CIU 2017-18 Academic Year Graduation Ceremony was Held
Cyprus International University (CIU) 2017 - 2018 Academic Year Graduation Ceremony was held. At the graduation ceremony held at the CIU Amphitheatre, 1154 students from 30 different countries, who earned Associate Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's degree and Doctorate degree, received their diplomas.
Asım Idris, the Undersecretary of the TRNC Ministry of National Education and Culture, Ibrahim Basri, the Nicosia District Governor, Prof. Dr. Akile Büke, the President of YÖDAK, Ziya Öztürkler, the Director of Higher Education and External Relations Office, Prof. Dr. Hülya Harutoğlu, YÖDAK Member, Mete Boyacı, the President of the CIU Board of Trustees, Prof. Dr. Halil Nadiri, Rector, Prof. Dr. Serkan Abbasoğlu, Prof. Dr. Majid Hashemipour and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emrah Erkurt, Vice Rectors Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erbuğ Çelebi, General Secretary Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Toycan, Rector’s Advisor, academics, graduated students and their families attended to the ceremony.
Rector Prof. Dr. Halil Nadiri, in his speech, stated that the total number of students that graduated from CIU reached 12 thousand and he said " With our international identity with more than 18 thousand students from 109 different countries and with our education model at international standards, we contribute to the development of not only our country but also the development of many different countries with our graduate students".
Rector Nadiri pointed out that sustainable success will be achieved through investment in quality and he stated that they decided to get university programs accredited by international scientific institutions as their priority.
Prof. Dr. Nadiri stated that they have accreditations from MÜDEK in the field of Engineering, MİAK in the field of Architecture, FIBAA in the field of Business Administration, Pearson-Assured in the field of English Preparatory Program and FEDEK in the field of Science and Literature and he said "CIU Faculty of Law was selected as the best Faculty of Law among the universities in the TRNC in 2017 by the Union of Bar Associations of Turkey." Rector Nadiri mentioned that the accreditation processes of the other academic programs are continuing and he stated that they have academic cooperation agreements with the world's 220 respected universities in addition to the accreditation studies.
Nadiri: "The number of students in our university increased by 140%"
Rector Prof. Dr. Nadiri stated that the number of students studying in our university exceeded 18 thousand and he said "The number of students in our university has increased by 140%".
Nadiri also pointed out that the increase in the number of students is an indication of the confidence in the university and he added that there is a significant increase in the number of academic staff besides student numbers. Nadiri stated that the university is growing rapidly and he added that the university completed the Science and Technology Building with its own resources and he added that it is aimed to bring into action the Student Services Building in the new academic year. Rector Nadiri also announced that it has been started to build the Centre for Innovation and Technology Development and the Culture and Convention Centre within the scope of the 5-year development and physical development plan of the university.
At the end of his speech, Nadiri stated that 8 graduate and undergraduate programs and 17graduate programs were approved by the Higher Education Council (YÖK) and the foundation work of the Faculty of Dentistry and the Aviation Faculty is continuing. Nadiri mentioned that according to Webometrics World Universities ranking results, we are among the first 10% university."
After giving diplomas to the students, who are qualified to graduate especially the students who ranked the first, the convocation ceremony together with the firework show took place. The CIU 2017-2018 Academic Year Spring Semester Graduation Ceremony ended with a graduation cocktail which was held at the university campus.