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EMU Signs Collaboration Protocol with the Office of Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Tourism and Environment

EMU Signs Collaboration Protocol with the Office of Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Tourism and Environment
Published Date: Friday, 19 November 2021

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) signed a collaboration protocol with Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Office of Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Tourism and Environment. The signing session took place on Friday, 19 November 2021 at 08:30. EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın and TRNC Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and Environment Fikri Ataoğlu signed the protocol. EMU Board of Trustees President Dr. Erdal Özcenk, Board of Trustees members Ersun Kutup and Ali Bolatcan, EMU vice Rectors Prof. Dr. Hasan Demirel and Prof. Dr. Deniz İşçioğlu were present during the signing session.

EMU Signs Collaboration Protocol With The Office Of Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry Of Tourism And Environment

Within the scope of ecology and awareness project, the collaboration protocol aims to realize “Green Steps Project” whose objective is to improve better implementations regarding ecology, create networks for supporting knowledge and experience transfer as well as transformation process, motivate the society for obtaining a more livable environment and lastly, to organize trainings, seminars and activities in this regard. Obtaining the support of students and academic staff members in events such as tree planting, workshops and competitions to be organized within the scope of the protocol and, planting 1000 saplings within the “Step into Green – Plant Tree” campaign is aimed.

Expressing the university’s contentedness on hosting the TRNC Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and Environment in EMU, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın stated that the two parties gathered with an important agenda which is to sign a protocol on Green Steps Project. Stating that the project in question is a vital step in creating awareness and supporting works related to environmental consciousness, Prof. Dr. Hocanın emphasized that EMU as a state university has always been sensitive regarding serving the public and is showing its support by participating in the project. Prof. Dr. Hocanın thanked Minister Ataoğlu for contributing in the bridge building between the EMU and the Ministry.

TRNC Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and Environment Fikri Ataoğlu stated that the protocol to be signed holds environmental importance. Stating his belief on the project in terms of contributing awareness raising regarding environmental consciousness of both academicians and students, Atatoğlu thanked EMU for its support and contributions. Mentioning the plans to add environment courses into the curriculums starting from the primary school education until the university education, Ataoğlu expressed the aim of reaching the desired level of awareness in environmental consciousness. Moreover, Atatoğlu stated that 5 June which is annually celebrated as World Environment Day is planned to be celebrated symbolically.

Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi (DAÜ) ile Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti (KKTC) Başbakan Yardımcılığı, Turizm ve Çevre Bakanlığı arasında iş birliği protokolü imzalandı. 19 Kasım 2021, Cuma günü, saat 08:30’da imzalanan iş birliği protokolüne DAÜ Rektörü Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın ve KKTC Başbakan Yardımcısı, Turizm ve Çevre Bakanı Fikri Ataoğlu imza koydu. Söz konusu imza töreninde DAÜ Vakıf Yöneticiler Kurulu (VYK) Başkanı Dr. Erdal Özcenk, VYK Üyeleri Ersun Kutup ve Ali Bolatcan, DAÜ Rektör Yardımcıları Prof. Dr. Hasan Demirel ve Prof. Dr. Deniz İşçioğlu ile bakanlık heyeti hazır bulundu.

EMU Signs Collaboration Protocol With The Office Of Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry Of Tourism And Environment