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EMU Arts and Sciences Faculty Verifies Its Quality Once Again

EMU Arts and Sciences Faculty Verifies Its Quality Once Again

The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Arts and Sciences Faculty finished first in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) in terms of 2018 Web of Science indexed journal publications with a total of 94 publications. With 926 publications and 9184 citation indexes since its foundation in 1986 to 2018, EMU Arts and Sciences Faculty continues to be one of the leading faculties in the TRNC and Turkey. EMU Arts and Sciences Faculty provides education with 59 full-time members of academic staff. The average number of publications for academicians per year is 1.59 publications.

The following seven undergraduate programs are available at EMU Arts and Sciences Faculty: Actuarial Science (English), Mathematics and Computer Science (English), Molecular Biology and Genetics (English), Translation and Interpretation (English), Psychology (English and Turkish), Turkish Language and Literature (Turkish). The faculty also offers a General Psychology Master’s program, Mathematics and Computer Science Master’s and PhD programs, Physics Master’s and PhD programs, Chemistry Master’s and PhD programs and a Turkish Language and Literature Master’s program. The Medical Biotechnology (non-thesis) Master’s program will also be commencing in September 2019. This program was approved by the Council of Higher Education in 2019.

Contributing to the Community and High Quality Education

In line with its vision and mission EMU featured in the 601-800 band of the Times Higher Education (THE) 2018 – 2019 World University Rankings as a result of its quality education and research potential. EMU was also given 5 stars by UK based higher education quality institution QS-Stars in Education and Opportunities. By featuring in the 501-600 band of the Times Higher Education Rankings the EMU Arts and Sciences Faculty, Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biological Sciences led to EMU placing third amongst Turkish universities in “Physics and Astronomy”, “Chemistry” and “Mathematics and Statistics”. In addition, EMU featured in Nature Index 2018, therefore featuring on the list for the third year in a row. The Department of Physics and Biological Sciences played a big role in this achievement. The Biological Sciences Department of our Faculty played a big role in the academic collaboration between Oxford University and the Eastern Mediterranean University for a project concerning women’s health in the TRNC.

Making a Difference with their Top Quality Laboratories

The Faculty’s Physics 1, Physics 2, Translation and Interpretation and Mathematics Research Laboratories which were established in the last two years are demonstrative of the importance shown to research and quality. EMU Arts and Sciences Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Özarslan stated that the Faculty also has General Chemistry, General Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Psychobiology, Cognitive Behavior, Physicochemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Organic Chemistry, Photovoltaic, Thin Film Metrology and Computer laboratories for researchers to study and carry out experiments.

International Memberships and Accreditation

The Mathematics Department operating under the EMU Arts and Sciences Faculty is a member of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The Molecular Biology and Genetics undergraduate program is accredited by Germany-based AHPGS until 2020 and the English language Psychology Program is accredited by the Turkish Psychological Association until the end of May 2021

Mehmet Ali Özarslan

Organizing Scientific Events

EMU Arts and Sciences Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Özarslan stated that numerous events have been organized in the 2018-2019 Academic Year for students to further develop themselves and obtain information about what they can do after graduation from experts in the field. In addition the 9th Işık Savaşır Clinical Psychology Symposium and the 12th Psychology Days events were organized by the Department of Psychology. The 4thMolecular Biology and Genetics Career Day and the 2019 DNA Day Genome Re-arrangement Student Seminars were arranged by the Department of Biological Sciences. Other important symposiums and events include the 2nd Department of Physics, Physics Days, the Mathematics Department’s 25th High Schools Mathematics Competition and the Department of Translation and Interpretation’s 8th Documentary Translation Days and 11th Silver Screen Days.

Prof. Dr. Özarslan stated that graduates can be accepted for postgraduate and doctorate programs at some of the world’s leading universities as a result of the faculty’s top resources, high standards and quality education. Graduates can also easily find jobs in competitive work environments.