by popular Turkish pop-singer İrem Derici.