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EMU Becoming a Student Selection and Placement Center
Published Date: Tuesday, 4 October 2016
President of the Turkish Republic Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) Visits EMU
President of the Turkish Republic Student Selection and Placement Center Prof. Dr. Ömer Demir and a group of officials including the Vice President of the ÖSYM Prof. Dr. İsmail Ceritli, ÖSYM Cyprus Coordinator Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Ufuk Çelik, TRNC Ministry of National Education and Culture Undersecretary Rauf Ataöv and Vocational Technical Education Department Director Aytunç Şirket paid a visit to EMU on Saturday, 1 October 2016. During the said visit, the issue of Eastern Mediterranean University becoming a center of the ÖSYM was the topic of discussion.
During the visit, officials from the ÖSYM had a meeting with EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Osam and Vice Rectors at the Rector’s Office and received detailed information about EMU. Stating that on its 37th year, EMU is a truly international university with over 20,000 students from 106 countries, Prof. Dr. Osam highlighted the importance paid towards international accreditations and added that EMU’s diploma has worldwide recognition. Prof. Dr. Osam also stated that the university perceives quality as a very significant issue and put forth that it is due to the valuable efforts spent within the last three years that the University has recently become the first and only institution of higher education from the TRNC that has been listed in the 2016-2017 Academic Year World University Rankings of Times Higher Education (TES). Adding that only 18 universities within Turkey have been included in the rankings of TES, Prof. Dr. Osam expressed the university’s pride in being listed 7th in the said rankings. Prof. Dr. Osam also expressed his pleasure in settling a mutual verbal agreement with the Turkish Student Selection and Placement Center regarding EMU becoming a center. Prof. Dr. Osam also stated the university’s willingness in establishing further collaborations with the said center.
President of ÖSYM Prof. Dr. Demir stated that they have been closely monitoring the ongoing development of EMU, the flagship of the TRNC. Prof. Dr. Demir also added that they will be finalising work for Eastern Mediterranean University’s becoming a center of the ÖSYM in a short while. During the meeting Prof. Dr. Demir received information on the student and faculty profile, residential possibilities, collaborations with Turkish universities, tuition fees and campus infrastructural possibilities. At the end of the visit, Prof. Dr. Osam presented Prof. Dr. Demir a silver plate. President of the ÖSYM and his officials also visited various faculties and classrooms within the university and attended a lunch organisation at EMU beach club.