Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Rector's Office organized an honoring ceremony to congratulate the Faculty of Tourism for its recent achievements. EMU Tourism Faculty is the only faculty from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to have been ranked 38th in the field of Tourism and Hotel Management in the World University Academic Rankings 2021 Field Rankings List of Shanghai Ranking, a world university ranking institution based in China. Faculty of Tourism is also the first among the faculties included in the list both in the island of Cyprus and among Turkish universities.
The ceremony took place on Monday, 14 June 2021 at 11:00 am at the EMU Rector’s Office Senate Meeting Hall. EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın, Vice Rector for Social and Cultural Affairs Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deniz İşçioğlu, Dean of the Faculty of Tourism Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç, Vice Deans Prof. Dr. Ali Öztüren and Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Güven Ardahan, faculty academic staff and research assistants who have published papers in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) attended the event.
“Our Goal Is Always To Get Better”
Delivering the opening speech of the ceremony, EMU Tourism Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç stated that the success achieved in the ShanghaiRanking is very important both for the university and the faculty and stated that they are constantly on the rise. Underlining that this success has been achieved with the contributions of faculty academic staff, students and the university administration, Prof. Dr. Kılıç emphasized that their goal is to always achieve better. At the end of his speech, Prof. Dr. Kılıç thanked everyone who contributed.
Speaking at the ceremony, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın stated that EMU has made it the world lists by fulfilling international criteria and pointed out that it is always at the top of the rankings of Shanghai Ranking, Times Higher Education, University Ranking by Academic Performance and other similar ranking institutions, which is an indication of its success. Underlining the great success of EMU in terms of internationalization, Prof. Dr. Hocanın said, “It is very important to be able to bring about 80% of students from abroad and provide education on a small island. Scientific publications and studies in international standards are the factors that enable us to be at the top. It is a great success for our Faculty of Tourism to take its place worldwide. This happens with effort, diligence and knowledge. I would like to thank everyone who contributed”.
After the speeches, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın presented Dean of the Faculty of Tourism Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç a plaque of appreciation for the achievements of the faculty and gifts to the faculty members and research assistants who contributed to the faculty’s success.