Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering Students’ Club (IE-CLUB) successfully held semi-finals of the ESTIEM’s (European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management) TIMES Analysis competition in Famagusta concurrently with those held in France and Germany . ESTIEM is the world’s largest student club association of Industrial/Management Engineering.
ESTIEM has 80 membering Industrial Engineering Students’ Clubs representing over 60.000 students from 31 European countries. EMU Industrial Engineering Students’ Club is the only membering club of the island in ESTIEM, including South Cyprus. TIMES (Tournament in Management and Engineering Skills) Case Study Competition allows the Industrial and Management Engineering students face the hardships of working life and aims to provide them with experience on possible problems they may face, the projects they will be involved in and crises they may have to manage.
Academic staff members of Eastern Mediterranean University, namely Assoc. Prof. Dr. Orhan Korhan, Assist. Prof. Dr. Sahand Daneshvar and Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Rıza served as jury members in the semi-finals of the competition in which a total of 8 teams competed (4 universities from Finland (Helsinki, Tampere, Vaasa and Lappeenranta), Karlsruhe University of Germany, Lisbon University of Portugal, Yıldız Technical University of Turkey and Grenoble University of France).
In the said competition, University of Helsinki of Finland, Karlsruhe University of Germany and Tampere University of Finland managed to make it to the first three places. According to the information released by EMU Industrial Engineering Department Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gökhan İzbırak, the aforesaid winning teams will compete against other teams in finals taking place in Porto University of Portugal between 24 and 29 March 2019.
During the organization, EMU Industrial Engineering Student Club members offered close attention and care for the contestants and jury members. Social and cultural events organized in scope of the competition also received the appreciation of the guest students participating in the event.