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Former President Eroğlu attended the White Coat Ceremony at CIU

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Former President Eroğlu attended the White Coat Ceremony at CIU

Dr. Derviş Eroğlu, the 3rd President of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, attended the “White Coat Ceremony” which was organized by Faculty of Health Science, Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Cyprus International University (CIU).

The ceremony was held in Çevik Uraz conference Hall and CIU Rector Prof. Dr. Halil Nadiri, Vice Rectors Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Adalıer and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serkan Abbasoğlu, Dean of Faculty of Health Science Prof. Dr. Zehra Günay Sarıyar, the head of Nutrition and Dietetics Department Asst. Prof. Dr. Ayhan Dağ, academicians and a lot of students attended the ceremony. Former President Derviş Eroğlu gave a speech in the ceremony and gave advice to the students.

Eroğlu: Wearing white coat is exciting

Derviş Eroğlu said that he is following Cyprus International University since its ground breaking date and he appreciates its present situation. He emphasized that wearing white coat is exciting and as a doctor, he remembers the first day he wore a white coat. He advised the students to be patient and warm hearted in their relations with people and he added that wearing a white coat should also bring tolerance. Being tolerant contributes a lot to a person’s life and said “Being tolerant is the main factor that provided me to be a President. However you approach to people, you get the response in the same way”.

The 3rd president Dr. Derviş Eroğlu explained that the students get quality education at CIU and they need to use this opportunity and also follow the innovations in their area of profession in order to develop themselves.

Nadiri:  We are increasing the investments in the healthcare field

At the beginning of his speech, Prof. Dr. Halil Nadiri, the Rector of Cyprus International University, thanked to Former President Derviş Eroğlu for visiting CIU on such a meaningful day and for his contributing to education. He highlighted that there is no other county in the world that students form the one quarter of the population. Prof. Dr. Halil Nadiri said that TRNC serves a model to the world in this regard.

Rector Prof. Dr. Nadiri stated that healthcare field is the most important career field in the next 50 years and added that CIU is increasing the investment in this area and they aim to be the best university that provides service in this region.


Sarıyar: We aim to be the leader Health Science Faculty of TRNC


Prof. Dr. Günay Sarıyar, Dean of Faculty of Health Science, said that Cyprus International University started the Nutrition and Dietetics Department 4 years ago with 8 students and this number increases every year and she added that they aim to be the leader Health Science Faculty of TRNC. She expressed that the diet advices given by nonexpert lead the people astray and she said as a department, they aim to inform the public with the information that are based on scientific research. Prof. Dr. Sarıyar explained that their students are aware of this subject and she doesn’t doubt that the students will use their white coats for useful studies.

Dağ: White is purity, cleanliness, peace, and humanity

The head of Nutrition and Dietetics Department Asst. Prof. Dr. Ayhan Dağ said that wearing a white coat is special and meaningful for health members. He added that white shows health, purity, cleanliness, peace and humanity and he said “Our vision, as CIU, is being a model educational institution with our graduate students”.

At the end of the White Coat Ceremony, TRNC Former President Derviş Eroğlu and Rector Prof. Dr. Halil Nadiri gave honour and high honour certificates to the successful students and then the faculty lecturers dressed the students with white coats.   


Last updated: 02-08-2016