The institutional collaboration between ITU-TRNC Education Research Campuses and Eastern Mediterranean University has strengthened with a new joint certificate program. The first steps towards bringing to life the joint certificate program of the two universities were taken on Tuesday, the 20th of February 2018 when a protocol was signed. On Wednesday, the 21st of March 2018, ITU-TRNC Rector Prof. Dr. Ercan KAHYA and EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet OSAM attended a signature ceremony at the EMU Rector’s Office where they signed the collaboration protocol which is the most important step regarding the “Project and Production Management Certificate Program” comprising of six modules. The ceremony was attended by members of the press, ITU-TRNC Vice Rector Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serdar KUM and EMU Vice Rector for Administrative and Technical Affairs Prof. Dr. Özgür EREN.
ITU-TRNC Rector Prof. Dr. Ercan KAHYA stated that the academic and institutional collaboration with EMU has made them happy and that they are proud to be supporting the TRNC community and its economic development. EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet OSAM stated that he is very happy to be collaborating with an important institution like ITU, highlighting that the collaboration between the two universities will continue and increase.
As a result of the protocol a “Project and Production Management Certificate Program” will be jointly run by the EMU and ITU-TRNC Continuing Education Centers. The envisaged 6 modules will be run by academic staff assigned by ITU-TRNC and EMU. Each university will assign academic staff for 3 modules.
Students who successfully complete each module and pass an exam upon completion of all modules will earn a joint EMU and ITU-TRNC Project and Production Management Certificate. Upon the completion of each module students will also receive a certificate of achievement. The courses will be delivered at EMU classrooms however, if required ITU-TRNC classrooms will also be available for use. The joint certificate program protocol will be valid until the 31st of December 2018.