An academic collaboration protocol has been signed between Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) and Health Sciences University in Turkey. Before the signing of the said protocol, a visit was paid by both universities' rectors to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture on Friday, 8 March 2019. Among notable names who attended the visit were TRNC Minister of Education and Culture Cemal Özyiğit, the same Ministry's Higher Education and External Relations Department Director Ziya Öztürkler, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam, T.R. Health Sciences University Rector Prof. Dr. Cevdet Erdöl, EMU Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Dr. Halit Tanju Besler and Vice Rector for International Affairs and Promotion Prof. Dr. Cem Tanova and T.R. Health Sciences University Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Sadrettin Pençe. After the visit EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam and T.R. Health Sciences University Rector Prof. Dr. Cevdet Erdöl signed the aforesaid protocol at a ceremony which took place at EMURector’s Building.
Collaboration in Many Different Areas
Protokol kapsamında devlet üniversitesi olan DAÜ’nün sağlık alanında eğitim etkinliğinin arttırılması ve KKTC’de yükseköğrenim konusunda göstermiş olduğu liderlik rolünü tıp ve sağlık eğitimi alanında da KKTC devletine yakışır bir sistem oluşturarak ileriye götürmesi amaçlanıyor. Diğer yandan, iki üniversite arasında öğretim kadrolarından yararlanma, altyapılardan karşılıklı yararlanma, uluslararası tanıtım faaliyetlerinde iş birliği, ortak sağlık tesisleri, ortak eğitim programları gibi çeşitli konularda da iş birliği yapılacak.
Through the protocol, EMU, as a state university, aims to increase its academic activities in the field of healthcare and expand its proven leadership in higher education to the fields of medicine and healthcare education through the creation of a system worthy of the TRNC. Additionally, the two universities will also cooperate in various areas including the use of teaching staff in both universities, mutual benefit from infrastructural facilities, international promotional activities, joint health facilities, and joint academic programs.