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EMU ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY ENGLISH-MEDIUM PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM ACCREDITED UNTIL 2024
Published Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Arts and Sciences Faculty English-medium Psychology undergraduate program offered by the Department of Psychology has been accredited until 2024 by the Turkish Psychological Association (TPD) Accreditation Supreme Court, the only professional association granted accreditation authority in the field of Psychology by the Higher Education Council of the Republic of Turkey. With the granting of the accreditation, EMU Psychology Department continued its title of being the only program holding the accreditation in TRNC as well as being listed among the 10 other departments with this accreditation in Turkey.
“We are Proud"
In a statement, EMU Psychology Department Head Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih Bayraktar emphasized that accreditation is extremely important for EMU's mission to increase the quality of education and research, and EMU Psychology Department has taken a determined stance in terms of owning and maintaining this mission. Stating that accreditation means the inspection and approval of the quality of the programs by independent institutions, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bayraktar stated that this process becomes even more important, especially when it comes to psychology education.
Underlining that it is extremely important that psychology education to be delivered by competent academic staff, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih Bayraktar emphasized that the inflation in the Department of Psychology in Turkey and the TRNC weakened the quality of education, and that the only tool that could reveal the quality difference between departments was TPD accreditation. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bayraktar expressed that they are justifiably proud of having received TPD accreditation.
“We will continue to strengthen our Team"
Stating that EMU Psychology Department has 12 full-time PhD-holder faculty members, and 6 part-time faculty members who are experts in their fields, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bayraktar emphasized that they will continue to strengthen the staff. Emphasizing that the Department of Psychology attaches importance not only to education but also to quality research, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bayraktar mentioned that they have increased the average of publications per faculty member to more than twice the specified criteria in the last four years, and that they expect this number to increase further with the three new research laboratories established. Lastly, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bayraktar thanked everyone who contributed to the process, especially to EMU Department of Psychology staff members and students, EMU Arts and Sciences Faculty Dean's Office and EMU Rector's Office.