Eastern Mediterranean University Architecture Faculty, Architecture Department undergraduate program has successfully completed one of the most important phases of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Substantial Equivalency process, which was the third and final visit of NAAB team members Kwendeche, Robert Boynton, Corey Saft and Joel Pominville.
The said team had meetings with administrators, students, academicians and research assistants, and paid visits to all venues used by Architecture Department for research purposes. During their stay, the inspection team also went through all architectural design projects, learning outcomes for all courses, exams, assignments, academic publications of academic staff members and professional products.
The NAAB team also attended a reception which took place at Rauf Raif Denktaş Culture and Congress Center and had a chance to exchange and share information with EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam, Vice Rectors, central and local administration representatives, academicians and research assistants, non-governmental organisation representatives, and graduates.
On the last day of the visit, the team leader of NAAB group Kwendeche shared a summary of the report they prepared on the final visit. EMU Architecture Department Chair Prof. Dr. Özgür Dinçyürek stated that the official result of visit three will be evaluated by NAAB Executive Board and will be communicated to the department within a few months. Putting forth that only 7 universities throughout the world, excluding the USA and Canada, have completed the Substantial Equivalecy process, Prof. Dr. Dinçyürek added that EMU Architecture Department acts as a leader among institutions offering studies on architecture. Following the successful completion of NAAB SE process, EMU Architecture Department will take its well deserved place among high quality institutions offering architectural study opportunities.