Dear Participants,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the NECSEM 2018 Conference, 28 – 29 September 2018, organized by Near East Institute – Near East University in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, in collaboration with Near East Hospital and SSCI Journals Worldwide. NECSEM 2018 is also a facilitative branch of Near East Institute which is dedicated to interdisciplinary research on the Environment, Educational Studies, Eco-innovations, Sustainability, Medical Studies. Its overarching goal is to promote the understanding and implementation of Sustainable Development together with medical education and technological innovations. In this respect, NECSEM Board is pleased to welcome all the authors coming Cyprus to share their academic work, thoughts, models, designs, posters and presentations.

The NECSEM 2018 conference will take place at the Irfan Gunsel Congress Center in the new building of Near East University’s Faculty of Health Sciences. (insert link : https://neu.edu.tr/near-east-universitys-new-building-of-the-faculty-of-health-sciences-and-irfan-gunsel-congress-center-opened-with-a-grand-ceremony/) Nicosia, North Cyprus.

Northern Nicosia is the capital and largest city of the state of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. It is the northern part of the divided city of Nicosia and is governed by the Nicosia Turkish Municipality. As of 2011, North Nicosia had a population of 61,378 and a metropolitan area with a population of 82,539.

The Near East University (www.neu.edu.tr), which was established in 1988, is located in Nicosia, the capital of North Cyprus, it is an international higher education institution employing highly qualified staff and offering the most extensive undergraduate and postgraduate education opportunities to over 26 thousand students from over 100 countries. The Near East University has 16 faculties comprising 220 departments and programs, 4 graduate schools with around 200 graduate and postgraduate programs, and 4 high schools, and 28 research institutes. The University is already a full member of the European University Association (EUA), International Association of Universities (IAU) within the body of UNESCO, International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP), Joint Commission International (JCI), the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), 118 other national and international institutions and foundations, Additional membership applications related to various disciplines are already in progress.

The Campus of the Near East University, stands out as a separate education town in center of Cyprus and hosts a number of points of references and achievements, such as the Faculty of Medicine, which is the only Faculty of Medicine of North Cyprus; the Faculty of Dentistry which is the first and only faculty of North Cyprus; the Dentistry Clinics which are the first JCI accredited private dentistry clinics of the world; the Super Computer, one of the most advanced and powerful computers in the world with a capacity to provide support to several international research and academic studies throughout the world, including the CERN project; the Grand Library, the biggest and the most comprehensive library of Eastern Mediterranean region with over a million printed materials and 115 million electronic sources, where several national and international conferences are held; Hospital of Near East University which is the most advanced research and training hospital of Eastern Mediterranean region; the Faculty of Pharmacy which is the first and only faculty on pharmacy in North Cyprus. The students of Near East University, are provided with all-round on-campus facilities and opportunities such as sports fields, shops, restaurants, dormitories with a capacity of 5000 people, health and fitness centres, hospitals, cafes, student clubs, radio-TV centre, library, Olympic swimming pool, national and international banks, travel agencies, post office, scheduled shuttles traveling between city and airport from early morning till late night, 24 hours security and health services.

Since its establishment, the Near East University aims to educate self-confident, highly qualified, dedicated and determined individuals. It has made an incredible progress and turned into the largest higher education institution and cultural centre of Cyprus.

We look forward to seeing you at the NECSEM 2018 Conference in North Cyprus!

NECSEM Organizing Committee