Graduates of Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) from the Aegean region came together at a special organization which took place at İzmir Anemon Hotel on the 24th of March 2018. The night was hosted by EMU Alumni and Career Research Directorate (MİKA). The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Minister of Labour and Social Security Zeki Çeler, TRNC İzmir Consul General İpal Emin, EMU Vice Rector for International Affairs and Promotion Prof. Dr. Cem Tanova and EMU - MİKA Director Derviş Ekşici were amongst the notable participants of the event. In a speech of his own, Minister Çeler stated that he is also an EMU graduate from Business and Economics Faculty, Political Sciences and Public Administration Department.
“I am Proud to Be a Part of EMU”
Stating that he always dreamed about entering politics during his university years, Minister Çeler said, “The relationship you establish here with other EMU graduates and Turkish Cypriots is of great importance. Once you expand this relationship further, you will see that it will bring us forward. I hope that this beautiful event continues with the increasing participation of EMU alumni. I feel privileged and proud to be a part of EMU.” TRNC İzmir Consul General İpal Emin stated that EMU was founded as a Higher Technology Institute in 1979 with only 105 students and took the name of EMU in 1985 and continued its progress as a state university.
“TRNC is an Island of Education”
Stating that EMU has won an international identity by providing education in English, Emin continued as follows “TRNC is an island of education. We have 16 active universities and 95 thousand students are being educated in total. Having the quality of being the oldest and most rooted state university and having an international recognition, EMU is one of the most prestigious universities in TRNC.”
EMU Vice Rector for International Affairs and Promotion Prof. Dr. Cem Tanova mentioned that EMU has taken its well-deserved place amongst the top 600 universities in the world in international rankings. Prof. Dr. Tanova also stated that EMU holds the 7th place in Turkey and underlined that these rankings are very important achievements for a university in TRNC.
“Graduates of EMU are Very Successful”
EMU – MİKA Director Derviş Ekçici stated that the first of 81 Meetings in 81 Provinces Project was held in Antalya, and the second one is held in İzmir. Ekşici said that they will continue to meet with members of the alumni in each and every province. Ekşici continued, “The best reference for a university is their graduates. EMU graduates are always very successful and this means that our reference is very strong. Coming together is a beginning, staying together is a progress and working with each other is success. EMU graduates, work together and be successful. Your success is EMU’s success.” EMU Aegean graduates mentioned that they are always proud to be a part of EMU in their speeches.