CIU GSTMF organises “Faculty Socializing and Fusion Event”
The Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture (GSTMF) at Cyprus International University (CIU) organized the now traditional “Faculty Socializing and Fusion Event” to give information to the students and to discuss their problems. The event took place at the CIU Çevik Uraz Conference Hall with the participation of all the academic and administrative staff, assistant service personnel, and students from the faculty.
The Academic Activity committee members who organized the event were: Instructor Nihan Yusufoğlu, and Research Assistant Abdulsalam Shema, also gave a place to the representatives of the faculty student clubs at this event. Prof. Dr. Nezih Ayıran, Acting Dean of the GSTMF, pointed out in her opening speech that the main difference of designing education according to other disciplines is the learning process and the main purpose of the instructors is to teach students to learn, to have a critical perspective, and to give a systematic thinking ability. Ayıran said it is an aim that students explore new areas by exceeding their own limits to acquire the skills of competent people and to choose the design discipline.
Vice Dean Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sevinç Kurt said within the framework of the Student Personal Development Program of the GSTMF students were given information about the Student Guidance System to be eligible for certificates and it was mentioned that the organization of this system will be carried out by student representatives.
Nihan Yusufoğlu, instructor at the Department of Interior Architecture, stated that the event was held in order to motivate existing students with the new students in the academic year of 2018-2019 and to integrate them with the academic staff in the faculty. Yusufoğlu said they aimed to introduce the students to the Architecture-Interior Architecture Club and the Graphic Design Club of the faculty.
The programme continued with a show of local African clothing and a reed flute recital and with the answering of students’ questions by the Acting Dean Prof. Dr. Nezih Ayıran, Vice Dean, and the Head of the Department of Interior Architecture Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sevinç Kurt, Vice Dean, and the Head of the Architecture Department Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cemil Atakara, the Head of the Graphic Design Department, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elif Songül Dağ, and the Head of the Industrial Design Department Assoc. Prof. Dr. Devrim Yücel Besim.