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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby apc2010 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:23 pm

newgeneration wrote:Original poster, you should know that you are asking in the worst possible place!

Please read about the history of the Cyprus troubles and bear in mind the majoriaren't your responses have come from a Greek Cypriot point of view. The university you mention is in the North of Cyprus, the Turkish Cypriot side of the island.

I was in Gazi Magusa (the Turkish name for Famagusta) last week. It's a beautiful city with warm friendly people and a small but good nightlife. It is true only Turkey recognises their degrees because of the International Embargo enforced on the North of Cyprus by the South. Several of the universities have applied for recognition but their efforts are systematically jumped upon by the South who campaign for the North's universities not to be recognised because of their political agenda.

Try to find some information on websites relating to North Cyprus, or the TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) for a more balanced view.


Oh you forgot all the UN resolutions .....and the fact that NO country other than turkey recognise it .....
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:28 pm

Does anyone know what has happened to those two Dutch tourists who were whisked away by the Turkish military, which is occupying this area? No one seems to have heard anything since.
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby newgeneration » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:39 pm

The Eastern Mediterranean University is a state-trust university located in North Cyprus (http://www.emu.edu.tr). It is the largest, oldest and most developed university offering education through the medium of English on the island of Cyprus. It was established in 1979 and over the past thirty years has acquired a solid international reputation.

EMU welcomes over 15000 students from 68 different countries and employs more than 1000 academic staff from 36 different countries. Our Engineering program is fully accredited by ABET (The American Board For Engineering and Technology) and they are members of many associations such as EUA (European University Association), FUIW (The Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World), IAU (International Association of Universities), and many other organizations from America and Europe (Please see http://web2009.emu.edu.tr/aboutemu/memb ... ation.aspx). They also have more than 120 collaboration agreements with universities from America and Europe (Please see http://ic.emu.edu.tr/index.php?option=c ... &Itemid=87) for a complete list of collaborations.

Furthermore, Eastern Mediterranean University has been a member of NARIC since 2009 and information about Eastern Mediterranean University is freely available on the NARIC website. A full report on the university and evaluation of its work has also been conducted by the European University Association. Again, this report is again freely available.
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:44 pm

It's a racist establishment and therefore should be (or has been) scrapped for considerations as an academic institute. What a farce! "Universities" in ethnically cleansed, racially segregated, Turkish military occupied territories. Mindblowing? :roll:

Oh and do you have to wear a headscarf or will you be imprisoned if you did? Changes from year to year ...
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby newgeneration » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:48 pm

I think the posters on this thread give an accurate representation of where the racism lies.

I hope you're able to find the information you're looking for to help you make an informed decision.
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:50 pm

That's right. We are the ethnically cleansed who are kept at gunpoint from nearly half our country by these "academics" ... :roll:
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby apc2010 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:51 pm

Oh and do not forgot being gay is illegal .......
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby newgeneration » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:03 pm

CYPRUS remains at the bottom of the list in Europe for its attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, latest statistics showed yesterday.
Yesterday marked International Day against Homophobia, during which the numbers were released, according to which almost half of LGBT individuals are psychologically abused, while a further 15 per cent are victims of physical abuse including rape.
The survey was carried out by the Cyprus association for LGBT individuals, ACCEPT, and the Cyprus Family Planning Association.
About half of those asked reported feeling uncomfortable around LGBT individuals, 75 per cent took issue with having LGBT friends and a whopping 97 per cent of parents admitted they would change their behaviour towards an LGBT child, said ACCEPT’s Yoryis Regginos.
Cyprus ranks last among the EU-27 for LGBT rights having two negative points with the worst possible rating - minus seven out of a possible 17 points.
Negative points included the lack of legal recognition of same-sex partnerships and the fact that transgender individuals only get legal gender status after sterilisation.
The European Union was Cyprus’ only saving grace with two positive points awarded for EU-required  legislation to prevent discrimination regarding employment and the setting-up of legal procedures to recognise transgender individuals.
The UK topped the chart, scoring 12.5 points out of a possible 17.  Sweden and Spain follow closely with twelve points. Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Portugal all have ten points. Somewhere in the middle lie Finland with six, France with five, and Switzerland and Luxembourg with four. Cyprus ties with Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan among others.
The only three countries scoring worse were Moldova and Belarus with three negative points and Ukraine finishing last with four.   “When we had to decriminalise homosexuality ten years ago there were 44 MPs in the house. When it was time to pass the bill, only six stayed behind to vote. The rest didn’t want to raise their hand in favour of the legislation and imagine that was something we had to do!” DISY’s Christos Pourgourides said during the news conference.
He was referring to the fact that political leadership, looking towards EU accession, had to grant equal rights to homosexual individuals, at least on paper.  “Cyprus society is ultra-conservative and I’m sorry to say this, racist. We can barely tolerate ‘the dark man’ cleaning up the stable, and the Sri Lankan lady who cleans after our old parents and we’re going to tolerate the neighbourhood’s gay couple?” said journalist Giorgos Pavlides exposing a number of stereotypes that are to close to home for comfort.
But at least in 2004 the Ombudswoman’s office launched the Authority against Racism and Discrimination, said its head Aristos Tsiartas, adding however that Cyprus was under [EU] obligation to create the body.
“Despite a series of legally binding anti-discrimination adjustments, still, when it comes to such matters social practise and attitudes override legal standards,” Tsiartas added.
LGBT rights events do not tend to draw in the crowds but being election time, party representatives including MP candidates from EDEK, DISY, AKEL, EVROKO and
KYPROS did yesterday attend the news conference at Europe House. After the cameramen left, a discussion on the role of the Church almost got out of hand when KYPROS’ Thekla Petridou tried to assure everyone that Archbishop Chrysostomos was all in favour of LGBT rights.  “Why would I lie?” she responded to comments that the Church would not have come out with such a statement.
In the end, everyone at present agreed to disagree on the exact role of the Church whose members ten years ago vehemently fought against the proposed legislation to decriminalise homosexuality.
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby newgeneration » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:07 pm

We are all well aware Cypriots both Greek and Turkish and not particularly forward thinking in terms of Gay Rights.

This may not even be a consideration for the OP.
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby apc2010 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:10 pm

newgeneration wrote:We are all well aware Cypriots both Greek and Turkish and not particularly forward thinking in terms of Gay Rights.

This may not even be a consideration for the OP.


You have missed the point in the ROC it is legal in the north it is illegal......
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