The European University of Lefke gives paramount importance to the integration of appropriate information technologies and the establishment of research centres in all aspects of education. Consequently, one of the main goals of the University is to increase the number of the Research Centres and advance the quality of research conducted at EUL as well as the volume of research produced. Given below are the details of the various research centres at the EUL as well as the details of research programmes undertaken.
:: The Centre for Construction Innovation and Research (CCIR)
The Centre for Construction Innovation and Research (CCIR) at European University of Lefke has been established in March 2006 as an international centre of excellence for construction research. The CCIR is specifically committed to serving the research and consultancy needs of the North Cyprus construction sector, with a particular focus on innovation, productivity, sustainability, constructability, culture and competitiveness in construction. The centre possesses a wide portfolio of ongoing research conducted in close collaboration with industry. We welcome enquiries from all areas of the construction and related industry sectors.
"To develop the key technologies, tools and management systems to improve the effectiveness of the Construction Industry".
Our broad and achievable mission is to deliver tools, technologies and management systems that will improve the long term effectiveness, competitiveness and dynamics of a viable construction industry in North Cyprus and international contexts. This will be achieved through greater innovation in business processes, strengthened human relations and ethical practices, and more effective interactions between industry and its clients.
CCIR's objectives are to:
» Search for innovative research opportunities within the construction industry
» Define and develop high quality research projects that meet the needs of industry, its clients and customers, and enhance the knowledge base
» Build close partnerships with existing and new industrial collaborators in addressing their core technical and business needs
» Create and commercially utilize tools, technologies and management systems to deliver assets to further the Construction Industry.
» Publish research findings widely and to actively engage in technology transfer to industry
» strengthen and exploit established links with other leading international research groups
» Provide education and training programs that will disseminate the knowledge gained through contacts and research
» Encourage people within the construction industry to rethink their approach to business and understand the benefits of best practice
» Deliver project value for stakeholders for the whole-of-life, from business need, design and construction through to ownership, asset management and reuse through
» Improved communication and use of knowledge,
» Increased productivity and value, and
» Effective delivery and management of whole-of-life assets.
Telephone : +90 392 660 2000 (2314)
Fax : +90 392 727 7528
Postal address : EUL bARGEM Building No:5, Gemikonagi-Lefke,Kibris, Mersin 10 Turkey.
Electronic mail : firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
:: The EUL Scientific Research Coordination Centre
Also our centre has been established two different committies for fairly easy communications :
1- EU Coordination Committee
2- TUBITAK Coordination Committee
:: The EUL Cyprus Research, Development and Implementation Centre (CRDIC)
:: Computer Science Research, Development & Implementation Center (CoRDEC)
The EUL Scientific Research Coordination Centre established in October 2006 in order to coordinate scientific research conducted at the University. The Centre aims at promoting and encouraging scientific research, collaborate with EU and UNDP offices for international research projects, collaborate with TUBITAK (Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council) for scientific research projects, make notification to the EUL academics about current EU or UNDP funding applications, and organizing scientific seminars, symposium or conferences throughout the Academic Year. The Centre has established under it two different committees for fairly easy communication: 1) EU Coordination Committee, and 2) TUBITAK Coordination Committee. The Scientific Research Coordination Centre had its first seminar organized on the 27th November, 2006, on “Marine Turtle Research project in North Cyprus” presented by Wayne Fuller from Exeter University, UK. has been.
The EUL Cyprus Research, Development and Implementation Centre (CRDIC) was founded in November 2006 with the aim of conducting research about North Cyprus in general including TRNC history, education, economy, political science, law, art, literature, nature, folklore, tourism, finance and other issues about North Cyprus; also to prepare and attend scientific projects and to execute educational programmes. CRDIC provides academic support for researchers; encourages the preparation of research projects concerning North Cyprus, and accepts various project proposals. CRDIC assists and helps researches in the understanding of relevant issues ordered by public or private sectors. In addition, CRDIC prepares and organizes various certificate programmes and executes partnerships & common studies concerning relevant issues cooperating closely with institutions in and outside North Cyprus. The Centre has begun to form private archives and information centre for research regarding North Cyprus; it has drafted various projects for the organization and establishment of bilateral and international activity programmes and workshops. The CRDIC aims to broadcast scientific contents, publish scientific data presented in the activities organized by the Centre, contribute in the formation of academic discussion and scientific production environments, and take and active part in socio-cultural projects of the EU and UN institutions such as UNDP-UNOPS.
The EUL has also recently established the Computer Based Research and Development Centre that supports the university teaching staff with computer based research in their national and international academic level research, education and application studies. The Centre also contributes in updating the administration, registrar and health units by offering computer based services to faculties, advanced vocational school and other units. The Centre’s purposes are to connect to local and international computer networks; to contribute in exchanging information and technology with local and international universities; to offer any kind of computer services to the public and private sectors as per their request; to support the researches; to support publications and to produce projects and sell them on the market. The Centre is in the process of drawing up projects concerning the above mentioned subjects and is continuously updating the computer based infrastructure of the University.