In the event under the moderatorship of Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine Cardiovascular Surgery Department Head, Vice Rector Prof. Hilmek Koçak, those who were participated are as follows; Faculty of Medicine Medical Sciences Department Head Vice Rector Prof. Tayfun Uzbay, Faculty of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy Department Head Vice Rector Prof. Şefik Dursun, Faculty of Health Sciences Dean Prof. Arif Aktuğ Ertekin, Faculty of Dentistry Dead Prof. Yumuşhan Günay, Faculty of Medicine Physiology Department Health Prof. Halis Köylü, Faculty of Medicine Medical Pathology Department Head Prof. İbrahim Öztek, Faculty of Medicine Physiology Department Prof. Sadettin Çalışkan and Faculty of Medicine Basic Medicine Department Medical Biochemistry Program Head Prof. Mevlüt Sait Keleş.Prof. Hikmet Koçak: “It is a profession live for others instead of themselves” Underlying that a sacred profession is fulfilled, Vice Rector Prof. Hikmet Koçak said, “This year’s March 14 Medicine Day is being held in a devastating atmosphere. The beginning of the Medicine Day was also like this. Firstly, I wish my condolences to all of our citizens and health personnel who passed away in the Kahramanmaraş earthquake. Health personnel is a profession where they live for others instead of themselves at some point. We are a profession that we leave behind our children, our spouses at home and rush into the hospital when an event occurs. We are a group of people that adopt a certain life style and combat with that life style. We fulfill a sacred profession. During those days, they waken up to a shiny day after a dark night while experience difficulties.”.Prof. Nil Sarı: “Medicine Day is special to us and it is a national festival” Informing on history and purpose of March 14 Medicine Day, Biruni University Faculty of Medicine History of Medicine and Ethics Department Head Prof. Nil Sarı said, “Medicine Day has a quality. This Day is not a day that the world celebrates. This is a unique national festival. It is only celebrated in Türkiye and it has a tremendous meaning for us. On October 30, 1918, the Armistice of Mudros was signed. The allied powers added an article: ‘If we feel a security threat we will occupy any place.’. A short period time after being occupied in 1919, it is seen that medical students enter classes with their pajamas on a photograph taken in 1920. After the events, some of the medical students entered the Kuvay-i Milliye (Turkish Revolutionaries) to attend the Turkish War of Independence. Medical students thought that ‘What can we do as a rebellion against this occupation?’. There was also risk of being arrested. Administrators warned them ‘hope, you will not go through a bad patch.’. They thought that ‘This country is our hometown, we will defend it. What can we do for that?’. They chose the date that Tıphane-i Amire (First Modern Medical School in Türkiye) to react, to celebrate. Modern medicine education began in 1827. The education you receive is modern medicine education. It is based on proof. It is a medicine developed in the West and we took it and learned it way later.”.The reflection of independence spirit of the medical students against the occupation of the country…Noting that March 14 festival is also the reflection of independence spirit of the medical students against the occupation of the country, Prof. Nil Sarı said, “Memduh Necdet Bey also had a work in the first celebration on March 14, 1919. He mentioned the contributions of medicine to defending the country during the Word War I. In the World War I, a total of 765 medical students who consist of 680 Turks, 40 Greek of Turkish nationality, 35 Armenian, 10 Jewish served in the military and he said that 415 of them became martyrs. Due the opening date 14 March 1827 of Tıbhane-i Amire, our March 14 Medicine day celebrated every year by representing official transition of our medical education from the Eastern medicine to the Western medicine is also the reflection of independence spirit of the medical students against the occupation of the country. It can be either Ottoman or Seljuk period, they were not touching the nature of the architecture. Burning, destruction, demolishing, these are the mentality of the Europe. Damaging nature, hurting people by experimenting on them, these are the mentality of the Europe. We need to leave this behind now.”.Prof. İbrahim Öztek: “The flag hung is the first torch of our war of independence” Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine Medical Pathology Department Head Prof. İbrahim Öztek mentioned that Tıbbiyeli Hikmet is a very important figure. Öztek said, “Tıbbiyeli Hikmet is very important. On the March 14, 1919 during occupation days, today’s Health Sciences University, that building is known more as Haydarpaşa high school in İstanbul. 8-10 years before that, it was established as Haydarpaşa Military hospital. During Sultan Abdülhamit period, the importance of the medicine’s value comes from this, the building of the Medicine faculty was headquarters of the occupation forces and Tıbbiyeli Hikmet and his friends want to celebrate March 14. Despite of various hinders, well, that building has two big buildings. Between that towers, they hung Turkish flag that can be seen from anywhere of İstanbul. That flag was waving there and all İstanbul was seeing it. The occupation forces were terrified with this view. In my opinion, that flag hung there by Tıbbiyeli Hikmet is the first torch of our war of independence.”.The program that received great attention by students ended after the photoshoot. Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)
In the ceremony held at İbn-i Sina Auditorium in Üsküdar University NP Dentistry and Health Campus, all of the faculty members within the Faculty of Dentistry participated. Students’ parents also showed great interest at the program and enjoyable moments were experiences during students’ White coat ceremony with their loved ones.Dilan Çayır: “We thank our families who made all sorts of sacrifice for us”The ceremony that parents participated greatly began with the opening speech by Dilan Çayır and Batuhan Yanoğlu who are students of the Faculty of Dentistry. Çayır said: “I greet our dear parents who worked hard day and night for me and my fellow student friends to be successful, and our professors who worked for our development, with my love and respect.”.Batuhan Yanoğlu: “We strive for being a good physician” First-year student Batuhan Yanoğlu, who is a student at Üsküdar University Faculty of Dentistry, said: “Dear families and professors, please do have no doubt that we study to complete our faculty with all our efforts to return your labor for us. We will perform our profession by being obliged to all of the professional ethics that we have learned here during our professional lives, and our esteemed professors’ experience will guide us.”.Prof. Yumuşhan Güney: “The meaning of medicine also including making the right decision and having an ethical attitude, as well as the meaning of spreading cure”Üsküdar University Dentistry Faculty Dean Prof. Yumuşhan went up to the rostrum within the scope of opening remarks. Highlighting the importance and meaning of the white coat that students are wearing for the first time, Günay said: “From now on, all human beings, elders, women, men, from the west to the east… All of them will be your friend and brother. All people will expect this from you, as well. They will see you like this because you will touch people’s lives, and you will be a family member for them, you will enter their privacy. Without a doubt, this is a stunning embracement and it is an embracement that not every profession or discipline can have. Well, undoubtedly, all of these requires a hardworking study. These challenges will not be only due to the nature of being a physician. Besides being an excellent physician, we will try to understand the age, life and human. We will do this with a great care because the meaning of medicine also including making the right decision and having an ethical attitude, as well as the meaning of spreading cure. This is a common value not in our archaic traditions but also in all archaic traditions. Our students’ path that leads to happiness will be illuminated with our ethical sensitivity, ethical attitude. This attitude will protect our sensitive hearts. If a person whose heart is corrupted, also have a brain that is corrupted. A person with corrupted heart and brain, performs medicine, this could be one of the biggest calamities that humanity will experience. Happiness can only nest in protected hearts.”.Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan: “You cannot perform this profession if you do not like to help” President of Üsküdar University Prof. Nevzat Tarhan pointed out the importance of the relationship between physician and patient in the Dentistry in his speech at the ceremony. “You have come to a challenging education like Dentistry. Firstly, I do want not to scare you. However, the importance of the relationship between physician and patient come into prominence more in the dentistry. Well, you must be a 50% psychologist. You know the perception about the seat of the dentist. You know that people fear going to dentists. You can only do that treatment complete if you can manage it well. That’s why we have added positive psychology course. Positive Psychology Communication Skills course. In that course, there are many skills, such as empathy, stress management, anger managements, self-concisions, knowing yourself, knowing the other party, sharing. These will be very useful for you. Therefore, I, firstly, advise that you should keep this in your mind at the beginning of your profession. The white coat represents innocence. It symbolizes doing your job well. It is profession with a high professional responsibility. You are working with human health; no other people can do that. Being hard worker is not enough. You should have a good personality. You are performing a profession to help people. If you do not like to help people, you cannot perform this profession. To help, to deal with people with problems, to listen complaint of them, it is a profession like that. Therefore, you already know that it is very important to eliminate the pain in the dentistry. That’s why, only intelligence, emotion and heart are not enough. A balance of them is important; however, you must have intention for that. Thus, if there is a good thing, a good effort, a good intention awakes following that. When a good intention awakes, a person starts to meet their needs. I wish success to the youth. Congratulations.”.The music concert raptured the guests…In the White coat ceremony, first year students of the Faculty of Dentistry Ömer Tozlu, Esmanur Yüce, Sena Ateş, Beyza Kaya, Damla Nalbant, Muhammet Süleyman Yaman, Raşit Hasanov and Hazem Dahrau performed a music concert and they received a standing ovation by the participants.Especially President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Vice Rector and Head of Cardiovascular Department within the Faculty of Medicine Prof. Hilmek Koçak, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry Prof. Yumuşhan Günay, academic personnel attire students with the white coat.An exhibition was also opened…The White Coat Ceremony was ended with a souvenir photo and the opening of the exhibit consisting of the works done by the students in the course ‘Aesthetic Construction and Form’ and parent viewed the exhibit.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)
17 projects among 25 projects that is applied for the TÜBİTAK 2209-A 2022/ First Period Support Program for Student Projects, were deemed worthy to be supported according to 2022/ First Period Scientific Evaluation Results by the Support Program for University Students Research Projects.Moreover, one projects will be supported within the TÜBİTAK 2209-B program according to 2022/ First Period results of Support Program for University Students Projects on Industry.Undergraduate students had opportunity to acquire research culture, develop a project, develop a project in cooperation with the industry and to meet academic world by improving their competence in application and management thanks to the support of TÜBİTAK.The consultancy of students whose projects are supported was carried out by Üsküdar University Faculty Members Prof. Tunç Çatal, Prof. Korkut Ulucan, Assoc. Prof. Mesut Karahan, Assoc. Prof. Aylin Yalçın Sarıbey, Assoc. Prof. Vildan Enisoğlu Atalay, Asst. Prof. Cihan Taştan, Asst. Prof. Üyesi Salih Tuncay, Asst. Prof. Özlem Oğuz, RA. Göksu Yılmaz.Names of students and Project names that are supported within the Scope of TÜBİTAK 2209-A, 2209-B Support Program for University Students Research Projects are as follows (in Turkish):Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)
“More than 20 million people smoke tobacco in Türkiye”Making striking remarks on the increase and decrease of smokers, World Health Organization Director and Green Crescent Scientific Committee member Prof. Toker Ergüder said: “First of all, we should start reducing smoking with our relatives. We must warn everyone around us. Support us in smoking addiction as doctor candidates. As doctors, you have to live in a smoke-free environment. The increase in smoking addiction is highly seen especially between the ages of 18-25. In Türkiye, 125,000 people die every year due to smoking. In our country, 25% of all deaths are caused by smoking. In fact, smoking rates are decreasing all over the world, however, these rates are increasing in our country. Another problem we have in Türkiye is the increase in smoking rates, especially among women. Especially among female doctors, female nurses and female teachers, smoking rates are much higher than the general population. In men, smoking rates decrease as education and status increase, while in women, smoking rates increase as education and status increase. Since cigarette companies know all this very well, a cigarette company will offer you the first cigarette maybe a just outside of this university, maybe in a cafeteria and if you can say no to them, you will be saved from being addicted for the rest of your life.”.“The main reason for the spread of tobacco is the tobacco industry”Mentioning the concept of tobacco control, Ergüder emphasized that deaths due to smoking would decrease thanks to this control. Ergüder said: “Use of tobacco is the most important preventable cause of death in the world and in our country. We can express this situation as tobacco control because the most important and preventable public health problem in Türkiye is use of tobacco. The main cause of the tobacco epidemic and its spread is the tobacco industry. Our struggle is not with smokers, all smokers are people who became addicted at a young age and trapped by the tobacco industry. Our biggest fight is with the tobacco industry. For example, there is no industry behind it to spread malaria, but there is an industry behind it to spread this tobacco germ. This industry unfortunately tries to make a profit by making everyone addicted. There are very effective methods to prevent the epidemic. We must implement these methods.”.“Exposure to cigarette smoke causes serious illness”Expressing the structure and harms of cigarettes, Ergüder said: “It is the form of tobacco, which is a poisonous plant, compressed and wrapped in a thin paper. It contains 3 substances. These are carbon monoxide, nicotine and tar. There are at least 70 carcinogenic substances among them and there are about 7 thousand chemicals. 99% of lung cancers are caused by smoking. The main addictive substance is nicotine. Others are substances that cause cancer. Cigarette smoke contains more than 6,000 harmful chemicals, 50 of which are known to be carcinogenic. Both the smoking cigarette and the cigarette they are exposed to as a passive smoker cause disease in people's bodies. When you take the cigarette smoke from your mouth, it goes to the lungs and mixes with the blood from there. It is then discharged with urine as nicotine. It causes cancer and various diseases in all the organs it goes to.”.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)
The Üsküdar University, Department of Dentistry “Dentistry Student’s Association Club” organized a Promotion and Orientation program for students who have recently started to the department.Students had opportunity to meet each other and to learn about the university with many activities in the program that began with meeting and gathering.Students shared entertaining moments in the program where there were activities such as live music, games, anonymous corner and student club promotion corner.A tour of the faculty was done with students and the program was ended after the photo shoot.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)
“Learning only technical skills leads to do wrong things”Enthusiasm and excitement were experienced at the same time during the 9th Graduation Ceremony held in the Ataşehir Ülker Sports and Event Hall. Vice Rector and Graduation Organization Coordinator Prof. Sevil Atasoy and Vice Rector Prof. Hikmet Koçak were among academicians who participated in the ceremony where Üsküdar University Head of Board of Trustee and Member of TARHAN – IDER Foundation Management Council Fırat Tarhan also attended.Üsküdar University President and President of Supreme Council of Management Prof. Nevzat Tarhan gave some advices to our new graduates in his opening speech.Stating that we are gathering in this first graduation ceremony of Üsküdar family after the pandemic, Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said “I would like to call those who were students during the pandemic as veterans. They went to university under difficult conditions. Sometimes they have been to the university and sometimes they have taken online course and they have followed lessons online. During the pandemic, we gave a very rapid reaction to it as university. Without doing any video lessons, our professors showed great example of sacrifice. We continue lessons online as live and we tried to continue education without decreasing the quality of education. Thankfully, process about the pandemic is going in a controlled way. We are almost in the stage of being able to hold a grand meeting on this matter. That’s why I would like to say to all of us and humanity that we have recovered from this process.”.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan indicated that university education is just like a marathon and said “This graduation ceremony is one of the most important milestones for our young fellows. Now being student is over. Being student have an aspect of leisure time and the aspect of responsibility is seen less. After graduation, this leisure time will be limited little bit and responsibilities will be more occurred. That’s why, I would like to welcome our new graduates to the reality of life because the dynamics after graduation is not the same as the dynamics before the graduation. Those who can adapt to this, those who are successful at school, can be successful at life; they can be successful at their professions, and they can be successful at their family life. “.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan stated that our aims as a university are not to teach only technical and academic skills but also to tech life skills at the same time and he continued “By teaching you social skill and emotional skills, we developed a strategy that you can be graduates who will be happy and successful in life and who will do good things. We put an effort to apply this strategy and there are skills of the 21st Century within this strategy. There are skills of innovation and entrepreneurship. Just I have said it shortly before, there are life skills. We established these life skills by creating a course named Positive Psychology in 2013 during the first years of university. Later, Harvard University started this course in 2015. Later, Yale University began to teach it in 2018. Now, this course is given in secondary schools and high schools in developed countries. Mindfulness is thought as a course not only in universities but also in those schools.”.Emphasizing the importance of life skills Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said “If we do not teach life skills, young people who learned only technical skills do wrong things. When we examine the content of these courses on life skills, what does it teach? It teaches to know yourself, empathy, forgiveness, helping and sharing.”.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan continued with his words and said “These are already the reality of our Anatolian wisdom. We tried to present this within a scientific methodology and we presented a positive psychology course. We contributed greatly to the literature on this matter and we achieved first results of this in the academy. We experienced an interesting event. Within that program, there are 17 labels. Üsküdar University was deemed worthy 2 labels of those 17 labels. That’s why 2021-2022 brought good luck to us.”.Stating that one of the labels is Quality Education, Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said that “We proved that we provide a world-class education. In last years, Time Higher Education (THE) that is an organization using standards of United Nations, officially gave us this label within the international standards in last April. The other label is Good Health and Well Being. The main reason that we earn this label is that we teach life skills to the youth since the first grade. We obtained this label when we documented this. This is not an easy label to get.”.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said that being able to foresee the state of the world on certain topics contributed a lot to this by being proactive and also stated that Üsküdar University ranked on top 500 foundation universities among world universities. Tarhan continued his words by saying:“This year we experienced another surprise. There is an organization for institution and university ranking called SCIMAGO. It is other than THE organization. SCIMAGO also ranks world universities within the research index of Scopus database. In ranking of world universities, there are four foundation universities in Türkiye within top 500 universities. We are one of that four universities. We are a university that has a high research index score and is among top 500 universities in the world. We ranked among top 500 universities by an international ranking organization among 5 research indexes in the world. Even our ranking is 398, you can find it on our website.”Moreover, Prof. Nevzat Tarhan also informed about another good news from UNESCO and said “There is a UNESCO TWAS program. UNESCO determined excellence centers. The UNESCO Representative visited our university. They announced us as an excellence center for neuroscience field and they published it. We are the only university with an excellence center in Türkiye. It is defined by UNESCO TWAS and they decided to send us students for postdoc education, that is, post doctorate education in the field of neuroscience.”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said that we received another good news from Ministry of Industry and Technology and he continued “Our esteemed Minister Mustafa Varank announced it. They published a list of universities with patent applications in Türkiye. We ranked second with 12 patents among foundation universities this year. We ranked second in patent applications among 200 universities, foundation universities in Türkiye. Here, I would like to thank to our academicians and those who applied to patents and here there is a technology transfer office and incubator center that we founded. As you know it is before the Technopark. There one coordinator who is responsible for patents in our incubator center. There is one coordinator who is responsible for projects. We have responsible departments for subject on R&D. This is one of the first results that is yielded from establish a technology transfer office in according to standards by TUBİTAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye). This incubator center is carried out by our technology transfer office and labors of our academicians. That is, it is not possible to achieve these results if our academicians do not look after it. Here, I thank to all our academicians who raised our students on behalf of them. Their labor is very important. Moreover, I would like to express my gratitude to all esteemed and honorable mothers, fathers and seniors who trust their children to us and support them constantly. Thank you and may you live long!”.Stating that as university, they gave about 30 thousand students and now they have 23 thousand students within the university, Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said that “There are 6 faculties, 1 vocational school and 5 institutes. We have over 600 academic staff, 39 undergraduate program, 59 associate degree programs, 46 postgraduation programs, 14 doctorate programs and 86 laboratories. We have officially recognized application partner NPISTANBUL Hospital which is the second neuroscience hospital in the Europe and the first one in Türkiye. This hospital continues its services intensely in the international area. Now, it is in service of our students as a hospital that carried out with international patients occupying one-third of capacity. Both interns and fourth grade students of Faculty of Medicine will have internship here and then they will be interns.”.Emphasizing that as a university, they aim to be not in the world standards but to be above the world standards Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said that “World standards is a small goal for us. The big goal is to be above the world standards. Therefore, I would like to tell an example to our students since our goals are big. In 1960s, American President Kennedy, visits NASA. He see a cleaning personnel there. He has the broom in his hands and he jokingly asked him ‘What are you doing?’. Can you believe the vision of the cleaning personnel? He says ‘I help in preparation of spaceships to be sent to the space.’ Vision. When Architecture Sinan was building Süleymaniye Mosque, he visits 1 or 2 workers there. He asks about that they are doing. One of them says ‘I work for a daily wage.’ And the other worker says ‘I am building the biggest sanctuary of the world.’ Both of them are doing the same job but the vision is really important here.”.Stressing the importance of having a vision, Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said “My young fellows, let your vision to be bigger than yours. Let your vision to be bigger than Türkiye. Let your Vision to be bigger than universe. In that way, only you can make the right decisions and go forward in the right way. This is one of the most matters that we give importance the most and it is the matter that we aim to reach with positive psychology course… Yale University made this course open to public with the title of goodness science and 3.5 million people registered to this course in a short time and New York Times published a news about this. Why? Because people need goodness science. That’s what the world leads to right now. These knowledges are produced by our Anatolian culture. It is the culture of east. This is our social capital. We need to enrich our social capital. The capitalist system that focused on mainly financial capital now crashed against the wall and now it is working on social capital, working more on the psychological capital.”.Indicating that it is understood that a human being is a psychological creature, Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said that “All economists were desiring a Homo Economicus in the 2000s. Daniel Kahneman who is economist psychologist, received the 2002 Nobel prize. His thesis was on psychological factors in buying behavior. After that, it is understood that a person is not Homo Economicus but is a Homo Psychologicus. A human being is a psychological creature. When investing, they do not invest for money, they invest in things they love, they do it for appreciation, for trust. That’s why, we need to improve ourselves in this field. To summarize, I would like to say that to our young fellows, you should have ego ideals and goals when you realizing your ideals.”.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan also warned young graduates and said “I would like to warn them on one matter. Believe me that social media is a very dangerous and troubled place. If you make one mistake, your relatives will forget it but social media does not. When you do a mistake, your loved ones will forgive it but social media does not. That’s why, I resemble the social media with a backslider. It is not possible to know their intentions truly. It has proven by experience. I wish success to you all.” Prof. Nevzat Tarhan chatted with a graduateGamze Önder who graduated from Üsküdar University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Social Work chatted with Prof. Nevzat Tarhan Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan chatted for a while. Tarhan congratulated and wished success to Gamze Önder who received her diploma by joining the ceremony with a wheelchair.Students ranking the highest were presented with plaques and they received their giftsIn the ceremony, students ranking the highest were presented with plaques and they received their gifts. Graduates who ranked in top 3 in under graduation programs are as follows: Huriye Sude Ceşen, Rabia Duman, Sıla Kulaç, Seba Alturkmanı and Mohammad Al-Hammad. Their plaques and gifts were presented by Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Deputy Rector of Üsküdar University Prof. Mehmet Zelka, Üskükdar University Chairman of Board of Trustees Furkan tarhan and Tarhan Foundation Board of Management Member Fırat Tarhan.Graduates who ranked in top 3 in associate degree programs are as follows: Ebru Güneş, Ülkü Dilli and Sinemiz Kaçar. Their plaques and gifts were presented by Vice Rector and Graduation Organization Coordinator Prof. Sevil Atasoy, Vice Rector Prof. Hikmet Koçak and Rector Advisor, 22nd, 23rd, 24th Deputy Halide İncekara.He presented diploma to his daughterHappy memories were experienced during the ceremony. Üsküdar University Department of Industry Engineering Asst. Prof. Hasan Çiçek presented diploma to his daughter Cansu Çiçek who graduated from Clinical Psychology Post Graduation Program.Dr. Osman Coşkun became a part of joy of her daughter’s graduationThe Presidency of Republic of Türkiye, Council of Science, Technology and Innovation member Dr. Osman Coşkun also became a part of the joy of his daughter’s graduation. Neva Coşkun who graduated from Üsküdar University, Department of Psychology, received her diploma by her father Dr. Osman Coşkun.Our successful sport teams were presented their plaquesIn the ceremony, the sports teams of Üsküdar University, which achieved significant success in their branches, were also presented with plaques. University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Deputy Rector Prof. Mehmet Zelka, Üsküdar University Chairman of the Board of Trustees Furkan Tarhan and Tarhan Foundation Board of Trustees Member Fırat Tarhan presented plaques to teams of football, futsal, female and male basketball, female volleyball and korfball.At the ceremony where the graduates were invited to the stage in order to receive their diplomas, some graduates received their diplomas with their babies and children.Graduation oath was recited and caps were thrownÜsküdar University, Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Haydar Sur made graduates recite the graduation oath. Later, graduates threw their caps. The ceremony where exciting and joyful moments were experienced ended with a DJ performance. Graduation ceremony was broadcasted live on ÜU TB and Üsküdar University YouTube channel.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)
Vocational education and ethics are presented together…Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry of the Üsküdar University Prof. Yumuşhan Günay shared important information to the candidates who are in the decision phase.Dentistry is among the most prestigious professionsProf. Yumuşhan Günay points out that dentistry is a profession that rises with medicine, art and technology, and it is a profession that stands out increasingly and says “Dentistry is among the most prestigious profession on Türkiye and worldwide scale. While meeting students with knowledge word of medicine, it provides t step in an exciting world of art in practice at the same time.”.Professional ethics are taught together with sets of vocational skillProf. Günay says that the basic medicine education is taught with the same content as the faculty of medicine in the Faculty of Dentistry of the Üsküdar University during the first two years and adds “Visual formation and form education courses are taught by professors of the faculties of Fine Arts during 3 semesters in the same level of basic art education course taught within the faculty of fine arts. On the 4th grade, an intensive software and robotic education is provided to prepare our students for their journey in future. Moreover, an intensive ethic, deontology and philosophy education is provided on the 5th grade in order to teach critical thinking and ethical values.”.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)
Uskudar University experienced double graduation joy and excitement this year. The 2019-2020 Academic Year 7th Term Graduation Ceremony, which could not be held due to the pandemic, was held together with the 2020-2021 Academic Year 8th Term Graduation Ceremony. Little Uskudar residents, who attended the graduation ceremony with their mothers, became the center of attention with their special mini robes. Sahan Sengul and Ruveyda Gonulalcak, graduates of the Department of New Media and Journalism 2019-2020 working at Uskudar University Corporate Communications Unit, also experienced the excitement of doing their graduation as well as getting their diplomas.
Uskudar University is experiencing the joy and excitement of double graduation. The 2019-2020 Academic Year 7th Term Graduation Ceremony, which could not be held due to the pandemic, is held together with the 2020-2021 Academic Year 8th Term Graduation Ceremony. The ceremony, which is held face-to-face by taking pandemic measures, is held on three separate days. Uskudar University Founding Rector, Psychiatrist Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan addressed the graduates and said that 21st Century skills are a collaboration. Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan said, “The one who can cooperate well and adapt becomes successful and strong. The magic word is collaboration. Whoever collaborates well can make a difference.” said. Prof Dr. Nevzat Tarhan emphasized the importance of project culture and said, “The biggest project is yourself. The first project should be yourself. It is very important to rebuild and restructure yourself.”
Uskudar University Faculty of Dentistry is preparing to receive its first students in the 2021-2021 academic year. Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry Prof. Dr. Yumuşhan Gunay stated that they will train the knowledgeable, equipped, value-producing dentists of the future with their laboratories, clinics, classrooms, and social areas equipped with the latest technology in the NP Dental and Health Campus, which is located on an area of 35 thousand square meters. Gunay stated that they renewed and enriched the dentistry and dentistry recipe from the past to the present according to the dynamics of the future and offered a unique education program in the light of this renewed vision.Prof. Dr. Yumuşhan Gunay said, "Our faculty is waiting for the candidates of the knowledgeable and equipped dentists of the future with laboratories, clinics, classrooms, social areas, and much more equipped with the latest technology."
Üsküdar University, which has created a solid technological infrastructure with significant investments, has implemented the concept of "Phy-gital University" in order to offer its students distance and uninterrupted education opportunities during the pandemic process. With this step, students benefit from both physical and digital education of the university in the most effective way. While Üsküdar University students were able to get online education synchronously (live) by entering the virtual classroom application Perculus via the ALMS program with the distance education courses and applications carried out on many digital platforms, a cooperation now has been made with Zoom. Integration studies for synchronous (live) education by entering Zoom via ALMS and recording and re-watching the lessons are also continuing.Interactive Participation has Become EasierTaking another important step in order for its students to get more efficiency from online courses, the university, together with its academic staff, purchased a total of 23 thousand Zoom licenses for each of its students. After the tests of giving Master's courses via Zoom software on the STIX program, which offers students easier interactive participation, there is no limit of interaction and time. Therefore, classes will now be held using Zoom software via ALMS with the Zoom licenses obtained. In Zoom classes, all students will be able to keep their cameras open without the limit of people. You will be able to participate instantly with the microphone. Thus, it is aimed to increase the learning efficiency and to increase the interaction in the lessons that will be made more interactive.Students will be able to receive a much more qualified education...Academicians and students, who can also benefit from online meetings and conferences via ZOOM, can also share information, documents and homework 24/7 by communicating with each other through the STIX program (stix.uskudar.edu.tr) developed by Üsküdar University Information Technologies Directorate. Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)