of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Graphic Design Department,
can be proud of the work they did in the past year. It is for the fifth year
that the students go public with an exhibition proving the quality of education
in their department.
Dr. Elif Songür Dag opened the event with a short introduction into the work of
her department and thanked the teachers of Graphic Design Department who are
herself…Assoc.Prof.Dr. Elif Songür Dağ, Prof.Dr. Vüsal Bağırov, Dr. Gürkan
Gökaşan, Instr. Vildan Açan, Instr. Roya Alagheband, Instr. Omid Kalantar
Motamedi. Please read the full text of her speech after my text.
Rector of the University, Dr. Halil Nadiri, spoke to us about the development
of the CIU. I have copied his introduction I found on the university’s website;
please read his words after my text.
the Acting Dean of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Prof.Dr. Nezih Ayıran, addressed
the guests and the students with complimentary comments on the work of his
department and its importance. Sorry, I don’t have his speech.
Design is to create a message with artistic means, a message in concentrated
form, making a flood of explanations unnecessary; it is an impulse generator,
it is the creator of the image of a company, of corporate identity. Posters, book covers, illustrations, postcards
in different techniques, photography, digital, collages with textile and
hand-made paper, etc.
students did research on various themes, be it in connection with political,
social, economic or other contexts and developed their ideas, using techniques
and colours that went with the significance of the information. A language of
its own values, where different elements of art are combined to create a
the exhibition is only for a couple of days. My best wishes go with the
students in their effort to continue to learn this interesting language of art
Elif Songür Dağ
Rector and Dean, Dear Colleagues, Students and Distinguished Guests, Welcome to
the Graphic Design Department Student Exhibition of Cyprus International
University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture. We are happy and
proud opening our fifth student exhibition. So these exhibitions become a
regular event each year. Every year, our students and assistants are taking
more responsibility during the exhibition process. This attitude proves that
how much they embraced this event. Hence, it shows that the corporate culture
and belonging are emerging and we are glad. By each academic year, our Graphic
Design Department is gaining power. The quality of education is rising up by
our full-time and part-time tutor’s devoted contribution. Seventeen of
eighty-five students are registered into our Graphic Design MFA Program. As an
addition to our English Master Program with Thesis, the Turkish Master Program
with Thesis is under process. Also, I’d like to give you good news, the
preparations for the Doctorate Program have been taking the start. One of our
department’s main aim is to educate qualified academics for TRNC academic
society, as much as to educate best designers. The design is one of the raising
professions in our era. Especially Graphic Design develops solutions for visual
communication problems. Graphic Design is such a field that, you can work
interdisciplinary with almost most of the disciplines. It is not that rather
arty to tell that everyone needs design and designer. The student projects in
the exhibition, curated from all stages of our program. You can see the
projects related to project courses, photography, graphical communication,
illustration, typography and so on. I hope, it will be clear to see how they
work hard, disciplined, creative and responsively. My dear students, it is
important to be a part of an exhibition with your designs. It is also a part of
your education. This requires courage to exist there as a designer in front of
the friends, family, and public. I congratulate you because of your courage and
designs, I wish you all a continued success …..
Prof. Dr. Halil NADİRİ
It was in the year 1997 that Cyprus
International University was founded, and thanks to its outstanding technical
and physical infrastructure, the university has embodied the three fundamental
concepts, namely learning, research and cultural blending that are identified
as the indispensable characteristics of a global institution of higher
learning. Our university is aiming to achieve its goal of being the leading
institution of higher education in the region and contribute to the development
of our country, as we know and understand the significance of our geographical
location and are fully aware of the issues surrounding us. Cyprus International
University offers education at internationally acclaimed standards to almost
18000 students from 106 different nations in a multicultural context.
Our educational philosophy is to train our
students equipped fully with the qualifications and the ability to further
develop themselves; furthermore it is our goal to ensure that our graduates are
research-oriented, dynamic and ready to compete in the world of business and
their own profession. Consequently, our university fosters the following
Openness and diversity of thought
Being aware of social responsibilities
Conscientious of ethical values
And last but not least, they will know that art
and culture form the core values in life.
Academic and scientific studies at Cyprus
International University have priority over all things else, and hence all the
10 faculties and 7 schools are designed in a manner to meet the demands and
needs of the society. In addition to the Associate and Undergraduate Degree
Programs, Masters’ and Doctoral Programs are offered by a highly qualified
internationally acclaimed academic staff.
International accreditation from independent
scientific accreditation bodies means a lot to our University, and having been
through this process means we are offering an unsurpassed education exclusive
to our students. As R & D plays a significant role in all our studies, the
university has laboratories equipped with state-of-the art technological
devices, a computer center and a big resource library. The CIU ARENA which is a
multifunctional sports complex is an added value to all the other facilities
available on campus.
The University aims to offer the most modern,
and the highest quality education to its students. Each and every student that
embarks on this long educational journey at our university graduates as an
individual fully content and well equipped with the education he has received.
Our graduates start their professional life at highly prestigious
internationally recognized businesses and their employment possibilities with
these institutions is an asset to CIU.
With a vision that foresees the future, and
moving forward with firm steps with all the enthusiasm, vigor and vitality
essential in becoming one of the most outstanding universities of the 21st
century, CIU generates knowledge together with the students, faculty and
administrative staff, and at the same time continues to introduce novelties in
social, cultural and scientific areas.
Dear Students, by the time you reach that
finish line, you will be equipped with all the knowledge necessary that will
lead you safely toward your career path. Please rest assured that CIU will be
with you and give you all the support that you need in this journey that will
enable you to reach your career goals.
Now here you are at the threshold of the world
of higher education; may your new venture lead you to wonderful opportunities.