A Group of Journalists from Turkey Visited EMU

Eastern Mediterranean University hosted journalists from the Republic of Turkey on 16 December 2016. The said group of journalists paid a visit to our country to participate in a panel titled The Role of Press in TRNC and TR Relations and Changing Tourism Perception which was organised by the Cyprus Turkish Tourism Writers and Journalists Association.

During their stay in our country, the said group of journalists paid a visit of courtesy to EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam. During the visit which took place at EMU Senate Hall, the Cyprus Turkish Tourism Writers and Journalists Association Chair Nazmi Pinar provided information about the association and put forth that their aim is to introduce branching in journalism and create an awareness regarding Tourism, as one of the most important sectors of our country. Conveying his pleasure in visiting EMU, Pinar added that EMU is the flagship of the higher education sector within the TRNC.

President of the Journalists Association Nazmi Bilgin also expressed his happiness in visiting EMU and highlighted the importance of the successful achievements of EMU regarding international student profile and internalisation.

Prof. Dr. Osam expressed his pleasure in hosting journalists from Turkey and provided extensive information about EMU. Highlighting the fact that EMU is not a trade center or a short-term institution of higher education, Prof. Dr. Osam added that EMU has been working towards its mission since the day of its establishment. Prof. Dr. Osam also stressed the importance EMU pays towards quality and provided information about ongoing accreditation projects with a special focus on EMU’s appearance on the Times Higher Education (THE) 2016-2017 Academic Year World University Rankings as the first and only university within the TRNC. At the end of the visit, Prof. Dr. Osam presented the visiting group members frames made of Lefkara lace.

The visit ended with a lunch organisation which took place at EMU Beach Club with the participation of Famagusta District Governor Durdane Aci, Vice Rector Prof. Dr. M. Yasar Ozden, Member of Board of Trustees Mustafa Boratas and Tourism Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Hasan Kilic.

Source: Eastern Mediterranean University