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Students of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Near East University conducted their first field research at the EU Information Center

Added On: 24 December 2018, 09:56
Last Edited On: 28 December 2018, 15:51


The students of the Department of International Relations and Political Science at the Near East University visited the Center for the European Day of Languages at the EU Information Center in Nicosia, in order to follow the European Union institutions and policies more closely.

According to the information provided by the Near East University Directorate of Press and Public Relations, the students of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, the Department of Political Science and International Relations participated in the “Multilingualism” event, which has been organized annually since 2001 by the European Union.

Firstly, with Croatia being a member of the European Union, the number of languages of the institution is increased to 24 and shared with the participants that the EU was built on a multi-lingual and multicultural structure. The students had the opportunity to examine the functioning of international institutions as well as the EU legislation.

The European Union is hosting more than 200 languages…
EU Commission representative in Cyprus who spoke as speakers at the panel, pointing out that more than 6,000 languages are used in today’s world, she drew attention to the fact that more than 200 languages hosted in the EU geography. The EU’s policies on different languages were mentioned and it was stated that English, French and German, which are three official languages for the functioning of the institution, were used. Considering that the United Nations is a global organization with 193 members with 6 official languages, it was emphasized that the EU should host 24 different languages with 28 member countries.

The European Day of Language event, which is celebrated annually since September 26, 2001, by the initiative of the Council of Europe; aims to raise awareness about the importance of language learning in society, to draw attention to the impact of language learning in developing multilingualism and intercultural understanding, to improve linguistic and cultural richness. It is designed to promote lifelong language learning within or outside the school, whether for professional needs or for study or leisure and travel.

It is Provided How Theoretical Knowledge is Applied in Practice is Carried Out the Possibilities of the Ground …
Visiting the EU Information Center with the students, the Chairperson of the Department of Political Science Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü stated that; “our students coming from different geographies to our country and to our university have the opportunity to recognize such international institutions in Cyprus as well as to meet different cultures. On this occasion, besides theoretical courses, it is a function of supporting knowledge and scientific research”. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü provides the necessary background for the students to have knowledge about the theoretical knowledge acquired in the courses and how the infrastructure is conducted in practice. She stated that they are trying to realize such activities continuously in order to examine the activities of the European Union Information Center in Northern Cyprus personally.

Prof. Dr. Şerife Eyupoğlu: “An Interdisciplinary Education-Teaching Principle Is Motivated…
Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Dean Prof. Dr. Şerife Eyüpoğlu also underlining the need to have the opportunity to recognize different cultures and institutions, will contribute to field research and studies of students coming from different countries of the world to our university, and they support such activities with an interdisciplinary education-teaching principle.