December 6, 2022

Girne American University achieving Great Success


National Education, Youth and Sports Minister, Mutlu Atasayan  has visited GAU Cyprus-Girne Campus and was informed about GAU and international campuses and also about the global higher education programs.

Minister Atasayan was accompanied by Undersecretary Ali Yönel, Director of Higher Education and Foreign Affairs Department, Hüseyin Kavaz, Director of Primary Education Department, Bumin Paşa and President of Auditing, Examining and Guidance Council, Murat Aktuğ for the tour thatGAU is leading the way took place after the presentation held at GAU Cyprus-Girne Campus by the university authorities about “Global Higher Education and GAU”

Minister Atasayan made significant statements about Higher Education while GAU Founding Rector and Chancellor of Board of Administrators, Serhat Akpınar and GAU CEO and Vice-Chancellor of Board of Administrators, Dr. Asım Vehbi, Vice-Chancellors of Board of Administrators, Olgun Üstün and Cemaliye Esenyel, Rector, Prof. Dr. Yıldırım Öner, Vice-Rectors, Prof. Dr. Sadık Ülker, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zafer Ağdelen and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Olgun Çiçek also participated.

ATASAYAN: “GAU Undertakes Significant Tasks besides Achieving Great Works amongst Higher Education Institutions”.

Atasayan said  that he closely follows  the progress of GAU  towards Higher Education and emphasized that GAU undertakes significant tasks by achieving great works amongst Minister, Mutlu Atasayan  and GAU Chancellor Serhat Akpinarhigher education institutions and on behalf of the TRNC.

The university contributes to higher education, student development and  promotion of the country with the vision set on  overseas campuses. Atasayan also said that he is very honored to witness the development and the progress intimately in the Cyprus-Girne Campus.

Atasayan emphasized his pride of closely following the success of the education quality and student development of GAU, he also underlined that as Ministry, they are ready to contribute with any help necessary  towards achieving success against the obstacles set to stop the country as it develops to be an island of education and science.

Atasayan emphasizing that GAU undertakes significant tasks beside achieving great works amongst other higher education institutions and thanked Founding Rector and Chancellor of Board of Administrators, Serhat Akpınar for their work and contribution in the development of higher education and promotion of the country.

AKPINAR: “Our Aim is to Increase the number of Students up to 10 Thousand.”

In his speech the Founding Rector and Chancellor of Board of Administrators, Serhat Akpınar stated that they aim to increase up to 10 thousand students for the Cyprus-Girne Campus and also emphasized that Girne Campus is enlarging both academically through new departments and physically through the building of new faculty buildings and education centers.

Akpınar also underlining that the universities in the country must set common vision to solve the problems faced and that the problems encountered are affecting all universities. A common rational and objective solution will be a benefit for all universities. On behalf of GAU Science family Akpınar spoke his appreciations to Minister Atsayan for his visit and underlined that as GAU, the obligations will be accomplished by means of building an island of science and thus will continue to produce knowledge in this respect.

Subsequently to the informing explanations of GAU CEO and Vice-Chancellor of Board of Administrators Dr. Asım Vehbi, Vice-Chancellor of Board of Administrators Olgun Üstün and Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Sadık    Ülker about the academic and physical development of the university, abroad campuses and academic programs, Atasayan undertook some examinations and visited the workshop which was organized for the higher education opinion leaders who arrived in TRNC for the Global Higher education Workshop from over 70 countries.


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