The mission of the Physics Department is to go beyond preparing scientifically well-trained graduates to educating postgraduates who are not only qualified to educate others, but also possess the skills to contribute to the advancement of the scientific understanding of our world.
Since its establishment in 1989, Physics Department has assumed a highly significant duty in Eastern Mediterranean University, responding to numerous demands arising due to the socio-economic, cultural and political structure of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
On the undergraduate program side, of our mission, the Physics and Chemistry Departments offer service courses for Faculties of Engineering, Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Education and Arts and Sciences students either in Turkish or in English. Such service courses do not only form a cornerstone in the curriculum of Engineering Faculty worldwide, but also enhance the scientific literacy of EMU students.
For graduates Physics and Chemistry Departments have MS and PhD programs. The mission of these programs is to go beyond preparing scientifically well – informed/trained graduates to post graduates; who are not only qualified to inform others, but also qualified to contribute to the advancement of the scientific understanding of our world.
Our department boasts well-equipped research facilities, all focusing on the postgraduate and doctoral degree programs.
The department provides an up-to-date PC for each postgraduate or doctoral degree student and is equipped with two general physics laboratories aiming to educate freshman year engineering students on the basics of physics and laboratory techniques.
We are inspired by our philosophy that the mission of education and its institutions are not bound only to train people for vocation, but also to displace and correct primitive notions with advanced ones. This will, in turn, enhance the creativity and productivity of our graduates when they are engaged in real life situations. As a university-wide standard, our PhD students are required to publish at least one paper in an internationally refereed journal listed in the Science Citation Index to be qualified for a PhD diploma. Yet, they are also required to deliver lectures in some theoretical courses in general Physics to train themselves for their prospective careers.
In addition to our teaching and service responsibilities, we expect our entire faculty to pursue world class research activities. Research experiences are considered an essential component of a modern undergraduate as well as a graduate Physics/Chemistry education and this aspect will be enhanced to match with our mission and envisioned future.
For a variety of reasons, including the limited size of both departments, as well as the need of attracting postgraduate students, the Physics and Chemistry Departments have chosen to concentrate their efforts in a number of research areas. Nevertheless, the increase in research emphasis and activity must not be pursued at the expense of quality classroom instruction.
The departments of Physics and Chemistry have achieved and will continue to achieve substantial growth in its nationally and internationally recognized research programs and in the quality of its undergraduate, if and when it commences, and graduate education programs.
Quality of Graduates
Our MSc and PhD graduates receive high quality education enabling them to compete with the others at an international level. They are well-equipped with problem solving techniques, self-discipline, creativity, self-confidence and other critical skills in our interconnected world.
Inspired by our philosophy that the mission of education and its institutions is not bounded to train people for vocation, but also to displace and correct primitive notions with advanced ones. This would, in turn, enhance creativity and productivity of our graduates as they are engaged to real life.
As a standard university wide, our PhD students have to publish at least one paper in an internationally refereed journal listed in the Science Citation Index or Science Citation Index Expanded to quality for a PhD diploma. Yet, they have to give some theoretical lectures in general Physics to train them for their academic careers.
Our MSc and PhD graduates may also serve as faculty members at universities, vocational schools and colleges and as research and development fellows in industrial laboratories and the like.
Eastern Mediterranean University
Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Department of Physics
Famagusta, North Cyprus
Mersin 10 Turkey